Speakers | The International Newsroom Summit 2017

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The International Newsroom Summit 2017

08 Nov 2017 to 10 Nov 2017
United Kingdom

Speakers | The International Newsroom Summit 2017


Chief Executive Officer, TheStreet, USA

Dave, has been the Chief Executive Officer of TheStreet, Inc. since July 1, 2016. He served as an Editor-In-Chief of USA Today International Corporation from July 2012 to July 1, 2016. At USA Today Dave was responsible for the day-to-day coverage of the news staff on three continents and across all digital and print platforms. He oversaw about 300 USA Today journalists, a network of more than 150 correspondents and the communication between USA Today and Gannett’s 104 print and broadcast properties. USA Today is the fifth largest digital news organisation in the country with more than 40 million monthly visitors. It is the third largest newspaper.

Before joining USA Today in July 2012, Callaway was the Editor-in-Chief at MarketWatch and its predecessor CBS MarketWatch since 2003. Previous to being Editor-in-Chief, he was Executive Editor and Managing Editor, dating back to 1999. Callaway managed the coverage for a world-wide news gathering operation with 11 bureaus across the globe. Previously, he was a securities industry reporter at Bloomberg where he led a team of financial reporters throughout Europe covering the banking, investment banking and asset management business. Before that, he was a columnist at the Boston Herald where he co-wrote a daily financial column on comings and goings in the Boston business district.

Under his guidance, MarketWatch was named "Best in Business" for large financial websites three times by the Society of American Business Editors & Writers, and won the Editor and Publisher's EPPY Award for "Best Internet Business Service" three times as well. He personally won two Society of American Business Editors and Writers awards for his weekly commentary column, which he wrote for 12 years. Larry Kramer was the founder, Chairman and CEO of MarketWatch from 1997-2005, when it was sold to Dow Jones.

Callaway is a graduate of Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, with both a bachelors and a masters degree in journalism.

Senior Editor, Digital, DW – Deutsche Welle, Germany

Esra Dogramaci is Senior Editor, Digital at Deutsche Welle. Formerly she worked as a digital consultant at BBC World Service where she worked with BBC Arabic on a digital transformation across online, video, radio and social media. Previously, she led a team that looked after 20 languages YouTube channel’s with results stretching to 550% growth in just a year, then leveraging that growth in experimental formats for social and mobile video. Esra joined the BBC from Al Jazeera in Qatar and Turkey and prior to that was at UNICEF and UN headquarters working in communications throughout. Esra has significant experience in digital transformation across news and current affairs, particularly in social video and off platform growth and development. She’s also a former national team athlete, representing Australia in Ice Hockey.

Editor-in-Chief, Dagens industri, Sweden

Lotta Edling is Editor-in-Chief of Dagens industri, a leading business newspaper in Sweden. Dagens industri is part of the business area Bonnier News along with Dagens Nyheter, Expressen, Sydsvenskan/Helsingborgs Dagblad and Bold Printing.

Lotta has been head of the news desk for Dagens industri since 2009 and has extensive experience as a journalist and editorial leader from business publications such as Affärsvärlden, Ekonomi24 and Veckans Affärer.

Editor In Chief (Digital), Trinity Mirror, United Kingdom

Alison Gow is Editor In Chief (Digital) with Trinity Mirror. She has experience implementing and assessing new ways of engaging audiences across the newsrooms, working with external partners to bring new ideas and technology to their journalism. This includes working with editors to champion exciting new ways of telling stories across multiple platforms, promoting a strong editorial culture of storytelling, reader awareness and collaboration across Trinity Mirror Regionals' brands.

A journalist and blogger who has worked in the UK regional press for more than 20 years, she is a former editor of the Daily Post and Wales on Sunday.

CEO & Founder, RESI Media, Germany

Martin Hoffmann is CEO and founder of RESI Media UG which built "Resi"- a new personal news assistant. Resi is a chat bot that lives inside an app and delivers the most important news of the day the same way a good friend would do on a messaging app. Hoffmann was previously Head of Social Media at WeltN24.

Director Development, WeltN24, Germany

Lajos Lange is leading the development at WeltN24. Since 2012 he has been responsible for the production systems for the CMS, Web and native App Products. In 2016, he transformed the development unit from a classical IT operations model towards a cloud based DevOps culture. In 2011, he became Project Manager at Axel Springer IT and introduced agile methodologies to his organization. He started his career in 2007 at the Fraunhofer Institute FOKUS in the field of telecommunication networks (NGN). Before he studied multimedia engineering at the University of Wismar.

Journalist, Nice Matin, France

Member of the Chief Editorial Team at Tages-Anzeiger, SonntagsZeitung, Head of Digital and Newsnet, Switzerland

Michael Marti

Michael is a member of the chief editorial team at Tages-Anzeiger, one of the best known daily newspapers in Switzerland, and also leads the departments Digital and Newsnet which is a coalition of Swiss newspaper websites. Michael holds this role since 2013. He is responsible for the online content of the Newsnet sites, digital developments and the innovation team. From 1993 to 2002, Marti was a journalist at SonntagsZeitung, Das Magazin and Facts. In 2002, he became a member of the founding team of NZZ am Sonntag. In 2004, Marti joined the weekly published and politics and economics oriented magazine Facts as a member of the chief editorial team, where he managed the culture and society department. Four years later, in 2008, he was appointed deputy chief editor of Tages-Anzeiger Online and Newsnet.

Researcher at the Computational Propaganda Project, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, UK

Selected as a Fulbright Scholar, Lisa-Maria studied Communication Technologies & Diplomacy at the Georgetown University, Washington DC, holds a B.A. in Communication Science from the Ludwig-Maxmilians-University, Munich, and a Master degree in Social Science of the Internet from the Oxford Internet Institute.

Lisa-Maria has worked in various fields in the (digital) communications sector including radio & broadcast news journalism (ARD), communication consulting (Allianz Singapore) and Marketing (Coca-Cola, BBDO). She has conducted research at SDA Bocconi, Milan, the National University of Singapore and Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich.

Creator Development Expert, United Kingdom

Abba is an independent consultant, with clients like YouTube where she helps creators make successful brand partnerships and Google, where she mentors early stage start ups in brand and marketing strategy and investor pitches. Prior to that she was Marketing Director at Lumen Research, Director of Advertising Strategy at News UK, and a Managing partner at Media agency Universal McCann.

BBC World Service Digital Development Editor, BBC, United Kingdom

Dmitry is responsible for developing and implementing the BBC’s digital editorial offer for all 28 non-English foreign language new services (soon to be 40 due to expansion in Asia, Africa and Europe). Originally from Moscow, Russia, Dmitry has worked in various editorial-development roles for the digital section of BBC News. These roles have required liaison between editorial, product and strategy teams in order to drive innovation and develop new ways of reaching audiences, increasing engagement across the world and, crucially, driving culture change is newsrooms.

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