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Local News Matters Week: The Future of News


Friday 31 March 2017


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The Hub - Meetings & Conference Venue, 348-350 Castlehill, Edinburgh, EH1 2NE



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The Future of News conference has been organised by NUJ Scotland as part of the Local News Matters week of action being co-ordinated by the NUJ nationwide. 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;
  • 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.

The venue is at a historic setting at the top of Edinburgh's Royal Mile.

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Further details and contact information

Paul Holleran

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