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This week's Points North is from Harry Gration, co-presenter of BBC Yorkshire's Look North. A week after being named regional presenter of the year by the Royal Television Society, he reflects on how regional news broadcasting has changed.

This week's Points North is from Flic Everett, the new editor of Candis magazine.

In the age of rapidly dwindling circulations and diminishing advertisers, she asks where now for the glossy.

There are just two days until the official deadline for entries to this year's Prolific North Awards - and today we are delighted to confirm that dock10 has come on board as joint headline partner.

dock10One of Europe's leading digital media service providers, dock10 operates from MediaCityUK and is the home of many of the UK's most well-known productions, including The Voice UK, Countdown, Match of the Day and Jeremy Kyle.

We are pleased to announce the conference line-up for Educate the North on Wednesday 3 June.

This unique conference, which complements the evening's Educate the North Awards, has brought together a number of outstanding speakers from across the UK who will be sharing their thoughts and experiences of working in and with the HE and FE sectors in the North - and beyond.

Each Friday, Points North gives a senior media figure a platform to air their views on a topical or relevant issue.

This week it's Kath Shackleton, producer and co-founder at Hebden Bridge-based Fettle Animation. In the week its Children of the Holocaust documentary was broadcast on BBC Four, she explains why animation is so well suited to tackling difficult subjects.

Each Friday, Points North gives a senior media figure a platform to air their views on a topical or relevant issue.

This week it's Sam Walker, who this week began as the new drivetime presenter on BBC Radio Manchester, and also co-presents the weekend breakfast show on Radio 5 live. She argues that even in the age of global news apps and social media, local radio has a significant role to play.

Each Friday, Points North gives a senior media figure a platform to air their views on a topical or relevant issue.

This week it's Aamer Naeem, editor in chief of Wakefield-based British Muslim TV. He explains how he reconciles his repulsion at seeing Mohammed ridiculed with his belief in the value of freedom of speech.

Each Friday, Points North gives a senior media figure a platform to air their views on a topical or relevant issue.

This week it's Steve Downes, digital and social media strategist. Facebook is beginning to squeeze brands for more money - and it's inevitable, he says, that us users are next.

There's just days left to buy early bird tickets for our compelling one-day conference on January 27.

Following the highly successful debut of our 2014 Digital SWOT conference, the 2015 conference will be held at the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester and will examine the digital landscape from a business point of view.

Each Friday, Points North gives a senior media figure a platform to air their views on a topical or relevant issue.

This week it's Rakhi Sinha, is head of marketing north west for Eventbrite. Christmas is coming - but she's pining for a time when it wasn't all about material possessions and John Lewis ads.

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