Programme 2018

The Trust Factor – And How to Fund It 2018

Sunday 4 November 2018

4.00 pm    Registration – The Lowry Hotel

5.00 pm    SoE AGM

6.30 pm    Welcome reception – The Lowry Hotel

7.00 pm    Society of Editors Lecture
Paul Dacre, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief, Associated Newspapers

8.15 pm    Buffet Supper – sponsored by Cision

10.30 pm  Late bar – The Lowry Hotel


Monday 5 November 2018

9.15 am Welcome: Ian MacGregor, President, Society of Editors and Emeritus Editor, Telegraph Media Group and Ian Murray, Executive Director, Society of Editors

9.25 am  Katharine Viner, Editor-in-Chief, The Guardian followed by Q and A chaired by Ian MacGregor, Emeritus Editor, Telegraph Media Group

10.30 am  The Rt Hon Jeremy Wright MP, Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport followed by Q and A chaired by Amol Rajan, Media Editor, BBC

11.00 am Coffee

11.15 am Today’s Media: holding the powerful to account – or losing public trust?
Panel discussion including:
Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester
Ian Hopkins QPM, Chief Constable, Greater Manchester Police
Bénédicte Paviot, UK correspondent, France 24 and President, Foreign Press Association
Darren Thwaites, Editor-in-Chief, Manchester Evening News
Chaired by Jane Martinson, Professor of Financial Journalism, City University and Columnist, The Guardian

12.00 pm Today’s Media: How can the media hold the powerful to account in a world of ‘Fake News’
Panel discussion including:
Sarah Brown, Head of Journalism Training and News Literacy, EMEA, Facebook 
Jodie Ginsberg, Chief Executive, Index on Censorship
Simon Robinson, Regional Editor – Europe, Middle East and Africa, Reuters
Steve Wood, Deputy Information Commissioner
Chaired by Polly Curtis, former Editor-in-Chief, HuffPost UK

12.45 pm Coverage of our courts: crucial for our democracy or just too expensive to fix?
Panel discussion including:
John Battle, Head of Compliance, ITN
Tristan Kirk, Courts Reporter, London Evening Standard
Harriet Wistrich, Lawyer, Birnberg Peirce and Partners
Joy Yates, Editorial Director, Johnston Press North East
Chaired by Ian Murray, Executive Director, Society of Editors

1.30 pm Buffet and networking Lunch – sponsored by BBC News 

2.20 pm  Lloyd Embley, Group Editor-in-Chief, Reach plc followed by Q and A chaired by Ian MacGregor, Emeritus Editor, Telegraph Media Group

3.00 pm Are newsrooms representing the communities they serve to keep their trust?
Panel discussion including:
Sabah Choudhry, Aziz Foundation scholar, City University
Safeeyah Kazi, former editorial apprentice, London Evening Standard
Marc Reeves, West Midland Editor-in-Chief, Reach plc
Patrick Strudwick, LGBT Editor, BuzzFeed UK
Chaired by Sarah Whitehead, Deputy Head of Newsgathering, Sky News

3.45 pm  Tea

4.00 pm New Initiatives to provide the trusted content readers want
Panel discussion including:
Paul Clarkson, Managing Editor, The Sun
Peter Clifton, Editor-in-Chief, Press Association 
Polly Curtis, Editor-in-Chief, HuffPost UK
Karla Geci, Head of Marketing in Media Partnerships, EMEA, Facebook
Martin Little, Director of Digital Content, Johnston Press
Chaired by Alison Gow, Editor-in-Chief Digital, Reach plc Regionals

4.45 pm Conference Close