Programme | The Newsroom Summit 2020

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The Newsroom Summit 2020

20 Oct 2020 to 21 Oct 2020
Virtual
Germany

Programme | The Newsroom Summit 2020

Programme

Programme schedule in Central European Time (CET)

Sessions

October 20
Tuesday

  • 10:00

    Welcome - A few words about this year's Summit

    Moderator 

  • 10:15

    Virtual coffee - introduce yourself to fellow participants!

  • 10:30

    REMOTE LEADERSHIP / ORGANISING THE REMOTE NEWSROOM

  • 10:35

    Lesson learned from leading the remote newsroom in 2020

    Speakers 

  • 11:25

    Breakout Discussions- Leadership and the 2020 newsroom

    Share your experience of leading and being part of a remote team during the crisis. Participants will be assigned to small group discussions to raise their own challenges and experiences.
  • 12:05

    Key takeaways from Breakout Discussions

  • 12:20

    Lunch Break

  • 14:00

    The Financial Times: Why we launched a ‘Next Generation Board’

    The Financial Times is piloting a “Next Generation Board” this year. It is a global and diverse team, drawn from all areas of the business, that aims to provide a fresh perspective on company strategy and develop new ideas to help make the FT an even better place to work. Reverse mentoring the senior leadership board / Paired across departments to encourage diversity of thought / Developing new ways of working with remote teams

    Moderator 

    • Director of Insights & Editor-in-Chief, WAN-IFRA, Germany

    Speakers 

    • Head of Audience Engagement, Financial Times, United Kingdom
  • 14:25

    Stars4Media: Accelerating media innovation

    Stars4Media is an exchange and training programme for young media professionals to accelerate media innovation and cross-border coverage in Europe. The programme was piloted in 2020 by WAN-IFRA, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Fondation EURACTIV and The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) and is co-funded by the European Union. The programme sponsored ​21 initiatives, involving 105 young media professionals.   On 14 October, the programme will organize the “Media4Europe" final event and award 5 prizes in: DATA, TRUST, CRISIS Innovation and two special jury awards: Diversity (gender, backgrounds), Cross-border cooperation (democracy at risk). This short session will give a short overview of the Stars4Media programme and present the 5 winning initiatives. More information on www.stars4media.eu

    Speakers 

  • 15:00

    Globe and Mail, Canada: Driving culture change for more agile, inclusive and forward-thinking newsroom

    Moderator 

    • Director of Insights & Editor-in-Chief, WAN-IFRA, Germany

    Speakers 

  • 15:20

    Coffee Break

  • 15:35

    Trib Total Media, USA: Lessons from adjusting daily operations and business strategies during Covid-19 crisis

    Like many publishers around the world, local news publisher Trib Total Media in Pittsburgh, recently moved over 350 staff members from the newsroom to work from home. Jennifer Bertetto will share with us the challenges faced in this new structure.

    Moderator 

    Speakers 

  • 16:00

    Breakout Discussions - Do we need a physical newsroom?

    What do we lose when we work remotely? What are your plans for 2021? Participants will be assigned to small group discussions to raise their own challenges and experiences.
  • 16:45

    Key takeaways from breakout discussions

  • 17:00

    Virtual networking get-together

    Join us with your favorite drink to unwind and continue the conversation with fellow participants and speakers! Before breaking into smaller groups, we will start off with a native from Munich, Birgit Stempfle, who will provide us with fun, interesting and unique insights to the culture and way of life in Munich and Bavaria and share curious facts about the city where we will hold the Newsroom Summit 2021!

October 21
Wednesday

  • 09:45

    Welcome back! Quick recap from the first day

    Moderator 

  • 09:55

    WAYS TO ADD VALUE FOR YOUR AUDIENCES

    Moderator 

    Eldiario.es, Spain: Increasing audience engagement during lockdown

    Based in one of the hardest hit countries during pandemic, eldiario.es in Spain successfully attracted 18,000 new paying readers in just two months and 97% of existing subscribers agreed to a voluntary 30% price increase. Rosalía Lloret will tell us what that meant from an editorial perspective.

    Speakers 

    La Repubblica, Italy: Growing reader engagement with new product offers

    Speakers 

    • Head of  la Repubblica & Magazine Digital BU, GEDI Gruppo Editoriale, Italy

    Financial Times: Using data and visual journalism to reach and retain readers

    Covid-19 coverage set new traffic records and continues to change reader behaviours. This session will show you how the FT monitored those audience trends and used the data to inform editorial strategies -- with a special focus on their coronavirus tracker pages ft.com/coronavirus-latest

    Speakers 

    • Head of Audience Engagement, Financial Times, United Kingdom
  • 10:45

    Corriere della Sera, Italy: Refocusing the product offer during the lockdown - lessons learned

    Like many news organisations, Corriere della Sera saw a dramatic increase in its readership during the lockdown.
    Casati will share what they have done to try to become a more relevant and precious news sources for their readers as well as touch on some of the things they learned in the process.

    Speakers 

  • 11:05

    Coffee Break

  • 11:20

    Dagens Næringsliv, Norway: New offer, using subject based “content universes”

    Speakers 

    • Editor storytelling and feature journalism, Dagens Næringsliv, Norway
  • 11:40

    Breakout Discussions - What steps are you taking to add value to your audiences?

  • 12:00

    How diversity in the newsroom can improve audience-centric content

    Moderator 

    Speakers 

  • 13:00

    Lunch Break

  • 14:15

    AWARD SHOWCASE: News24, South African finalist Covid-19 project (Digital Media Africa Awards)

    Moderator 

    Speakers 

    • Engagement editor, News24, South Africa
  • 14:25

    AWARD SHOWCASE: Best Special Covid-19 Project: Food for Mzansi, South Africa Thandi and Captain Stay Safe (Digital Media Africa Awards)

    Moderator 

    Speakers 

  • 14:50

    Synthetic Media: Scaling Media Production with AI-generated Video

    In this session Synthesia CEO and co-founder Victor Riparbelli will showcase how Fortune1000 clients use Synthesia to create video content at scale This talk will demonstrate how to create an AI video and showcase the added benefits over real video such as mass personalisation, content updating and instant multilingual functionality. It will also showcase 'programmable video' and how to build a fully automated pipeline that can turn articles, emails, PDFs and slidedecks into engaging, live action video content.

    Moderator 

    • Digital transformation/content strategy/innovation. WEF Board Member, UK

    Speakers 

  • 15:20

    How AI can help you provide value to your audience. Lessons from the JournalismAI Collab

    AI in journalism is not just a buzzword: it's already employed across the news making process. How might news organisations find new ways to use AI to add value to the journalism they produce?
    The JournalismAI Collab – short for "collaborative experiment – was designed as a space for journalists from across the world to explore this question together and imagine innovative solutions.
    In this session, Collab participants from three different teams will share what they are learning about the potential of automated summaries to unlock the hidden potential of evergreen articles,
    algorithms to optimise content recommendation engines, and how AI might support the gamification of user engagement. JournalismAI is a project of POLIS – the journalism think-tank of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) – supported by the Google News Initiative.

    Moderator 

    • Digital transformation/content strategy/innovation. WEF Board Member, UK

    Speakers 

    • Head of data journalism, Bayerischer Rundfunk (ARD), Germany
    • Director of strategic initiatives, The Washington Post, USA
    • Audience and Content Director North West, Reach plc, United Kingdom
  • 16:00

    Pinpoint: new AI driven search tool for journalists working on large document sets

    Pinpoint is the anchor product of Journalist Studio, a collection of tools to empower journalists to do their work more efficiently, creatively, and securely. The tool helps reporters use Google Search and Knowledge Graph, optical character recognition and speech-to-text technologies to search through scanned PDFs, images, handwritten notes, e-mails and audio files.

    Speakers 

  • 16:30

    Wrap up NRS 2020

The Newsroom Summit 2020

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