14 November 2019 | IMPRESS to hold its second Trust in Journalism Conference

Following a successful inaugural event in 2018, the Trust in Journalism Conference returns to London this 14 November 2019. The Trust in Journalism Conference is a one-day event about what the future of independent news looks like, how the sector is innovating for the future, and what it needs in order to thrive. It is also a celebration of the most creative, brave and independent journalism projects currently out there.


Speakers’ lineup and programme

This year’s theme is ‘The World of Independent Publishing’. The programme will include a combination of on-stage interviews, presentations and discussions, covering key issues surrounding the independent publishing sector today, organised into three core strands: The Audience, Trust and Democracy. The programme and details about each session are available on

Speakers include: Dame Frances Cairncross, Jane Martinson (The Guardian), Polly Curtis (Tortoise), Olaf Steenfadt (Reporters Without Borders), Lord Inglewood, Kathryne Geels (Engaged Journalism Accelerator – European Journalism Centre), Will Gore (NCTJ), Mar Cabra (Investigative journalist – former head of data unit on the Panama Papers), Stephen Khan (The Conversation), Rachel Oldroyd (The Bureau of Investigative Journalism), Adam Cantwell-Corn (The Bristol Cable),  Megan Lucero (Bureau Local), Anna-Sophie Harling (NewsGuard), Anna Merryfield (Social Spider), Harriet Kingaby (Conscious Advertising Network), Sebastian Esser (Krautreporter), Jonathan Heawood (IMPRESS, Ed Procter (IMPRESS). Visit for more details.

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Why attend the Trust in Journalism Conference 2019

Join the Trust in Journalism Conference 2019 for a truly different conference experience, as trust and independence bring a vibrant, innovative and engaged sector together. The Conference is a fantastic opportunity to meet highly engaged journalists and industry leaders working on some of today's most exciting independent news initiatives in the UK and abroad.


Delegates of the Trust in Journalism Conference include independent news publishers, policy makers, leaders in the research and study of the sector, academic, journalism students and stakeholders in key roles within platforms, industry bodies and networks.


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Special rates available for non-profits and students.


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