Alexander Lebedev to deliver SoE conference lecture

Alexander Lebedev is to open the Society of Editors conference in Glasgow later this year when he delivers the annual keynote lecture.

Lebedev, owner of The Independent titles and the London Evening Standard, will kick-off three days of discussion on the positive aspects of the newspaper industry.

The “Have we got good news for you” conference will look at efforts to meet the challenges of the industry’s economic and structural change.

Donald Martin, SoE president and editor of Scotland’s Sunday Post, said: “Reports of the death of traditional news media were clearly much exaggerated.

“Every day we see reports of new initiatives that will transform the media in to what no less than Jon Snow described as a coming golden age of journalism.

“We will throw off the doom and gloom that has inhibited us in recent years and celebrate the vibrancy of the newspapers, broadcasting and the internet that informs and entertains readers, listeners and viewers.”

The conference will take place from14-16 November at Glasgow’s Grand Central Hotel.

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