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Ex-regional press journalist to launch media training firm after BBC departure

Clinton RogersA former regional press journalist has revealed plans to set up a media training company after leaving the BBC.

Clinton Rogers has retired from the BBC, where he worked for its Points West programme, after 40 years.

Clinton, pictured, started out on the Wellington Weekly News aged 16 and later for the Somerset County Gazette.

He then spent four years with the Bristol Evening Post, working in the Taunton office, before joining the BBC.

Speaking to the County Gazette, Clinton revealed plans to set up his own company specialising in media training, corporate films and public relations.

He said: “After 40 years I just thought it was time for a change. I have had a terrific career with the BBC and walking away was never going to be easy. But I think the time is right.”

“I want to use my experience in print, radio and television journalism to help others now.

“So many people fail to understand how to make the most of the media, how to get their message across. Do it badly and you will fail. But if you do it well there are great rewards.”