New network launch

Following the successful re-introduction of the Midlands Media Student Awards, Birmingham Press Club is now supporting the newly-formed Young Journalists Network.

The group’s next meeting is on Thursday, 18 July at The Old Crown, Digbeth, with a 7 pm start.

The  Network is open to young and aspiring media and communications professionals,providing its members with an important link with the Midlands media industry, through its association with the Birmingham Press Club.


Press Club member Lewis Warner, a former Staffordshire University media student now a journalist at ITV Central, who is Network organiser, said: “Our monthly get togethers enable young journalists to talk and debate where the industry is heading and how best to embrace new media.”


Journalists from local newspapers, radio and television attended the Network’s launch event in June at The Old Crown in Digbeth. 

Press Club chairman Llewela Bailey commented: “Establishing links with media students and young journalists is a key factor in the continuing existence of the Press Club. We are delighted that such an initiative as the Network group is proving so popular.” 

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