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 firstname.lastname@example.org.