The second annual Cardiff Media Summit is being held on November 11th at the Wales Millennium Centre to discuss the findings of the IWA's Media Audit which will be launched ahead of the conference.
This is a major survey of the media in Wales – across print, broadcast and online and in Welsh and English – which is being carried out by the IWA's media policy group and academics, and will include data and commentary on the state of the Welsh media.
BBC Director of Strategy, the former Culture Secretary, James Purnell, will be delivering the keynote address on the challenges facing the BBC ahead of Charter Renewal and the future of the licence fee.
Other speakers include Jonathan Grun, Emeritus Editor, Press Association; Ian McKenzie, Nations & Regions Manager, Channel 4; Elan Closs Stephens, BBC National Trustee for Wales; Blair Jenkins, former senior executive, STV & BBC Scotland; former Independent Editor Ian Hargreaves; John McVay, CEO, PACT and former Radio Wales editor Sali Collins.
This event is kindly supported by the BBC.
1000 Welcome from Lee Waters, Director of the IWA
1005 Angela Graham, Chair, IWA Media Policy Group, & Hywel Wiliam, IWA Media Audit team
Welcome and introduction to the Summit. Outline of the media audit, its rationale, purpose and key issues.
1015 James Purnell, Director of Strategy, BBC
Keynote address on the future of the BBC
1030 James Purnell in conversation with Lee Waters
Discussion to include: a new Charter, future of licence fee, Silk/SNP, S4C
1100 Two minute silence
1102 Open to Floor for dialogue
1140 Networking break
1215 Media in Wales - what's the trend?
Introduction with preface of IWA's media audit conclusions by member of audit team Ruth McElroy, University of South Wales
1230 What is the digital future for Wales?
Prof Ian Hargreaves (author of The Heart of Digital Wales) in conversation with Ken Skates AM, Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism, and Alwen Williams, Director, BT Cymru Wales
1400 Securing the best deal for Wales
Introduction with preface of relevant media audit conclusions by member of audit team Elis Owen, IWA Media Policy group
1415 Breakout Discussions: Press / Radio
The breakout sessions will be facilitated discussions around some of the main themes of the IWA’s audit. Each will have a Chair and two discussion leaders to instigate the debate amongst conference delegates.
1) Press (Preseli Room):
The future of the press and journalism in Wales
Chair: Professor Máire Messenger Davies, Director of the Centre for Media Research, University of Ulster / University of South Wales
Jonathan Grun, Emeritus Editor, Press Association & Prof Tom O'Malley, Aberystwyth University
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2) Radio (Japan Room):
“The future of radio in Wales - why not let the market decide?”
Chair: Helen Bowden, Station Director, Swansea Sound
Martin Mumford, Group Managing Director, Town and Country Broadcasting & Sali Collins, Former Editor, BBC Radio Wales
1515 Networking break
1545 Breakout Discussions: Television / TV Indies
1) Television (Preseli Room):
A discussion to include the role of regulation of the BBC, the future of S4C and ITV, and plurality.
Chair: Aled Eirug, S4C Authority
Elan Closs Stephens, National Trustee for Wales, BBC Trust & Blair Jenkins, former senior executive at STV and BBC Scotland.
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2) TV Indies (Japan Room):
“Contestability & Commissioning - the Independent Sector in Wales”
A discussion to include the ending of the WOCC, Compete and Compare, the future of Roath Lock, Channel 4, the role of ITV, employment & training.
Chair: Dr John Geraint, Creative Director, Green Bay Media
John McVay, CEO, PACT & TBC
1645 The Way Forward: Forging a Dynamic Media Future for Wales (based on chapter/recommendations in media audit)
Summary of the day: Angela Graham
Closing address: Alun Cairns MP, Under-Secretary, Wales Office
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