David Dinsmore to Speak at Society of Editors Conference

David Dinsmore will make his first key speech as the new chief operating officer for News UK at the Society of Editors’ annual conference next month.

In a speech billed as ‘The enduring relevance of newspapers,’ Mr Dinsmore is expected to reflect on the lessons of how a big year in British politics has been reported.

Mr Dinsmore’s contribution will be the final session at the conference. It will be his first major speech since moving up from the editorship of The Sun following the return of Rebekah Brooks as chief executive of News UK.

The Society of Editors will return to London for this year’s annual conference from 18 to 20 October with a clear focus on the business of journalism and how editors can make the best use of digital news platforms.

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.

To book go to the Society of Editors website.