Published On: Mon, Mar 20th, 2017 at 12:08pm

Future of News Conference – Edinburgh 31 March 2017

The NUJ is organising a conference at The Hub in Edinburgh on 31 March 2017 to discuss the Future of News.

This is part of a nationwide week of action called Local News Matters coordinated by the NUJ.

Guest speakers confirmed include-

  • US academic, Robert McChesney, from Illinois University, a leading author on the media who has proposed a Citizenship News Voucher scheme;
  • Fiona Hyslop, Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Sport and External Affairs;
  • Ian Stewart, Editor-in-Chief at Scotsman Publications; and
  • Paul Wood, Managing Director of the employee-owned West Highland Free Press.

Issues for discussion will include ownership of newspapers, newspapers as community assets, and the need to address any democratic deficit as affected by falling circulation and advertising revenues.

You can reserve your Free place here.


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- Founding Editor of The Edinburgh Reporter. Edinburgh-born multimedia journalist, and always available for freelance work. A keen iPhoneographer!

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  1. Liz C says:

    why the one that you wrote about ten days ago http://www.theedinburghreporter.co.uk/2017/03/future-of-news-conference-edinburgh-31-march-2017/ happening yesterday . Where is the review of it . http://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/fiona-hyslop-strong-media-needed-to-separate-fact-from-opinion-in-indyref2-1-4409161 look forward to this as i thought that someone would be covering it esp with the flurry regarding fiona hyslop continueing the visit scotland coverup instead of inquiring why it had not worked in years giving rise to politicians being condemned by Sir Tim Bernars Lee recently .

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