The state of local news: Bright future or dark times?

Location
Powell Lecture Theatre (Powell Building), Canterbury Campus, North Holmes Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 1QU
Category
Arts and Humanities
Date(s)
Thursday 25 January 2018 (15:00-19:00)
Contact
If you have any questions or require further information about this event then please contact the event organisers.
Description
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(Photo credit Kayla Velasquez)

'The state of local news: Bright future or dark times?' will see senior journalists, media professionals and key stakeholders consider the role of local and regional journalism today in two round-table discussions.

Speakers at the event include KM Group editorial director Ian Carter, Will Roffey from the BBC, Tony Green from ITV , Keith Magnum from Hackney Citizen, Kathy Bailes - Isle of Thanet News, Edd Withers - Canterbury Resident FacebookGroup ; as well as Canterbury City Council head of communications Leo Whitlock, Sarah Munday - Marlowe Theatre, Eleanor Sheath - Pilgrims Hospice, Mark Cowland from Catching Lives, Andrew Metcalf from Maxim PR and Canterbury City Councillor Simon Cook.

They will consider questions such as:

  • What is local news in the digital age? Is local news dead or stronger than ever?
  • What are the key challenges currently for local news and media?
  • Does online local news serve the communities better than traditional forms?
  • Are local media today better at holding local power to account compared to twenty years ago?
  • Who are local media in the digital age? Are social media local media?

The event is free however organisers have asked those interested to register for catering purposes.

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