[Update: Please note that Andy Burnham has had to cancel his participation in this Forum because of a scheduling conflict and has indictated that he hopes to participate in a future Forum. We'll certainly be inviting him again soon. 05/05/09]
Culture secretary Andy Burnham is all too aware that Government has a role to play in influencing the dramatic changes in the UK media landscape. Last week, he hosted a summit with media players to consider proposals put to him key industry bodies and companies.
On May 12th, he'll [a panel of media experts will] discuss the issues with a wider audience at the 12th Journalism Leaders Forum in Preston.
The panel discussion, part of the Spring line-up for the Journalism Leaders Programme, will be chaired by Mike Ward, head of the School of Journalism, Media and Communication at UCLan. Other participants will include Richard Frediani, head of news at ITV, and other prominent alumni from the England's oldest journalism programme.
Also that evening is a reception to launch an evolving exhibition and book project, Journalism at UCLan: past, present & future, which will mark the 50th anniversay of England's oldest journalism programme.
To attend the Forum at 6pm in Greenbank Lecture Theatre - as well as the reception from 5pm - please RSVP to Debbie Williams by email or call +(0)1772 894759
If you can't be there in person, there are other ways to join the discussion.
You can post your questions and comments on this site, or you can participate in the live Webcast by logging in here as a "guest". Online participants will be able to post questions to panelists and each each other in a text chat room.
The Forum is scheduled as part of the Journalism Leaders Programme's Spring seminar, Innovation and the Market: Understanding Users, Delivering Value, Growing Revenue, which runs from 11-15th May in Preston, Liverpool and Manchester.
Also in Preston earlier on the day of the Forum is the Spring meeting of the Digital Editors Network.
For more information about these and other activities of the UCLAN's Journalism Leaders Programme, which partners with media companies to develop leadership talent and strategic solutions for the Networked Age, François Nel, by email or Skype (francoisnel).