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Editors to debate how women can thrive in regional journalism

Laura Collins 1Editors are set to discuss how women can thrive in regional journalism in a debate later this month.

Campaign group Women in Journalism is set to hold the online discussion, with a panel of regional journalists examining the lessons local newsrooms have learned from the last year while covering the coronavirus pandemic.

Chaired by WiJ committee member and Yorkshire Evening Post editor Laura Collins, the ‘How to thrive in regional journalism’ debate will also look at what the industry needs to do to “ensure it continues to survive and thrive for generations to come”.

Laura, pictured, will be joined on the panel by regional press figures including JPIMedia North East editorial director Joy Yates and Liverpool Echo editor Maria Breslin.

Also appearing will be Abigail Rabbett, who last month was unveiled as Reach plc’s youngest ever editor at the age of 23.

Abigail is set to become Reach’s Norfolk and Suffolk editor as the company prepares to launch websites under its ‘Live’ brand for the counties.

The line-up is completed by ITV programme & digital director Lydia Hamilton and freelance writer Eliz Mizon.

More details of the free event, which will take place on Zoom from 6pm on 29 June, can be found here.