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Stand up for press freedom

The Annual General Meeting of the Society of Editors, held on the last day of its three-day annual conference in Cardiff, saw Ed Curran – editor of the Belfast Telegraph – elected as the new President with Liz Page –

Editor's commitment is praised

The Society of Editors conference was opened by the Secretary of State for Wales, Paul Murphy, who paid tribute to the roles of the newspapers edited by president NeilFowler and vice-president Ed Curran. He said that the commitment of Fowler’s

Editors annual conference kicks off in Cardiff

Editors from all over the UK were in Cardiff today at the annual conference of the Society of Editors. The event began last night (Sunday) as delegates were welcomed to the Hilton Hotel by the Society’s President – and editor

Here is the news- Editors' topical agenda

The BBC’s decision to move its main news to 10pm is likely to come up for discussion this month at the Society of Editors annual conference. Top name speakers from the media, politics and other organisationsare lined up for the

Editors to debate naming and shaming of paedophiles

Editors will debate the naming and shaming ofpaedophiles during their three-day annual conference in Cardiff next month. Paul Nicholas, assistant editor of the News of the World – the paper that embarked on a campaign to publish pictures and details

Life IS local ABC figures show

For the third consecutive year more than half of all regional newspaper titles have sold more copies, with 61% of weekly titles enjoying a year-on-year increase. Newspaper Society marketing director, Chris Stanley, said: “As media choice continues to grow and

Chris Smith to lecture on the future of news

Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, Chris Smith, will deliverthe first Society of Editors Lecture at the society’s annual conference inCardiff between October 15 and 17. The conference theme, “The Future of News”, will be summed up by

"Too few women editors" says Liz Page

Liz Page, editor of the Evening Press, York, has won the unanimous nomination of the board of the Society of Editors to take over as vice president next month. If the annual meeting in Cardiff in October backs the board’s

Shake-up in the top 20 regional press publishers

The largest 20 publishers now account for 84 per cent of all the regional press titles – and 95 per cent of weekly circulation. The figures compare with 78 per cent and 94 per cent at the start of this

Belfast Telegraph sale goes ahead

Development of the Belfast Telegraph titles is on the agenda after clearance was given for Independent News & Media to buy the group from Trinity Mirror. The purchase has been approved by Secretary of State for Trade and Industry Stephen

Girl (13) charged over fire at newspaper office

A 13-year-old girl has been charged over an alleged arson attack on the offices of a weekly newspaper in Northern Ireland. The girl was expected to appear in court in Bangor today (Wednesday), charged with criminal damage with intent to

Three jump to safety after arson attack on newspaper

Three people jumped to safety from an upstairs window after an arson attack on the offices of a weekly newspaper in Northern Ireland last night. The fire, at the Down Democrat, in Downpatrick, delayed production but staff were confident that

Awards hopefuls line up for prestigious BT final

The cream of the regional media will be saluted on Thursday as the prestigious BT national awards for excellence are handed out. A quality field of entrants, already crowned regional winners in nine heats across the country, has been chosen

New President will step up

Ed Curran, editor of the Belfast Telegraph, will take over as President of the Society of Editors at its annual meeting in October. He will replace Neil Fowler, editor of the Western Mail. The meeting takes place on the final

Death of Telegraph veteran

Regional press news – this story updated 16.6.2000 Death of Telegraph veteran by HoldTheFrontPage staff Former Belfast Telegraph chief sub-editor Sam McMurray has died. He was attending a service at Portstewart Presbyterian Church on Tuesday when he collapsed. Mr McMurray,

'Phenomenal' success of apartnership in humanity

Regional newspaper appeals on behalf of the United Nations Children’s Fund raised about £350,000 in three weeks to ease suffering in flood-ravaged Mozambique. Unicef regional officer Edward Carwardine called the results “absolutely phenomenal”. He told HoldtheFrontPage that £261,200 came from