On the Media: Can international coverage survive the digital age?

Talk Tuesday 13th October, 2009

What does the future hold for international coverage in the digital age? The UK’s public service broadcasting system remains the biggest provider of programmes about the wider world. But it is a system that faces momentous upheavals in the years ahead. What will happen to international coverage as broadcasters respond to both financial and structural pressures? 
Will there be a platform for risk taking and innovation? Does it matter that factual programmes tackling international issues are seen less on mainstream channels? What role will the internet play?
Join us at the Frontline Club to discuss the future of international coverage in the digital age.

With: Clive Edwards, executive editor and commissioning editor for TV current affairs; Charlotte Moore, commissioning editor for documentaries at the BBC; Ed Braman, commissioning editor for News and Current affairs at Channel 4, responsible for Unreported World and foreign coverage; Steve Barnett, professor of communications at the University of Westminster and author of two reports on TV coverage of international affairs.

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