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Broadcasting in the time of Corona

On January 20th, I will be taking part in a discussion organised by the Sandford St Martin Media Trust exploring how broadcasters working across the industry have responded to some of the challenges posed by COVID-19. Broadcasters and content-makers will talk about how their work has changed and how they have adapted to meet the challenges imposed by COVID-19. They will compare coping strategies, issues around the practicalities of making good content and earning a living at the same time.

Speakers include journalist and broadcaster REMONA ALY, Senior Producer BBC Audio North OLIVE CLANCY, Producer BBC Radio Visualisation DAN LUCAS, Television Producer and Strategist, DAVID STRACHAN and myself.

The last eleven months have been a challenging time for people working in the media and broadcasting. Early on in the pandemic, this sector was among those predicted to be the hardest hit by COVID-19. Yet at the same time that content-makers found themselves having to grapple with new ways of working, audiences have relied on them for crucial up-to-the-minute, reliable information as well as for entertainment and a way to counter the isolation or connect with their community while socially distanced. And just when we thought it was almost all over, most of the UK is in lockdown again.

So how have producers, presenters and content-makers working at the coal face of the industry coped?

Our conversation will offer insight into and examples of how different people representing different areas of the broadcasting industry managed crises - from social distancing guidelines to cancellations, studio closures, remote working and new technologies. We’ll also explore whether audience-demands changed during the pandemic. It’s been said that “religion had a good pandemic” - did broadcasting that engaged with faith fare as well?

This salon will be hosted via Zoom on Wed, 20 January 2021, 12:00 – 13:00 GMT

To book a place please click on here:

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