Fighting for Real News

Programme for 2017
(Subject to change with further speakers to be announced)

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 


7.00 pm  Society of Editors Lecture 
Ronan Harris, Managing Director, Google UK and Ireland 

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, Deputy Executive Director, Society of Editors 

Ian MacGregorIan Murray

9.45 am Why real news is the key to our future 
Q&A chaired by Amol Rajan, Media Editor, BBC
Chris Evans, Editor and Director of Content, Telegraph Media Group


10.30 am Coffee 

10.45 am "WikiTribune: the news is broken, but we know how to fix it".
Session chair to be confirmed 
Orit Kopel, Co-founder and VP of Business Development, Wikitribune

 Orit Kopel

11.30 am Fake News panel session
Session chair to be confirmed
Peter Barron, Vice President, Communications and Public Affairs, Google
Keith Harrison, Editor, Express & Star Wolverhampton
Áine Kerr, Manager, Journalism Partnerships, Facebook
Will Moy, Director, Full Fact


12.15 pm Freedom of Expression under threat worldwide 
Yavuz Baydar, Co-founder, P24
Tim MacGabhann, Reporter, Al Jazeera and freelance journalist formerly based in Mexico City
András Murányi,  Former Editor of Nepszabadsag newspaper, Hungary
Chaired by 
Jodie Ginsberg, Chief Executive, Index on Censorship

Yavuz Baydar   Tim MacGabhann Andras Muranyi 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 DickJackie Ashley

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


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, Journalist and Author
Sarah Whitehead, Head of Home News, Sky News 
Chaired by Jackie Ashley, Journalist and Broadcaster and President, Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge

AC-Mark-RowleyRob-IrvineSimon-JenkinsJackie 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, Bureau Local 
Chaired by Ray Snoddy, Media Commentator 

Peter Clifton Alan-EdmundsToby Granville Megan-Lucero

5.00 pm Is the media self-censoring?   

6.00 pm Sessions close

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