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Evening Press editor takes on regional work

Liz Page, editor of the York Evening Press, has been given the Society of Editors portfolio of responsibility for the regions.

The role was created after a promise was made about regional representation during merger talks between the Guild of Editors and Association of British Editors, which joined to become the Society.

Liz was elected a director of the Society in 1999.

Society director Bob Satchwell said: “It is vital that the regions survive and thrive to build on the work that can be done centrally by the new board and Liz has written to all the regional chairs seeking feedback on current activity.

“Information is needed urgently by the society on local government changes throughout the country, along with examples of problems caused by the police’s new ACPO guidelines.”

The guidelines cover the way police are expected to work with journalists, especially when naming offenders, victims or casualties.

Regional meetings could take place with guests like chief constables, to raise awareness of the issues faced by editors,
400 of whom are now represented by the Society of Editors.

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