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The International Newsroom Summit 2017

Programme | The International Newsroom Summit 2017



November 08

  • 09:00

    Day 1: DOING BETTER WITH LESS: Newsroom transformation, organizational resources, new products

    Registration and coffee

  • 09:30

    Welcome by Reuters / WAN-IFRA

  • 09:40

    Keynote: Digital transformations of newsrooms: key learnings from the BBC

    Dmitry will discuss how he and his team address challenges such as cultural resistance, workflow changes, bringing innovation in, setting measurable targets and using data effectively. He is charge of  driving audience growth, editorial change and digital innovation across BBC's news services across the world.


    • Digital transformation, content strategy and innovation consultant, WEF Board Member, UK
  • 10:10

    "Doing less, better": Finding the right focus


    • Audience and Content Director North West, Reach plc, United Kingdom
  • 10:40

    Networking coffee

  • 11:10

    Computational Propaganda


    • Researcher at the Computational Propaganda Project, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, UK
  • 11:40

    How Nice Matin launched a complete new digital strategy to survive


  • 12:10

    Reader Comments: Solutions for maximizing engagement and brand safety


  • 12:40


  • 13:30

    Pushing a traditional news organization to a new digital identity


    • Senior Editor, Digital, DW – Deutsche Welle, Germany
  • 14:00

    How AI is affecting newsrooms and the wider workforce


  • 14:30

    The Bloomberg Way: When data is the news


    • Digital Managing Editor for news in EMEA, Bloomberg, United Kingdom
  • 15:00

    Networking coffee

  • 15:30

    Panel discussion: Leadership in the newsrooms


    • Senior Editor, Digital, DW – Deutsche Welle, Germany


  • 16:15

    Facebook Workshop: Newsroom tools and news gathering best practices

    This session on Facebook for journalists will examine how journalists and social media managers can best use the platform for newsgathering, creating and disseminating content and harnessing the power of video and live.


    • Strategic Partnerships Manager for news, EMEA region, Facebook, United Kingdom
  • 18:15

    Networking drinks hosted by Facebook!

    Continue the conversation after the workshop and join us for a drink!

November 09

  • 09:00

    Day 2: DOING BETTER WITH LESS: Data analytics, newsroom strategies, audience engagement, best platforms

    Arrival of participants and coffee

  • 09:30


  • 09:35

    Experimenting to meet emerging realities

    most successful organizations fail to look for new things their customers want because they’re afraid to hurt their core businesses” Reed Hastings, ceo, Netflix. 

    Disrupting your business may be the only way to ward off the threat of extinction. As a seasoned pioneer and trusted partner, we’ve followed our clients’ journeys of transformation, reallocating resources from old models to the new, and developing new economic engines. Nick Cohen will present the popular ways we’ve seen them experiment to meet emerging realities.

    1. Going niche to grow audiences
    2. Voice-activated tech, beyond the news briefing
    3. Going big on Live
    4. Mid-form and long-form video
    5. Monetization: from ads to audiences


  • 10:00

    Analytics vs. gut feeling


    • Member of the Chief Editorial Team at Tages-Anzeiger, SonntagsZeitung, Head of Digital and Newsnet, Switzerland
  • 10:30

    Networking coffee

  • 11:00

    Automated news and the wider digital transformation of the Press Association


    • Editor-in-Chief, Press Association, United Kingdom
  • 11:30

    Myths and realities of digital journalism

    How much has journalism really changed in the twenty-first century? Are media companies now the slaves of social networks? How long should stories be? What about videos? What are the rules of the game?
    Hernando has recently been appointed editor of the Digital Content Hub of the BBC, which provides content – intended primarily for social and mobile consumption - for the 40 languages of the BBC World Service. He previously ran the Americas region and was responsible for the creation and leadership of the editorial strategy of BBCMundo, the most successful site of the World Service which is well-known for its editorial innovation.


  • 12:00

    My top newsroom priorities


  • 12:30

    VG on Snapchat Discover


    • News Director, NRK (Norwegian public service broadcaster), Norway
  • 13:00

    Networking Lunch

  • 14:00

    Strategies for Growing a Loyal Readership

    Meaningful stories matter. But did you know that the majority of subscribers are not frequent readers?  Or that only 45% of visitors who land on a web page actually read the content? In a world where we are struggling for reader attention, how can we better engage our best audiences? Join David Higgerson, Digital Editorial Strategy Director of Trinity Mirror and Alex Pressland, VP of Product Chartbeat as they discuss strategies and best practices for growing a loyal readership. 


  • 14:20

    Beyond conventional readers: How we are increasing engagement with a growing crowd


  • 14:50

    Capturing the attention of readers through new YouTube style storytelling


  • 15:20

    Networking coffee

  • 15:40

    Refining Newsroom Strategies: How WeltN24 transforms anonymous users to loyal fans.

    A look into WeltN24's  funnel strategy and how to build up communities to increase the engagement.


  • 16:10

    Launch of Di TV brings together niche & general interest publishers


  • 17:00

    Wrap up and end of Summit

November 10

  • 10:30

    Workshop Google News Lab: Newsgathering & Digital Storytelling. (120 minutes)

    Google venue: 1 Central St Giles, London WC2H 8AG

    This session will equip you with practical research tips with case studies and examples from across Europe. We’ll highlight the basic tools to help you verify social media content across Google. We'll point to data journalism tools that can help you research and visualise your ideas, including a deep dive on how Google Trends can complement your storytelling. Immerse yourself in virtual reality, explore 360 degree video and see how publishers from around the world are using cutting edge technology (and on a budget). From a breaking news situation to a feature length article - learn how Google Maps and Earth Pro images can complement social media posts or add a visual element to your articles. You'll dive into storytelling with Maps, find examples with StreetView and discover tools where audio brings panoramic images to life. 

    *Please note that this workshop is at no cost to all Summit participants; however, registration is required as space is limited. This is on a first-come, first-served basis.



    • Head of International, Google News Lab, UK

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