Local and regional journalism after Leveson symposium

Local and regional journalism after Leveson - 5 November 2014 in Chester Registration is now open for this one-day symposium organised by the MeCCSA Policy Network and the University of Chester. It will take place on 5 November 2014 in Chester (Kinsgway Buildings, room CKW132). The event will bring together academics, journalists and NGOs as well as members of the newly formed independent regulator IPSO, the Society of Editors and the BBC Trust. Registration is only £20 and it will cover lunch and refreshments. Confirmed keynote speakers include: Professor Chris Frost, professor and head of Journalism at Liverpool John Moores University and a journalist, editor and journalism educator for more than 40 years working in newspapers before moving into the academy. He is National Chair of the Association for Journalism Education and as well as being a National Executive member of the National Union of Journalists, he is also Chair of the Ethics Council. Keith Perch, regional press representative on the board of the new...
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Eyes Wide Shut? Will the Future of Journalism Mean We Are Better Informed?

The future of journalism will be debated at a free event at the Frontline Club, London on Wednesday 22 October 2014. The discussion will tackle questions about whether changes within journalism will leave the public knowing more or less than they have in the past. Will new technologies bring us greater depth of information? Will news survive or will celebrity gossip take over? Will citizen journalism carry more weight than traditional TV channels? The event is hosted by the Index on Censorship and tickets are booked online. More info here    ...
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Forget the Future: What’s Happening in Journalism Now?

Ian Hislop and Amol Rajan are among the editors answering questions from young journalists at The Frontline Club, London next month (11 September 2014). The Forget the Future: What’s Happening in Journalism Now? event is aimed at students, however limited tickets are also available for 'old' hacks.  If you can't make it , we'll also be live tweeting @TheAJEUK - so follow us today!   Forget the Future: What’s Happening in Journalism Now? Thursday 11 September 2014, 6:30 PM Frontline Club,13 Norfolk Place, London, W2 1QJ With everyone talking about the future of journalism, it’s easy to forget what’s happening now. Do paywalls work? Is the industry still in crisis? Is it still too white and middle class? And where are the jobs? Grapevine events will be inviting some of the country’s top editors for a night of questions – and answers. The panel of editors will include: Amol Rajan, editor of the The Independent. Ian Hislop, editor of Private Eye. Emma Tucker, deputy editor of The Times. Alex Miller, editor-in-chief of VICE. Sarah Sands, editor of the Evening Standard. This...
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