UCC to hold journalism conference on the future of newspapers and new media

UCC to hold journalism conference on the future of newspapers and new media
January 29, 2008

Journocon University Collage Cork is to hold a journalism conference next month which will ask if newspapers are on their last leg and in danger of being replaced by new media.

The event will include speakers from newspapers and new media.

Organised by the UCC Journalism Society, the second annual National Journalism Conference is set to run on from 9.30am to 4.30pm on Wednesday February 20.

The theme of the conference is “Death of a newspaper: is the traditional newspaper at risk of being replaced by the various strands of new media?”. Tickets for the event cost €10 for students and €15 for others.

Media industry speakers at the conference include: Ger O’Regan, editor of the Irish Independent; Jill O’Sullivan editor of Thomas Crosbie Media; James Cridland, head of future media and technology at BBC Audio & Music Interactive; Rick O’Shea, 2FM presenter; Joe O’Shea from the Seoige & O’Shea show on RTE; and Damien Mulley, an expert on technology trends and social media.

More details on the conference can be found at motley.ie.

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