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SoE Virtual Conference reaches finale following five-week season

Posted on: December 4, 2020 by Mariella Brown

The Society of Editors’ Virtual Conference reached its finale yesterday, ending on a high note with a keynote discussion with Managing Director of the Independent, Christian Broughton.

The final session brought to an end five weeks’ worth of discussions, panels and debates covering topics as wide-ranging as Mental Health in the Newsroom, Diversity in the News Media and the Protection of Journalists.

The Society’s annual conference usually takes place each autumn with the nation’s news media gathering to debate the most important topics facing the industry. This year due to the Covid-19 pandemic the decision was taken to spread the events across several weeks creating a digital record of the discussions which can be found here.

Ian Murray, executive director of the Society said: “When we realised the Society’s conference would have to be a virtual event this year we were determined to ensure the annual must-attend event in the media calendar would not disappoint.

“Thanks to the enthusiasm and professionalism of our strong list of panellists and chairs I believe that not only did we achieve our aims but surpassed them.

“I must thank all those who participated for their tremendous input, our sponsors Camelot and Facebook, and also everyone who joined us for all or some of the sessions.”

To watch all of the debates and discussions as well as read the full news coverage of the event visit our conference page

The keynote discussions can be also downloaded as podcasts here.