We have 4 FREE tickets (normally £105) to give away to a special day event, with lunch included, to discuss the future of the BBC and Channel 4, meet lots of media people who care about TV and have your say. The Voice of the Viewer and Listener have kindly given us a great opportunity to 4 young people to ensure their voice is included and find out what Public Broadcasting means to young people and why its important that they are included in the debate.
TUESDAY 1 DECEMBER | 10.30 – 4pm | The Geological Society | London
Young journalists and media creatives (18-25) are invited to apply to be part of an important debate that discusses the future of British TV at a time when funding cuts mean less money for youth programming. Fears that as statistics show decreasing numbers of viewers, automatically cuts in funding and less opportunities for young people will be the first to be hit. Is there another way? How can young people be involved? Is TV irrelevant? Do you care about TV? What is the role of TV? What about UK talent?
BBC Trust Chairman Rona Fairhead will be the keynote speaker. At this crucial time in the BBC’s history she says “The BBC remains one of the great British institutions, respected around the world and much loved at home. It is a huge privilege to be able to represent the interests of audiences and to help ensure the BBC maintains its reputation for quality and innovation, its editorial independence, and its critical role in supporting the UK creative sector as a whole.
We are delighted that Lord Burns, outgoing Chairman of Channel 4, will speak about the serious challenges facing Channel 4. Alan Davey, Controller BBC Radio 3 will speak about his network and the BBC’s wider remit within music and arts in this country. Our regular Three Wise People panel exploring the latest concerns in the Charter Review debate will include Tim Suter and Claire Enders. Session chairs are Robin Lustig, Steve Hewlett, Maggie Brown and Raymond Snoddy. Look at VLV’s website for updates.