Media Question Time will be held again in 2009 after
receiving lots of interest in 2008. As with the last
event the next events will be aimed at letting you, the
public, to have the chance for you to air your views about
how the news is reported in your area. The event now
will move to Liverpool as well as Southport. More
information will be released soon. The format
will remain the same as used in the November 2008 Question
Time, but the panel will change. Just as we did in for
the November 2008 event, we also hope to follow up the
events with full reports shortly afterwards. If it is
possible, the events will be recorded and highlights will be
made available for people to study after the event.
The events will be free to attended and we hope to open it
up to all age groups this time.
2009 Format:- We will
attempt to answer all questions taken in advance and also open them
up to the floor, for your views. Then if we have time, we will
take other questions from the floor.
How do I leave a question?
Questions can be emailed in advance to
the subject and the name of the person who is asking the question
clearly marked on it. After the pre-requested questions have
been taken, the floor will be opened for questions from the
audience, if time allows.
Other media outlets welcome to be on the 2009 panel. Please contact
PBT Media Relations Ltd. via Southport Reporter on 01704 513 569.
...Media Question Time 2008 - Round up...
2008 event was the first one we have run and held in the Latin
Lounge on Post Office Ave. in Southport. We would like
to thank all the members of the panel, the venue and also the public
for making this event happen. It is now our aim to expand on
this fantastic start and develop this further. This is a
quick summery of who attended.
The event was
hosted by television presenter, Jonathan Thompson.
All but one panel member was able to attend with the panel
being made up with:- Sam Clack BA (Hons) - Senior Broadcast
Journalist - Dune 107.9; Professor Chris Frost - NUJ Ethics
Council Chair and Journalism at Liverpool John Moores
University; Martin Hovden - Editor, Champion Newspaper; Jon
Jessop - KCR 106.7FM and Southport Community Radio (SCR);
Patrick Trollope BA(Hons) LBPPA - Editor of Southport
Reporter & Freelance Photojournalist. Ian A.
Fairbrother was unable to attended as he was in hospital and
sent his apologies. As well as the public also
attending the event where representatives from the Arial
Trust and also local political parties.
highlights of the event, please re-visit our news report via
To hear a
few of the main topics discussed in the 08 meeting, press
play opposite. You must have Flash & Java installed to
use this option.
To see examples
of the publicity before and after the event, please click
Trust aims to improve
young people's lives by
delivering innovative projects,
based on best practice from
broadcasting industries. They are committed to nurturing
creativity, building new partnerships and facilitating
The Ariel Trust delivers a range of services that use
digital multi-media to engage and motivate young people to
learn and achieve. Our services include:- A programme for young adults, 'Digital Citizens',
where young people learn radio production skills and use
them to make programmes about the issues facing them and
their communities; 'Hotspot' multi-media
programmes where young people produce posters, leaflets and
advertising campaigns that address a key issue facing their
community. This might include underage drinking or alcohol
related harm; Development of educational resources focusing on social
issues. These resources are aimed at professionals working
with young people. We deliver a professional development
programme to enable people to make effective use of these
For more information go to:-
that are taking place this