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London, United Kingdom
Title: From Ceefax to Citizen Journalism – the moving media landscape of the past quarter century
Speaker: John MacKay, STV Anchorman
Doors open: 6.15pm (tea/coffee available)
Lecture: 7.00pm - 8.00pm
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Biography: John MacKay is the anchor on the STV News at Six and presenter of Scotland Tonight.
A journalist with more than twenty five years experience, he has reported on most of the significant stories in Scotland of recent times, including the creation of the Scottish Parliament, the Dunblane Shootings, the Lockerbie Bombing, the G8 Summit and the Independence Referendum debate.
He has been the face of STV News for more than ten years and has anchored the programme from the scenes of major stories across Scotland and Europe.
Scotland Tonight has quickly established its position as the most popular current affairs programme in Scotland.
A graduate of the University of Glasgow, he edited the student newspaper the GU Guardian.
He began on ‘The Sunday Post’ at D.C. Thomson, before joining BBC Scotland where he worked across news, current affairs and sport on both radio and television.
His career has covered the leap from the hot-metal press to the instant communication of blogging and tweeting.
John is also the author of three bestselling novels, The Road Dance, Heartland and Last of the Line (all published by Luath Press)