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More editors unveiled as speakers at debate on online abuse

Helen DalbyMore editors have been announced as speakers at a debate discussing online abuse against journalists.

Helen Dalby, pictured, audience and content director at Reach North East, and Karl Holbrook, who edits the Northern Echo, have been added to a panel discussion which will be held as part of this year’s Society of Editors Conference.

Joy Yates, interim editorial director for JPIMedia Scotland, will chair the debate, which will take place on 23 November.

They will be joined on the panel by Lee Hall, head of the School of Media and Communications at the University of Sunderland, and Lousie Bradford, managing director of Creo Comms.

The five-week virtual conference will be made up of a series of free events throughout November and December.

Other confirmed debates so far include ‘Mental Health in the Newsroom’, which will be chaired by SoE president Alison Gow, pictured, who is also audience and content director for Reach plc in the North-West.

Reach Midlands and Wales marketplace publisher Marc Reeves will run a session entitled ‘Lockdown lessons from Leicester and beyond’, while Ceri Gould, the publisher’s editorial revenue director, will host an event called ‘The size of Wales’.

A session on Scotland will be run by Donald Martin, Newsquest’s editor-in-chief in the country, while Sunday Life editor Martin Breen will chair a discussion on Northern Ireland.