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Regional editors to speak on local news at London Assembly

Regional editors are to take part in a London Assembly discussion on the future of the capital’s local media this morning.

The Assembly’s economic committee are meeting discuss local news provision in London, how it has changed over the past decade, what is driving the changes and what impact this will have on the future.

During the meeting, which begins at 10am, the committee will hear from industry figures including Trinity Mirror South-East editor-in-chief Ceri Gould, London Weekly News editor-in-chief Hannah Walker and Camden New Journal Group editor Eric Gordon.

Among the points on the agenda will be George Osborne’s appointment as editor of London’s Evening Standard, whether job cuts are driving down journalism standards and if there is a risk of local news not being produced in their local areas.

City Hall, London

City Hall, London

Other speakers include Michael Macfarlane, head of BBC London and BBC South-East, Laura Davison, national organiser at the National Union of Journalists, Professor Angela Phillips, of Goldsmiths University, MayorWatch journalist and commentator Martin Hoscik and Brixton Bugle editor-in-chief Linda Quinn.

The meeting will take place from 10am in Committee Room 5 at City Hall, London.

Media and members of the public are invited to attend, and the meeting can also be viewed via webcast.

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  • March 21, 2017 at 6:01 am
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    “… whether job cuts are driving down journalism standards and if there is a risk of local news not being produced in their local areas”
    Do they need to debate these two points?
    The answer to both is a very big ‘yes’ so it would be more beneficial surely to discuss what csn be done about it and what proactive measures need to be taken to reverse the trend.
    Debating is all very well but actions speak louder than words and the need to act has never been more apparent than now before anymore damage is done.

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