Monday, October 24, 2011

Is there a future for the Press in Wales?

Cardiff and South East Wales Branch of the NUJ is organising a conference on the theme 'Is there a future for the Press in Wales?' in conjunction with the University of Glamorgan.

Attendance at the conference is free. It will take place in the Zen Room of the University's ATRiuM at 86-88 Adam Street, Cardiff on Saturday November 19 from 10am until 4pm. There will be opportunities for questions and discussion at each session.
The agenda is as follows:

10.00am Coffee and registration

10.30am What is the current state of the press in Wales? Analysing the problem.
Journalists and academic experts offer their assessment on the state of the press and
the particular challenges facing the newspaper industry in Wales.

11.30am Do we need a press in Wales? The role of print media in Welsh civil society.
Politicians and political commentators discuss the role of the press in a healthy
democracy and whether Wales still needs print journalism.

12.30pm Lunch

2.00pm Is there another way? Alternative business models for the press in Wales.
Editors and media business analysts discuss the alternative sources of revenue for
the press in Wales and whether newspapers could be run as social enterprises.

3.00pm Where do we go from here? The future direction for the press in Wales.
A chance to discuss what needs be done to secure the future of the press in Wales.

4.00pm Conference closes

Although attendance is free of charge, those wishing to attend are asked to notify the organiser in advance for catering purposes. Please email Dr Huw Jones at the University,

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