27th October 2010, 10:17am  (updated 1st November 2010, 1:06pm)
BBC boss discusses Northern plans at University event
Peter Salmon - photo courtesy of the BBC Director of BBC North Peter Salmon will reveal the BBC's ambitions for the north of England ahead of one of the biggest moves in the corporation's history.

Salmon will be at the University of Lincoln on Tuesday 2 November to speak to students, academics and guests as part of the "Journalists Speak out on Journalism" lecture series.

Barnie Choudhury, Senior Lecturer in the Lincoln School of Journalism, said: "Many major BBC departments will be moving from London to Salford Quays next year and this is a fantastic opportunity to hear first hand from the man in charge.

"Technology and journalism will be at the heart of the new operation and Peter will outline how the BBC is approaching the challenges. The move will present opportunities for creating the right mix of content and technology to produce high quality programming on television, radio and on line for all of us across the country."

From May 2011, BBC Sport, BBC Children's and BBC Radio 5 live will begin to move to MediaCityUK and will be joined by specific departments from BBC Learning, Future, Media & Technology and Marketing, Communications & Audiences.

More than 2,300 BBC jobs will be based in Salford Quays creating a new fully digital multiplatform network base in the North of England.

"How The BBC is Shaping The Future in Salford from 2011" begins at 5pm in the EMMTEC building on the University's Brayford campus. The event is free and open to the public.

Book by contacting the University's events team on 01522 837100 or email events@lincoln.ac.uk
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