MeCCSA Policy Network Conference
Call for Papers: Local and regional journalism after Leveson:
A one-day conference on 5 November 2014 at the University of Chester.
The Policy Network of the Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association (MeCCSA) and the Department of Media at the University of Chester are organizing a one-day conference at the Kingsway Buildings in Chester on 5 November 2014 on the present state and the future of local and regional journalism after Leveson.
Local and regional journalism after Leveson - 5 November 2014 in Chester
Registration is now open for this one-day symposium organised by the MeCCSA Policy Network and the University of Chester. It will take place on 5 November 2014 in Chester (Kinsgway Buildings, room CKW132). The event will bring together academics, journalists and NGOs as well as members of the newly formed independent regulator IPSO, the Society of Editors and the BBC Trust. Registration is only £20 and it will cover lunch and refreshments. The conference programme is attached below.
Confirmed keynote speakers include:
• Professor Chris Frost, professor and head of Journalism at Liverpool John Moores University and a journalist, editor and journalism educator for more than 40 years working in newspapers before moving into the academy. He is National Chair of the Association for Journalism Education and as well as being a National Executive member of the National Union of Journalists, he is also Chair of the Ethics Council.
• Keith Perch, regional press representative on the board of the new Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO). He is the former editor of the Leicester Mercury, the Derby Telegraph and the South Wales Echo, Cardiff, and has also worked for the Grimsby Telegraph, the Hull Daily Mail and the Birmingham Post and Mail. He is currently a senior lecturer in journalism at the University of Derby and a media consultant.
• Dr James Morrison: a senior lecturer in Journalism at Kingston University and a former national newspaper journalist, who worked as a staff writer for, among others, the Independent on Sunday, the Daily Mail and the Press Association. He is the author of a core NCTJ textbook for trainee journalists, Essential Public Affairs for Journalists (Oxford University Press).
The panel will be chaired by Alison Hastings: currently BBC Trustee for England and chair of the Editorial Standards Committee, previously editor of the Evening Chronicle in Newcastle between 1996-2002 and an Editor Commissioner for the Press Complaints Commission.
Registration and coffee: 10:00 – 10:30am
Morning panel: The News Today? 10:30am – 12:00pm
Bob Satchwell, Executive Director, Society of Editors
Tor Clark, Principal Lecturer, De Montfort University
Peter Devine, journalist, Messenger Newspapers
Simon Lennon, investigative journalist
Chair: Ato Erzan-Essien, University of Chester
Lunch: 12:00pm – 12:30pm
Keynote panel: Local and regional journalism after Leveson: 12:30pm – 2:30pm
Professor Chris Frost, Liverpool John Moores University
Keith Perch, IPSO
Dr James Morrison, Kingston University
Chair: Alison Hastings, BBC Trust
Coffee break: 2:30pm – 2:45pm
Afternoon panel: The News Tomorrow? 2:45pm – 4:15pm
Lauren Pennycook, Carnegie UK Trust
Professor Michael Temple, University of Staffordshire
Dr Simon Roberts, University of Chester
Please contact Dr Vera Slavtcheva-Petkova at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
- More information about the Department of Media: http://www.chester.ac.uk/media
- How to get there: http://www.chester.ac.uk/find-us
More about the historic city of Chester: http://www.cityofchester.org
Location: Few historic cities offer such easy access to both open countryside and the big city, indeed the Welsh border runs through the suburbs of Chester, with the mountains and coastline of Wales less than an hours drive away. Our excellent road and rail links mean that travelling to Liverpool and Manchester is easy to do by train, car or coach. The conference will start at a convenient time to allow time to participants to arrive in the morning.