Anglesey and the Assembly

4 August 2017

Rhun ap Iorwerth

Welsh Assembly Member and former broadcaster Rhun ap Iorwerth will be talking about Brexit, Anglesey and the future direction of Welsh politics in a joint ITV Cymru Wales-Cardiff University session at the National Eisteddfod next week.

The Plaid Cymru AM for Anglesey will be in conversation with journalist Siôn Jenkins of ITV Cymru Wales’ current affairs programme Y Byd Ar Bedwar at the Cardiff University Pavilion on the Maes on Wednesday, 9 August (16:00). He will also be talking about his work as a politician and his previous career as a BBC journalist.

The session is part of Llais y Maes (Voice of the Maes), an initiative led by Cardiff University’s School of Journalism, Media & Cultural Studies (JOMEC) in partnership with ITV Cymru Wales, S4C and the National Eisteddfod at this year’s event in Anglesey.

Producer Iwan Roberts said: “Y Byd Ar Bedwar has been providing S4C audiences with hard-hitting current affairs reports for 35 years. It will be fascinating to hear Rhun ap Iorwerth’s views on a range of topical issues as well as learning about his background and motivations...”

“Llais y Maes is an exciting project, and we are pleased to be in partnership with JOMEC, bringing ITV Cymru Wales' experience for the benefit of future generations of Welsh journalists.”

Iwan Roberts, Y Byd Ar Bedwar producer

Llais y Maes

Throughout Eisteddfod week, ITV Cymru Wales journalists are teaming up with Cardiff University media students and giving them the opportunity to work alongside professional journalists for a digital news service covering the festival.

Students will be drawing on the knowledge of industry professionals to create unique multi-platform content from the Maes. In conjunction with ITV Cymru Wales, the service will be led by JOMEC’s Welsh language lecturers, Sian Morgan Lloyd and Manon Edwards Ahir.

Sian said: “Llais y Maes will give students the opportunity to learn and practise new skills, establish contacts and gain an insight into the life of a working journalist.

“This year we’re delighted to have the backing of significant new industry partners, S4C and ITV Cymru Wales, along with the valuable continuing support from the National Eisteddfod...”

“With the technology landscape changing so rapidly, it will be interesting to see how the students create our content using the very latest tools and communication platforms.”

Sian Lloyd, Lecturer

JOMEC alumna Glesni Euros is one of the ITV Cymru Wales team of journalists who will be supporting Llais y Maes at the Eisteddfod.

“JOMEC provided me with a vital stepping stone to my current role at ITV Cymru Wales,” said Glesni. “I’m looking forward to working with JOMEC’s enthusiastic students and lecturers to create a quality digital service from the Maes.”

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