Two regional editorial chiefs are set to discuss ways of ‘future proofing’ newrooms in the digital era at the forthcoming Society of Editors Conference.
James Mitchinson, editor of the Yorkshire Post and editorial director of JPIMedia Yorkshire, will sit on a panel discussing the topic in a session entitled ‘The Digital Future: Building audience and future-proofing the newsroom’.
James, pictured, will offer his thoughts on the “future of a regional newsroom in the digital world” during the debate, which will be chaired by Alison Gow, editor-in-chief (digital) at Reach plc.
Keith Poole, digital editor of the Sun Online, Jo Kelly, Twitter’s head of news and sport partnerships Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and Professor Lucy Kueng, of the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at Oxford University, complete the line-up.
Ian Murray, executive director of the Society of Editors, said: “I can honestly state that no one understands what the future holds for the digital newsroom better than the panellists we have assembled for the Society’s Conference this November.
“Their insight will be fascinating and extremely valuable to the industry. A must-attend debate.”
The conference takes place on 12 November in London.