World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers


Study Tour - Strictly digital - The New Content Kings

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Study Tour - Strictly digital - The New Content Kings

Date and Location

  • 24 Nov 2014 - 26 Nov 2014
    San Francisco / Palo Alto
    USA

Sub title

The West Coast is getting serious about news

Introduction to Event

This tour is now complete - check back soon for 2015 dates

Last year we ran our first study tour to San Francisco without visiting any traditional publishers. And it was sold out.

Study Tour - Strictly digital - The New Content Kings

The past 6 months have seen no change in the underlying trends. The leaked New York Times innovation report showed how even the most modern newsrooms struggle to compete with digital pure players.

Meanwhile the venture capitalists and seed investors in the Bay Area are now investing in news projects. Andreessen Horowitz co-founder Marc Andreessen is a personal investor in PandoDaily - no mere tech blog but claiming to "speak truth to the new power". Their scoops on PBS bias and New Jersey "pay-to-play" have been picked up by mainstream media outlets. PBS gave back a $3.5m donation as a result.

We've put together a special 3 day programme that combines the must-see tech companies and news platforms with the new content kids who would be kings. To get a copy of the latest agenda, drop a mail to nick.tjaardstra@wan-ifra.org

Michael Downing, Tout Founder & CEO (2013 tour)Michael Downing, Tout Founder & CEO (2013 tour)

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