The Herefordshire Media Network (HMN) is very happy to announce that Marc de Jersey will be joining the steering group.
Marc is an independent filmmaker who has previously worked as a senior editorial advisor to BBC’s global news division; launch editor of the rolling news channel Russia Today in Moscow; and an independent filmmaker for Channel Four News.
Ian Morgan, Chairman of HMN, said: “Marc has a vast amount of experience within the Broadcast and Journalist field. He has won the Peabody and du Pont Awards, the highest accolades in US broadcast journalism as well as being the first broadcast journalist/ cameraman to join a North Pole record-breaking expedition, when his filming was used by media outlets around the world.
“Marc will bring yet another valuable string to our bow in terms of driving forward the aspirations of the Herefordshire Media Network.”
Marc began working at ABC News’ London bureau, eventually becoming a desk editor and senior producer in New York, where he was a national editor on the actual day of 9/11. Currently he is doing a PhD at Cardiff University.
He joins the steering group at a very important time as the Government recently announced their plans to introduce a new tier of broadcasting – Local TV. A meeting was held by HMN on 26th June to discuss Herefordshire’s viability and the conditions and challenges that local TV proposals would need to address. You can read more about the meeting here: http://www.herefordshiremedianetwork.co.uk/?p=357
On the subject of local TV, Marc said: “There are a lot of stories in Herefordshire which should be told – that people in Hereford would be interested in – but aren’t as there isn’t a platform at present to get them on air. This is a window of opportunity for us which I think we should be proactive about. Whether it is possible or not is going to be an exciting and somewhat daunting challenge that I’d like to be involved in.”