October 17, 2011 4.14 pm This story is over 148 months old

University debates death of local newspapers

Public talk: Three top journalists will discuss if local newspapers are a dying medium in Lincoln this month.

Three journalists are visiting the University of Lincoln to discuss the difficulties local newspapers are encountering in the digital age.

The talk titled Local newspapers are dead: Long live local newspapers is held on October 24 in the Cargill Lecture Theatre.

The panel at the talk features Professor Tim Luckhurst, broadcaster, professor at the University of Kent and ex-editor of The Scotsman, and Neil Fowler, a former editor of local newspapers who is now researching the decline of locals at the University of Oxford.

Steve Fletcher, acting editor of the Lincolnshire Echo, which published its last daily print run last week ahead of a weekly edition shift, will be the third member of the panel.

Their discussion is part of the Lincoln School of Journalism’s Journalists Speak Out on Journalism public lecture series, held yearly.

The event is free, open to the public, and begins at 6.15pm. The Cargill Lecture Theatre is based in the Main Building of the university’s Brayford campus.

Source: University of Lincoln | Photo: Anuj Biyani