Guardian editor to give keynote address at Society conference

Posted on: August 8, 2018 by admin


Katharine Viner, the editor-in-chief of The Guardian, will deliver a keynote speech at the Society of Editors Autumn conference.

Opening the main conference day on Monday 5 November, Viner (pictured below) will outline her vision for the future of Guardian journalism, the importance of building strong relationships with readers in order to retain trust, and the challenges of building a sustainable business model that enables continued investment in high quality journalism.

Kath Viner

The conference, a key event in the media calendar, will take place at the iconic Lowry Hotel and will focus this year on The Trust Factor – and How to Fund it. Paul Dacre, who announced he was stepping aside as Editor this year after 26-years at the helm of the Daily Mail, will deliver the prestigious Society of Editors Lecture on the evening of Sunday 4 November.

Viner, who has worked for The Guardian since 1997, was appointed editor-in-chief in June 2015. She was appointed deputy editor of the Guardian in 2008; launched the award-winning Guardian Australia in 2013; and was also editor of Guardian US, based in New York.

Ian Murray, Executive Director of the Society of Editors said that: “It is fantastic to have such an important media figure speaking at what is the must-attend conference of the media calendar.”

Booking is now open for the conference and members can take advantage of early bird rates of £499 +VAT for full conference and accommodation if booked by Friday 7 September. Full conference including accommodation for non-members is £599+VAT. Rates can be found online on our Conference 2018 page.