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University launches series of journalism conferences

A Scottish university is today launching a new series of conferences on contemporary journalism.

The two-day conferences at Glasgow Caledonian University are aimed at academics and media professionals.

The first, entitled Centres and Peripheries: Metropolitan and Non-metropolitan Journalism, is being held at the university today and tomorrow.

Speakers at the conference include Tom Thomson, group managing editor of the Herald and Times Group, and Paul Riddell, who recently moved from a senior post at The Scotsman to edit the Shetland Times.

David Hutchison, a research fellow in media policy at the university and a conference co-organiser, said: “We expect two days of lively and stimulating debate.”

For more information about the new series of lectures, visit


Onlooker (07/05/2009 08:44:42)
What utter twaddle. Who’s making money out of this ? Not skint journalists, I’ll bet.

John (07/05/2009 10:48:22)
It’s not gabfests like this that will sort out the future for the media. What contribution can academics, who’ve never had a real job in the real world, make for heaven’s sake. Maybe we need to bolt newspapers onto other profitable businesses and cross-fund them, just like the old-style press barons used to do.

Emilia (07/05/2009 12:53:33)
Glasgow Poly as was I think…typical of dodgy ex-poly’s to run these things…no half decent proper university would entertain such twaddle…

Ashley Schaeffer (11/05/2009 23:58:30)
What price says the previous 3 contributors are the work of one mastermind?