Leeds Trinity University

York: Sanity or Vanity

Yorkshire Centre Chair Mike Best (centre) hosts the debate on Local TV: Sanity of Vanity?

Held as part of Leeds Trinity University’s Journalism Week, the event brought together Dave McCormack, Chief Operating Officer of the Made TV Group which has four of the local TV licences including Made in Leeds; Matt Freckelton, Managing Director of Hello York the York Local TV station due to launch next year; Chris Johnson, chair of the Local TV Network; and Martin Corrigan, Investment Director of global media agency Mediacom.

Local TV: Sanity or Vanity?

This November Made in Leeds TV will be celebrating its first anniversary. The station is one of more than thirty in the UK to have been awarded licences by OFCOM, but what impact are they making on the media landscape and within communities… and are they a new voice or an outdated concept?

As part of Leeds Trinity University’s annual Journalism Week, the Royal Television Society and the Radio Academy will be holding a special debate to try and find some answers.

Taking part will be:-