Friday, September 30, 2011

International panel of experts to debate the future of UK press regulation at UCLAN

The head of the Global Forum for Media Development Bettina Peters, author of Journalism Ethics and Regulation Prof Chris Frost and Director of the Media Standards Trust Martin Moore will also be joining the 14th Journalism Leaders Forum in Preston on October 20th to debate, "UK Press Regulation: Is there a Third Way?".

Bettina Peter of GFMD
Peters will be drawing specifically on her contribution to the recent report, “European Media Governance – The Brussels Dimension”, while Prof Frost of Liverpool John Moores University will contribute from his perspective as chair of the National Union of Journalist’s Ethics Council. 
Moore, long a critic of the PPC, is also a founder of the pressure group Hacked Off.

The panel, chaired by the University of Central Lancashire’s head of journalism ethics Michael Williams, also includes Bob Satchwell, the chief executive of the UK Society of Editors, Martin Wainwright, northern editor of The Guardian  and Prof Peter Cole, a former head of journalism at UCLAN and Sheffield universities and co-author of Newspaper Journalism

"This will be more than just an interesting discussion," said François Nel,  convenor of the forum which is a joint activity of the School of Journalism, Media and Communications at UCLAN and the Digital Editors Network.  "We intend the panel to work towards a submission to the Leveson Inquiry which we'll forward via the Coordinating Committe for Media Reform ."

To attend the open Forum at 6 pm in Greenbank Lecture Theatre on UCLAN's Preston Campus - as well as the reception from 5pm - please register soonest. There is no charge (though donations are most welcome), but seating is limited.

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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 panellists and each other in a text chat room. Follow the conversation on Twitter  at#14jlp .

Also in Preston earlier on the day of the Forum is the Truth Telling master class and the autumn meeting of the Digital Editors Network, with speakers from the Manchester Evening News, the and Paul Ekman International. The following day, Grig Davidovitz of RGB Media will also lead the News Show! master class on innovative design online, on mobile and on tablets.

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 innovative digital business solutions, contact François Nel by email (FPNel [at] ), or @francoisnel on Twitter. Follow @denupdates to keep in the loop on Digital Editors Network activities.  

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