Clive Jones CBE joins stellar line-up for Journalism Skills Conference next week
Thursday 25th November 2010
The NCTJ 2010 Journalism Skills Conference is taking place in a week’s time featuring an impressive line up of speakers and participants that now includes Clive Jones CBE delivering an after-dinner speech at Cardiff Castle.
The annual two-day conference is taking place in Cardiff on 2-3 December at the National Assembly for Wales, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Castle and Cardiff University. It is a must-attend annual event for those who are passionate about quality multimedia journalism. This year the NCTJ is working in partnership with Cardiff University, who are celebrating 40 years of journalism training, and the leading media organisations in Wales.
We are delighted to confirm that Clive Jones CBE will be speaking after the dinner at Cardiff Castle on 2 December. Clive is Chairman of Netplay, the interactive television company, Sticky Moon, the new media technology and design company, Energetic Communications, the New York marketing and events company and the Wales IP Fund. He is also the sole non-executive director of S4C.
Clive started his career at the Doncaster Evening Post, where he completed his NCTJ training. He spent eight years working as a newspaper journalist before moving into television.
Until 2010 he was the chairman of GMTV and until he stepped down in 2007, he was also the chief executive of ITV News and Regions, and the longest serving senior executive in ITV. During his career Clive has been managing director of the ITV Network, CEO of Carlton Television, managing director of Central Television and managing director of London News Network. He also chairs Skillset, the Sector Skills Council (SSC) for Creative Media, and works as an honorary visiting professor in the School of Journalism, Media and Culture Studies at Cardiff University.
Clive was awarded the Fellowship of the Royal Television Society in 1995 and its Gold Medal in 2007. He was awarded the CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List 2007 for his services to broadcasting.
The Journalism Skills Conference will include stimulating discussions about the latest issues associated with developing professional journalists across all media sectors, while also celebrating the achievements of those involved in journalism education and training. It will also be a great opportunity to network.
Thursday, 2 December 2010
NATIONAL ASSEMBLY FOR WALES
1.00pm Welcome reception and buffet lunch
1.45pm Opening address
Leighton Andrews, Minister for Children, Education and Lifelong Learning
WALES MILLENNIUM CENTRE
2.15pm Welcome address
2.30pm Question time skills debate
Alan Edmunds, Publishing Director, Media Wales
Tweli Griffiths, Political Content Editor, S4C
Phil Henfrey, Head of News, ITV Wales
Barrie Jones, Editor-in-Chief, NWN Media
Mark O’Callaghan, Head of News and Current Affairs, BBC Wales
Mike Gilson, Editor, Belfast Telegraph
Betsan Powys, Political Editor, BBC Wales
4.15pm Tea and Welsh cakes
4.30pm Transport to The Parc Hotel, Cardiff Thistle
7.00pm Drinks reception in the drawing room and library
Sponsored by Visit Wales
7.30pm Dinner in the castle’s banqueting hall
Presentation of the accredited course performance awards 2009-10
Presentation of the NCTJ Chairman’s award 2010
After dinner speaker – Clive Jones CBE
10.30pm Late bar and bacon sandwiches at the hotel
Friday, 3 December 2010
GLAMORGAN BUILDING, CARDIFF UNIVERSITY
9.15am Registration and refreshments
9.40am Welcome and introduction
9.45am Press Association presentation
10.00am What is a fully converged journalist?
Chaired by Richard Tait, Director of the Cardiff Centre for Journalism
Panel of ‘new world’ journalists:
Kevin Leonard, BBC Cardiff
Hannah Waldram, The Guardian
Ed Walker, Media Wales
11.00am Tea and coffee
11.20am NCTJ gold standard qualifications and accreditation
Amanda Ball, Principal Examiner
Catherine Houlihan, Chairman and Chief Examiner, Broadcast Journalism
Chris Elliott, Chairman of the Accreditation Board
Michelle Patient, Head of Accreditation
Group discussions and feedback
1.45pm Transport leaves the Glamorgan Building for the tour of Media Wales