Matthew Price – Presenter and Correspondent for NBC News. Matthew spent 26 years at the BBC as one of its senior foreign correspondents. Based in Belgrade, Jerusalem, New York and Brussels he covered some of the biggest stories of the last two decades. He went on to be chief correspondent for Radio4’s Today programme, which he also presented. He helped launch, and hosted, the BBC’s award winning daily news podcast Beyond Today, before moving to NBC News where he works with an OSINT team creating new forms of digital visual investigations.
On the panel:
Polly Curtis – incoming Managing Director for PA Media, the UK’s news agency (October 2020). Polly has spent 20 years at the forefront of the digital revolution in news. She has a uniquely broad experience having worked as a reporter, news editor, and then digital editor at the Guardian before leading HuffPost UK as Editor-In-Chief and then helping devise new business models with the slow news start-up Tortoise. Polly served on the Cairncross Review for the future sustainability of high-quality news and is a member of the board of the Society of Editors.
Lorna Hughes – Editor of the Sunday Mail for the Daily Record, Scotland. She is the first female editor of a national Newspaper in Scotland for over 20 years – and the first in the 106-year history of the Sunday Mail. Lorna is an award-winning journalist who worked for both local and regional titles in both Scotland and England before joining the Mail as a reporter. She’s also worked on the biggest stories of the last two decades, including Dunblane, the death of Princess Diana, 911, the Glasgow terror attacks and the ongoing Scottish Independence debate. She now leads a dedicated news, features and sports team, working across both print and digital, at Scotland’s biggest selling Sunday newspaper.
Anna Mallett – CEO of ITN. Anna oversees one of the largest independent television production companies in the UK, the producer of the award-winning live network news programming for ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5. As well as its broadcast news division, ITN is also a market leader in factual programme-making, sport production, advertising production and business-to-business content. Prior to joining ITN, Anna was Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director of Production of BBC Studios, having worked in several leadership roles in the BBC. Before joining the BBC, Anna worked for seven years at The Boston Consulting Group in London, focusing on media and retail.
Meera Selva – Director of the journalism fellowship programme at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism in Oxford. Meera is an accomplished senior journalist with experience in Europe, Asia and Africa. She joined the Reuters Institute from Handelsblatt Global where she had been working out of Singapore, having helped launch the digital daily business paper in Berlin in 2014. Her previous experience includes several years as a London-based correspondent for the Associated Press, and three years as Africa correspondent for the Independent based in Nairobi. Meera studies for an MPhil in European Politics at St Antony’s College, and was a journalist fellow at the Institute in 2007-8, where she conducted research on media coverage of the Darfur crisis. Meera is a member of the RISJ’s steering Committee.