Journalists and academics to discuss the media in Northern Ireland

A mixture of industry professionals and journalism academics will host a session on the media in Northern Ireland at this year’s NCTJ Journalism Skills Conference at the University of Ulster on 1 December.

Chairing the session will be Professor Martin McLoone, director of the Centre for Media Research at the University of Ulster. He will be joined by Edmund Curran, editor-in-chief, Independent News and Media NI, Mark Simpson, Ireland correspondent at BBC News and Dr Steve Baker, a lecturer in film and television studies at University of Ulster.

The session will cover the differences between reporting conflict and peace as well as some of the legal issues involved in reporting on conflicts. It will also feature information on the Prisons Memory Archive, a project worked on by the university.

For more information on the conference and to book your place, please click here.