A regional daily editor will join national colleagues to discuss their roles in a forthcoming debate.
Nancy Fielder, pictured, who edits Sheffield daily The Star, will appear at a panel discussion entitled ‘Role of the Editor in the Evolving Newsroom’ at the Society of Editors Conference on 12 November.
The debate will be chaired by Kamal Ahmed, editorial director of BBC News, and will also feature Daily Mirror editor Alison Phillips, Daily Telegraph editor Chris Evans Mail on Sunday editor Ted Verity and Reuters Global managing editor Alessandra Galloni.
The SoE has also announced a debate on press freedom will also take place at the event, featuring Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham, John Whittingdale MP, Sunday Life editor Martin Breen and ITN head of compliance John Battle.
SoE executive director Ian Murray said: “In a fast-changing media world the role of the editor would seem ever more vital.
“How editors of some of the most important news operations are seeing this change and their thoughts on the future of the role will make fascinating and compulsive listening at this year’s conference.”
The conference will be held at Stationers’ Hall, in London.