The future of news: partnerships, engagement and diversity
Joanna Geary, Head of UK News Partnerships, Twitter
Jim Waterson, Deputy Editor, Buzzfeed UK
and keynote presentations from:
Shaun Austin, YouGov; Nick Baughan, Maxus UK; Madhav Chinnappa, Google; Tony Danker, Guardian News and Media; Robin Elias, ITN; John McAndrew, Sky News; François Nel, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism and Digital Editors Network; Blanche Sainsbury, Local World and Andy Smith, National Union of Journalists and a senior speaker confirmed from the BBC
Lord Black of Brentwood, Executive Director, Telegraph Media Group
Timing: Morning, Thursday, 9th July 2015
Venue: Central London
This seminar is CPD certified
Communication received from Associate Producer at Westminster Media Forum to Peter Blackman, Strategic Director, Save Our BBC.
Dear Mr. Blackman
I am writing to remind you about the above seminar. Please note there is a charge for most delegates, although concessionary and complimentary places are available (subject to terms and conditions – see below).
Latest developments in news provision, including:
- Latest trends in consumption;
- Innovative content partnerships;
- Sponsored content;
- The influence of social media on news gathering and delivery; and
- Workforce training and development.
Key discussion points include:
- News consumption and digital partnerships – including latest trends and forecasting how people will consume their news in the future; and opportunities for content and distribution partnerships between news outlets and social media channels;
- Opportunities for engagement – cross-platform product development; data-driven storytelling and personalisation; and migration and resilience in legacy media in light of the rise of digital natives;
- Advertising and editorial content – commercial opportunities and effectiveness of native advertising and sponsored content; and the implications for brands and consumer trust; and
- Skills, standards and diversity – options for journalistic curriculum reform; editorial standards in the digital era; and regulatory and sector priorities for supporting diversity in the workforce.
- Published recommendations by the House of Lords Communication Committee in the last Parliament from their inquiry into women in news and current affairs broadcasting; and
- As Ofcom consults on a proposed framework for measuring media plurality.
Keynotes: Joanna Geary, Head of UK News Partnerships, Twitter; Jim Waterson, Deputy Editor, Buzzfeed UK and a speaker confirmed from the BBC.
Further confirmed speakers include: Shaun Austin, Director, Media Consulting, YouGov; Nick Baughan, Chief Executive Officer, Maxus UK; Madhav Chinnappa, Head of News Partnerships, International, Google; Tony Danker, International Director, Guardian News and Media; Robin Elias, Managing Editor, ITV News, ITN; John McAndrew, Director of News Output, Sky News; François Nel, Visiting Academic Fellow, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism and Co-Founder, Digital Editors Network; Blanche Sainsbury, Commercial Director, Local World and Andy Smith, Joint-President, National Union of Journalists.
Chair: Lord Black of Brentwood, Executive Director, Telegraph Media Group has kindly agreed to chair part of this seminar. Additional senior participants are currently being approached.
Places have been reserved by parliamentary pass-holders from the House of Lords and officials from BIS; DCLG; DCMS; DfT; European Commission; Ofcom and the NAO. Also due to attend are representatives from Anglian Radio; Archant Dialogue; BBC; BBH London; BPM Media; British Library; Clear Channel; DLA Piper UK; Eagle Radio; Edinburgh Napier University; Good Relations; Google EMEA; Guardian Media Group; Imperial College London; Independent Radio News; ITV; Journalist Magazine; KPMG; Leeds Trinity University; Liberum; Michelmores; Nature; Newsquest; NLA media access; North News & Pictures; Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism; SJP Business Media; SNTV; Staffordshire University; Tangerine PR; Telegraph Media Group; This Is Global; Time Inc. UK; University of Brighton; University of Gloucestershire; University of Sheffield; University of the West of England and William Reed Business Media.
Press passes have been reserved by representatives from Financial Times; First News; Foresight News; Luton News; SCOOP; The Guardian; The Independent and The Media Briefing.
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Organised impartially by the Westminster Media Forum (find out more).
CPD certified (more details).
Once submitted, this will be taken as a confirmed booking and will be subject to our terms and conditions below.
Please pay in advance by credit card on 01344 864796. If advance credit card payment is not possible, please let me know and we may be able to make other arrangements.
Options and charges:
- Places at The future of news: partnerships, engagement and diversity (including refreshments and PDF copy of the transcripts) are £210 plus VAT;
- Concessionary rate places (see conditions): £80 plus VAT. Please be sure to apply for this at the time of booking.
- Full transcript available approximately 10 days after the event for £95 plus VAT;
- Concessionary rate: £50 plus VAT.
If you find the charge for places a barrier to attending, please let me know as concessionary and complimentary places are made available in certain circumstances (but do be advised that this typically applies to individual service users or carers or the like who are not supported by or part of an organisation, full-time students, people between jobs or who are fully retired with no paid work, and representatives of small charities – not businesses, individuals funded by an organisation, or larger charities/not-for-profit companies). Please note terms and conditions below (including cancellation charges).
I hope that you will be able to take part in what promises to be a most useful morning