25th October 2006


Local newspaper editor John Meehan will deliver a talk on Journalism on the Digital Age in the latest instalment of the University of Lincoln’s Journalists Speak Out on Journalism series.


John Meehan is Editor and a director of Hull-based Mail Publications, the company behind the Hull Daily Mail and the East Riding Mail, a sub-brand launched in 2002 to focus on suburban and rural readers.


The papers have developed strong credentials for campaigning and community journalism. Yorkshire Daily Newspaper of the Year in 2003 and 2004, the Mail has also received national acclaim, securing Front Page of the Year at the 2005 Press Gazette Regional Press Awards.


The Mail was the first regional title to produce daily video news reports, an innovation acknowledged with the award for Publishing Innovation of the Year at the 2006 Regional Press Awards.


A journalist of 23 years, Meehan was previously editor of the Express & Echo in Exeter, News Editor of Bradford’s Telegraph & Argus and Editor of the national news agency UK News.


In May this year, in addition to his editorship in Hull, he was appointed Regional Editorial Director for Nothcliffe’s North East Division, with overall editorial responsibility for Northcliffe’s titles in Hull, Grimsby, Scunthorpe and Lincoln.


John Meehan will deliver his talk on Monday, 30th October in the Cargill Lecture Theatre at the University of Lincoln’s main Brayford Pool Campus. The talk will commence at 6pm and all are welcome, there is no need to book.


Future sessions in the Journalists Speak Out on Journalism series:

Nov 13: Marc Wadsworth, editor of the citizen journalism website www.the-latest.com

Nov 27: Libby Purves, celebrated novelist, broadcaster and Times columnist.


For more information on this press release please contact:

Glen Wilson, Press Assistant

01522 886042                         glwilson@lincoln.ac.uk

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