Programme Announced for Society of Editors Conference

Alan Rusbridger will open the conference and deliver the Society of Editors Lecture, culture secretary, John Whittingdale, will present a keynote speech and Sir Martin Sorrell and Rona Fairhead will be in conversation with Steve Hewlett at the UK’s biggest gathering of editors.

Conference highlights will include:

How to make money from advertising: Sir Martin Sorrell, Chief Executive Officer, WPP with Steve Hewlett, Presenter, BBC Radio 4’s The Media Show

BBC Trust: What Lies Ahead?: Rona Fairhead, Chairman, BBC Trust chaired by Steve Hewlett, Presenter, BBC Radio 4’s The Media Show

Freedom of Information – a discussion with Maurice Frankel, Director, Campaign for Freedom of Information, Simon O’Neill, Editor, The Oxford Mail, chaired by John Battle, Head of Compliance, ITN

20/20 vision – The Future of News: a panel discussion with senior editors including Sarah Sands, Editor, London Evening Standard and Ian MacGregor, Editor, The Sunday Telegraph

The conference, Making News Pay, 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 publishers in all sectors of the media. 

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