Society of Editors conference to debate future of royal reporting

Posted on: January 12, 2023 by Claire Meadows

The future of royal reporting will form a key discussion at the Society of Editors upcoming March annual conference, it has been announced today.

The high-profile one-day event, which brings together more than 200 leading editors and journalists from all sectors of the UK news media, will take place on 15 March 2023 at the Leonardo Royal Hotel, London City. 

Speakers confirmed for the royal debate include Camilla Tominey, Associate Editor covering politics and the royals at The Daily Telegraph, Roya Nikkhah, Royal Editor at The Sunday Times, Russell Myers, Royal Editor at the Daily Mirror and Catherine Mayer, Journalist and Author of the bestselling biography of King Charles III: ‘Charles: The Heart of a King’.

Dawn Alford, Executive Director of the Society of Editors said: “Following what has been a historic 18 months for the Royal Family, the Society’s annual conference will bring together senior industry figures to discuss the future of royal reporting. Has the public’s appetite for news on the Royal Family changed? How should momentous events be covered moving forward and what should the relationship between the media and the institution look like in the years to come?”

The conference will also include themes on data and demographics; the use of AI; attracting new audiences; adapting content across platforms; local democracy, politics and the media; diversity and inclusion and mental health in the newsroom.

The event will also include an influential Editors’ Panel with leading national, regional and broadcast editors coming together to discuss the media landscape, coverage of the biggest news stories and combating threats to journalism. More speakers and a programme will be announced in the coming days.

Booking is now open with an early-bird rate available before 13th February at £135+VAT for members and £145+VAT for non-members. Anyone wishing to book or enquire about sponsorship opportunities should email Angela Upton at