IMPRESS: The Independent Monitor for the Press is a Community Interest Company.

Registered number 9655520.

16-18 New Bridge Street
London
EC4V 6AG 

Tel: +44 (0)20 3325 4288

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2019 Conference 

 

Speakers 

 
 

Programme

09:30

Registration and networking breakfast

10:00

Welcome

THE AUDIENCE 

10:15

CONVERSATION | Who cares about public interest news? 

Dame Frances Cairncross

Author of the Cairncross Review and Chair of Court, Heriot-Watt University

Lord Inglewood

Former Chairman of the House of Lords Select Committee on Communications

With: Jonathan Heawood. CEO, IMPRESS.

10:45

DISCUSSION | You can't please all the people: What do audiences want?

Polly Curtis

Partner and Editor - Tortoise 

Anna Merryfield

Community News Director - Social Spider

Adam Cantwell-Corn

Co-founder, Bristol Cable 

Alison Preston

Head of Research, Making Sense of Media - Ofcom

Chair: Rachel Oldroyd

            Managing Editor, The Bureau of Investigative Journalism.

11:40

Coffee break and networking 

TRUST

12:00

PRESENTATION | Independent and ad-free: The future of news?

Sebastian Esser

Founder of Krautreporter and Steady

Content partner:

12:15

DISCUSSION | Transparency, training and trust: Would you believe it? 

Olaf Steenfadt

Project Director - Reporters Without Borders (RSF)

Will Gore

Head of Partnerships & Projects - NCTJ

Anna-Sophie Harling 

Head of Europe, NewsGuard

Harriet Kingaby 

Co-chair - Conscious Advertising Network

Chair: Ed Procter

            Chief Operating Officer, IMPRESS 

13:15

Lunch and networking 

DEMOCRACY

14:15

CONVERSATION | What the Panama Papers say

Mar Cabra

Investigative journalist & Head of data unit at ICIJ during the Panama Papers investigation 

With: Jane Martinson

           Columnist - The Guardian

14:45

PRESENTATION | The Experience of the Independent Publishers Taskforce

Vanessa Baird

Co-Editor, New Internationalist

Erica Roffe

Managing Editor, Bedford Indpendent

15:00

DISCUSSION | How is independent news addressing the democratic deficit? 

Kathryn Geels

Director - Engaged Journalism Accelerator (European Journalism Centre) 

Valerie Mocker

Director, Development & European Digital Policy - Nesta 

Hardeep Matharu

Editor - Byline Times 

Chair: Stephen Khan

            Editor - The Conversation UK

15:50

Closing remarks

16:00

Drinks reception

 

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