Mission aborted – independent Welsh news consortium in new journal

The Association for Journalism Education has launched its new journal – Journalism Education – with papers looking at the current developments in the business, including the impact of Twitter.

The journal includes a look-back at the previous government’s plans for television news in Wales – what was known as the IFNC (independently-funded news consortium).  This was seen as the answer to the threat that ITV would withdraw from providing Welsh news as a public service on channel 3. But the plan was scrapped by Jeremy Hunt when he became the Coalition’s Culture Minister.

Read ‘Mission aborted: public service broadcasting in Wales without an IFNC’.

Journalism Education is one to watch, given that it says “when journalism’s very status within modern societies is being profoundly recast by formidable challenges, it is hardly surprising that discussions about what counts as ‘journalism education’ tend to be rather lively.”

Glamorgan’s involvement in the launch edition continues a tradition of support for the AJE, of which Glamorgan lecturer Diana Brand was a founder member and colleague Rob Campbell a past secretary.

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About James Stewart

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