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#qualityDEN What's the future for quality journalism?

If the future of quality journalism is on your mind, then you won't want to miss the Spring 2017 meeting of the Digital Editors’ Network meeting on June 20th.
Hosted by Twitter's Rob Owers at its London offices in Soho and co-sponsored by the editorial software firm Desk-Net, the meeting will focus on how quality journalism can overcome two of its biggest challenges – the corrosive impact of misinformation, and the continuing search for sustainable business models.
Speakers from Twitter,Facebookthe BBC, Trinity Mirror, Full Factthe Conversation, theLondon School of Economics and Political Science,and University of Central Lancashire will lead the discussions that will kick off at 3pm and conclude at 7pm with a networking reception.

Confirmed speakers are: 
Rob Owers, Head of News Partnerships EMEA at Twitter  Aine Kerr, Head of Journalism Partnership at FacebookCharlie Beckett, Professor & Founding Director of LSE POLISMukul Devichand, Editor of BBC World HacksPhoebe Arnol…
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#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 FrançoisNel. "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 ne…

Feedback & slides from #distributedDEN meeting at Google, London

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 HEREwhat 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 Publis…

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 hig…

#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!)

#communityDEN: BBC News set to host the autumn DEN meetup on engaging news communities

Are you thinking about innovative ways to engage with news communities? 
Then participate in the next Digital Editors Network meeting on November 19th at BBC Broadcasting House, where the discussions will focus on how digital publishers are trying to reach new audiences – on a local, national and global scale.
The term itself is quite complex and includes all sorts of audience sub-groups, defined by gender, age, economic status, race or origin. Yet the mobile and social revolution has unquestionably opened opportunities for news sector growth, provided audience acquisition is approached correctly.

We’ll learn about the latest research into youth news habits around the world, debate the fragmentation of audiences, and discuss the latest techniques that publishers (and other sectors) employ to engage audiences and build communities on digital platforms. Welcoming participants to the event is someone who is thinking about those topics and beyond is James Montgomery, Director of Digital Deve…