Friday, 12 September 2008

Conference Blog

I'm at the Plaid Cymru Conference in Aberystwyth, and yesterday I spoke at a fringe meeting held by the National Union of Journalists.

It was clear from the meeting that the future of the media industry in Wales is far from rosy. There are journalist job losses at Trinity Mirror- who have a near monopoly on Wales' print media- at the BBC and at ITV. If ITV collapses, the BBC will have a monopoly on Wales' broadcast media.

One questioner asked how we could inform people about the issues in a future referendum without a decent Welsh media. A pertinent question- and difficult to answer.

It was the first time that the NUJ had attended the Plaid Conference, and I hope this heralds the beginning of a productive relationship between Plaid and the NUJ.

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