Sunday, March 26, 2017

#qualityDEN - Mark 20 June 2017 in your diary! We'll be meeting at Twitter

This much we have finalized:

1.  The time, place & host:  Rob Owers of Twitter has stepped up to host the Spring 2017 meeting of the Digital Editors Network in London on 20 June 2017.

2. The theme: Quality News?

"All the concerns about #fakenews raises a key question: How do we get to a working definition of what is quality news?" says DEN co-convener François Nel . "This is no small concern. The parameters of 'quality news' will underpin decisions about the news stories, news creators and news brands that get discovered - and rewarded - through social and search. And those deemed to provide quality news are  also likely to get the support of regulators, avoid the wrath of legislators and be foregrounded in public discourse.

"What we do know, is that that quality cannot simply be defined by popularity or progeny, on the one hand. On the other hand, it's not helpful to simply say that quality, like beauty, is in the eye (or click) of the beholder. We need some practical parameters. And we need fresh thinking about what those might be, what they look like - and how the sausage is made."

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