NCTJ announces full programme for Journalism Skills Conference in Bournemouth

The NCTJ’s annual Journalism Skills Conference promises to be a must-attend event for decision-makers in journalism’s education, training and industry sectors as the full programme is published.

Sponsored by Bournemouth University and the Southern Daily Echo, this year’s conference on Wednesday, 27 and Thursday, 28 November covers sessions on: journalism and the digital landscape; skills and the economics of journalism; and the evolution of core journalism skills. The NCTJ will be continuing its focus on ethics with a debate about training responsible professionals.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Mark Austin, journalist and presenter, ITV News
  • Peter Bale, vice president and general manager, CNN International Digital
  • Pete Clifton, executive producer, MSN UK
  • Ollie Joy, digital business journalist, CNN
  • Sandra Laville, crime correspondent, The Guardian
  • Frank Le Duc, editor, Brighton and Hove News and Latest TV
  • Andy Martin, deputy editor and head of news, Bournemouth Echo
  • Donald Martin, editor, The Sunday Post, The Weekly News, and editor-in-chief, DC Thomson Newspapers
  • Ian Murray, editor-in-chief, Southern Daily Echo
  • Liisa Rohumaa, journalism lecturer, Bournemouth University
  • Mark Russell, managing editor, GQ;
  • Tom Thomson, managing editor, The Herald and Times Group
  • Andrew Wilson, head of the journalism foundation, BBC

The sessions will be chaired by Andy Bissell, Bournemouth University; Karen Fowler-Watt, associate dean of the media school at Bournemouth University; Stephen Jukes, dean of the media school at Bournemouth University; and Neil White, editor, Derby Telegraph and NCTJ board member.

Bournemouth University is hosting the seminars and the annual dinner and awards ceremony will be held in the Print Room, the former home of the Bournemouth Echo printing presses.

Joanne Butcher, chief executive of the NCTJ, said: “We have been working with Bournemouth University to ensure we have a varied and informative programme for our sixth annual conference. With a range of speakers from across the regional and national press, magazines and broadcast, there are sure to be some interesting debates around the current training issues facing journalism.”

We are grateful to our supporters: Bournemouth Tourism; Chococo; Dorset Cereals; Norfolk Royale Hotel; Olives Et Al; the Print Room; Rare Tea Company and Visit Dorset.

You can book conference places and view the full programme here.