Concise Minutes - Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee

Meeting Venue:

Video conference via Zoom

Meeting date: Monday, 13 July 2020

Meeting time: 13.30
This meeting can be viewed
on Senedd TV at:





Assembly Members:

Helen Mary Jones MS (Temporary Chair)

Mick Antoniw MS

Carwyn Jones MS

David Melding MS


Steve Johnson, University of South Wales

Ifan Morgan Jones, Bangor University

Emma Meese, Cardiff University

Phil Henfrey, Head of News and Programmes, ITV Wales

Andrew Dagnell, ITV News

Gavin Thompson, Newsquest

Stephen Cushion, Cardiff University

Committee Staff:

Manon George (Clerk)

Martha Da Gama Howells (Second Clerk)

Robin Wilkinson (Researcher)



1       Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

Apologies were received from John Griffiths MS.



2       COVID 19: Evidence of the impact of the COVID 19 outbreak on journalism and local media

Members heard presentations from, and asked questions of, Ifan Morgan Jones, Emma Meese and Stephen Cushion.



3       COVID 19: Evidence of the impact of the COVID 19 outbreak on journalism and local media

Members asked questions of Steve Johnson, Gavin Thompson, Phil Henfrey and Andrew Dagnell.



4       Papers to note



4.1   Letter from the Welsh Government on inventory of statues in public places

Members noted the paper.



5       Motion under Standing Order 17.42 to resolve to exclude the public from the meeting for the remainder of the meeting

Members agreed the motion.



6       Private Debrief

Members agreed to hold a further evidence session for the inquiry into the impact of COVID-19 on journalism and local media.



7       Forward Work Planning

Members discussed and agreed their priorities for the Committee work programme for the Autumn Term.





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