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Future of print journalism to be debated at event

The future of print journalism will be debated by four North West journalists at a university event next week.

Edge Hill University’s media department will host the discussion about how technology has changed assumptions about what journalism is and how it is practiced.

Taking part in the event are David Simister from Champion Newspapers, Gemma Jaleel from the Ormskirk Advertiser, Neil Macdonald from the Liverpool Daily Post and Echo and Roger Blaxall from community news website Q Local.

The debate has been organised by Marc Stanton, senior lecturer in journalism, who said: “Rather than print journalism being dead, I believe that there is room for everything.

“As practitioners, we have to embrace the new opportunities without abandoning the best of the values and culture that have shaped journalism over many decades.

“We have four journalists attending Edge Hill for this event who will be able to give their own perspectives on its future. I hope that their views will stimulate debate and show how this very dynamic profession is constantly evolving, not dying.”

The free event next Wednesday (25 May) takes place in room M46 in the Main Building on the Ormskirk campus at 1pm and for further information, contact Marc on 01695 584726 or email

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  • May 19, 2011 at 9:40 am

    The future of print journalism … DON’T FILL PAPER WITH PRESS RELEASES AND GET EVERY REPORTER OUT OF THE OFFICE ALL DAY. Reporters do not need to be sat in an office all day. Let them file from home, or out on their beat. Reporters don’t have to be seen to be heard by newsdesk etc. Also newsdesk -DON’T REWRITE EVERYTHING! Let individuality shine through instead of turning young journos into nothing but quote gatherers. Basically, editors – YOU HAVE EMPLOYED A JOURNO, TRUST HIM OR HER. Although writing to fit boxes and ATEX complicates that just a little 😉

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