Programme

DEFENDING MEDIA FREEDOM: THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY CONFERENCE

Tuesday 12 November, Stationers’ Hall 

Read about the conference programme, confirmed at this stage. More details to be announced.


8.45 am – 9.30 am: Coffee and Registration

9.30 am: Welcome

9.40 am: Keynote Opening Speech


10.20 am: Panel 1: The Role of the Editor in the Evolving Newsroom

Chair: Kamal Ahmed, Editorial Director of BBC News

Alison Phillips, Editor of the Daily Mirror

Chris Evans, Editor of The Telegraph 

Ted Verity, Editor of The Mail on Sunday

Nancy Fielder, Editor of the Sheffield Star

Alessandra Galloni, Global Managing Editor of Reuters  


11am: Coffee

11.20 am: Panel 2: Investigations: Are they still relevant in the clickbait world?

Jonathan Calvert, Insight Editor at The Sunday Times

Claire Newell, Investigations Editor of The Telegraph

Paul Henderson, Deputy Editor of the Daily Mirror

Jane Bradley, Investigations Correspondent at BuzzFeed News

Tom Bristow, Head of Archant Investigations Unit


12.30 pm: Lunch

1.30 pm: Keynote speech


2.15 pm: Panel 3: The Digital Future: Building Audience and Future-proofing the Newsroom

Chair: Alison Gow, Editor in chief (digital) for the regionals division of Reach plc

Professor Lucy Kueng, Senior Research Fellow at the Reuters Institute, Oxford University 

Keith Poole, Digital Editor of The Sun


3.15 pm: Coffee

3.30 pm: Panel 4: Press Freedom: Old and Emerging Threats

Chair: Jodie Ginsberg, CEO of Index on Censorship

Elizabeth Denham, Information Commissioner

John Battle, Head of Compliance, ITN

The Rt Hon John Whittingdale MP

Martin Breen, Editor of Sunday Life (Northern Ireland) 


4.30 pm: Close

4.35 pm: Society of Editors Annual General Meeting

Suggestions for nearby attractions for guests to enjoy during the interval can be found here.


6.45 pm: President’s Reception

7.30 pm: Gala Dinner

10 pm: After dinner awards and speeches

Lifetime Achievement Award: Kate Adie

Midnight: Carriages