|From Executive Director Dawn Alford, pictured above:
The Society of Editors’ Annual General Meeting took place on Wednesday November 17. After serving a double tenure at the helm Alison Gow, stepped down and Martin Breen was voted as the Society’s new President.
In her speech Gow said: “I want to acknowledge how grateful I am that we remain, still clear in our aims and purpose, as a Society – albeit one that is, I believe, more considerate and reflective of our mission and place in this industry.”
Breen, Deputy Editor-in-Chief at Belfast Telegraph and Sunday Life, said: “Five years after joining the Society of Editors board, it truly is an honour to be now taking over as president.”
Kamal Ahmed, Editor-in-Chief and Co-founder of The News Movement was unanimously elected as Vice President.
Alison Phillips, Editor at the Daily Mirror and Ian Brunskill, Assistant Editor at The Times will also be joining the Society’s board of directors.
Ian MacGregor, Emeritus Editor of the Telegraph, remains as Chair of the Society. He said: “I passionately believe that the future of the Society of Editors has never been more important.
“The value of a strong, cross-industry body fighting to protect media freedom and maintain high journalistic standards cannot be under-estimated.”