Hereford Times editor to join journalism debate at Hay Festival

HEREFORD Times editor Fiona Phillips will be among those discussing the future of journalism at the Hay Festival.

She will be joined by Benedict Brogan, from The Telegraph, and Guto Harri, from News UK in the debate entitled "Why Choose Journalism?"

The trio will talk about why young people should sign up to the profession as well as giving tips on how get a foot in the door at 10am on May 30.

Mr Harri, a former BBC political correspondent and now director of communications with News UK, will talk about his company's training scheme.

"We cannot secure a sustainable future for world class journalism unless we find the young men and women who will find the stories, write the headlines, take the pictures, sell the papers and raise the advertising," he said.

"The news academy is designed to whet their appetite and get a foot in the door."

The talk is free but ticketed. Call the box office for more information on 01497 822 629.

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11:30am Mon 28 Apr 14

mizza21 says...

I shall certainly be attending and what more inspiration could one want than reading the fantastic quality journalism displayed on these here pages.
I would imagine many a 12 year old reading the high quality output from Herefordshire's finest organ would imagine a career in journalism would be a doddle.
In fact the consistent top quality output is enough to make anyone with half a brain weep.
I shall certainly be attending and what more inspiration could one want than reading the fantastic quality journalism displayed on these here pages. I would imagine many a 12 year old reading the high quality output from Herefordshire's finest organ would imagine a career in journalism would be a doddle. In fact the consistent top quality output is enough to make anyone with half a brain weep. mizza21
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2:50pm Mon 28 Apr 14

AylestoneVoice says...

Exactly - I expect she will tell everyone that her teams approach to journalism is to trawl through Twitter and Facebook rather than actually going out to fine a story.
Exactly - I expect she will tell everyone that her teams approach to journalism is to trawl through Twitter and Facebook rather than actually going out to fine a story. AylestoneVoice
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6:42pm Mon 28 Apr 14

bobby47 says...

Right! For a starters, particularly us who post upon these pages, we owe the Hereford Times a great deal of gratitude. Without the Hereford Times, this Council Cabinet would have us all stood in two foot of excrement rather than the current depth of six bloody inches.
As for the Editor, this is one impressive journalist who's editorial line allows us to discover what the bloody hell is going on. Without her, the line she takes and the staff who report the news, we'd be buggared.
And as for 'us' on these pages who moan and groan about the odd spelling mistake and grammatical error, we'd do we'll to remember that 'we' don't matter that much, this site ain't run for our benefit and the Hereford Times is a business that needs to make money and consequently advertisements are a major funding stream for the Paper.
This ain't an attack on my good friend Mizza. It's quite simply something that many have lost sight of. This newspaper is a great little institution and this Editor is extremely good at her job.
And another thing! If it weren't for the HT I'd have never become King and anyone who says otherwise disagrees with me. And if you do disagree with me, your a rotter, a stinker and my new enemy!
Right! For a starters, particularly us who post upon these pages, we owe the Hereford Times a great deal of gratitude. Without the Hereford Times, this Council Cabinet would have us all stood in two foot of excrement rather than the current depth of six bloody inches. As for the Editor, this is one impressive journalist who's editorial line allows us to discover what the bloody hell is going on. Without her, the line she takes and the staff who report the news, we'd be buggared. And as for 'us' on these pages who moan and groan about the odd spelling mistake and grammatical error, we'd do we'll to remember that 'we' don't matter that much, this site ain't run for our benefit and the Hereford Times is a business that needs to make money and consequently advertisements are a major funding stream for the Paper. This ain't an attack on my good friend Mizza. It's quite simply something that many have lost sight of. This newspaper is a great little institution and this Editor is extremely good at her job. And another thing! If it weren't for the HT I'd have never become King and anyone who says otherwise disagrees with me. And if you do disagree with me, your a rotter, a stinker and my new enemy! bobby47
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