NUI Galway - Connacht Tribune Centenary Conference, October 2, 2009
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NUI GALWAY - CONNACHT TRIBUNE CENTENARY CONFERENCE
Conference Theme - Journalism in the Future: The Changes and the Challenges
Friday 2nd October 2009 – NUI Galway
Martin Ryan Institute (MRI) Annex Building

10.45am: Conference Opening
From 10.00am – 10.45am: Registration and refreshments
- Introduction by Bernadette O’Sullivan, Director, MA in Journalism, NUI Galway.
- Official opening by NUI Galway President, Dr James J. Browne.

11.00am – 12.00noon: Session I - Why Local Papers Matter
Moderator: Dave O’Connell, Group Editor, The Connacht Tribune.
Format: Moderated focused panel discussion, followed by Q & A session.

  • Harry McGee, Political Correspondent, The Irish Times
  • Prof. Roy Greenslade, Professor of Journalism, City University London & Media Correspondent, The Guardian
  • Sheila Reilly, Editor, The Longford Leader
  • Conor Pope, The Irish Times

12.00noon – 1pm: Session II – Journalism Education – Nature or Nurture?
Moderator: Bernadette O’Sullivan, Director, Journalism Programme, NUI Galway.
Format: Moderated focused panel discussion, followed by Q & A session.

  • Deirdre Veldon, The Irish Times
  • John Cunningham, former Editor, The Connacht Tribune
  • John Walshe, Education Editor, The Irish Independent
  • Professor John Horgan, Press Ombudsman and Professor of Journalism, Dublin City University

                                                    1.00 – 2.00pm Lunch

2.15pm – 3.15pm: Keynote Address by Denis O’Brien

Format: Introduced by Sean O’Rourke, RTÉ

  •  Denis O’Brien, Entrepreneur, Media Owner & Investor.

3.15pm - 4.30pm: Session III – Beyond Print: New directions in a time of change
Moderator: Sean O’Rourke, RTÉ.
Format: Following Keynote session, a focused panel discussion, followed by Q & A session.

  • Niall O’Dowd, founder, Irish Voice newspaper, Irish America magazine & irishcentral.com and adjunct professor at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
  • Pat Loughrey, Head of Nations & Regions at BBC and Visiting Professor of Journalism at University of Ulster
  • Prof. Roy Greenslade, Professor of Journalism, City University London & Media Correspondent, The Guardian

4.30pm: Conference Closing
Concluding Remarks: David Hickey, Chief Executive of The Connacht Tribune group.
Presentation of The Connacht Tribune Gold Medal 2008-09 to NUI Galway graduate in journalism.

5.00pm – 6.30pm: - NUI Galway Alumni Association Reception
Reception for all delegates and NUI Galway media alumni in The College Bar