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Race and faith writing to come under the microscope

Best practice in reporting on race and faith is being sought out for a new advice booklet for journalists. The Home Office-funded initiative is backed by the Society of Editors and the Media Trust. It is being put together by

Gays "should seek a cure" splash creates media storm

The reporter who broke a story quoting the Bishop of Chester’s views on homosexuals has found himself in the eye of a media storm. Chester Chronicle chief reporter Dave Holmes penned the exclusive for Friday’s edition, quoting the Rt Rev

Invitations sent to 24 editors for Galway get-together

A host of prominent names from the British press – all linked by the Greenslade Bursary – will be brought together by the International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors. In 1977 the Society set up a scholarship in memory of

Secrecy has increased in local Government, say journalists

Reporters and editors believe the introduction of cabinet-style Government in local councils has led to too much decision-making going on behind closed doors, according to a new survey. Regional journalists and council press officers were asked in an online survey,

Are councils becoming more open – or more secretive?

Regional journalists are being asked to give their views on whether they think a town hall revolution has led to councils becoming more secretive – or more open. An online survey is being held with the aim of finding out

Death of respected Midlands journalist

One of the Midlands’ most respected journalists, Clem Jones CBE, has died aged 87. He was dedicated to journalism and press freedom and spent many years working for the Express and Star in Wolverhampton. Picture courtesy of the Shropshire Star

Society's next president prepares for office

Jonathan Grun, editor of the Press Association, is set to succeed Liz Page as the Society of Editors president for 2002-3. Currently vice president, Jonathan will address the Society’s annual meeting in York next month, where members are due to

Death of a giant in journalism

Keith Whetstone, former editor-in-chief of the Birmingham Post and Mail, and editor of the Coventry Evening Telegraph and Cambridge Evening News has died, aged 72. He had been ill with prostate cancer. The three newspapers were owned at the time

Bob sacrifices his beard for charity – after 30 years

Society of Editors director Bob Satchwell has sacrificed the beard he firstv grew 30 years ago in the name of charity. The former editor of the Cambridge Evening News had the shave to help launch a fundraising appeal in aid

Editors look ahead to October date

More top names from national and regional newspapers have joined the list of speakers at the York conference of the Society of Editors in October. Tim Bowdler, president of the Newspaper Society, will give the Society of Editors Lecture at

Moore and Yelland agree to speak

Daily Telegraph editor Charles Moore and Sun editor David Yelland are among the top speakers lined up for the Society of Editors conference in York. The October event is set to host a series of talks from high-profile speakers on

Branding move for editors' website

The Society of Editors website has been renamed with the new address of www.societyofeditors.org. The change puts the society’s name “up front” and the new .org extension better reflects its status. Executive director Bob Satchwell said: “The society is open

Rules on council decision-making are spelled out

Guidance to help editors decide what can be made public – and what should not – under the Local Government Act has been put together by the Society of Editors. The briefing document, which looks at the issues from the