Birmingham Press Club is joining forces with BBC Midlands to hold a panel discussion on the future direction of journalism and news.
The Future of Media evening will take place at the BBC’s base at The Mailbox on Wednesday, 30 May, under the chairmanship of BBC Midlands Today presenter Mary Rhodes (pictured).
Press Club directors Eileen Murphy, the Editor of BBC News Online from BBC Birmingham and Marc Reeves, Editor in Chief for Trinity Mirror Midlands, will be joined on the panel by Luke Addis, owner of Updates Media, and Rob Adcock, social media executive for BBC Three.
Llewela Bailey, Press Club chairman, said: “The subject of Press freedom has once more been put under the microscope with MPs rejecting calls to re-open the Leveson Inquiry - and the House of Lords trying time and time again to challenge the Commons’ ruling. So our panel discussion could not be more timely – and we trust the audience will get an insight into how the media here is staying one step ahead as Birmingham thrives as a city and prepares to take centre stage for huge global events such as Commonwealth Games.”
Before introducing panel members to the audience, Joe Godwin, Director of BBC Midlands, will open proceedings by giving an overview of the challenges and opportunities in Birmingham today.
Press Club members wishing to attend the event (6 pm – 8 pm) should confirm their place (first come, first served) by emailing Press Club vice-chairman Fred Bromwich at firstname.lastname@example.org