MacKay to examine changing media landscape, in university lecture

THE STV presenter, John MacKay, is to give a lecture on the changing media landscape, at his former university.

MacKay is the latest to give the annual Sir Alexander Stone Lecture in Rhetoric at Glasgow University.

A graduate of the University of Glasgow, he edited the student newspaper, the GU Guardian. He began on The Sunday Post at DC Thomson, before joining BBC Scotland where he worked across news, current affairs and sport on both radio and television. He has also penned three novels,The Road Dance, Heartland and Last of the Line.

The lecture, From Ceefax to Citizen Journalism – the moving media landscape of the past quarter century, is taking place on Wednesday, the 27th of this month, from 1815-2000.

Says the university: “The late Sir Alexander Stone was a prominent member of the Jewish community in Glasgow and a benefactor to the university, endowing lectureships in Bibliophily and Rhetoric to the University of Glasgow. The Sir Alexander Stone Lectures in Rhetoric aims to illustrate and reflect on the public role of rhetoric in modern society.”

The lecture is free and open to the public, with tickets available here.