IWA Cardiff Media Summit 2017


March 29


09:30 am - 05:00 pm

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Institute of Welsh Affairs (IWA)

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Radisson Blu Hotel

Meridian Gate Bute Terrace, Cardiff, CF10 2FL

Cardiff, GB, CF10 2FL

The third annual IWA Cardiff Media Summit entitled “The future of media in Wales” is being held on March 29th 2017 at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Cardiff.

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 longterm research, analysis and impact.

The summit will interrogate major issues affecting the media in Wales, including the future of the media workforce, Welsh language media provision and news from and for Wales. Staff from the Welsh universities will be present to showcase their latest media research.

It will open with special analysis from Claire Enders, Founder of Enders Analysis, on the likely future of the media in Wales and will also include an in-depth interview with BBC Director of Content, Charlotte Moore.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Claire Enders (Founder, Enders Analysis)

  • Charlotte Moore (BBC Director of Content)

  • Anna Mallett (COO, BBC Studios)

  • 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)

  • Professor Ian Hargreaves (Professor of Digital Economy, Cardiff University)

A limited number of bursary tickets are available for this event, please contact Laura Knight on [email protected] to discuss further.

The draft agenda is as follows:

IWA Cardiff Media Summit 2017

“The future of media in Wales”

09.30 – 10.00


10.00 – 10.05

Introduction to the Summit

  • Auriol Miller, Director, IWA

  • Angela Graham, Chair, IWA Media Policy Group

This Summit’s remit is to consider developments in Welsh media since the IWA Media Audit in 2015, and to develop policies and practices to benefit media and civil society in Wales.

10.05 – 11.00

“The media future of Wales”

  • Analysis by Claire Enders, Founder, Enders Analysis

interviewed by

  • Professor Ian Hargreaves, Professor of Digital Economy, Cardiff University

      Includes questions from the floor

This session’s remit is to offer an analysis of the challenges facing media provision in Wales, taking account of global market trends, with specific reference to the summit sessions: the workforce; the role of the BBC; the future of news in Wales; Welsh language media.

11.00 – 11.30


11.30 – 12.30

“A sustainable media workforce”

Panel discussion:

  • David Donovan, Negotiations Officer, BECTU

  • Anna Mallett, Chief Operating Officer, BBC Studios

  • Alex Martin, Senior Project Manager, Creative Skillset

  • Doctor Caitriona Noonan, Lecturer in Media & Communication at JOMEC, Cardiff University (Chair)

      Includes questions from the floor

This session’s remit is to scrutinise the future of the media workforce in Wales. How can Wales achieve a successful, sustainable, creative industry with a highly skilled, diverse and well-motivated workforce?


12.30 – 13.30


13.30 – 14.30

“ An interview with Charlotte Moore”

  • Introduction from Rhodri Talfan Davies, Director, BBC Cymru Wales

  • Charlotte Moore, Director of Content, BBC

interviewed by

  • Professor Jane McCloskey, Dean of the Faculty of Creative Industries, University of South Wales

      Includes questions from the floor

This session’s remit is to discover more about the BBC’s future strategies for television in Wales, how this will work with the new Charter, and what will be the implications for Wales’ local and network production, contestability and portrayal.

14.30 – 15.20

“What’s the story:  Will professional journalism survive in Wales?”

Panel discussion:

  • Phil Henfrey, Head of News and Programmes, ITV Cymru Wales

  • Emma Meese, Media & Training Development Manager, Cardiff University

  • Garmon Rhys, Deputy Head of News and Current Affairs, BBC Cymru Wales

  • Paul Rowland, Editor-in-chief, Media Wales

  • Guto Harri, Managing Director of External Communications, Liberty Global (Chair)

      Includes questions from the floor

This session’s remit is to discuss the calibre, sustainability, financing and visibility of news from and for Wales, meeting the challenges to news providers and the workforce; and what to consider when crafting a news service for citizens.

15.20 – 15.50


16.00 – 16.50

“The future of Welsh Language Media”

Panel discussion:

  • Alun Davies AM, Minister for Lifelong Learning and Welsh Language

  • Professor Elin Haf Gruffydd Jones, Professor of Media & Creative Industries, Aberystwyth University

  • Dylan Iorwerth, Editing Director, Golwg

  • Ian Jones, Chief Executive, S4C

  • Huw Marshall, Director, Awr Cymru

  • Doctor Ruth McElroy, Reader in Media and Cultural Studies, University of South Wales (Chair)

      Includes questions from the floor

This session’s remit is to discuss what structures and practices can deliver a healthy future for Welsh language press, digital, and broadcast media in a bilingual society?

16.50 – 16.55

Close of event from Chair