Dacre and Viner To Speak At Society of Editors Conference

Paul Dacre and Katharine Viner are to speak at the Society of Editors annual conference in Manchester in the autumn.

Editor of the Daily Mail Mr Dacre is to give the Society of Editors annual lecture to launch the conference, while The Guardian editor-in-chief Ms Viner will deliver a keynote speech the following day.

Mr Dacre recently announced that he will step down as editor in November after 26 years at the helm of the Daily Mail to become editor-in-chief and chairman of Associated Newspapers. Mr Dacre has also been one of the industry’s most passionate and fearless defenders of press freedom.

In her keynote speech, Ms Viner will outline her vision for the future of Guardian journalism, the importance of building strong relationships with readers in order to retain trust, and the challenges of building a sustainable business model that enables continued investment in high quality journalism. 

The Society of Editors Conference, themed ‘The Trust Factor – And How to Fund It’, takes place at the Lowry Hotel in Manchester over 4 and 5 November.

The conference will start with the President’s Reception and Society Lecture followed by an evening networking buffet on 4 November with the full-day conference following the next day.

Booking can be done here