Christian Broughton, Editor of The Independent is the latest major media figure to be announced as a participant at next month’s Society of Editors Conference in London.
Christian joins an impressive line-up of speakers and panellists gathering at Stationers’ Hall on November 12, including three other national newspaper editors.
Christian has been Editor of The Independent since 2016, leading the title’s pioneering transformation from print to digital.
Having started his career at The Independent while at university, Christian has held a number of positions across a range of departments, from weekend magazines to sport, and from news to daily features.
In 2012, while Night Editor of the paper, he was appointed Digital Editor, and has since overseen the expansion of the digital newsroom to more than one hundred staff journalists in nine countries, as well as huge audience growth, reaching 120 million monthly unique browsers.
As part of a profitable and growing news organisation with global reach and influence, Christian is equally busy expanding the title in the US and UK, and supporting the development of reader revenues.
Christian will be joining ‘The Digital Future: Building Audience and Future-Proofing the Newsroom’ panel debate alongside speakers with different ideas of how digital news is developing. Together they will bring their unique experiences and perspectives to what will be a rich and thought-provoking discussion on the digital future.
Fellow panellists include Professor Lucy Kueng, Senior Research Fellow at the Reuters Institute; James Mitchinson, Editor of the Yorkshire Post and Editorial Director of JPI Media Yorkshire and Keith Poole, Editor of the Sun.
Ian Murray, executive director of the Society of Editors, said: “this year’s conference is truly a must attend event for anyone in our industry and the topics being debated are of the moment as the UK media faces numerous challenges, but also opportunities”
Also speaking at the conference will be editors Alison Phillips (Daily Mirror), Chris Evans (The Telegraph), Alessandra Galloni (Reuters) and Vic Motune (The Voice).
The conference will also be debating the Role of the Editor, Challenges to Press Freedom and the Continuing importance of Investigative Journalism.
The Society of Editors’ 20th Anniversary Conference is kindly sponsored by: