The event will be hosted by Chair of CIPR SW Rachel Picken.
How do digital newsrooms work? The media landscape has changed. In this seminar we will look at the role of the digital editor and digital newsroom.
The seminar will draw on discussions with journalists from regional, national and digital publications to give insight into their day-to-day working environments, the role of social media and how PR professionals can tailor their pitches to get coverage across digital platforms and social media channels.
Martin Booth – Editor Bristol 24/7
Martin Booth is the Editor of Bristol24/7, the city’s best website and free monthly magazine. He has written for publications including The Guardian, The Times, Time Out and the 2007 FA Cup semi-final programme. His special talent is the ability to cycle himself and his two daughters up Park Street on one bike, and he is proud to have once interviewed Chesney Hawkes in a Starbucks in Staines.
Hugh Morris – Travel News Editor at The Daily Telegraph
Hugh Morris, born and bred on the Wirral, started his journalistic life as a reporter for a local paper in Cambridge, covering everything from court and council to conservation and the Cam, having studied history at York before a post-graduate course in newspaper reporting at Cardiff.
After two years there and becoming a senior reporter, he left newspapers and moved to London, where he began work on the Ski and Snowboard magazine (to become later Telegraph Ski and Snowboard). Staying at the publication for two years, he worked his way up to online editor, travelling around Europe to report and review from the world of ski. It was then that he fancied broadening his horizons and moved onto the Travel desk at the Telegraph, where he is now travel news editor. His travel interests stretch from St Ives to Scandinavia, via cycling and cuisine, as well as further afield in the shape of more often than not cold, crisp and occasionally former-communist nations.
Other speakers will be announced soon.