31st January 2011, 1:56pm
Farmers Weekly editor kicks off season of public lectures
Farmers Weekly editor Jane King Jane King, the award-winning editor of Farmers Weekly, is to be the first speaker in this semester’s "Journalists Speak out on Journalism" series on Monday 7 February at the University of Lincoln.

All are welcome to attend the event which starts at 6.15 pm in the Cargill Lecture Theatre, on the Brayford Pool campus – there is no need to book. The title of her talk is “Farming: the industry the media too often forget”.

Jane King has spent the last 30 years in the provincial press and business to business publishing, launching, running revitalising multi media products for a range of audiences including doctors, social workers, employment lawyers, retailers, caterers and farmers.

In January 2005, she became the first woman editor of Farmers Weekly, the UK’s leading information provider for farm businesses and those interested in countryside management.

Farmers Weekly has won widespread acclaim for its magazine, which reaches over 200,000 people every week, and for its free access community website www.fwi.co.uk.

The magazine, affectionately known as the “Yellow Peril”, is currently PPA Business Magazine of the Year and Jane King was recognised as Business Editor of the Year in the British Society of Magazine Editor Awards in October 2010. She is also Editorial Director of Caterer and Hotelkeeper and a director of the Oxford Farming Conference.

Future events in the "Journalists Speak out on Journalism" series are:

28 February - David Hayward and Kevin Marsh (BBC College of Journalism and the International Communications Forum) - “Journalism and the fourth dimension: The challenges of reporting the new world”

14 March - Award winning film-maker Chris Atkins on “False news – and how to foil the media”

21 March - Director Media Standards Trust Martin Moore - “The best of times; the worst of times: Journalism in the age of abundance”

4 April - BBC diplomatic correspondent and visiting professor Bridget Kendall - “What impact has Wikileaks on diplomatic journalism?” And Angus Stickler, chief news correspondent of the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, on "History Rewritten: The Wikileaks Iraq War Logs".
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