10 am          Coffee and Registration

10.30 am     Welcome from Dawn Alford, Executive Director, Society of Editors 

10.40 am     The Future of News by Ros Atkins, Presenter, BBC News

11.00 am     Engaging with the future

Is TikTok really the only solution to attracting Gen Z and how is the traditional news media winning over young people? Plus, the strategies behind award-winning news platforms and the growing trend for solution-focused content.

Moderator: Kamal Ahmed, Editor-in-Chief and co-founder, The News Movement

Warren Nettleford, Co-founder, Need to Know
Naja Nielsen, Digital Director, BBC News
Jasper Fulcher, Head of Daily Visual Production, Telegraph Media Group
Nabihah Parkar, Video Producer, Vice World News

11.45am        Coffee

12.15pm       Changing Newsrooms

Have positive initiatives to improve diversity and inclusion in the media had an impact and what does the industry still need to do? How can the news media learn from each other to ensure voices are heard and can further improvements result in more widespread trust in the media?

Moderator: Alison Phillips, Editor, Daily Mirror and Chair, Women in Journalism

Joseph Harker, Senior Editor, Diversity & Development, Guardian News & Media
Shelley Bishton, Head of Creative Diversity, News UK
Luke Jacobs, Regional Editor, Reach plc
Su-Mei Thompson, CEO, Media Trust

1.00 pm        Reporters’ Charter Launch

John Battle, Head of Legal and Compliance, ITN 

1.30 pm         Lunch 

2.30 pm Pay-ups or paywalls? What is the future for making news pay?

News needs funding but what are the models for future success? Is there a perfect paywall or must tech giant platforms play more fairly?  Plus, how commercial and editorial teams can work more closely together to create award-winning campaigns. 

Moderated by: Ian MacGregor, Emeritus Editor, The Telegraph

Jessica Hayes, Deputy Director of Global Supporter Strategy, The Guardian
Becky Clay, Head of Invention, Reach plc
Louise Close, Head of Live, Evening Standard
Edward McCann, Deputy Publisher, Mediahuis Ireland 

3.30 pm  Coffee

4.00 pm Ukraine: How has war coverage changed?

What is it like to cover a war in 2022 and how difficult is it to report from the frontlines of the crisis? With British media outlets believed to have more than 50 journalists in Ukraine at any one time, how do editors keep their staff safe and battle against disinformation to ensure the truth is told.

Moderated by: Tessa Chapman, Chief Correspondent, 5 News

Marianna Spring, Specialist Disinformation and social media reporter, BBC
Nick Fagge, Senior Reporter, MailOnline’s Global team
Jonathan Levy, Director of News-gathering and Operations, Sky News
Simon Robinson, Reuters Global Managing Editor, Newsroom

*This panel will begin with a tribute to the journalists worldwide who have been killed in reporting on wars this year.

5.00 pm  Keynote address from the Rt Hon Alok Sharma MP, President of COP26 and Minister of State at the Cabinet Office followed by an address by Martin Breen, President, Society of Editors and presentation of Outstanding Contribution to Journalism Award to Christina Lamb OBE

*Programme timings are subject to change