Study Tours

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Helsinki & Oslo, 24-29 June 2018

AI for News Study Tour - Europe

How artificial intelligence will change your newsroom and your business model  

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Download the full schedule here 


The Global Editors Network (GEN) frequently arranges Study Tours on topics related to media innovation, as the best way to observe the newest phenomena in media and to learn the best practices from both industry giants and up-and-coming startups. This year GEN is organising two AI for News Study Tours, one in the US and one in Finland and Norway.

The first ‘AI For News’ Study Tour will take place first in Helsinki and then in Oslo. We will visit some of the biggest and best regarded media organisations to discover their secrets: how to successfully digitalise and innovate the newsroom, and how to approach AI and machine learning. In addition, we will visit startups working on exiting AI and machine learning projects to see how smaller companies are bringing about change in the mediasphere.


Sunday 24 June: Arrival in Helsinki, welcome drinks and dinner

Monday 25 June: Yle, Utopia Analytics, Helsinki Sanoma, Stora Enso innovation center, dinner at Villa Kortvik 

Tuesday 26 June: Futurice, City Digital, Keskisuomalainen Group, Rovio Entertainment, Startup Sauna, dinner hosted by the Foreign ministry of Finland

Wednesday 27 June: Breakfast with Finnair, arrival and welcome lunch in Oslo, NRK, dinner at Oslo Media House

Thursday 28 June: Aftenposten, sol.no, working lunch and visit to Aller Media, Teknisk Ukeblad, NTB, Tinius Trust

Friday 29 June: Schibsted, Hubii (blockchain technologies). Departure from Oslo in the afternoon 

*Please note that this program is subject to change


Download the full schedule here 



The ticket price covers all expenses from the Sunday dinner in Helsinki to the Friday lunch in Oslo. This includes accommodation, meals, transportation, and the trip from Helsinki to Oslo on Wednesday 27 June.




Practical Information 


Working language

All presentations and discussions will be held in English.

How much does it cost? 

Study Tour ticket price for first-time participants: €4,800

Previous GEN Study Tour participants: €4,350

Special rate for GEN Summit 2018 participants: €3,900

Cancelation policy: GEN will reimburse 50 percent of the fee if a participant cancels three weeks before the study tour. Any participant can be replaced by another member of the same media group.  


Who should attend?

The study tour can welcome up to 15 participants. The study tour is geared toward editors-in-chief and group editors, senior news executives and top managers who want to understand how media organisations can take advantage of artificial intelligence, augmented reality and new immersive storytelling methods – from a content and business perspective. 


Some of the companies visited will present sensitive or private material that is not meant to be shared publicly.



Bertrand Pecquerie, GEN CEO bpecquerie@globaleditorsnetwork.org
FR Tel: + 33 9 67 73 06 97

To register for this Study Tour, please contact:

Anna Stanghelle, Study Tour Manager, astanghelle@globaleditorsnetwork.org
FR Tel: + 33 (0)1 48 04 06 97