Mike Darcey to Speak at Society of Editors’ Conference

News Media Association chairman Mike Darcey, chief executive of News UK, is to speak at the Society of Editors’ annual conference in October.

Mr Darcey is one of the headline speakers at the event along with Culture Secretary John Whittingdale, former Guardian editor-in-chief Alan Rusbridger, who will deliver the Society of Editors Lecture, WPP chief executive Sir Martin Sorrell, and BBC Trust chairman Rona Fairhead. 

The conference, Making News Pay, which will be based at The Grange St Paul’s Hotel from 18-20 October, is a key arena for media debate on the major issues facing editors, journalists, broadcasters and publisher in all sectors of the media. 

The event, which is open to all, will include sessions on raising revenue from content and using social media. There will a significant emphasis on professional skills and knowledge development, the business of journalism and digital initiatives.

Society of Editors president Doug Wills, managing editor of the London Evening Standard and Independent titles said: “The conference spotlights the opportunities for journalists to turn their ingenuity to the business of making brilliant content and building revenues to help pay for the costs of news gathering.

“High profile speakers and panel debates on the major issues facing journalism will make it a must conference for all who need to keep abreast of developments in the industry.”

A draft programme can be found on the Society of Editors website.  The Society’s annual black tie gala dinner will take place at The Grange, St Paul’s Hotel on the evening of 19 October.

To enquire further about bookings for the whole or parts of the conference please email office@societyofeditors.org.