Bristol Distinguished Address: Simon Fox, Chief Executive, Trinity Mirror

8th February 2018

Bristol Distinguished Address: Simon Fox, Chief Executive, Trinity Mirror

8th February 2018
Bristol
Bristol Business School
Frenchay Campus
Bristol
BS16 1QY
United Kingdom
Starts at 6:00pm
Ends at 8:00pm
Free

The importance of professional journalism in a post-truth world

Simon Fox, Chief Executive of Trinity Mirror will deliver a lecture entitled 'the importance of professional journalism in a post-truth world.'

Fake or misleading news is polluting the internet. It is often spread deliberately by foreign states or for commercial gain.

In this confusing world, journalism matters more than ever to inform, investigate, explain and campaign.

However journalism is under threat both by regimes around the world who would rather a free press didn't exist and also by the economics of digital transformation.

In his talk, Simon will give his perspective on the industry and on how Trinity Mirror is adapting its business to survive in the digital age.

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Programme

18:00 - Registration and refreshments

18:30 - Lecture

19:30 - Networking

Registration

Registration for this event will open on Wednesday 10 January 2018.

Biography

Simon Fox has been Chief Executive of Trinity Mirror since September 2012.

He has previously served as Chief Executive of HMV Group and Kesa Electricals, where he held responsibility for Kesa's subsidiaries in the UK and Continental Europe.

Simon began his career as a graduate trainee at Security Pacific Bank and worked at Boston Consulting Group. Thereafter, he founded Office World, the UK's first out-of-town office supplies retailer.

He has held numerous board positions and is currently a Non-Executive Director of PA Group.

About the Bristol Distinguished Address Series

The Bristol Distinguished Address Series provides a unique opportunity to hear about the challenges, issues and decisions being made at the highest level of strategic leadership.

The series is delivered by the Bristol Business School in partnership with ACCA, Bristol City Council, Bristol Junior Chamber, Bristol Law Society, Bristol Post, Business West, CBI, CIPD, CMI, FSB, IoD, ICAEW and the West of England Combined Authority.

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