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MailOnline chief Clarke to deliver Society of Editors Lecture

Martin ClarkeThe publisher who turned MailOnline into the world’s most popular English-language newspaper website is to deliver this year’s Society of Editors’ Lecture.

Martin Clarke, left, who launched the site in its current form in 2008, will deliver the address at the start of the Society’s ‘Fighting for Real News’ conference on 12/13 November in Cambridge.

Martin began his career at the Daily Mail in 1987 and rejoined its parent company DMGT in 2001, following stints as editor of both The Scotsman and the Daily Record.

MailOnline now boasts over 229m monthly unique visitors globally with a daily reach of 5.6m browsers in the UK.

Ian Murray, deputy executive director of the Society of Editors said: “We are absolutely delighted that Martin Clarke, an experienced and highly respected figure, will be delivering this prestigious address to our delegates this year.

“The Society looks forward to hearing his views on the issues that matter to the industry.”

The conference agenda will focus on combatting fake news and the importance of original reporting, analysis and comment on both print and digital platforms.

It will also consider police and media relationships, media coverage of terrorist attacks, and freedom of expression in the UK, Europe and more widely.

Other high profile speakers already confirmed include the Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick, Telegraph editor-in-chief Chris Evans and Manchester Evening News editor Rob Irvine.