I am officially a swot. York University Chancellor Greg Dyke chaired a panel session on careers in the media and creative industries. Yes, I am an old hack who’s HAD a career in the media, but I was interested to hear what they had to say. And, if I was cunning enough, I could ask the panel a question to use in my next essay on the future of TV.
What would TV look like in ten years, I wanted to know. And would any of us watch scheduled TV ever again?
The panel included a couple of other old hacks and guys from the media and creative industries. The answers were interesting. They saw a future for Saturday night family viewing – and programmes that couldn’t be pirated. As for the rest, well…….. while there will still be the networks, internet TV is the future. With the added bonus that you don’t need a TV licence for the BBCiPlayer.
Of course, I got the chance to try out my new lens, it’s not very forgiving and I tend to have more misses than hits – but, hey, I’m not wasting film!
My classmate Jay was desperate to meet Greg Dyke – and have his meeting recorded… not my finest photo, but one for Jay to treasure when he’s Director General!
Today’s lovely thing