The Society of Editors

The Society of Editors is delighted to co-ordinate the UK Press Awards, celebrating all that is special about our outstanding industry.

The Society has more than 400 members. They are as different as the publications, programmes and websites they create and the communities and audiences they serve. 

But they share the values that matter:

  • The universal right to freedom of expression
  • The importance of the vitality of the news media in a democratic society
  • The promotion of press and broadcasting freedom and the public’s right to know
  • The commitment to high editorial standards

These values give the society the integrity and authority to influence debate on press and broadcasting freedom, ethics and the culture and business of news media.

Its members are editors, managing editors, editorial directors, training editors, editors-in-chief and deputy editors in national, regional and local newspapers, magazines, radio, television and digital media, media lawyers and academics in journalism education.

Executive Director Ian Murray is chairman of the judges of the Press Awards.