Our 2017 Summer Reception with Marc Reeves, Editor of the Birmingham Post and the Birmingham Mail and Editor-in-Chief for Trinity Mirror Midlands, as guest speaker took place this month at DWF. Marc delivered a fascinating, and ultimately upbeat, insight into how the news industry has changed so significantly over the last decade or so, and how rapidly reporting via social media has grown. We think we all know it’s changed ‘on the surface’ or from the outside but the impact this has had behind-the-scenes was a real eye-opener. Before Marc, we also heard from Jamie Justham, from the Birmingham Big Art Project, who gave us an update on the project’s progress.