With only a few months to go till The Story in Feb 2012, the speakers list is pretty much there. Here’s the details on another two sessions:
Tom Watson and Emily Bell will be at The Story talking about the Hackgate scandal, giving us an insiders’ perspective on how the story unfolded, what it feels like to be part of a breaking news story, and what the scandal means for journalists and newsgathering. Tom Watson is the MP for West Bromwich East, and in 2011 was made Deputy Chair of the Labour Party. He has led many campaigns within parliament, including opposition to the Digital Economy Act in 2010. Emily Bell is Professor of Journalism and Director of the Tow Center at Columbia University. Before that, Emily was Director of Digital Content at The Guardian, where she pioneered many of their digital initiatives, positioning The Guardian as one of the world’s leading online newspapers.
Karen Lubbock is the creator of Karen Magazine, a ‘magazine made out of the ordinary’. An antidote to celebrity lifestyle journalism, Karen Magazine is a fascinating and often moving journal of ordinary lives, things and people. Jeremy Leslie runs MagCulture, a blog celebrating editorial design in magazines and print culture. He has over 20 years’ experience in the magazine and print industry, and has published two books on the subject – Issues and MagCulture. Jeremy first introduced me to Karen Magazine after The Story last year, and I was immediately hooked. I’m really glad that Karen is coming to talk about the magazine in Feb, and am really looking forward to listening to her and Jeremy in conversation.
So that’s pretty much the line up for next year – tickets are on sale now, so get them whilst you can!