Claire Enders (Founder, Enders Analysis), Charlotte Moore (BBC Director of Content) and Anna Mallett (COO, BBC Studios) join Alun Davies AM and Welsh industry experts to discuss Wales' media future at IWA Cardiff Media Summit 2017.

On the day that Theresa May will trigger Article 50, and in a global climate of political uncertainty and 'alternative facts', there has never been a more important time for the scrutiny of our media future in Wales.

"Wales cannot afford to endure a 'democratic deficit' of news, which could leave its citizens increasingly ill-informed and their voices struggling to be heard in the EU debate and other essential discussions. Some people already consider news and journalism to be in crisis.

If Wales is to build on its media production successes it needs strategies to ensure sustainability, and policies to create flourishing bilingual provision across all media." says Angela Graham, Chair of IWA's Media Policy Group.

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The IWA Cardiff Media Summit 2017 offers high-level expertise, research-based evidence and informed comment to address this crucial theme: The Future of Media in Wales.

The summit will open with special analysis from Claire Enders, Founder of Enders Analysis, on the likely future of the media in Wales.  Looking ahead in the new BBC Charter period, there will be an in-depth interview with BBC Director of Content, Charlotte Moore. Anna Mallett, COO of BBC Studios will discuss the prospects for Welsh output and workers.

There will be sessions on the future of journalism, the workforce, and Welsh language media. Staff from universities across Wales will be present to showcase their latest media research.

Hosted by the IWA in partnership with BBC Cymru Wales and University of South Wales, and supported by ITV Cymru Wales, S4C and TAC, the summit has established itself as a major forum for media in Wales, linked to long-term research, analysis and impact.

Additional confirmed speakers include:

  • Professor Jane McCloskey (Dean of the Faculty of Creative Industries, USW)
  • Rhodri Talfan Davies (Director, BBC Cymru Wales)
  • Guto Harri (Managing Director of External Communications, Liberty Global)
  • Huw Marshall (Director, Awr Cymru)
  • David Donovan (Negotiations Officer, BECTU)
  • Professor Ian Hargreaves (Professor of Digital Economy, Cardiff University)
  • Ian Jones (Chief Executive, S4C)
  • Professor Elin Haf Gruffydd Jones (Professor of Media & Creative Industries, Aberystwyth University)

The full agenda can be viewed here and a series of blogs to complement the issues to be covered in the Summit can be found on Click on Wales.

This event will be held in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Cardiff on 29th March 2017.

Registration opens at 9.30am with the event starting promptly at 10.00am.

For more information on the event, please contact Laura Knight on 02920 484 387 or laura@iwa.org.uk.

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