Thursday 24 September 2009

Society of Editors conference line up

Shadow Justice Secretary Dominic Grieve will deliver a keynote address at this year’s Society of Editors conference, called 'The Fightback', in November.
Grieve's responsibilities include the Freedom of Information Act and access to courts, including Family Courts which have just been opened up to more media scrutiny.
Other names added to the conference line up include the BBC’s director of BBC News, Helen Boaden, editor of The Times, James Harding, Google UK director, Matt Brittin, News International’s managing director of Customer Direct, Katie Vanneck and Andy Trotter, chairman of the Association of Chief Police Officers’ Media Advisory Group.
Olympic gold medal winner Jonathan Edwards will speak at a session looking at the relationship between the press and the 2012 Olympic Games.
New Press Complaints Commission chairman Baroness Buscombewill deliver the 2009 Society of Editors Lecture that will open the conference.
The Lord Chief Justice, Lord Judge, will deliver a keynote speech during the conference and other senior figures from the media, politics and the law including Director of Public Prosecutions Keir Starmer and Information Commissioner Christopher Graham will also take part in some of the sessions.
The event will take place at the Radisson SAS hotel at London Stansted airport from Sunday November 15 to Tuesday November 17.
Delegates can book now online at, by email ( or by telephone (01223 304080).

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