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National and regional editors meet John Whittingdale MP

Posted on: July 16, 2019 by Mariella Brown

The Society of Editors staged a lunch for representatives of the media to meet with former Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Secretary John Whittingdale MP to discuss industry related matters.

The meeting, which was held under Chatham House Rules, took place at Northcliffe House – home of the Mail Group and ESI media.

Topics for discussion included the government’s Online Harms white paper and the Information Commissioner’s Office proposals on age appropriate restrictions for digital content.

Mr Whittingdale also spoke of plans for the Seminar on Media Freedom and Protection of Journalists, which is being staged under his role as Chair of the Inter-Parliamentary Union and will be held in London in September.

Image, from left to right: Jonathan Grun (emeritus editor, PA Media), Paul Clarkson (managing editor, The Sun), John Whittingdale MP, Eleanor Mills (editorial director, The Sunday Times and editor of Sunday Times Magazine), Ian Murray (executive director, Society of Editors), Alison Gow (editor-in-chief (digital) for Reach Plc regionals), Ceri Gould (editor-in-chief, South East and Cambridge for Reach Plc). 

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