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Tired of hearing complaints about the challenges facing journalists today? Hosted by City and produced by PBS MediaShift, this event will be an idea exchange on the way forward, with a focus on innovative content and innovative business models. You’ll hear from innovators at traditional journalism outlets as well as startups looking to disrupt the news. Breakout groups in the morning and afternoon will enable knowledge sharing and networking.
Confirmed speakers include:
James Montgomery BBC – Keynote speaker
The one-day conference will include a kick-off reception at a major media outlet in London on May 14, as well as post-event socializing on the evening of May 15.
The Summit will be equal parts learning, sharing and networking with the brightest minds in the industry. The day will be split into two parts: The morning will highlight innovative content from top journalists, while the afternoon will focus on innovative business models. Each half of the program will feature a keynote speaker, a moderated panel and breakout groups led by panelists and speakers. The breakouts will feature collaborative discussions in which attendees will share their own experiences, challenges and solutions.
Further networking opportunities include the kick-off reception on 14th May and the closing reception on the evneing of 15th May.
James Montgomery is Director of Digital Development for BBC News and Current Affairs. He is responsible for driving the digital focus of the integrated 24/7 newsroom, across all output areas: local, national and international. James joined the BBC in 2009, as director of digital content for BBC World News with responsibility for the editorial development of BBC.com, the international-facing, commercially funded website. He previously worked at the Financial Times, becoming editor of FT.com and an assistant editor. Other roles at the FT included U.S. news editor, based in New York; analysis editor; and deputy features editor. James began his career in local newspapers.
Registration and more information is via the MediaShift event site
Early bird registration will cost £100 for professionals and £25 for students and ends on 17th April.
Regular registration will be £150 for professionals and £50 for students.
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