Sunderland University delays digital media debate

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A NEW digital media conference has been rescheduled to accommodate some key speakers.

The Acamedia conference at Sunderland University, which had attracted leading entrepreneurs, academics and prominent figures from the media world will now take place on Friday, June 28, instead of April 26.

It will be hosted by Steve Hewlett, presenter of BBC Radio 4’s The Media Show.

Graeme Thompson, dean of arts, design and media at the university, said: “Acamedia will delve into the extraordinary changes the media industries are undergoing – from television and film to digital content and services, to publishing – and then look at how media teaching needs to adapt to reflect these fundamental shifts.”

Speakers will include Lord David Puttnam, Jim Farmery, director of business investment at Creative England, and Christine Bellamy from the BBC’s Future Media and Technology team.

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