Dark Horse, Hill Street
12th March: 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Control, Alt, Delete: Resetting How We Tell Northern Ireland’s Story.
Twenty years since the peace was won, a shared society continues to elude us. Do we currently have the tools to rectify that? Here, we explore the role which new media can play in escaping the divisive narratives of the past, and how – together – we can tell Northern Ireland’s story.
Join Northern Slant Deputy Editor Jamie Pow and a panel of journalists and commentators who have lived, reported and broadcast Northern Ireland’s story to date. Have your questions ready as LucidTalk present findings from their latest opinion poll.
Northern Slant provides a space for new and seasoned bloggers to begin a conversation on Northern Ireland and share perspectives on the world we live in. We seek to showcase a new, diverse Northern Ireland. Through current affairs, lifestyle and leisure, our platform welcomes perspectives from bloggers of different backgrounds and with varied interests and experiences, living in Northern Ireland and further afield.
Our shared blog is about encouraging positive changes in attitudes in Northern Ireland, in our politics, community and young people; it is about breaking a cycle of pessimism. Inclusivity, integrity and considered opinion are at the heart of Northern Slant’s work.
This panel discussion aims to spark a conversation about the broad role of the media in Northern Ireland. It will explore what media sources people currently rely on for news and views, and how newer forms of media can complement more traditional platforms. More than this, we’ll ask whether online media platforms can help reset how we tell Northern Ireland’s story, beyond a cycle of pessimism.
We’ll hear perspectives from traditional and new media. LucidTalk will reveal findings from its most recent ‘tracker’ poll. All are welcome to be part of this timely conversation.
Photo: Ryan Simpson