High-profile speakers join conference line-up

Posted on: April 19, 2022 by Claire Meadows

More leading industry figures have today been announced for next month’s Society of Editors ‘Future of News’ conference.

Considered a major highlight of the industry calendar, the in-person conference will take place on Wednesday 11 May 2022 at Mary Ward House in London.

Joining the programme include LBC presenter Nick Ferrari, Su-Mei Thompson, the Chief Executive of the Media Trust, Sophie Hanbury, Director of Strategic Content Partnerships at Independent Digital News & Media and Charles Minty, Head of Digital Subscriptions and Membership at The Guardian.

The newest additions to the must-attend conference join speakers already announced including Alison Phillips, Editor at the Daily Mirror, BBC Digital Director Naja Nielsen, Kamal Ahmed, Editor-in-Chief of the News Movement, Jasper Fulcher, the Telegraph’s Head of Daily Visual Production. Shelley Bishton, Head of Creative Diversity for News UK, renowned foreign correspondent Ian Birrell and many more.

Topics of discussion for the one day ‘Future of News’ conference include the coverage of Ukraine, how to engage new audiences and the growing trend for solution-focused content, diversity and inclusion in newsrooms and trust in the media and business models for future success.

Dawn Alford, Executive Director of the Society of Editors said: “Next month’s Future of News conference will provide an essential forum for journalists across the UK to come together and discuss the challenges and exciting opportunities for the UK news media. We are delighted that Nick Ferrari, Su-Mei Thompson, Sophie Hanbury and Charles Minty have joined our brilliant line-up and we look forward to welcoming them alongside our other high-profile speakers on 11 May.”

Spaces at the conference are limited so those wishing to attend are encouraged to book now. A day-delegate is priced at £150+VAT for members and £160+VAT for non-members. To book please contact Angela Upton Please note – this year the Society will not be providing accommodation however details of nearby hotels can be found here.

The Society’s campaigning work on behalf of press freedom is made possible thanks to the support of Camelot, Meta and Google.

A programme for the conference can be found here and more speakers will be announced in the coming days.