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Last chance to book for regional editors’ seminar

Places are still available for a one-day seminar for regional press editors and senior journalists next week.

HoldtheFrontPage is teaming up with the Society of Editors to stage Monday’s regional editors’ seminar in Manchester.

Tickets for the seminar are limited and cost £60 plus vat for the day.

Confirmed speakers include Johnston Press chief executive Ashley Highfield, new Press Association editor Peter Clifton, Yorkshire Post editor Jeremy Clifford and Manchester Evening News editor Rob Irvine.


The event is targeted specifically at the key commercial, regulatory and editorial issues affecting the regional media, including the implications of next week’s election result for the industry.

Organised by the Society in association with HoldtheFrontPage, the event is also being supported by the Press Association and Camelot.

Other speakers include David Powles, head of Archant’s investigations team, Ian Murray, editor-in-chief of the Southern Daily Echo, Donald Martin, editor-in-chief of DC Thomson Newspapers and Joy Yates, group editor of Johnston Press North East.

Sessions will include discussion on the BBC’s relationship with local news providers, the opportunities for local newspapers offered by devolution, how digital platforms shaped general election coverage, and what the new government may have in store for the industry.

The SoE has also arranged a special overnight rate for delegates who wish to arrive on the evening of Sunday 21 June including an informal dinner with a speaker, with a price of £175 + VAT for dinner, bed and breakfast and the seminar day rate.

To book please contact Angela at or call 01223 304080.