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Second national editor to speak at Society of Editors conference

Katharine VinerA second national editor is set to speak at this year’s Society of Editors annual conference, it has been announced.

Katharine Viner, left, editor-in-chief of The Guardian, will deliver a keynote speech opening the main conference day on Monday 5 November.

According to the SoE, Katharine will outline her vision for the future of Guardian journalism, the importance of building strong relationships with readers in order to retain trust, and the challenges of building a sustainable business model that enables continued investment in high quality journalism.

Last week the SoE announced outgoing Daily Mail editor Paul Dacre would deliver its annual lecture, which will take place the day before on Sunday 4 November.

Both days of the conference are set to be held at the Lowry Hotel, in Manchester.

Katharine has worked for The Guardian since 1997 and was appointed editor-in-chief in June 2015.

She previously served as the newspaper’s deputy editor, was involved in the launch Guardian Australia in 2013, and was also editor of Guardian US, based in New York.

Ian Murray, executive director of the Society of Editors, said: “It is fantastic to have such an important media figure speaking at what is the must-attend conference of the media calendar.”