Friday, October 21, 2016

Feedback & slides from #distributedDEN meeting at Google, London


  The panel - Google, YouTube, FB & Twitter
Our lively #distributedDEN discussion hosted by Benedicte Autret at Google’s London offices around the relationship between publishers and platforms was more than a month ago - but the issue is very much on our minds.

If you're also still thinking about it, then we hope you’ll let us know HERE what you think we might do to move the conversation.

To thank you for your thoughts on that - any other suggestions about speakers, hosts and sponsorship of future DEN meetings - we’d like to offer you the opportunity to download the presentations by the Reuters Institute’s Nic Newman on the Digital News Report and AOL’s Oliver Tobias on their Publishers Outlook 2016 study.

Aside: If you missed the Chatham House Rule-event or want a reminder, check out Catalina Albeanu's takeaways on Journalism.co.uk.

Also: So far, more than 240 editorial, technology, commercial and senior managers at news media companies have told the researchers from the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) about their strategic priorities. If you’d like a free copy of the World News Media Outlook report summary, complete the 20-question survey by Friday, October 21st.

Finally, we're planning the Spring 2017 DEN meeting and will certainly keep you in the loop.

If you have any further questions or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to be in touch at digitaleditorsnetwork [at] gmail.com.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Google to host the Digital Editors Network’s meet-up on understanding the opportunities and challenges offered by distributed content

The next Digital Editors Network (DEN) meeting, tagged as #distributedDEN, is set to be hosted by Google on September 8th at 123 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 9SH, to discuss how digital publishers and platforms could engage to maximise the opportunities that distributed content offers to them.

The rise of new distribution channels (e.g. search and social) has enabled journalism to reaches larger audiences than ever and in many more ways. This means that readers have a nearly limitless amount of news sources to choose from and limitless amount of digital content to spend time with. Key questions that media organisation should ask themselves are: How to distribute their content so it engages the right audiences in line with their strategy?  How are the specific distributed channels different from each other and what does that mean for publishers?

With this in mind, the autumn meeting, which is co-organised by François Nel of the University of Central Lancashire, will include highlights from the recent Digital News Report published by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism research into news consumption patterns with some confirmation of the importance of social media.

The meeting will also be set to have all parties involved in order to foster a dialogue between platforms and media organisations. “There’s been a lot of talk in and around journalism circles about the role of social media platforms and their relationships with publishers,” says Dr Nel. “What’s rare is a safe space for publishers and platforms to talk with each other. This DEN meeting will aim to do just that.” He adds, “As is customary for DEN events, we’ll be observing the Chatham House Rule.”

Welcoming participants to the event is Benedicte Autret who is leading the Strategic Relationships with News Publishers in the UK, including how to engage with Google within the Digital News Initiative framework. Speakers will also include:
  • Mark Little, Twitter’s Vice-President for Media Partnerships in Europe and Africa, and the Managing Director of Twitter’s EMEA headquarters in Dublin
  • Miller Hogg, CEO of the CN Group 
  • Matt McAlister, co-founder of Publish.org and Keleida Networks and Guardian columnist. 
  • Nic Newman, lead author of the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism’s Digital News Report  
  • Luca Forlin, Head of Partnerships at Play Newsstand
  • Ben McOwen Wilson, YouTube Content Partnership Director
Co-sponsored by the editorial management software company Desk-Net, discussions will be chaired by the DEN’s convenors: Nick Turner, Digital Strategy Manager at the CN Group; Lucia Adams, former Launch Editor at The Times; and François Nel of UCLan.

The event on Thursday, September 8th, will run from 2pm-6pm at Google UK, 123 Buckingham Palace Road, London, with registration opening at 13:30pm and conversations afterwards continuing into a networking reception that wraps at 7:30pm.

Attendees can sign up at: https://distributedDEN.eventbrite.co.uk

DEN’s networking opportunities are regularly announced on the Network’s Twitter, Facebook page, Linkedin group and here on our blog.

Thursday, July 07, 2016

#distributedDEN Diary Note: We''ll be talking WITH social media tech companies - not simply ABOUT them when we next meet on 8 September 2016

That social media are playing an increasinly important role in the process of making and distributing news is widely acknowledged.

And, not suprisingly, there's lots of talk amongst news publisher about what social media means for their business.

What's rare is a conversation with social media platforms about what a sound, sustainable relationship between those who create news and those who re-aggregate and re-distribute news might look like now - and going forward.

That's precisely what we aim to convene when DEN next meets on 8 September 2016 in London.

We'll soon be announcing our host and the publshers and platforms who will lead the discussion. This is certainly a date to diarise.

If you've not been to DEN meetup before and would like to get advance notices, join our mailing list HERE (We don't pass along contact details, ever!)

#distributedDEN Diary Note: We''ll be talking to social media tech companies not simply about them when we next meet on 8 September 2016

That social media are playing an increasinly important role in the process of making and distributing news is widely acknowledge.

And, not suprisingly, there's lots of talk amongst news publisher about what social media means for their business.

What's rare is a conversation with social media platforms about what a sound, sustainable relationship between those who create news and those who re-aggregate and re-distribute news might look like now - and going forward.

That's precisely what we aim to convene when DEN next meets on 8 September 2016 in London.

We'll soon be announcing our host and the publshers and platforms who will lead the discussion. This is certainly a date to diarise.

If you've not been to DEN meetup before and would like to get advance notices, join our mailing list HERE (We don't pass along contact details, ever!)