AddThis SmartLayers

Senior editors join skills conference line-up

Three senior regional press editors are among the line-up of speakers for this year’s Journalism Skills Conference, which takes place this week.

The conference opens on Thursday in Cardiff and includes discussions about the latest issues in journalism training with a host of speakers and participants.

They include Alan Edmunds, publishing director at Media Wales, and Barrie Jones, editor-in-chief at NWN Media, who will both speak during a question time skills debate.

Other regional press representatives include Belfast Telegraph editor Mike Gilson speaking about reporting devolution and Ed Walker from Media Wales, who will talk at a session entitled ‘What is a fully converged journalist?’

Also among the speakers is former chief executive of ITV News Clive Jones CBE, who will be the after-dinner speaker at a gala event at Cardiff Castle.

He started his career as a journalist at the Doncaster Evening Post and went on to hold a number of top roles in television, including being the chairman of GMTV until this year and the chief executive of ITV News and Regions until 2007.

Clive is now chairman of Netplay, the interactive television company, and Sticky Moon, the new media technology and design company. He is also the sole non-executive director of S4C and a visiting professor at Cardiff University’s journalism school – which is celebrating its 40th anniversary.

NCTJ representatives will also provide an update on qualifications and accreditation.

The NCTJ has set up a CoverItLive blog for the event and the Twitter hashtag is #JSC.