The second annual Cardiff Media Summit is being held on November 11th at the Wales Millennium Centre to discuss the findings of the IWA’s Media Audit which will be launched ahead of the conference.
Sponsored by the BBC and hosted by the IWA, this is a fresh survey of the media in Wales – across print, broadcast and online and in Welsh and English – which is being carried out by the IWA’s media policy group and academics, and will include data and commentary on the state of the Welsh media.
BBC Director of Strategy, James Purnell, will be delivering the keynote address on the challenges facing the BBC ahead of Charter Renewal and the future of the licence fee.
The summit will also look at the major issues affecting broadcasting in Wales, including future devolution & governance, the problems faced by the independent sector and the future of radio in Wales.
Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism, Ken Skates, will also discuss the state of the creative industries in Wales with Professor Ian Hargreaves five years on from his report “The Heart of Digital Wales.”
1000 Angela Graham, Chair, IWA Media Policy Group, with Hywel Wiliam, IWA Media Audit team
Welcome and introduction to the Summit. Outline of the media audit, its rationale, purpose and key issues.
1015 James Purnell, Director of Strategy, BBC
Keynote address on the future of the BBC
1030 James Purnell in conversation
To include – a new Charter, future of licence fee, Silk/SNP, S4C
1100 Two minute silence
1102 Open to Floor for dialogue
1140 Networking break
1215 Media in Wales – what’s the trend?
Introduction with preface of relevant media audit conclusions by member of audit team Ruth McElroy, University of South Wales
1230 What is the digital future for Wales?
Prof Ian Hargreaves (author of The Heart of Digital Wales) in conversation with Ken Skates AM, Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism, and Alwen Williams, Director, BT Cymru Wales
1400 Media Governance – what structures can deliver the best deal for readers, audiences and online users?
Introduction with preface of relevant media audit conclusions by audit team member Elis Owen, IWA Media Policy group
1415 Breakout Discussion Sessions 1: Radio / Press
1) Preseli Room: Press
A discussion to include ownership and regulation: Leveson, IPSO, Press Regulation Panel, Digital issues.
Panel: Jonathan Grun, Emeritus Editor, Press Association & Martin Moore, Director, Media Standards Trust (TBC)
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2) Japan Room: Radio
“The future of radio in Wales – why not let the market decide?”
Chair: Helen Bowden, Station Director, Swansea Sound
Panel: Martin Mumford, Group Managing Director, Town and Country Broadcasting & Sali Collins, Former Editor, BBC Radio Wales
1545 Breakout Discussion Sessions 2: Television / TV Indies
1) Preseli Room: Television
A discussion to include the role of OFCOM, the regulation of the BBC, the
future of S4C and ITV, and plurality.
Chair: Aled Eirug, IWA Media Policy Group
Panel: Elan Closs Stephens (National Trustree for Wales, BBC Trust) and
Blair Jenkins, former senior executive at STV and BBC Scotland.
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2) Japan Room: TV Indies
“Contestability & Commissioning – the Independent Sector in Wales”
A discussion to include the ending of the WOCC, Compete and Compare, the future of Roath Lock, Channel 4, the role of ITV, employment & training.
Panel: Ian McKenzie, Nations & Regions Manager, Channel 4 (TBC) & John McVay, CEO, PACT
1645 The Way Forward: Forging a Dynamic Media Future for Wales (based on chapter/recommendations in media audit)
Chair & panel: TBC
*A limited number of student bursaries are available for this event, please contact Laura Knight on [email protected] to discuss further.