The Society of Editors’ upcoming In Discussion With… interview with BBC Editorial Director Kamal Ahmed will focus on The Future of BBC News in a Changing Media Landscape, it has been confirmed.
With the BBC reporting significant success in capturing audiences during the current pandemic crisis, yet at the same time facing questions over alleged bias and its very future, the corporation’s Editorial Director will join SoE director Ian Murray to discuss what the future holds for reporting the news for the world’s most successful public broadcaster.
Looking ahead to the discussion Murray said that it was an opportunity for the public to hear more about the BBC’s ongoing coverage of the pandemic and the editorial direction that the corporation was working towards for the future.
He said: “We are delighted that Kamal has agreed to take part in the Society’s upcoming In Discussion With…series and we look forward to hearing in more detail about the BBC’s future editorial strategy and steps to ensure that its coverage remains relevant to its audiences.”
The Society’s In Discussion With…series will also hear from Rachel Corp, recently appointed Editor of ITV News and the Lord Chief Justice, Lord Burnett of Maldon on November 26 and November 19 respectively.
Mental health, lessons from lockdown and diversity are all topics that will also be covered in the additional evening panel discussions commencing from November 10. Confirmed panellists for the diversity panel have also been announced today. Registrations for all the panel debates are now open and are free to all.
Register for the Society’s free In Discussion With… events here.