The Trust Factor – And How to Fund It
Sunday November 4 and Monday November 5 2018
The Lowry Hotel in Manchester
The theme for the 2018 conference was ‘The Trust Factor – And How to Fund It.’ Paul Dacre, outgoing Editor of the Daily Mail, delivered the Society of Editors Annual Lecture to launch the conference on the evening of Sunday November 4 at the Lowry Hotel. The Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport delivered a keynote address on Monday 5 November with Katharine Viner, Editor-in-Chief of The Guardian and Lloyd Embley, Group Editor-in-Chief at Reach plc also addressing delegates.
In what is always one of the most important dates in the media calendar, the conference debated and explored the most topical issues facing the industry today.
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Paul Dacre, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Associated Newspapers, delivered the prestigious Society of Editors Lecture on Sunday 4 November. Dacre, one of the media world's most influential figures, announced his retirement earlier this year after nearly 26 years at the helm of the paper.
Katharine Viner, the editor-in-chief of The Guardian, delivered a keynote speech at the Society of Editors Autumn conference. Opening the main conference day on Monday 5 November, Viner outlined her vision for the future of Guardian journalism, the importance of building strong relationships with readers in order to retain trust, and the challenges of building a sustainable business model that enables continued investment in high quality journalism.
The full-day conference took place the following day, again at the Lowry Hotel.
“I can think of no more fitting place to stage this year’s conference than the vibrant city of Manchester which continues to be a focal point for the regeneration of not just the proud city itself but the region as a whole,” said Ian Murray, Executive Director of the Society
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