Following the Rethinking Regional Media debate in October 2012, Birmingham City University will be leading the debate on how government and stakeholders can create a more robust environment under which quality journalism and content production can thrive in the regions.
Our actions will include:
- Birmingham City University has now published its annual Regional Media Power 20. The Regional Media Power 20 is about celebrating the influence of national professionals who are engaged in regional media alongside regional media professionals engaged across all sectors of the media from the press, TV, gaming, events and PR to name but a few.
- A report on the key issues generated by our debate and the actions required to reinvigorate the region’s media scene, produced by Paul Long and Dave Harte for publication in early 2013. .
- Following on from his participation at #Rethink Regional Media, Crusading MP Tom Watson has agreed to work with BCU pitch the policy from the report to the Media Select Committee in the New Year.
- In June 2013, Birmingham City University will be relocating to state of the art facilities on Curzon Street and we will be highlighting the opening of this facility and advising on events, tours and hiring arrangements in 2013. The building will have four fully equipped TV studios, six radio studios, sound post production suite, Milo green room studio, moving image and performance space, four large dedicated video editing suites, five small dedicated video editing suites, photography studios and an animation studio. The University will be providing leading edge support for independent media producers from around the UK.
- Birmingham City University will be launching the new Rethink Media conference for October 2013 in the spring. Watch this space for more information.
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