Lord Chief Justice To Speak At Society of Editors Conference

The Lord Chief Justice will speak about the relationship between the law and the media at the Society’s Virtual Conference for 2020 which starts later this month.

The ‘The Law and the Media: Maintaining Justice’ discussion is likely focus on areas such as remote access to the courts during the pandemic and issues such as cameras in courts, as well as the challenges that social media poses to protecting fair trials, and video hearings.

Ian Murray, executive director of the Society, said that the talk was an opportunity to hear more from the head of the judiciary about mutual concerns for both judges and the media during the ongoing pandemic.

The Society’s Virtual Conference for 2020 will see four ‘In Discussion with…’ keynote talks, including one with the Lord Chief Justice, as well as eight panel debates in the nations and regions held virtually over the course of November and early December.

Confirmed speakers for the In Discussion With…series include BBC editorial director Kamal Ahmed and newly-appointed ITV news editor Rachel Corp while panel discussions will focus on issues such as mental health in the newsroom, lockdown lessons from Leicester and beyond and diversity in the news media.

The full programme of events alongside how to book is available here.