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#LoveLocal event on protecting local journalism during Covid-19

Posted on: May 4, 2020 by Mariella Brown

The journalism network the Bureau Local will be holding a panel event to investigate how to protect local news as part of their #LoveLocal news campaign.

The event tomorrow (Tuesday 5 May at 1pm) will discuss how journalists, publishers and media organisations can work together through the coronavirus crisis and protect local news infrastructures for the future.

The interactive panel will be followed by a Q&A and will be chaired by Professor Richard Sambrook, Director of the Centre for Journalism at Cardiff University and former Director of Global News at the BBC.

Panellists from the local news sector include: Matty Edwards, Co-Editor and Reporter at the Bristol Cable; Leona O’Neill, journalist and columnist at the Belfast Telegraph and Irish News; Robyn Vinter, founder and editor of The Overtake and social affairs correspondent at the Yorkshire Post.

The event is part of the #LoveLocal news campaign aiming to highlight the work of independent and hyperlocal news publications in producing impactful public interest journalism in light of the financial strains put on the sector by the crisis.

Last week, the SoE reported that 75% of independent UK news providers are at risk of closure as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

For more information and to register, click here