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Speakers announced for SoE regional editors’ seminar

SoE seminarThe Society of Editors’ fourth annual regional editors’ seminar is set to take place next month.

The one-day conference in Bristol, which is supported by HoldtheFrontPage, is being run on Monday 6 February with the theme “new ideas to take back to your newsrooms”.

Among the speakers at the event will be Leicester Mercury editor George Oliver and Cambridge News editor David Bartlett, who will lead a session called ‘The Way Forward – what is working and what is not’.

SoE executive director Bob Satchwell will discuss the society’s latest campaigns, while a session entitled ‘Is print really dying?’ will feature Keith Harrison, who edits Wolverhampton-based daily the Express & Star, and Egremont 2Day editor Rachael Grealish.

Other sessions on how to maximise video, fake news and police and media co-operation will also be held.

Matthew Barraclough, editor at the BBC local journalism working group, will provide an update on the local democracy reporting scheme.

Tickets for the seminar, at the Bristol Royal Marriott Hotel, are limited and cost £70 plus VAT for the day.

A special overnight rate for those travelling on the Sunday including dinner, bed and breakfast and the seminar the following day is £200 plus VAT. To book, call 01223 304080.

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  • January 20, 2017 at 8:27 am

    After the shocking announcement from TM yesterday ( with another about they’d production units to cone today) and Archant dumping 50+ journalists at Christmas coupled with the ongoing dismantling of the regional NEWS paper industry in this country I think they should scrap the planned agenda and discuss just what’s happened, why and make plans to attempt a recovery mission for local papers. If they still insist on burying their heads and ignoring the way the industry’s going none of them will have editorial johns this time next year.
    Face the facts and do something about them of ignore them and face the fall out – your choice

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