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Life after Leveson: Ex-editors join debate

Two former regional editors and a journalism training boss are among the panel at an event being held to look at how the Leveson Report has impacted on local journalism.

Alison Hastings, former editor of the Newcastle Chronicle, will chair the symposium being held at the University of Chester on 5 November.

Also on the panel is Keith Perch, who edited the South Wales Echo, Derby Telegraph and Leicester Mercury and is now a board member of the Independent Press Standards Organisation.

They are joined by Chris Frost, head of journalism at Liverpool John Moores University, and former national newspaper journalist James Morrison, now a senior lecturer in journalism at Kingston University and author of Essential Public Affairs for Journalists.

The quartet will take part in a discussion on the state of local and regonal journalism after Leveson.

Other sessions will focus on the changing nature of news with SoE boss Bob Satchwell and weekly editor-turned-De Montfort University journalism lecturer Tor Clark among the panellists.

The one-day event is being staged by the Association for Journalism Education and the Media, Communcation and Cultural Studies Association (MeCCSA.)

It aims to being together academics, journalists and NGOs as well as members of the newly formed independent regulator IPSO, the Society of Editors and the BBC Trust.

Registration costs £20 and will include lunch and refreshments.

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