The Society of Editors has announced the postponement of the annual Satchwell Lecture due to take place in early May.
Editor of the Daily Mail, Geordie Greig was due to deliver the lecture, staged in Stationers’ Hall in central London on May 11.
The event, a highlight of the media calendar, will now be postponed to a date to be confirmed later in the year.
Ian Murray, Executive Director of the Society said the postponement was done with a heavy heart but necessary during these difficult times.
“The government’s advice is to avoid social gatherings for the immediate future and although the Satchwell Lecture takes place in a month’s time it was felt important to make a decision now,” he added.
“We are very grateful Geordie Greig had agreed to deliver the lecture and thank him for his support.”
The Satchwell Lecture was founded three years ago and is named after Bob Satchwell, founding executive director of the Society of Editors who stepped down from his post due to ill health in 2017.