Press ethics: M&G's Chris Roper to speak at World Editors Forum
VIENNA, AUSTRIA: William Lewis, a leader of News Corporation's efforts to deal with the News of the World phone hacking scandal, has joined the programme of the upcoming World Newspaper Congress and World Editors Forum, to be held in Vienna, Austria, 12-15 October 2011. The speakers' lineup will include South African Chris Roper, Mail & Guardian Online editor.
Lewis, an executive member of the newly created Management and Standards Committee at Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation, will headline a joint Congress and Editors Forum session on "Profit, public interest, ethics - where to draw the line?", which will examine how editors and publishers can ensure that news organisations continue to live up to the high ethical standards that are a cornerstone of their societal role.
The session will be moderated by Roy Greenslade, Professor of Journalism at London's City University and a media commentator for The Guardian and the London Evening Standard. The session will include Shoma Chaudhury, managing editor of Telhelka, the national Indian weekly known for its undercover investigative journalism, Jacob Mollerup, president of the Organisation of News Ombudsmen and listeners editor at Danmarks Radio in Denmark. Other speakers to be announced in coming days.
The Congress, Forum and Info Services Expo 2011, the global annual meetings of the world's press, are expected to draw 1200 publishers, chief editors, managing directors and other senior newspaper executives to Vienna. Full details of the conferences, which this year will be held in conjunction with the world's largest trade exhibition of the news publishing industry, the IFRA Expo, can be found at http://www.worldnewspaperweek.org
Other speakers who have recently joined the programmes for the Congress and Editors Forum include: