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The Media We Deserve

Be part of the Church and Media Conference 2012.

For many years the conference has taken place in June at Swanwick in Derbyshire. It has been a place of meeting and encouragement, where information and vision was shared and contacts made or renewed.

This year’s conference is taking several bold steps forward.

For one thing, we are gathering at the heart of one of the busiest production centres in the UK – MediaCity in Salford. Look out from our main conference hall and you look straight into the BBC’s new production base; look down and you will see into the brand new ITV studios where Coronation Street is being filmed; look across the canal and you see the Digital Media Centre. In other words we will be gathering for the first time in the context of live and front-edge media production.

Then there’s the timing of our conference – 24th and 25th September. We will be meeting just as the report of the Leveson Inquiry into media standards is published. We are sure that will add relevance and urgency to our discussions.

We are planning a programme that is exciting, participatory and practical. We will have all the usual opportunities for networking. We will be addressed by people working at the highest levels of the media industry. And we’ll celebrate all that is best in journalism, broadcasting and new media. The conference theme is The Media We Deserve. We’re meeting at a crucial time to consider what that looks like and how will we achieve it. There are more details at our conference website. 

If you work in communications or media production, or if you care about faith and about the media I invite you to book your place now. It’s easy to book online – just click here.

Sincere good wishes,

Andrew Graystone
Director, The Church and Media Network

PS Can I encourage you to book your place as soon as possible? It helps us greatly in the conference planning. That’s why we can offer significant discounts for those who register early. You will also find great value offers at local hotels if you book soon.

Tony is a Superintendent Methodist Minister, broadcaster and author. He is a radio presenter with Premier Christian Radio and a regular contributor to BBC Radio 2's Pause for Thought (5.45 am). Tony is married with two children and four grandchildren.

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