Journalism Innovation Summit @ City University London

15 April 2015


Journalism Innovation Summit @ City University London

The evolution of digital media is transforming media organisations around the world. Global Editors Network is involved in the global conversation about the future of news through its international #EditorsLabs and annual GEN Summit. The American public broadcaster, PBS, is also playing a key role in the media revolution with its online guide, MediaShift that is tracking how social media, weblogs, podcasting, citizen journalism, wikis, news aggregators and online video are changing our media world. On 15 May, PBS MediaShift is organising a Journalism Innovation Summit at City University London in May. The focus of this one-day conference will be an exchange of ideas on the way forward for journalism, looking closely at innovative content and innovative business models. There will be representatives from traditional media outlets as well as start-ups seeking to disrupt the reporting of news. It will be a day for editors, reporters, producers, publishers, developers, entrepreneurs, academics and other key players.

Chris Hamilton, Social Media Editor for BBC News, will be the keynote speaker. He leads on strategy and best practice across local, national and international editorial teams, and oversees core brand activity like the BBC News Facebook page and @BBCBreaking Twitter account. He also leads on audience engagement and heads the industry-leading User Generated Content Hub, 10 years old this year, which specialises in the discovery and verification of content from non-professional sources. He previously worked as in a variety of editorial roles for the BBC news website, having joined from the U.K.’s main news agency, the Press Association, in 2000.

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 15 May. If you register now, you will qualify for an Early Bird rate. Find out more here.