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Bargain rate for regional media conference unveiled

Prices for the Society of Editors’ second annual conference specially aimed at the regional media have been confirmed.

Sponsored by HoldtheFrontPage, the event will take place on Monday 7 April at the Forest of Arden Hotel in the Midlands.

The day rate for the conference, which includes lunch and refreshments will be just £55 + VAT, with the option of an overnight stay and informal dinner  on the Sunday night for £165 + VAT.

The dinner will be hosted by SoE president and Southern Daily Echo editor Ian Murray and the guest speaker will be HoldtheFrontPage blogger and former Birmingham Mail editor Steve Dyson.

SoE executive director Bob Satchwell said: “Once again, every effort has been made to make the event as useful and affordable as possible. The sessions will provide valuable training updates and insights from industry colleagues who are making the running with new ideas.

“The £55 day rate for the seminar is unbeatable value reflecting the Society’s commitment to its regional members.”

Entitled ‘Turning of the Tide,’ the conference will focus on positive developments within the industry as the worst of its problems appear to be easing.

Other speakers will include Trinity Mirror editorial director Neil Benson who will be looking at the newsroom of the future, and NCTJ chief executive Joanne Butcher who will be discussing the role of apprenticeships in journalism training.

Alison Gow, head of Trinity Mirror’s new digital and content innovation team, will be looking into the fast-moving digital future, while media lawyer Tony Jaffa will focus on recent changes to the libel laws.

To book your place, email office@societyofeditors.org

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  • February 3, 2014 at 11:22 am
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    Entitled ‘Turning of the Tide,’ the conference will focus on positive developments within the industry as the worst of its problems appear to be easing.

    Yeah ! Tell that to the guys and gals at Johnston and Newsquest. Maybe you could all divert to Newport, via Darlington before tucking into the reception, cakes and pastries, lunch and din-dins..

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