Events so far…

Before another week passes here’s a round up of the first event I organised for the Frontline Club. For the past month or so I’ve been finishing my time at Press Gazette – before Wilmington closed down the operation – and working part time at the Frontline, so it’s perhaps not surprising that former colleagues were heavily represented.

A former Press Gazette editor Ian Reeves chaired what proved to be a very forensic examination of the health of the local and regional media. Media commentator Roy Greenslade, Deloitte’s William Yarker, Keith Sutton a former president of the Society of Editors and Jon Slattery, former deputy editor of Press Gazette and now prolific blogger on the press took part in the examination, diagnosis and attempt to find a cure.

You can watch the event above. And for further reporting, look at the panel’s take on the social impact of disappearing newspapers; How local media management is stifling digital innovation and why the  Society of Editors and Newspaper Society’s plans on competition rules for local newspapers are ‘bonkers’.