Jenkins' Inaugural Lecture to Explore Prospects for Quality Journalism on the Internet

The prospects for high-quality journalism on the internet is among the subjects to be explored in a lecture being given next week by the chair of the Scottish Broadcasting Commission and former head of news and current affairs at BBC Scotland, Blair Jenkins.

The lecture is Jenkins' inaugural one as a Visiting Professor at the University of Strathclyde.

Titled 'Platforms and Principles: the Right Connections for Journalism', the lecture will be examining, says Strathclyde, “the challenges facing news media in the UK and Scotland in the coming years and opportunities for new forms of high-quality journalism”.

Jenkins is quoted, in a statement issued by the university, saying: “The prevalence of the internet, the emergence of blogging and the proliferation of radio and TV channels are all presenting major challenges to news media. I will be exploring how media can adapt to these changes and continue to provide the prompt, accurate and informative coverage the public requires.”

The lecture will be held on Wednesday, at 6pm. To book a place, email or telephone 0141 548 2245.