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10th International Newsroom Summit Summaries

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10th International Newsroom Summit Summaries

WAN-IFRA is providing summaries of all presentations during the conference, beginning Thursday, 9 June 2011. Please check back for updates. If you wish to receive the summaries by e-mail, send your request to
larry.kilman@wan-ifra.org

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  • 2011-06-13 13:38
    Dietmar Schantin, WAN-IFRA's Executive Director of Publishing, Editorial and General Management and also the moderator of the conference, closes the 10th International Newsroom Summit. Next year's Newsroom Summit will take place in May in Hamburg. Read more ...
  • 2011-06-13 12:52
    “People of the screen consume information differently,” says Gerd Leonhard, CEO of The Futures Agency: you cannot think of them as you think of people of the book. They pay differently, too, and share information liberally: you cannot control what people do on the Internet, Leonhard says. Read more ...
  • 2011-06-13 10:43
    A panel discussion on content addresses several issues that many news publishers are currently considering. They include how long the print model will survive, when the next economic downturn might come, whether there will be as many journalists in the future newsroom as there are today, and what the future of photojournalism holds now that everyone has a camera-phone. Read more ...
  • 2011-06-10 22:43
    Digital comes first and engagement equals revenue, says Scott Anderson, Senior VP of Digital Content Strategy of Canada.com. Parent company Postmedia, threatened by bankruptcy last year, emerged as a new entity, he explains, with a digital-first philosophy. Read more ...
  • 2011-06-10 22:30
    In July 2010, News International began requiring digital consumers to pay either a pound a day or two pounds a week in order to access content for The Times of London and The Sunday Times. This move has been widely watched as news publishers around the world try to decide whether they should require users to pay for digital content. Read more ...
  • 2011-06-10 19:56
    The tablet market is growing, Matthias Kretschmer, CEO of Xalmiento Web Services says, and we need to be ready for it. German news sites have seen a steady growth of traffic on the iPad, and iPad traffic has grown to 1.55 percent of the total. A luxury site studied has now 2.5 percent of its users in a year coming from the iPad. Read more ...
  • 2011-06-10 05:39
    The New York Times is a leader in data journalism, generating an abundance of impressive interactive graphics. But Alan McLean, Assistant Editor of Interactive News, doesn’t know how to describe himself – “Am I a reporter?” he asks. Read more ...
  • 2011-06-09 23:47
    “Journalism suffers from a fear of technology,” says Espen Egil Hansen, Editor-in-Chief of Norway’s VG Digital News and Media. Today, he says, most journalists view technology as “Trouble: A necessary evil and an expensive one.” There’s also frequently a culture of “us and them” between journalists and technical staff. Read more ...
  • 2011-06-09 23:09
    The Telegraph’s latest technological project is to focus on content generation, rather than the production process, Assistant Editor Justin Williams says, noting that means of content generation have always been shaped by the production process and it’s time to change that. Read more ...
  • 2011-06-09 22:39
    “The idea is to put the end-user at the centre of everything we do,” says Jonathan Cooper, VP of Content, Journal Register Company, of its new Project Thunderdome. Read more ...

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