Science in the news: regional independent television in the British Midlands during the 1950s and 1960s

 

History of science lecture by Dr Sally Horrocks.

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Dr Sally Horrocks is Lecturer in Modern British History at the University of Leicester.

From the outset science and technology stories were an integral part of the output of regional television news in the English Midlands, reaching an audience that went far beyond those that chose to watch dedicated science programmes. Initially these reports drew heavily on the visual style of newsreels, but gradually developed new approaches and began to exploit the possibilities offered by television, particularly for audience engagement. This talk will consider how reporting on science and technology developed in the early years of regional television and the images of science it presented to the public.

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Science in the news: regional independent television in the British Midlands during the 1950s and 1960s 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK

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