RTÉ director general Noel Curran will deliver the keynote speech at this year’s Royal Television Society (RTS) Northern Ireland Dan Gilbert memorial lecture in the Europa Hotel in Belfast next Thursday. With over 20 years of experience in Irish broadcasting, Curran’s talk promises to “offer an insight into the challenges faced by RTÉ in a declining advertising market with an increasingly demanding audience”.
Hosted by journalist and writer Stephen Price, it is the first time Curran has spoken in the North since his appointment three years ago as chief executive officer and editor-in-chief at RTE. TV experts from the North are expected to attend the event and places are still available to members of the public for free.
Dan Gilbert (1927-1996) worked for the BBC as radio current affairs editor during the Troubles in 1974. He also edited Round-Up Reports, which acted as the forerunner to BBC radio show Good Morning Ulster. The Dan Gilbert memorial lecture is sponsored by the North’s Department of Culture Arts & Leisure.