Programme | Publish Asia 2019

Publish Asia 2019

07 May 2019 to 09 May 2019
Novotel Singapore On Stevens
Singapore

Programme | Publish Asia 2019

Programme

(Click on/off the coloured event tracks below to display/hide the sessions for Publish Asia and Newsroom Summit Asia respectively)

Sessions

May 07
Tuesday

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    08:55

    • Masterclasses

    Masterclass: Turning Adversity into Opportunity: 11 News Business Models for Sustainable Revenues

    During this masterclass, London-based media innovator and consultant, Juan Señor, will explore 11 specific business models for publishers to embrace for a diversified stream of revenues: some are tried and tested, while others require innovative thinking and editorial leadership. All point to a new way for news media to pay its bills in the digital age. (more...)

    Speakers 

    • President, Innovation Media Consulting Group, UK
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    09:00

    • Masterclasses

    Masterclass: Safety in Hostile Environments: Reporting in Conflict Zones

    This masterclass for journalists reporting in volatile contexts and hazardous situations and their newsroom managers covers reporting from hostile environments, personal safety and preserving the dignity of victims of violence. Using scenarios from the field of forensic identification as well as virtual reality-based conflict-zone simulations, participants will learn how to ethically report on conflict while staying safe. (more...)

    Speakers 

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    09:00

    • Masterclasses

    Masterclass: Science in the news: keeping the facts straight

    A complimentary masterclass for journalists covering science, health and consumer affairs* 

    The World Editors Forum is offering this masterclass to help identify the specific challenges around science and health journalism and develop workflows for fast, accurate and engaging reporting. Applicants must have at least 3 years' journalism experience and submit 2 recent pieces of work. Successful applicants will also receive full access to Publish Asia/Newsroom Summit Asia on 8-9 May. (Click to apply)

    Trainer 

May 08
Wednesday

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    09:00

    • Publish Asia Track

    • Newsroom Summit Track

    Opening Ceremony

    Welcome Remarks

    Thomas Jacob, Chief Operating Officer, WAN-IFRA, Germany

    Opening Address

    Guest of Honour

     S. Iswaran, Minister for Communications and Information, Singapore


     
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    09:30

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    Opening Keynotes: Transformation And Business Models

    Keynotes showcasing how news media companies are reinventing their business models, changing the culture and transforming themselves into agile publishing powerhouses

    Speakers 

    • CEO, Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
    • Publisher, Caixin Media; Professor, School of Communication and Design, Sun Yat-sen University
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    10:30

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    • Newsroom Summit Track

    Break

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    11:00

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    Session 2A: New Businesses, New Opportunities

    Diversification is key in a media landscape that has been massively disrupted and turned on its head. Find out more about the varied approaches these publishers are adopting to boost revenues and acquire new audiences.
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    11:00

    • Newsroom Summit Track

    Session 2B: The Evolving Digital-First Newsroom

    So the print and digital (i.e. web, social, mobile/apps and video) teams have finally moved into the same newsroom, a central news hub set up in the middle where all key editors are seated. With the push towards being “digital first”, the need to streamline workflows and operations has never been greater, but is it happening? A candid look at the trials and errors, successes and silver linings of this work-in-progress.

    What does "Digital First" actually mean now? The Channel NewsAsia Digital Experience

    Chief Editor, Digital Jaime Ho shares how this pan-Asian broadcaster has made the transition to the new digital reality, and how CNA has leveraged the best of visual, social and written story-telling. 

    Speakers 

    • Chief Editor, Channel NewsAsia Digital
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    12:30

    • Publish Asia Track

    • Newsroom Summit Track

    Networking Lunch

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    14:00

    • Publish Asia Track

    Session 3A: In NewsMedia Ads We Trust

    Latest studies out of the APAC region show a high level of consumer trust in newspapers and news websites and the key industry verticals driving advertising on these media. Encouraging signs out of Australia show that this high level of trust can help stem the decline in print advertising. This session will also feature the results of region's largest such survey on the most and least trusted platforms involving 12 APAC countries. Be the first to view the findings of this unprecedented study!

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    AdTrust3: Extending the Trust Halo

    More that 90% of Australians choose news media to stay up to date with the issues that matter most to their lives. A key factor that drives this continuing engagement with newsmedia is trust. NewsMediaWorks' latest research into this hot topic shows how newsmedia is the most trusted of all mediums and how this trust halo extends from editorial content to advertisers. The research also delves deeper into how trust differs in key advertiser verticals, across age demographics, why it is important and how the insights from the study have been used to unite publishers in NewsMediaWorks' trade messaging: The Truth Builds Trust.

    Speakers 

    • Marketing Director, NewsMediaWorks, Australia
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    14:00

    • Newsroom Summit Track

    Session 3B: New Products, New Jobs: Bridging Newsroom Gaps

    Trying to fit square pegs into round holes? For years, newsrooms tried to get existing staff to take on new responsibilities and new skills. Fast forward to today, newsrooms have started hiring for new job roles which were not even imaginable five years ago. What are some of these new positions and where do they fit within the newsroom hierarchy?
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    15:30

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    Break

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    16:00

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    Session 4A: Pricing Strategies For Maximum Profits

    Setting the right price can make all the difference between winning new subscribers or losing loyal long-time paying print and digital readers. How much is too much? What value and bundles can publishers offer to hit that sweet spot? Speakers share the factors that go into pricing considerations, marketing tactics and attractive add-ons to ensure subscribers feel they are getting value for their money.
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    Session 4B: Wooing The Millennial: Audience Engagement With Videos & Apps

    A look at the innovative and creative products and applications newsrooms have been developing to attract and retain new and young audiences, and keep existing users engaged.

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    Rethinking News for Millennials

    To cater to today's young, intelligent and sophisticated readers, news outlets need to raise their game, not dumb down. Since going from print to fully digital in 2017, Mediacorp's TODAY has found new ways to produce news with this audience in mind, which includes using video, messaging apps, different storytelling approaches and formats. 

    Speakers 

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    18:30

    • Publish Asia Track

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    Asian Media Awards Gala Dinner

    Hosted by

May 09
Thursday

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    09:00

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    Session 5: Conference Plenary: Learning from Leaders

    Keynotes showcasing how digital trailblazers are reinventing their business models, changing the culture and increasing their customer engagements with data, AI and smart pricing
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    10:30

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    Break

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    11:00

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    Session 6A: Events, Experiences & Engagement

    Live journalism and a variety of events have proven effective in rewarding loyal readers and wooing new ones. Let’s take a leaf from the pages of these publishers who are bringing events to the next level.

    Profitable poetry, films (and flops): the Lake House experience

    Sri Lanka’s Oscars, profitable poetry, reader-chosen cricketers. Savan Wijewardene of Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Limited, also known as Lake House - Sri Lanka’s largest publishing group, shares their learnings in terms of leveraging their brand, sales force and physical premises to create sustainable event platforms. He takes an honest look at what worked, what didn’t, and what might work in the future.

    Speakers 

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    11:00

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    Session 6B: Driving Editorial Decisions With Data

    In the old days, the “editor’s instinct” was everything. These days, this instinct is supplemented with hard data and artificial intelligence to tell stories better and distribute them in a smarter and more effective manner.

    Speakers 

    Data-Driven Journalism in myanmar - the Challenges and Opportunities in a Developing Country

    Data visualisation designer and open data advocate Yan Naung Oak will present examples of impactful data stories he has worked on with Myanmar newsrooms and highlight the challenges faced, including getting access to data, lack of data literacy, and security concerns. 

    Speakers 

    • Yan Naung Oak
      Senior Advisor, Phandeeyar Innovation Lab, Myanmar & open data advocate
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    Networking Lunch

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    13:30

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    Session 7A: Have You Heard The News? Voice-Assisted Devices & Podcasts

    Voice has been touted as the next big medium for news. While this spells good news for broadcasters, what must text-driven publishers do to build up their capabilities and produce appealing audio content for listeners? Early adopters share their tips and key learnings from their pilot projects so far.
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    13:30

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    Session 7B: The Press Under Pressure: Safeguarding Truth & Trust In The Media

    In a world where trust in media is at all-time lows and even reputable media are vilified and discredited by those in power, the challenge to weed out misinformation/ disinformation, grow one’s credibility and regain lost audiences has never been greater.
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    14:30

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    Closing Keynote: The Way Forward - How to Save the News Business & Why Only Journalism will Save Journalism

    Based on its annual book: 'Innovation in News Media' - the industry's barometer published in conjunction with WAN-Ifra for more than two decades - this fascinating and thought-provoking presentation will demonstrate that news publishers can survive and thrive in the digital age through content-driven innovation.   During the presentation we will travel to every continent and size of market to learn how others publishers are innovating editorially and in their business models.  The cases demonstrate that a 'back-to-basics' journalism-first strategy is the only way news media can cut through the noise and attract paying readers, bigger ad revenue and more influence than ever before.

    Speakers 

    • President, Innovation Media Consulting Group, UK
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    16:30

    • Publish Asia Track

    • Newsroom Summit Track

    Singapore Press Holdings Newsroom Visit

    Location: 
    SPH News Centre, 1000 Toa Payoh North, Singapore 318994
    Get an insider's glimpse of the digital transformation underway at Singapore Press Holdings, one of the largest media companies in Southeast Asia. Learn how editorial decisions are informed by data and find out how print, digital and radio operations work together in the newly renovated newsrooms of The Straits Times, Business Times, Lianhe Zaobao and SPH Radio. Places are limited.

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