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Journalism’s Next Top Model

June 14, 2010

The University of Westminster held it’s second annual journalism conference on June 8/9 entitled “Journalism’s Next Top Model”. The event also hosted the Charles Wheeler Award for Broadcasting, given by the British Journalism Review, this year awarded to BBC Middle East Editor Jeremy Bowen. The event also featured a speech by London Mayor Boris Johnson.

The conference was focussed around the current state of journalism and particularly the funding. A keynote speech by Prof Robert Picard reviewed he current state of the newspaper industry. Other speakers looked at how the internet has affected sales and the who would pay for news in the future. A good commentary on the conference was written by

Jeremy Bowen’s speech where he criticised the BBC Trust was reported in  The Guardian

Video of the conference speakers has been posted on YouTube as jntmwmin by students from the University, including the speech by Boris Johnson (in two parts   one and two ). Additional material is available here.

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