18th February 2009, 9:57am
Telegraph editor to deliver verdict on changing face of journalism
Richard Keeble Daily Telegraph editor Will Lewis will give a talk in Lincoln next week on how 24-hour news coverage has transformed the UK national media.

Mr Lewis, editor-in-chief of the Telegraph Media Group, will deliver his verdict on the changing nature of journalism to an audience at the University of Lincoln on Monday 23 February.

The talk, entitled Dealing with the 24/7 news cycle and the web: the Telegraph way, will take place in the Lincoln Performing Arts Centre (LPAC), on the University’s Brayford campus.

The event, which begins at 5.30pm, is open to the public and admission is free. It has been organised by the University’s Lincoln School of Journalism as part of its weekly Journalists Speak out on Journalism series.

Mr Lewis is editor-in-chief of the Telegraph Media Group, which publishes the Daily Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph and telegraph.co.uk.

He became the Daily Telegraph’s youngest ever editor when he was appointed to the role in October 2006 at the age of 37. He had previously been deputy editor and city editor of the paper.

Before joining the Telegraph in 2005, he was business editor of the Sunday Times for three years. Prior to that, he worked at the Financial Times and Mail on Sunday.

Professor Richard Keeble, Professor of Journalism at the University of Lincoln, said: “The culture of 24-hour news, and the move away from traditional newsprint towards multi-platform media, has had a huge impact on Fleet Street and the journalism profession as a whole over the past decade. Will Lewis has been the driving force behind the changes which the Daily Telegraph has made to ensure it keeps pace with a rapidly shifting market. His perspective on these issues should be extremely interesting to anyone with an interest in news and the media.”

For further details on the talk and the Journalists Speak out on Journalism series contact Prof Richard Keeble on: rkeeble@lincoln.ac.uk
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