Fighting for Real News

Programme for 2017


Sunday 12 November 2017

4.00 pm  Registration – The Tamburlaine 

5.00 pm  SoE AGM 

6.30 pm  Welcome reception – The Tamburlaine
Welcome from David Bartlett, Editor, Cambridge News 
Welcome from Dawn Austwick OBE, Chief Executive of the Big Lottery Fund

David-Bartlett Dawn-Austwick

7.00 pm  Society of Editors Lecture 
Ronan Harris, Managing Director, Google UK and Ireland 
Chaired by Ian MacGregor, President, Society of Editors and Emeritus Editor, Telegraph Media Group

Ronan Harris Ian MacGregor

8.15 pm  Buffet Supper

10.30pm Late bar – The Tamburlaine  

Monday 13 November 2017

8.30 am Transport to Clare College, Cambridge

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

Ian MacGregor Ian Murray

9.45 am Why real news is the key to our future 
The speech will be followed by a Q&A chaired by Amol Rajan, Media Editor, BBC
Chris Evans, Editor, The Telegraph 

Amol-Rajan Chris-Evans

10.30 am  WikiTribune: "the news is broken, but we know how to fix it".
Orit Kopel, Co-founder and VP of Business Development, Wikitribune
Chaired by Alison Gow, Editor-in-Chief (Digital), Trinity Mirror Regionals 

 Orit Kopel Alison Gow

11.15 am Coffee 

11.30 am Fake News panel session

Peter Barron, Vice President, Communications and Public Affairs, Google
Keith Harrison, Editor, Express & Star Wolverhampton
Will Moy, Director, Full Fact
Chaired by Heather Harris, Executive Editor, Bloomberg 

Peter-Barron Keith-Harrison  Will Moy Heather-Harris

12.15 pm Freedom of Expression under threat worldwide 
Yavuz Baydar, Co-founder, P24 and Editor, Ahval
Richard Gizbert, Presenter, The Listening Post, Al Jazeera
Tim MacGabhann, Reporter, Al Jazeera and freelance journalist formerly based in Mexico City
Chaired by 
Jodie Ginsberg, Chief Executive, Index on Censorship

Yavuz Baydar Richard-Gizbert Tim MacGabhann Jodie-Ginsberg

1.00 pm Buffet and networking Lunch - sponsored by BBC News

2.00 pm Police and Media Engagement
Cressida Dick, Metropolitan Police Commissioner 
Chaired by Jackie Ashley, Journalist and Broadcaster and President, Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge

Cressida Dick Jackie-Ashley

2.40 pm Reporting Terror 
Rob Irvine, Editor, Manchester Evening News

Rob-Irvine

3.00 pm Reporting Terror - are we doing the terrorists’ job for them? 
Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley, Head of National Counter Terrorism Policing
Rob Irvine, Editor, Manchester Evening News 
Simon Jenkins, Columnist, The Guardian
James Stephenson, News Editor, BBC News and Current Affairs 
Sarah Whitehead, Head of Home News, Sky News 
Chaired by Jackie Ashley, Journalist and Broadcaster and President, Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge

AC-Mark-Rowley Rob-Irvine Simon-Jenkins James-Stephenson Sarah-Whitehead Jackie-Ashley

4.00 pm Tea

4.15 pm Ideas and Innovations 
Peter Clifton, Editor-in-Chief, Press Association
Alan Edmunds, Editorial Director, Trinity Mirror Regionals
Toby Granville, Editorial Development Director, Newsquest
Megan Lucero, Director, The Bureau Local 
Chaired by Ray Snoddy, Media Commentator 

Peter Clifton  Alan-Edmunds Toby Granville Megan-Lucero Ray Snoddy

5.00 pm 'Quality journalism in the age of fragmentation'
Lionel Barber, Editor, Financial Times 
Chaired by Ian MacGregor, President, Society of Editors and Emeritus Editor, Telegraph Media Group

Lionel-Barber Ian MacGregor

6.00 pm Sessions close

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