BBC sports editor named in News Associates JournoFest 2017 lineup

We’re thrilled to reveal BBC sports editor Dan Roan as a guest speaker for JournoFest 2017.

The renowned sports journalist has covered the football World Cup in South Africa, the rugby World Cup in New Zealand, the 2012 Euro finals and the London Olympics.

But Dan, who graduated from the BBC’s news trainee scheme, also led the BBC’s news coverage of the controversial Bahrain F1 Grand Prix and the John Terry trial – breaking the news of Terry’s retirement from international football.

Previously, Dan worked as both a politics and finance journalist for the BBC and was the chief news reporter at Sky Sports News.

Dan will be joined by a whole host of news, political and investigative journalists at JournoFest 2017. Including our keynote speaker veteran BBC News anchor Maxine Mawhinney.

The former BBC news journalist single-handedly presented live coverage during the night of the death of Princess Diana. Find out more here.

news associates guest speaker Maxine MawhinneySitting on our political journalism panel we’ve got The Spectator associate editor Toby Young, The Observer columnist Nick Cohen, Guido Fawkes news editor Alex Wickham and former advisor to Gordon Brown and Ed Miliband Lord Stewart Wood.

And starring on our investigative journalism panel we’ve got BuzzFeed’s Jane Bradley, Meirion Jones from the Bureau of Investigative Journalism and Matt Burgess of Wired and the FOI Directory.

Lined up for our digital journalism panel we’ve got Channel 4 News digital editor Jon Laurence, former head of social media at Mike Wright, VICE head of social Olly Osborne and UNILAD trending news writer Ben Hayward. Read more here.

But that’s not all, so make sure you keep an eye on Twitter @NewsAssociates for more panels and speakers.

The event is taking place at the Antoinette Hotel in Wimbledon on Saturday, May 13 2017.

This year’s JournoFest is only open to current and prospective News Associates trainees.

For more information, email Lucy Dyer on

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Featured image courtesy of the BBC via YouTube, with thanks