Dickinson & Zuill Appointed To Media Council

July 11, 2018 | 1 Comment

“Qian Dickinson and Carla Zuill have accepted positions to the Media Council of Bermuda,” the organisation announced, saying it is “essential to diversify the people who are part of the Working Group, that not only includes colour but age, sex and non-traditional media.”

According to their website, the Media Working Group is “effectively the executive committee of the Media Foundation” and prior to these appointments the members of the Working Group were Tony McWilliam [chairperson], Don Burgess, Jonathan Kent, and Jeremy Deacon.

The Media Working Group is separate from the general membership of the Media Council; where there are currently 22 media outlets listed as having “adopted the code of practice.”

The full statement from the Media Council follows below:

Qian Dickinson and Carla Zuill have accepted positions to the Media Council of Bermuda.

Both are joining the Media Council’s Working Group.

Executive officer Don Burgess said it is essential to diversify the people who are part of the Working Group, that not only includes colour but age, sex and non-traditional media.

“When the Media Council Working Group was formed seven years ago it was the bastion of traditional media. Time has quickly changed the media landscape since then, and it is essential that the Working Group reflect that. Both Qian and Carla have a wide variety of experience in both old and new mass communication forms and will provide valuable input to the Council. We are fortunate to have their expertise.

The Working Group does not rule on cases but is involved on other issues on behalf of the media.

Qian Dickinson Bermuda July 11 2018

Mr. Dickinson’s appointment started in April, and Ms. Zuill’s began in June.

Mr. Dickinson is an eChannel Specialist at Clarien Bank, a radio personality on HOTT 1075 and a partner of BERMEMES who is well-known for his video interviews for the iconic social media group. He has over 15 years of web and social media experience.

“As an active member of various media outlets,” Mr. Dickinson said, “I am happy to be a resource to help protect Bermuda’s freedom of expression.”

Carla Zuill

Ms. Zuill has been a journalist in Bermuda since 2002. A graduate of the Grady School of Journalism at the University of Georgia, she initially started working as an assistant video editor in 1998, under the guidance of respected local filmmaker, the late Errol Williams.

After joining the Royal Gazette, she became its first Special Sections Editor. She then went on to work as a public affairs officer for the Bermuda Government for several years before joining Bermuda Broadcasting News as its assistant news director.

In 2014, she founded www.todayinbermuda.com but closed the site in 2017 before launching women’s lifestyle website, www.sheHub.tv in May 2018. She is also a social media strategist.

“It’s an honour to be asked to be part of this committee,” Ms. Zuill said. “I am committed to ensuring that journalism is carried out with professionalism and integrity in Bermuda.”

Mr. Burgess added that several other people had been approached about joining the Media Working Group, some of which were asked in April.

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  1. Nikki says:

    CONGRATULATIONS Carla:)

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