Programme for 2017

(Subject to change)

Sunday 12 November

4.00 pm  Registration – The Tamburlaine
5.00 pm SoE AGM
6.30 pm Welcome reception – The Tamburlaine
Welcome from David Bartlett, Editor, Cambridge News
Welcome from Dawn Austwick OBE, Chief Executive of the Big Lottery Fund

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7.00 pm Society of Editors Lecture
Ronan Harris, Managing Director, Google UK and Ireland
Chaired by Ian MacGregor, President, Society of Editors and Emeritus Editor, Telegraph Media Group

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8.15 pm Buffet Supper
10.30pm Late bar – The Tamburlaine

Monday 13 November

8.30 am Transport to Clare College, Cambridge

9.30 am Welcome: Ian MacGregor, President, Society of Editors and Editor Emeritus, Telegraph Media Group and Ian Murray, Executive Director, Society of Editors

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9.45 am Why real news is the key to our future
The speech will be followed by a Q&A chaired by Amol Rajan, Media Editor, BBC
Chris Evans, Editor, The Telegraph

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10.30 am “WikiTribune: the news is broken, but we know how to fix it”.
Orit Kopel, Co-founder and VP of Business Development, Wikitribune
Chaired by Alison Gow, Editor-in-Chief (Digital), Trinity Mirror Regionals

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11.15 am Coffee

11.30 am Fake News panel session
Peter Barron, Vice President, Communications and Public Affairs, Google
Keith Harrison, Editor, Express & Star Wolverhampton
Will Moy, Director, Full Fact
Chaired by Heather Harris, Executive Editor, Bloomberg

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12.15 pm Freedom of Expression under threat worldwide
Yavuz Baydar, Co-founder, P24 and Editor, Ahval
Richard Gizbert, Presenter, The Listening Post, Al Jazeera
Tim MacGabhann, Reporter, Al Jazeera and freelance journalist formerly based in Mexico City
Chaired by Jodie Ginsberg, Chief Executive, Index on Censorship

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1.00 pm Buffet and networking Lunch – sponsored by BBC News

2.00 pm Police and Media Engagement
Cressida Dick, Metropolitan Police Commissioner
Chaired by Jackie Ashley, Journalist and Broadcaster and President, Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge

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2.40 pm Reporting Terror
Rob Irvine, Editor, Manchester Evening News

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3.00 pm Reporting Terror – are we doing the terrorists’ job for them?
Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley, Head of National Counter Terrorism Policing
Rob Irvine, Editor, Manchester Evening News
Simon Jenkins, Columnist, The Guardian
James Stephenson, News Editor, BBC News and Current Affairs
Sarah Whitehead, Head of Home News, Sky News
Chaired by Jackie Ashley, Journalist and Broadcaster and President, Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge

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4.00 pm Tea

4.15 pm Ideas and Innovations
Peter Clifton, Editor-in-Chief, Press Association
Alan Edmunds, Editorial Director, Trinity Mirror Regionals
Toby Granville, Editorial Development Director, Newsquest
Megan Lucero, Director, The Bureau Local
Chaired by Ray Snoddy, Media Commentator

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5.00 pm ‘Quality journalism in the age of fragmentation’
Lionel Barber, Editor, Financial Times
Chaired by Ian MacGregor, President, Society of Editors and Emeritus Editor, Telegraph Media Group

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6.00 pm Sessions close

6.15 pm Transport to Tamburlaine