The future of our media including the impact of scandals, closures and the Leveson inquiry will dominate a debate at Bournville College in June.
Birmingham Press Club will be considering the future of the media in the light of a rapidly changing world and the growth of social media and other online outlets.
A panel of experts chaired by Steve Dyson, a former editor of the Birmingham Mail and now a radio presenter and trainer will discuss whether journalists are today’s coal miners or if journalism is a profession with a future.
The panel will be made up of Alun Thorne, editor of The Birmingham Post which has itself seen major changes including going from a daily to a weekly newspaper, Pete Morgan, soon to present the Breakfast Show on BBC Radio WM, Andy Coyne, editor of TheBusinessDesk.com, Huw Meads, media tutor at Bournville College and Llewella Bailey, former Central News anchor and vice chairman elect of the Press Club.
Norman Cave, Bournville College principal, said: “We’re really happy to be hosting this important debate on the future of the region’s media.
“With more and more young people interested in pursuing a career in journalism it’s essential that we discuss the challenges they may face.”
The event, which includes a drinks and canapés reception and offers guests the opportunity to mix with editors, journalists and broadcasters from the region, will take place at the ultra modern Bournville College in Longbridge, Birmingham. Bournville College has over a hundred media students and is a major sponsor of Birmingham Press Club.
It all happens on Tuesday, June 19 and is a free event, although booking is essential. To book a place, please contact Sonya Bell by email: firstname.lastname@example.org