Reuters editor-in-chief Geert Linnebank will give the keynote speech at next week's Student Journalism Awards at the international news agency's new headquarters in Canary Wharf.
The event, celebrating the best work over the past year of students enrolled on journalism courses around the country, will be hosted by Press Gazette co-proprietor Piers Morgan. Dianne Thompson, chief executive of National Lottery operator Camelot Group, the event sponsor, will present the awards and cash prizes to the winning students.
Around 200 people, including representatives from major media groups, will attend the ceremony on Friday 30 June. They will also be given a tour of the Reuters newsroom.
A record number of entries were received for the awards, now in their fifth year.
There are eight individual categories and a team of the year category. The overall student journalist of the year will be named as one of the winners from the individual categories.
The panel of judges, chaired by Press Gazette editor Ian Reeves, were Martin Daubney, editor, Loaded; Morgan Rees, editor, Men's Health; Edmund Terakopian, freelance photographer and British Press Awards photographer of the year; Ben Rosier, head of media relations, Camelot Group plc; Bob Warren, executive editor, News of the World; Husain Husaini, head of news, The Asian Network; James Rea, head of news, Real Radio Yorkshire; Jonathan Richards, head of news, LBC; Kim Fletcher, consultant and former editorial director, The Telegraph Group; Mike Sullivan, crime reporter, The Sun; Robin Elias, managing editor, ITN; Nigel Stephenson, editorial training manager, Reuters.