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JP digital chief to address annual journalism training conference

Jeff  Moriarty

The digital chief at regional publisher Johnston Press is among the speakers at an annual journalism training conference.

Jeff Moriarty, chief digital and product officer at Johnston Press, will discuss his work leading the digital strategy for the publisher at the Journalism Skills Conference next month.

The conference, which is run by the National Council for the Training of Journalists, takes place from 26-27 November and will be hosted by the BBC Academy at its base in The Mailbox in Birmingham.

At the event, proposed changes to the structure of the Diploma in Journalism qualification will be discussed, along with digital skills needed by journalists.

Derby Telegraph editor Neil White, who is an NCTJ board member, will lead a session giving delegates their first opportunity to debate major changes to the Diploma qualification.

Johnston Press North East group editor Joy Yates will chair a session about priorities for 2016, which will also include Marc Reeves, editor-in-chief at Trinity Mirror Midlands.

And former Coventry Telegraph editor Alun Thorne, who is now working in PR, will speak about “embracing the dark side” of PR and communications.

At the awards dinner, the NCTJ’s Awards for Excellence will be presented to the best student and trainee journalists.

The full programme can be viewed here. To book online click here.