The public editor role has long been an “endangered species” in global journalism. Why has this accountability and transparency role failed to take a stronger hold in journalism? Can we reimagine the public editor role to make it more relevant to journalism’s crisis of trust and its failure to represent and reflect diverse publics?

This session will focus on the purpose of the public editor and the potential and possibilities of a public editor - those working both inside and outside newsrooms -- to hold journalism to public account for trustworthy journalism and diversity, equity and inclusion imperatives.