Birmingham Press Club to stage debate on the Midlands media crisis

Birmingham Press Club is to host an emergency debate about the future of the region’s media, in the wake of closures and cuts throughout the industry.

The debate, to be chaired by former television presenter Llewela Bailey, will take place on Monday 13 July at Austin Court, Cambridge Street (near the ICC).

Press Club chairman John Lamb said the debate was being staged at short notice in the light of cuts on weekly papers in the Birmingham area and rumours about the future of  the city’s premier daily newspapers, the Post and the Mail’. Continue reading

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Midlands Media Awards flying high

The final few tickets for this year’s Midlands Media Awards are flying out of the door – which is very appropriate, given that the event is being sponsored by Birmingham International Airport.

It is the second year that Birmingham Airport (BIA) has sponsored the awards, which culminate in a glittering finale next week at New Bingley Hall, Birmingham.

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Midlands newspaper legend sits in judgement on region’s journalists

Former newspaper editor Keith Parker has taken over as chairman of the judges of this year’s Midlands Media Awards, which takes place next month.

 Keith, best known for an 18-year stint in the editor’s hotseat at the Express and Star, has this week been sifting through the entries for the awards with a panel of seven judges.

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