Speakers and Chairs for 2016
The SoE conference will take place in Carlisle from Monday 17 October – Tuesday 18 October. Confirmed speakers include Chris Blackhurst, Executive Director of CTF Partners and former editor of The Independent, Denise Eaton, Editor, Kent Messenger, David Helliwell, Editor, The Cumberland News, Joy Yates, Editorial Director, Johnston Press North East, Jeremy Clifford, Editor-in-Chief, Johnston Press, Jon Harris, Managing Director, Cavendish Press and David Higgerson, Digital Publishing Director, Trinity Mirror Regionals.
“Back in Business” will take place just a few hundred yards away from where flooding devastated Carlisle in December 2015. The city has strived to recover and rejuvenate and Cumbria is now very much back in business – not a bad metaphor for the resilience of the British media.”
As part of the conference, Google will be staging one of its acclaimed News Lab sessions and delegates attending the Carlisle event are bound to come away with a stack of good ideas and a fresh perspective on the major issues facing journalism.
This key arena for media debate is open to all and includes a significant emphasis on professional skills and knowledge development for those responsible for effective news gathering and distribution.