The Frontline Club for journalists and media types in Paddington, London, is putting on a timely debate next Tuesday evening, June 8, on what lies ahead for local and regional media.
After Labour’s plan to dish out some of the BBC licence fee to multimedia print/broadcast/online consortia has been shelved indefinitely, the event will explore what happens now to the country’s regional news business.
Panelists include Marc Reeves, former Birmingham Post editor and now of TheBusinessDesk.com; Alex Connock, CEO of multimedia production company Ten Alps, and Richard Hooper, the former deputy chairman of Ofcom, who led the IFCN selection process.
Press Gazette readers can take advantage of a special offer to buy tickets for just £5 – but that deal is available to the first 15 only. To buy yours call the Frontline 0207 479 8944, the office is open 9-6 weekdays, and remember to mention Press Gazette when calling.
Here’s a flavour of what’s in store – this is a video of the Frontline’s last media discussion, which tackled paywalls and featured the Times’s digital head Gurtej Sandhu