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Editorial director to speak at new media conference

An editorial director at Johnston Press is among the speakers at a new media conference being held this month.

Former Yorkshire Evening Post editor Paul Napier, who is now group editorial development director for JP, will speak at the Acamedia conference at the University of Sunderland.

The conference aims to explore the huge challenges facing the media profession and will discuss best practices and routes into the industry.

It will be chaired by media commentator Steve Hewlett and other speakers include Lord David Puttnam, Jamie Conway from Made TV and Dan Clarke, editor of the BBC’s Newsround programme.

The conference runs takes place on 26 April from 8.30 to 5pm at the university’s Sir Tom Cowie Campus. For further information or to book a place visit, call 0191 515 3199 or email