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Wednesday, June 17
 

15:00

From Bitcoins to Bitnews: Towards the One-Cent Article

Can the iTunes model fit the news industry? Is it better to sell 100,000 articles at one cent rather than 1,000 articles at one euro? This Bootcamp will reveal the benefits for digital media to unbundle content and use specific sales platforms. The potential is strong: from digital kiosks selling individual articles to paid services using bitcoins. Some predict a brilliant future for these platforms focused on new users but others think the dream of larger distribution will become a nightmare. Penny for your thoughts?


Moderators
avatar for Toni Piqué

Toni Piqué

Consultant on content development & newsroom organisation, Sol 361 / Cases i Associats
Toni Piqué has been consulting at more than a hundred media brands from +70 companies in 25 countries across Europe and America. These projects range from small corporate  | magazines to big media groups; from print to radio, TV and web platforms; from  | reporting training camps to planning long-term editorial strategy; from visual  | journalism to newsroom integration. All projects are mainly based on the... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Duco van Lanschot

Duco van Lanschot

Head of International, Blendle
Duco van Lanschot is Head of International of Blendle, a successful iTunes-like system for journalism from The Netherlands, backed by The New York Times and Axel Springer. One year after launching in the Netherlands, Blendle is at 290.000 users in the Netherlands (most of them under 35 years old) and still growing. For most Dutch publishers, Blendle is currently creating more revenue than they are making out of Apple's... Read More →
avatar for Kelly Leach

Kelly Leach

Chief Executive Officer, Piano Media
Kelly Leach is Piano Media’s Chief Executive Officer, appointed to her position in Sept. 2014. She oversees all aspects of Piano Media including: business expansion from Europe and North America into Asia and Latin and South America, new product development and client relationships. | | Prior to joining Piano, Kelly was with Dow Jones where she had an extensive range of operating and strategy roles within The Wall Street... Read More →
avatar for Nikolay Malyarov

Nikolay Malyarov

EVP, Chief Content Officer and General Counsel, PressReader
Since 2003, Nikolay Malyarov has lead the expansion of PressReader’s worldwide community of publishing partners, helping them grow their audience and increase revenues, while meeting their unique business objectives. | | At the forefront of pioneering publishing solutions, Nikolay was instrumental in establishing PressReader as the only global all-you-can-read digital content platform with a growing list of over 4,000 newspapers and... Read More →
avatar for Claire Wachter

Claire Wachter

Vice President – Business Development, Inkl
Claire Wachter joined inkl in February 2015 as Vice President of Business Development. She is tasked with managing all aspects of publisher relationships, content licensing, and developing new products. Most recently, Claire managed business development for all news, magazine and weather apps for the Amazon Appstore. Prior to Amazon, Claire was Deputy Director for Business & Financial Products at The Associated Press.Claire has... Read More →


Wednesday June 17, 2015 15:00 - 16:30
Auditorium

15:00

Wearable News Beyond the Gadgets

We are in the prehistory of wearable news: the devices exist, but not yet their uses in both content creation and consumption. Connected watches and other wearable devices may or may not disrupt journalism, but they will definitely be a new way to consume news through text to speech or speed-reading technologies. Sensor journalism is also on the rise, a sophisticated blend of crowdsourcing, big data and wearables. This bootcamp will allow editors to better judge the difference between gadgets and relevant new devices that improve news distribution and empower journalists and audiences.


Moderators
avatar for Roman Gallo

Roman Gallo

CEO, GalloMultiMedia

Speakers
avatar for Robert Hernandez

Robert Hernandez

Professor, USC Annenberg
Robert Hernandez, aka WebJournalist, has made a name for himself as a journalist of the Web, not just on the Web. His primary focus is exploring and developing the intersection of technology and journalism – to empower people, inform reporting and storytelling, engage community, improve distribution and, whenever possible, enhance revenue. He is an Associate Professor of Professional Practice at USC Annenberg School for Communication and... Read More →
avatar for Louis Jebb

Louis Jebb

Founder and Chief Executive, Immersivly
Louis Jebb is founder and chief executive of immersiv.ly, a London-based start-up that makes and sells editorial content in virtual reality. A media consultant and journalist, Louis has advised large media companies in UK, Europe and South Africa on launch and rebrand of titles since 2005. In 2010-11, consultant, and later consultant editor, in creation of i, the most successful British newspaper launch since the 1980s... Read More →
avatar for David Sancha

David Sancha

COO, Xalok
Journalist with an extensive experience in technical management for media companies' projects. As a COO at Xalok, he has successfully implemented content management systems, apps for different devices and specific software for newsroom integration in several European and Latin American publishers. Former digital editor of El Periódico de Catalunya, he is also professor of digital journalism at UOC University.


Wednesday June 17, 2015 15:00 - 16:30
Sala Teatre

16:30

Coffee Break
Wednesday June 17, 2015 16:30 - 17:00
GEN Expo

17:00

Media Innovation in China: The Latest Trends
Giant Internet leaders Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent (together called BAT) are China’s answer to Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon. Together with the State and independent media, they are driving a 'mobile first' revolution and adding to the technological clout of the world’s biggest Internet market. Join our two panelists to learn more about China's diverse business climate, from public-private partnerships and independent enterprises to state initiatives and foreign investment. 

Moderators
avatar for Joyce Barnathan

Joyce Barnathan

President, International Center for Journalists
Joyce Barnathan is President of the International Centerfor Journalists (ICFJ), a non-profit dedicated to advancing quality journalism worldwide. Previously, Joyce served as the executiveeditor of Business Week and at Newsweek as State Department correspondent, Moscow Bureau Chiefand Special Projects Correspondent covering presidential elections.

Speakers
avatar for Ying Chan

Ying Chan

Director of the Journalism and Media Studies Centre, The University of Hong Kong
Yuen Ying Chan is a writer, educator and journalism professor. She is also the founding director of the Journalism and Media Studies Centre at The University of Hong Kong, a teaching and research department offering professional education, undergraduate and graduate degree programs.  Under her leadership, the JMSC has become a hub of pan-Asian journalism and journalism education communities, where faculty, students and visiting... Read More →
avatar for David Schlesinger

David Schlesinger

Founder & Managing Director, Tripod Advisors
David Schlesinger founded Tripod Advisors / D.A. Schlesinger Limited to provide his global experience and specialized knowledge of journalism, media and emerging markets (particularly China) to companies. | | Previously, he was the Chairman of Thomson Reuters China until August 2012, and was the Group’s senior representative in the region. He was responsible for building senior relationships, providing thought... Read More →
avatar for Ji Tao

Ji Tao

Editor-in-Chief, China Daily European Weekly
Ji Tao, Editor-in-Chief of China Daily European Weekly and director of China Daily UK Co. Ltd, is based in London and handles the newspaper's overall operation in Europe. He also serves as the Assistant Editor-in-Chief of China Daily Group. Ji has previously worked with China Daily US bureau as the bureau chief, as well as China Daily Hong Kong edition as Assistant Editor-in-Chief. Before he joined the London-based... Read More →


Wednesday June 17, 2015 17:00 - 18:30
Auditorium

17:00

VR Journalism and Immersive Storytelling

Immersive storytelling is becoming a reality through new devices allowing to us to tell stories through stereoscopic 3D, 360-degree visuals, and 100-degree fields of vision. Virtual Reality journalism also encompasses interactive glasses and softer technologies. The goal of this bootcamp is to showcase all possibilities offered to editors and to analyse the latest experiments. Young audiences are the first targets of these news ways to tell stories but the scope will quickly expand. Tomorrow virtual reality can become a mass media. 


Moderators
avatar for Roman Gallo

Roman Gallo

CEO, GalloMultiMedia

Speakers
avatar for Nonny de la Peña

Nonny de la Peña

CEO, Emblematic Group & USC Annenberg
Nonny de la Peña has been called 'The Godmother of Virtual Reality' by Engadget and The Guardian, while Fast Company named her 'One of the People Who Made the World More Creative' for her pioneering work in immersive journalism. As CEO of Emblematic Group, she uses cutting edge technologies to tell stories—both fictional and news-based—that create intense, empathic engagement on the part of viewers. | | A graduate of Harvard... Read More →
avatar for Mel Slater

Mel Slater

Research Professor, University of Barcelona
Mel Slater is an ICREA Research Professor at the University of Barcelona. He became Professor of Virtual Environments at University College London in 1997. He was a UK EPSRC Senior Research Fellow from 1999 to 2004, and has received substantial funding for virtual reality installations in both London and Barcelona. Thirty two of his PhD students have obtained their PhDs since 1989. In 2005 he was awarded the Virtual Reality Career Award by IEEE... Read More →


Wednesday June 17, 2015 17:00 - 18:30
Sala Teatre

19:30

Finger Buffet, Hospital de Sant Pau

The architectural complex of Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau is an unmistakable landmark in the culture and heritage of Barcelona. Dating back to 1902, its architectural and patrimonial value extends beyond its urban location and the site has won European and international acclaim. In 1997, together with the Palau de la Música Catalana (one of the world's leading concert halls), the Hospital was declared World Heritage by UNESCO for its singular architectural and artistic beauty. A visit to this magnificent complex allows you to delve into history, art and the present day. The pavilions, set among gardens and connected by underground passages, are breathtakingly beautiful and a showcase for the applied arts, featuring sculptures, stained glass and mosaics.

Supported by Generalitat de Catalunya
Address: Carrer de Sant Quintí, 89 


Wednesday June 17, 2015 19:30 - 22:00
Hospital de Sant Pau
 
Thursday, June 18
 

09:30

Introduction to the Fifth GEN Summit
Speakers
avatar for Matt Kelly

Matt Kelly

Chairman, GEN Summit
Matt has played a leading role in newspaper publishing innovation for two decades. As publisher of the UK's Daily Mirror portfolio of websites, he launched a string of successful new digital brands and products, including MirrorFootball.co.uk and 3am.co.uk, across a wide range of platforms. An expert in digital strategy, newsroom structure and web design, he passionately believes that the key to publishing success in the digital age is a blend of... Read More →
avatar for Bertrand Pecquerie

Bertrand Pecquerie

CEO, Global Editors Network
Bertrand has been the GEN CEO since March 2011. Prior to this, from 2003, he was the Director of the World Editors Forum (WEF), the organisation for editors within the World Association of Newspapers (now merged with IFRA). From 1996 to 2002 he headed World Media Live, a subsidiary of Vivendi Universal in charge of international websites (including Cannes Film Festival and Tour de France), in seven different languages. From 1989 to 2001, he... Read More →


Thursday June 18, 2015 09:30 - 09:40
Sala Teatre

09:40

Making mobile and social work together

In the newsroom, social media can be your best friend or your worst enemy. One thing is certain, you cannot ignore it. Taking advantage of shifting mobile consumption habits can turn social media into your ally. How can you redesign your newsroom's structure to turn valuable traffic into meaningful conversations?


Keynote Dialog: Samantha Barry, Head of Social Media and Senior Director of Strategy, CNN, with the participation of Anne-Marie Tomchak, Reporter and Presenter, BBC Trending.

 

Speakers
avatar for Samantha Barry

Samantha Barry

Head of Social Media and Senior Director of Strategy, CNN
Samantha Barry is a world-renowned social media expert, with more than a decade of experience as a broadcast journalist. As CNN's senior director of social news, Samantha manages the social teams at all of the CNN bureaus and works closely with the CNN Digital leadership in their editorial strategy.
avatar for Anne-Marie Tomchak

Anne-Marie Tomchak

Reporter and Presenter, BBC Trending
Anne-Marie Tomchak is an award winning digital journalist. She brings an expert voice and original journalism to the BBC’s social media coverage. In 2013 Anne-Marie launched BBC Trending – a Webby Award winning team - dubbed the BBC’s Bureau on the Internet. She has vast knowledge of social media analytics tools and mobile applications and uses them to gather news, share content and build social engagement. Before joining BBC... Read More →


Thursday June 18, 2015 09:40 - 10:20
Sala Teatre

10:20

Smartwear & Media: What I Learned From Working With Top Manufacturers

Time has sped up for smartwatch innovation and the race is on to crack the content delivery code on this new interface. When media organisations are trying to repackage and monetise content in the Internet of Things era, News Republic, winner of the 'Best Mobile Media and Publishing App Award' at  Mobile World Congress 2015,  has successfully launched its news apps on Samsung Gear and Apple’s iWatch. Their CEO will share his experiences from his company’s journey on this newest frontier for news.


Moderators
avatar for Amanda Farnsworth

Amanda Farnsworth

Editor, Visual Journalism, BBC News
Amanda Farnsworth is a senior executive who has been entrusted with some of the most high profile leadership roles in the BBC including Editor of the TV One and Six O Clock News, Deputy Editor, Newsnight and Bureau Chief in Washington DC. She has a wide range of editorial experience, including News, Sport and Digital Media both in the UK and abroad. | Additionally, she has experience of leading large teams in the highly pressurised setting... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Gilles Raymond

Gilles Raymond

CEO, News Republic
Gilles is the CEO & Founder of News Republic, publisher of news application for smartphones, tablets, and TV. Federating more than 1,000 publishers worldwide such as Reuters, Associated Press, The Independent Al Jazeera, Gizmodo, and CNN International, News Republic applications offers news personalisation through more than one million distinct topics thanks to a unique semantic engine linked to Wikipedia. Top user-ranked Mobiles Republic... Read More →


Thursday June 18, 2015 10:20 - 10:35
Sala Teatre

10:35

Why a Climate Publishers Network?

Twenty-five media organisations from all over the world are the "founding partners" of the Climate Publishers Network in May 2015. CPN is a mutual syndication of articles related to climate change free of charge during the run-up to COP 21. Each media organisation will be able to re-publish material free of license fees.


Moderators
avatar for Bertrand Pecquerie

Bertrand Pecquerie

CEO, Global Editors Network
Bertrand has been the GEN CEO since March 2011. Prior to this, from 2003, he was the Director of the World Editors Forum (WEF), the organisation for editors within the World Association of Newspapers (now merged with IFRA). From 1996 to 2002 he headed World Media Live, a subsidiary of Vivendi Universal in charge of international websites (including Cannes Film Festival and Tour de France), in seven different languages. From 1989 to 2001, he... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Wolfgang Blau

Wolfgang Blau

Director of Digital Strategy, Guardian News & Media
Wolfgang Blau is the Executive Director of Digital Strategy at The Guardian and a member of the Executive Committee of Guardian News & Media. Amongst other strategy projects at The Guardian, Wolfgang has been the editorial lead in building the Guardian’s new award-winning sites for Guardian UK, Guardian USA and Guardian Australia. In the five years prior to joining The Guardian in early 2013, Wolfgang was the Editor-in-Chief of Zeit... Read More →
avatar for Patricia Fernandez de Lis

Patricia Fernandez de Lis

Science and Technology Editor-in-Chief, El País


Thursday June 18, 2015 10:35 - 10:45
Sala Teatre

10:45

Presentation of Editors Lab Final and Startups for News competition - First Round: SAM & Spot.IM

Startups for  News  is  an  international  competition rewarding the most innovative startups disrupting the media industry. GEN is hunting for startups that challenge the status quo with new editorial services for newsrooms or new ways of delivering journalistic content.

Through this programme, GEN is helping facilitate interaction between startup innovators and senior media executives with the goal of implementing new innovative practices in the newsroom.


Speakers
avatar for Evangeline de Bourgoing

Evangeline de Bourgoing

Director of Programmes, Global Editors Network
Evangéline is the GEN Programme Manager. She oversees the Editors Lab Programme, a worldwide series of hackdays and Startups for News, a global competition rewarding the best startups providing services to the newsrooms. She has worked at Radio France and Axel Springer and has graduated from LSE - London School of Economics and Political Sciences -, La Sorbonne and ESSEC Business School.


Thursday June 18, 2015 10:45 - 11:00
Sala Teatre

11:00

Coffee Break
Thursday June 18, 2015 11:00 - 11:30
GEN Expo

11:30

Becoming a Community Platform Instead of a Content Provider: It's Worth the Agony
For newspaper publishers around the world, striking a balance between print and digital strategies is crucial for growing readership and establishing brands. How can a symbiotic relationship between the two platforms deliver quality, effective journalism and generate more profit?

Speakers
avatar for David Montgomery

David Montgomery

CEO, Local World
David Montgomery, who has almost 40 years of media experience, edited News of the World, Today, and The Sun. He also served as the chief executive of Mirror Group and founded London-based Mecom Group, a newspaper publishing company. David is now heading Local World, one of the largest regional media networks in the United Kingdom. | | Photo credit: Morten Holm/EPA c/o The Guardian 


Thursday June 18, 2015 11:30 - 11:50
Sala Teatre

11:30

More than just analytics: Getting true, real-time insight on newsroom performance
Get the inside on true newsroom insight: Having the complete, real-time picture of what's trending, what's ending and performance of content is more important than ever. You need to stay on top of the news stream, make sure every piece of content contributes to the bottom line. In this Masterclass, we turn analytics into insight. Learn how true real-time insight into your statistics can significantly improve the newsroom impact on the bottom line, how to better target and keep mobile and social users on site and make more readers consume more of your content. Mix and match users with the content they prefer to read, at their most convenient time. 

Speakers
avatar for Vigleik Takle

Vigleik Takle

SVP Global Operations, Cxense ASA
As Senior Vice President Global Operations, Vigleik Takle leads the team responsible for getting our customers successfully onboarded to the Cxense platform. His team also provides Support and Best Practice consulting services to our customers across the world. | | Before joining Cxense, Vigleik was Senior Manager in PwC Consulting leading the Supply Chain Management area which consisted of 15-20 consultants. He has extensive experience... Read More →


Thursday June 18, 2015 11:30 - 12:15
Aula 2

11:50

Live Streaming and News: What is the impact on your newsroom?

Live streaming services such as Meerkat and Periscope are reinventing live news coverage. Consumers can now access or broadcast an uninterrupted stream of live events anywhere around the world with nothing but a smartphone in hand. The prospect of incorporating these tools in newsrooms will not only enhance reporting, but also provide better engagement with new audiences.


Moderators
avatar for Jodie Hopperton

Jodie Hopperton

International Media Consultant
Jodie is an international media consultant working with organisations to increase revenue by improving their partnership strategy and the underlying processes and team structure. Spanning almost 15 years and multiple countries, her extensive experience includes Director EMEA, Syndication and Licensing, New York Times, & Consultant COO, Global Editors Network.  She regularly chairs conferences such as Big Data for... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Richard Evans

Richard Evans

Head of Social Media, Sky News
Richard Evans joined Sky News in 2012 as a journalist working across its digital platforms. Since then Richard has taken charge of Sky News’ social media output and has continuously driven the implementation of new technology to develop innovative storytelling as well as new audiences. Sky News’ social accounts currently reach more than 7.5 million. @richevans
avatar for Brooke Minters

Brooke Minters

Senior Producer, AJ+
Brooke Minters is a senior producer with AJ+. She is part of AJ+ growing mobile army, covering the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri.  She previously worked for Current TV as a producer for “The War Room with Jennifer Granholm”. Her work has appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, The Los Angeles Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, CNN and PBS. Brooke is a graduate of UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism and Sarah... Read More →
avatar for Lippe Oosterhof

Lippe Oosterhof

CEO, Livestation
Lippe Oosterhof is CEO of Livestation. Livestation is an online aggregator of linear TV news channels operating out of London. Lippe has over 20 years’ experience building international businesses in technology, news and financial services. He spent eight years developing new products and markets around the world for ABN Amro Bank and Dun & Bradstreet and then switched to building high growth technology businesses. He has was head of... Read More →


Thursday June 18, 2015 11:50 - 12:20
Sala Teatre

12:20

Inside Al Jazeera: Operations of a Global Media Network

Founded in 1996, Al Jazeera is now one of the largest news operations in the world, priding itself on independence, impartiality, and professionalism. With more than 80 bureaus across the globe, the network has expanded to the United States, Turkey, and the Balkans in order to widen its distribution footprint and bring its around-the-clock programming and web presence to more audiences. How is Al Jazeera maintaining its award-winning news reporting and programming in a rapidly changing global media landscape?


Moderators
avatar for Carlos de Vega

Carlos de Vega

Director, El País TV

Speakers
avatar for Abderrahim Foukara

Abderrahim Foukara

Washington & New York Bureau Chief, Al Jazeera Arabic Channel
Abderrahim Foukara is Al-Jazeera's Regional Director for the Americas, Al-Jazeera Satellite Channel's Washington DC Bureau Chief and host of Min Washington (From Washington), one of the Arab world's most successful and influential shows. Min Washington offers Arab viewers in-depth and well-informed analysis of US affairs and their impact on North Africa and the Middle East. As a veteran journalist with unique insight into US as well as... Read More →
avatar for Imad Musa

Imad Musa

Online Manager, Al Jazeera English Channel
Imad Musa has worked for Reuters, Associated Press, Newsweek in Arabic, ABC, and other global media organisations over the past two decades. At Al Jazeera, he was a news producer for the Arabic service based in the Washington bureau, and joined Al Jazeera English since launch in 2006. For the past two years, as Head of Online for AJE, he has overseen the broadcaster's digital output. He holds a Master's degree in International Journalism from the... Read More →
avatar for Salah Negm

Salah Negm

Director of News, Al Jazeera English Channel


Thursday June 18, 2015 12:20 - 13:00
Sala Teatre

13:00

Startups for News - Second Round: SourceRise & Stringr

Startups for  News  is  an  international  competition rewarding the most innovative startups disrupting the media industry. GEN is hunting for startups that challenge the status quo with new editorial services for newsrooms or new ways of delivering journalistic content.

Through this programme, GEN is helping facilitate interaction between startup innovators and senior media executives with the goal of implementing new innovative practices in the newsroom.


Thursday June 18, 2015 13:00 - 13:10
Sala Teatre

13:10

Introducing Google News Trends
More than 3 billion searches are performed across Google every day, creating one of the largest datasets about human kind in the world.  When a news story breaks, the world turns to Google to find out what’s going on. Hidden within this data are a multitude of stories about what who we are as a people, and what we’re curious to know more about. In this masterclass session, the Google Trends team will unveil the latest version of the Google Trends product for the first time and provide a detailed overview of the new site, which has been designed specifically with journalists in mind.  The team that designed and built the Trends product will walk you through how to use Google data in your reporting, and then Simon Rogers, Google's first Data Editor, will host a short panel discussion on the future of data journalism with the winners of the Data Journalism Awards. 

Speakers
avatar for Danielle Bowers

Danielle Bowers

Trends and Data Manager, Google
Danielle Bowers joined Google in 2011 and spent three years working with news partners on various monetisation strategies. She recently had the pleasure of helping to launch a new team at Google called the News Lab, and is now focused on making Google data useful and accessible to journalists. Danielle is also pursuing her part time MBA at UCLA's Anderson School of Management. 
avatar for Steve Grove

Steve Grove

Director News Lab, Google
Steve Grove leads the News Lab at Google, the company’s division focused on partnering with media companies and entrepreneurs to build the future of the news industry. With a focus on data journalism, innovative programming, and media training, the News Lab has a global scope.
avatar for Roni Rabin

Roni Rabin

Software Engineer, Google Trends
Roni Rabin joined Google in 2011, working as an engineer and manager on the Trends team, and is now leading the new Google Trends effort. She has led the technical integration of many Google Trends product launches, including Google's annual "Year in Search" project.  Roni earned her BSc. in Software Engineering at the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology.
avatar for Simon Rogers

Simon Rogers

Data Editor, Google News Lab
Simon Rogers is a data journalist, writer, speaker. Author of Facts are Sacred published by Faber & Faber and a new range of infographics for children books from Candlewick. Data editor at Google Newslab. Simon edited and created guardian.co.uk/data, an online data resource which publishes hundreds of raw datasets and encourages its users to visualise and analyse them – and probably the world’s most popular data journalism... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Seeman

Lisa Seeman

Product Manager, Google Trends
Lisa Seeman is the product manager for Google Trends.  She leads all Trends initiatives including the launch of our new story-centric Trends site, our Trends for consumers on core search, and localised Trends within emerging markets.  She earned her Master's in Electrical Engineering and her Master's of Business Administration from Stanford University.


Thursday June 18, 2015 13:10 - 14:30
Aula 1

13:10

Lunch in the GEN Expo Area
Thursday June 18, 2015 13:10 - 14:30
GEN Expo

14:30

2015 Reuters Institute Digital News Report: Essential Data on the Future of News

This year’s report will show a quickening of the pace towards social and mobile news, a decline in the desktop internet, and significant growth in video news consumption online. It will also provide updated data on online news subscriptions across countries, the rise of ad blockers and explore consumer attitudes to native advertising and sponsored content.


Moderators
avatar for Tom Kent

Tom Kent

Standards Editor, The Associated Press
Tom Kent is a deputy managing editor and standards editor of the Associated Press. He is responsible for editorial standards across the AP and has played a major role in the coordination of AP services across platforms — text, photos, graphics, broadcast and Internet. He designed AP's new multimedia headquarters in New York and lectures internationally on newsroom organisation and management. He served with the AP as correspondent in... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for David Levy

David Levy

Director, Reuters Institute
David Levy has been RISJ Director since September 2008. As Director he has an overview of all the Institute’s activities. As well as covering the full range of issues around developments in journalism he has particular expertise in public service broadcasting, media regulation and the interaction between digital technology and media regulation both within the UK and Europe. Before joining the Institute he was Controller, Public... Read More →
avatar for Nic Newman

Nic Newman

Editor, Reuters Institute
Nic Newman is a journalist and digital strategist who played a key role in shaping the BBC's internet services over more than a decade. He was a founding member of the BBC News Website, leading international coverage as World Editor (1997-2001). As Head of Product Development for BBC News he helped introduce innovations such as blogs, podcasting and on-demand video. Most recently he led digital teams, developing websites, mobile and interactive... Read More →


Thursday June 18, 2015 14:30 - 15:10
Sala Teatre

14:30

Automatic Content Conversion for Interactive Smartphone & Tablet Publications - The Mondadori Story
In this interview-style presentation, discover first-hand how Mondadori Italy succeeded in both generating new revenue streams and saving production time using CreativeFlow, the new automatic content conversion tool from Aquafadas. Looking at the Casa Facile magazine case study, find out the ins and outs of creating beautifully responsive digital publications for multi-platform distribution.

Speakers
avatar for Achille Coenegracht

Achille Coenegracht

Director Business Development & Partnerships, Aquafadas
Achille Coenegracht has acquired extensive experience in the international digital media industry, where he has occupied several marketing and business positions over the past 12 years in games, software and digital publishing companies. In his third year at Aquafadas, Achille oversees the international business development and partnerships.
avatar for Luigi Roberti

Luigi Roberti

Digital Publishing Manager, Rekordata
Luigi’s experience dates back to nineties, when he started working on SGML and XML technologies. He was managing the Italian market for top class US companies like Arbortext and Quark, before joining Rekordata to build and manage the Digital Publishing Business Unit (managing relationships with Adobe, Woodwing and Aquafadas).


Thursday June 18, 2015 14:30 - 15:15
Aula 2

15:10

The Top 5 of the Data-Driven Newsroom

Web traffic means that you almost know everything about your users: when they arrive, how long they stay on each page, what they read, where they go when they leave you. Real-time metrics are great for suggesting more personalised content for your readers and more specific targeting for your advertisers. Not all newsrooms are created equal under data, yet every one has the potential. We have selected the most advanced media on the cutting-edge of profiling and personalisation.


Speakers
avatar for Frédéric Filloux

Frédéric Filloux

Founder & Editor, The Monday Note & Les Echos (former Head of Digital)
Frédéric is the founder and editor of the Monday Note, a regular contributor for Slate.fr and teaches multimedia journalism at the Sciences Po School of Journalism in Paris. He was appointed head of digital operations at Les Echos in 2012 and stepped down in April 2015. Prior to that, he was working as an editor for the international division of the Norwegian media group Schibsted ASA. In 2002, he was part... Read More →
avatar for Haile Owusu

Haile Owusu

Chief Data Scientist, Mashable
Haile Owusu is Chief Data Scientist at Mashable where his main responsibility is the development and refinement of the company's proprietary Velocity technology, which predicts and tracks the viral life-cycle of digital media content. | | Prior to joining Mashable, Haile led all research efforts for SocialFlow, one of the leading social media optimisation platforms for brands and publishers. Haile specialises in statistical learning as applied... Read More →


Thursday June 18, 2015 15:10 - 15:50
Sala Teatre

15:50

Startups for News - Third Round: Datavisual & Storyform

Startups for  News  is  an  international  competition rewarding the most innovative startups disrupting the media industry. GEN is hunting for startups that challenge the status quo with new editorial services for newsrooms or new ways of delivering journalistic content.

Through this programme, GEN is helping facilitate interaction between startup innovators and senior media executives with the goal of implementing new innovative practices in the newsroom.


Thursday June 18, 2015 15:50 - 16:00
Sala Teatre

16:00

Coffee Break
Thursday June 18, 2015 16:00 - 16:30
GEN Expo

16:30

Going Viral

Will some new news organisations exist only on social networks? Imagine no website, no app, just a strong presence on Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp and similar networks. Extremes aside, going viral is essential for all news media. What does this mean for the information process? Can journalists become social media experts? Must they produce and distribute content? What is the impact on headlines and storytelling forms?


Moderators
avatar for Mary Fitzgerald

Mary Fitzgerald

Editor-in-Chief, openDemocracy
Mary Fitzgerald is Editor-in-Chief of openDemocracy. Before joining oD she worked for Avaaz, the global campaigning organisation, and is a former Senior Editor of Prospect Magazine. She has written for the Guardian, Observer, New Statesman and others. @maryftz

Speakers
avatar for Marc-Antoine Durand

Marc-Antoine Durand

Founder and CEO, Bobler
 Marc-Antoine Durand is co-founder of BOBLER.  Launching the first Vocal Social Media. It enables users to record and listen to 2 minutes long audio clips called  “Bulles”, that aregeolocated on a world map. Bobler has grown very popular among well-known French personalities such as Gilles Babinet and Jacques Attali, and major medias such as Radio France and ARTE Radio. www.bobler.com 
avatar for Jaron Gilinsky

Jaron Gilinsky

CEO, Storyhunter
With just a backpack, video camera, mic, and laptop, Jaron reported solo from every world continent (and many repressive regimes), producing, filming, editing, and uploading stories for the web. From 2005 - 2012, Jaron freelanced in the Middle East for The New York Times, Current TV, Time, and CNN, covering uprisings, wars, and the occasional peace rally.  In 2012, he won an Overseas Press Club award in Online Commentary for his coverage... Read More →
avatar for Armin Wolf

Armin Wolf

Deputy Editor-in-Chief, ORF | Austrian Public Broadcasting Corp
Armin Wolf is Austria’s most prominent TV anchor and very active on social media. In a country with approximately 130,000 Twitter accounts he has about 160,000 followers on Twitter and almost 200.000 fans on Facebook. Albeit being a broadcast-journalist he was selected as Austria’s “Onliner of the Year” in 2012. His nightly TV news show commands a regular market share of more than 25% and has won numerous... Read More →


Thursday June 18, 2015 16:30 - 17:00
Sala Teatre

17:00

What Cross-Border Collaboration Can Bring to Investigative Journalism
After WikiLeaks, Luxleaks, WildLeaks and Swissleaks it appears there is an unmistakable, mutual value in the collaboration between journalists, media organisations and non-profits around the world. How can editors produce and sustain original investigative journalism by tapping into international networks of knowledge and expertise?

Moderators
avatar for Peter Bale

Peter Bale

CEO, Center for Public Integrity
Before joining the Center for Public Integrity, Peter was responsible for the global growth of CNN International Digital, including setting the strategic vision, product development and execution. He is a proven industry leader, and has demonstrated the ability to work in both traditional and emerging media, combining his journalism experience with a keen understanding of the complexities in working for a technology giant. Prior to his role... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Oldroyd

Rachel Oldroyd

Director, Bureau of Investigative Journalism
Rachel Oldroyd joined the Bureau as deputy editor shortly after its launch in 2010 and has led many of the organisation’s key projects. Before joining the Bureau she spent 13 years at the Mail on Sunday, where she launched the award-winning Reportage section in Live magazine. The section focused heavily on human rights violations and, under her editorship, won more than a dozen media awards. She started her career as a financial... Read More →
avatar for Gerard Ryle

Gerard Ryle

Director, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
Gerard Ryle is the director of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (www.icij.org) in Washington, an organisation that brings investigative reporters from around the world to work on big cross-border projects. In 2012, 2013 and 2014, ICIJ brought together more than 120 journalists from more than 50 countries to work on stories that made headlines and led to resignations, changes in law, and other government... Read More →


Thursday June 18, 2015 17:00 - 17:30
Sala Teatre

17:00

Video Formats that Work, and How to Make Them

In this Masterclass hosted by wochit, you’ll discover important data about the new approaches to video along with insights from publishers around the world. Which formats do you think work best for digital video? Want to know how they compare across the industry and the globe?

Attendees will take away:

- Essential components of any modern video strategy

- Actionable tips on how to produce high quality video quickly and cost-effectively — with the same platform used by leading publishers such as USA Today, Spiegel Online, Die Welt and La Repubblica.

- How Special Guest Sven Christian from Spiegel Online runs the video operation for one of the most respected news brands in the world, and what he's learned

Presented by:  

Wochit & Spiegel Online


Thursday June 18, 2015 17:00 - 17:45
Aula 2

17:30

Building the Best Data Journalism Team For Your Newsroom

There is hardly any newsroom left in the world that’s not familiar with the merits of data reporting. But in order to drive impactful, data-driven stories, there should be a dedicated data journalism team that collaborates on all stories and that is a force multiplier for your newsroom.


Moderators
avatar for Daniela Kraus

Daniela Kraus

Managing Director, Forum Journalismus und Medien

Speakers
avatar for Mohammed Haddad

Mohammed Haddad

Data Journalist, Al Jazeera
Mohammed Haddad is a senior interactive producer with Al Jazeera. He heads the interactive department there where he works on telling visual stories with data. Prior to joining Al Jazeera he was involved in crowdsourcing research and application in Africa.
avatar for Antoine Laurent

Antoine Laurent

Strategist, Product Manager, Sourcefabric, Code For Africa
Antoine Laurent is a Journalist and Media Innovation Strategist. He works as a Strategist for Code For Africa and a Product Manager for Sourcefabric. He previously worked with the GEN and the EJC, where he managed the Data Journalism Awards, Editors Lab hackdays, Startups for News, the News Impact programme, and JournalismGrants.org. He tweets at @anto_l.
avatar for Shazna Nessa

Shazna Nessa

Director, Journalism, Knight Foundation
Shazna Nessa is director of journalism at Knight Foundation. She was a 2014 John S. Knight journalism fellow at Stanford University, where her work focused on visual literacy and data visualisation, using human-centered approaches. Previously she was a deputy managing editor at the Associated Press in New York, leading innovation projects around data, interactivity, mobile and social media. Shazna has taught at the Columbia University Graduate... Read More →
avatar for Simon Rogers

Simon Rogers

Data Editor, Google News Lab
Simon Rogers is a data journalist, writer, speaker. Author of Facts are Sacred published by Faber & Faber and a new range of infographics for children books from Candlewick. Data editor at Google Newslab. Simon edited and created guardian.co.uk/data, an online data resource which publishes hundreds of raw datasets and encourages its users to visualise and analyse them – and probably the world’s most popular data journalism... Read More →


Thursday June 18, 2015 17:30 - 18:15
Sala Teatre

19:30

Data Journalism Awards Ceremony & Gala Dinner, Cosmocaixa

The third annual Data Journalism Awards will culminate in a DJA Ceremony gala dinner at Cosmocaixa on Thursday night to showcase the best of datajournalism all over the world with Minter Dial as Master of Ceremony. 

This competition is the first international contest recognising outstanding work in the field of data journalism worldwide. GEN received more than 480 submissions in 2015! After the announcement of the 78 nominees of the competition in May 2015, the Global Editors Network will present the ten winners of the awards during this exclusive ceremony. 

The venue features a stunning "Flooded Forest (Bosc inundat)", which recreates 1,000 m2 of an Amazonian rainforest ecosystem and features piranhas, crocodiles and other animal and plant species typical to the zone. The museum building is just as fascinating as its contents. Cosmocaixa is a beautiful example of modernista architecture, designed and built between 1904 and 1909 by Josep Domènech i Estapà. The modern extension carried out in 2004 highlighted the value of the century-old building while placing it in a new context.

Supported by CaixaBank
Address: Carrer d'Isaac Newton, 26

 


Speakers
avatar for Minter Dial

Minter Dial

Speaker and Consultant, The Myndset Company
President and founder of the boutique agency, The Myndset Company, Minter Dial is an international professional speaker & consultant on Branding and Digital Strategy, working with major brands such as Samsung, Kering, Gucci, Credit Agricole and L’Oreal. He is also International Director of Netexplo, an observatory of global new technology trends. Prior to the Myndset, Minter led a 16-year international career... Read More →
avatar for Jaume Giró

Jaume Giró

CEO, “la Caixa” Banking Foundation
Jaume Giró is the CEO of “la Caixa” Foundation with responsibility in the areas of Communication, Institutional Relations, Branding and Corporate Social Responsibility.


Thursday June 18, 2015 19:30 - 21:15
Cosmocaixa
 
Friday, June 19
 

08:30

There’s a Robot In My Newsroom! Teaming Up with Text-to-Video Technology
Video is our forte, news is our passion, robots are our friends. We want to hear your thoughts on how these three coincide. Join us for a breakfast roundtable to look at how robots and algorithms, like the Wibbitz text-to-video technology, can be editors’ new best friends in the newsroom. Wibbitz helps publishers save time and money by automatically creating engaging, short-form videos from their existing text content. We’ll cover how it works and how you can seamlessly integrate the Wibbitz Control-Room into your team and newsroom.

Speakers
avatar for Yotam Cohen

Yotam Cohen

Co-founder & COO, Wibbitz
Yotam Cohen is the Co-Founder & COO at Wibbitz. He leads product development and the R&D team in the Tel Aviv office. Yotam loves the challenge of disrupting existing industries while motivating his company to execute under stress in an agile environment. This skill set is credited to the experience he received during his six years of leadership as a commander in the Navy. Yotam is a go-getter at heart and has a true passion for... Read More →
avatar for Lou Ferrara

Lou Ferrara

Vice President & Managing Editor, The Associated Press
Lou Ferrera, a vice president and managing editor of The Associated Press, oversees a newsroom portfolio that includes coverage of sports, entertainment and business news, plus social media, digital news products and major events such as the Olympics and the World Cup. Since joining the AP in 2005, Lou has been innovative and instrumental in the AP’s digital shift for newsgathering in the field and in the delivery of... Read More →


Friday June 19, 2015 08:30 - 10:00
Aula 1

09:30

Why Journalists Should (at Least Sometimes) Be Activists
Speakers
avatar for Dan Gillmor

Dan Gillmor

Blogger, author, speaker, media investor and co-founder of several online businesses
Dan is a Board member of the First Amendment Coalition, a nonprofit that promotes free speech and open government. He is also a Board member of Pen Plus Bytes, the International Institute of ICT Journalism, a nonprofit based in Accra, Ghana. Dan writes articles and commentary, including a regular online column for the Guardian newspaper, and somewhat more frequently at the Mediactive blog and on this site. From 1994-2005, Dan was a columnist at... Read More →


Friday June 19, 2015 09:30 - 09:45
Sala Teatre

09:45

Expanding The Washington Post’s Reach
The Washington Post is throwing a wrench in the wheel of conventional reading experience by spearheading an innovative digital strategy of adaptive, immersive journalism. The paper’s recent app on Kindle is a step in that direction – and a testament for the collaboration between the paper and Amazon, the world’s biggest online retailer.

Speakers
avatar for Cory Haik

Cory Haik

Executive Producer and Senior Editor, Digital News, The Washington Post
Cory Haik is the Executive Producer and Senior Editor for Digital News at the Washington Post. | | With a journalism career solely in digital, Cory has a passion for the creative development of cutting-edge storytelling. She has been at the Post for the last four years, leading innovative initiatives -- such as the new Kindle Fire app -- and pushing the envelope on mobile and places to grow new audiences. | Cory cut her teeth following... Read More →


Friday June 19, 2015 09:45 - 10:15
Sala Teatre

10:15

What can Google still bring to the Future of News?
Google is having a transformative effect on journalism. Google News has revolutionised how people consume information and the Google Media Tools are enriching the newsgathering experience. But the search giant is also being questioned because of its disruption of the news business model. David Drummond, Google Vice President, is here to answer questions about his company's future contribution to journalism - and present his vision for establishing win-win partnerships with media organisations. 

Speakers
avatar for David Drummond

David Drummond

Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Chief Legal Officer, Google
David Drummond joined Google in 2002, and serves as senior vice president, corporate development and chief legal officer. He leads Google's global teams for legal, public policy, communications, corporate development/mergers and acquisitions, and product quality operations. He also serves as chairman of Google's investment arms, Google Ventures and Google Capital. David was first introduced to Google in 1998 as a partner in the corporate... Read More →


Friday June 19, 2015 10:15 - 10:45
Sala Teatre

10:45

Startups for News - Fourth Round: Fotokite & Newskid

Startups for  News  is  an  international  competition rewarding the most innovative startups disrupting the media industry. GEN is hunting for startups that challenge the status quo with new editorial services for newsrooms or new ways of delivering journalistic content.

Through this programme, GEN is helping facilitate interaction between startup innovators and senior media executives with the goal of implementing new innovative practices in the newsroom.


Friday June 19, 2015 10:45 - 11:00
Sala Teatre

11:00

Coffee Break
Friday June 19, 2015 11:00 - 11:30
GEN Expo

11:30

Why Prototypes Matter: From User Experience to Design Thinking

Until 2015, innovation came from outside newsrooms. Today, journalists, developers and graphic designers are able to set up prototypes and test new editorial services internally: innovation is back in the newsroom! How do these media innovators understand user engagement and practise a new collaborative process to craft higher quality journalism?


Moderators
avatar for Gerold Riedmann

Gerold Riedmann

CEO, Russmedia Digital
Gerold is the CEO of Russmedia Digital. Prior to that, Gerold was deputy Editor-in-Chief of the Vorarlberger Nachrichten newspaper in Vorarlberg, Austria. Besides his journalistic work he headed up the major editorial redesign in 2009 and manages the hyperlocal cross-media-projects in print and online. He is responsible for the eReading and iPad initiatives within the company. Until 2003 he has lived for several years in Munich. Gerold has worked... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Justin Ferrell

Justin Ferrell

Media Experiments & Fellowships Director, Institute of Design, Stanford University
Justin Ferrell joined the Institute of Design at Stanford (aka "the d.school") in 2012 to design and direct its fellowship programme, a creative leadership accelerator for restless experts who want to transform their industries. The programme helps entrepreneurial professionals learn and apply design thinking to organisation design, to create and spread large-scale transformations. Since its launch, fellows have... Read More →
avatar for Mariana Santos

Mariana Santos

Director of Interactive and Animation, Fusion Media
JSK Knight Fellow at Standford and director of interactive and animation at Fusion, Mariana Santos is a visual storyteller, who did groundbreaking work as a member of the interactive team at The Guardian in London. A trained animator, she pioneered the newsroom’s use of motion graphics to make data stories more compelling. She started Chicas Poderosas a movement to train, inspire and involve more women in technologic newsrooms... Read More →
avatar for Adam Thomas

Adam Thomas

Chief of Product, Storyful
Adam works with innovations in journalism, particularly on open newsrooms, media development and technology projects. He is Chief of Product at Storyful, the social media newswire. He has worked with teams that have won an African News Innovation Challenge prize, a Guardian Digital Innovation Award for Social Change and a Knight-Batten Award for Innovation in Journalism.


Friday June 19, 2015 11:30 - 12:10
Sala Teatre

11:30

A Revolution in the Newsroom: Best Practices of the Data-Driven
The newsroom has been transformed by data. But what comes next? What will be done with this new level of insight, and how? Join Outbrain for a Masterclass presentation on the technologies and tools being deployed for editorial action, workflow and optimization among many of the world's leading digital media brands.

Speakers
avatar for John LoGioco

John LoGioco

Executive Vice President, Outbrain
John LoGioco is the Executive Vice President and member of the founding team at Outbrain.  He founded the Outbrain business team in New York and led the global expansion into 14 countries, building the largest content discovery network on the web with the world’s most premium publishers and Fortune 500 brands.  Prior to Outbrain, Mr. LoGioco held sales and sales management roles at Time Inc. and Reuters New Media in New York and... Read More →


Friday June 19, 2015 11:30 - 12:15
Aula 1

12:15

New Video Formats: What’s Working, What’s Not
Popular short-form video services like Vine, Instagram and Snapchat are becoming common tools in news coverage. Going with the idea that less is more, these new short video formats are not only allowing news organisations to tap into a bigger audience, but also the ability to get more content from viewers. In this session, we dig deep into these services to discover their practical use in your newsroom.

Moderators
avatar for Christoph Pleitgen

Christoph Pleitgen

SVP of Sales and Business Development, EMEA and APAC, Wochit

Speakers
avatar for Sylvain Attal

Sylvain Attal

Chief Editor, New Media, France 24
Sylvain Attal is currently France 24 Chief Editor for New Media. He is at the head of the internet newsroom, producing original news content in three languages: French, English and Arabic. The internet team is also repackaging content coming from the three TV channels. France 24 New Media division also produces or coproduces innovative content such as web-documentaries, infographics, using advanced software and alternative storytelling.
avatar for Sven Christian

Sven Christian

Head of Video, Spiegel Online
avatar for Elizabeth Eastham

Elizabeth Eastham

Digital Director, SNTV
Elizabeth Eastham joined SNTV in 2006 overseeing all commercial activities, her core focus has moved from the traditional broadcast market to digital and was promoted to Digital Director in 2013. Liz has overall responsibility for SNTV's global digital proposition development and publisher and partner relationships. Launching the SNTV digital service in 2011 she works closely with publishers and broadcasters in their adoption of sports videos for... Read More →
avatar for Inga Thordar

Inga Thordar

Editor, BBC World News
Inga Thordar is a senior editor on World News Television with special brief to bring together TV and digital production teams and commissioning. She previously edited the BBC’s news front page as well as leading digital innovations on TV and radio. Inga also leads a team of video journalists who use latest technology available to create innovative quality videos for online and TV.


Friday June 19, 2015 12:15 - 13:00
Sala Teatre

13:00

Presentation of the 2016 GEN Summit in Vienna

15 - 17 June 2016: Aula der Wissenschaften, an early baroque building where was set up the editorial department of the Wiener Zeitung, the oldest daily newspaper in the world.


Speakers
avatar for Ulrike Huemer

Ulrike Huemer

Chief Information Officer in charge of Digital Agenda, City of Vienna
Ulrike Huemer was born in Freistadt 1977. After high school in Bad Leonfelden she  | studied law at the University of Linz from 1995 to 2000. After her university degree she  | worked as an university assistant at the Institut for Constitutional Law at the University of Linz for 2 years before she started to work for the City of Vienna in 2003. There she was at first manager of the "Österreich Konvent", a committee for... Read More →


Friday June 19, 2015 13:00 - 13:10
Sala Teatre

13:10

Cracking the code of the social newsroom

At Storyful’s Lunch Masterclass (Friday, June 19th) during the GEN Summit, Storyful Founder and Director of Innovation, Mark Little, will outline how his vision has arrived at a new and exciting chapter for Storyful. Storyful’s approaches and standards are being adopted by newsrooms all over the world, all of whom are finding more success in cracking the code of the social web. Join Mark to find out how to increase engagement, build new revenue streams and reduce workflow using social content and smart thinking. And, if you’re searching for insights into cultivating innovation, adapting to new technologies and creating apps with real value, Chief Product Officer, Adam Thomas, will share some Storyful technology secrets that have allowed a small team to redefine newsgathering for the social age.


Speakers
avatar for Colm Curneen

Colm Curneen

Director of Business Development, Storyful
avatar for Mark Little

Mark Little

Founder & Director of Innovation, Storyful
Mark Little is the founder of Storyful, the world’s first social media news agency. He leads a team of journalists and technologists who discover and verify the most compelling content on platforms like YouTube and Twitter. Storyful works with the biggest news organisations and social networks in the world, including YouTube, ABC News and The New York Times. The company was acquired by News Corp in December 2013.Mark has more than two... Read More →
avatar for Adam Thomas

Adam Thomas

Chief of Product, Storyful
Adam works with innovations in journalism, particularly on open newsrooms, media development and technology projects. He is Chief of Product at Storyful, the social media newswire. He has worked with teams that have won an African News Innovation Challenge prize, a Guardian Digital Innovation Award for Social Change and a Knight-Batten Award for Innovation in Journalism.


Friday June 19, 2015 13:10 - 14:30
Aula 1

13:10

Lunch in the GEN Expo Area
Friday June 19, 2015 13:10 - 14:30
GEN Expo

14:30

With the Benefit of Hindsight. Or, Our Biggest Mistakes.

This session was very successful at the GEN Summit 2014 and we’re back for round two! Hindsight is a wonderful thing. Many of us would turn the clock back if we could. What are the biggest mistakes these leading executives made, and how can we learn from them? 


Moderators
avatar for Madhav Chinnappa

Madhav Chinnappa

Head of Strategic Relations, News & Publishers, Google
Currently Head of Strategic Relations for news and publishing, Madhav Chinnappa joined Google in 2010 to focus on Google News in the EMEA regions working in the Partnerships team. Madhav has worked in the news industry since 1994 - first in the launch team of Associated Press Television (APTV), a year in M&A at United News & Media and spent over nine years at BBC News, most recently as head of business development and rights.

Speakers
avatar for Peter Bale

Peter Bale

CEO, Center for Public Integrity
Before joining the Center for Public Integrity, Peter was responsible for the global growth of CNN International Digital, including setting the strategic vision, product development and execution. He is a proven industry leader, and has demonstrated the ability to work in both traditional and emerging media, combining his journalism experience with a keen understanding of the complexities in working for a technology giant. Prior to his role... Read More →
avatar for Mark Little

Mark Little

Founder & Director of Innovation, Storyful
Mark Little is the founder of Storyful, the world’s first social media news agency. He leads a team of journalists and technologists who discover and verify the most compelling content on platforms like YouTube and Twitter. Storyful works with the biggest news organisations and social networks in the world, including YouTube, ABC News and The New York Times. The company was acquired by News Corp in December 2013.Mark has more than two... Read More →
avatar for María Ramírez

María Ramírez

Deputy Editor and Co-founder, El Español
I’ve been a foreign correspondent most of my career: in New York, Brussels and Milan for Spanish and Italian papers. After 15 years working for the Spanish newspaper El Mundo, I left last year and worked for Univision Noticias as a political reporter. Last April, at the ISOJ, I started the blog nohacefaltapapel along with Eduardo Suárez to cover media innovation. Now that’s the name of a company on the verge of... Read More →


Friday June 19, 2015 14:30 - 15:10
Sala Teatre

15:10

Robot Journalism: Don't Wait 'Til It's Too Late

At the moment, business, finance and sports are at the core of automated journalism because they are based on data, algorithms and corporate texts that can be translated into (good) written articles or data visualisations. Yet there is a variety of unexpected domains where robots can help journalists — but not replace them!


Moderators
avatar for Geir Terje Ruud

Geir Terje Ruud

Consultant, Freelance
Geir Terje Ruud (born 1963) was for ten years a part of the online team at Schibsted-owned VG (www.vg.no)  that worked on continues improvement of one of the worlds largest online succes stories. The Norwegian miracle - or mystery - is still imporving. In 2008 he joined Ekstra Bladet in Copenhagen, Denmark, as digital editor-in-chief. Since 2013 Geir has been working as a consultant and adviser to media companies, searching for the digital... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Lou Ferrara

Lou Ferrara

Vice President & Managing Editor, The Associated Press
Lou Ferrera, a vice president and managing editor of The Associated Press, oversees a newsroom portfolio that includes coverage of sports, entertainment and business news, plus social media, digital news products and major events such as the Olympics and the World Cup. Since joining the AP in 2005, Lou has been innovative and instrumental in the AP’s digital shift for newsgathering in the field and in the delivery of... Read More →


Friday June 19, 2015 15:10 - 15:30
Sala Teatre

15:35

Podcasting: The Next Generation of Audio Storytelling

Podcasting is a platform that is radically changing at the moment, moving out of niche and into mainstream markets. With 'Serial' attracting millions of listeners this past fall, publishers are beginning to see the editorial and monetary value of audio content. There is a handful of innovative podcasters that are revolutionising the genre with in-depth investigative storytelling and high-quality audio production. Find out why your newsroom should be implementing audio into your multi-media strategy and how to do it from those who already have.


Moderators
avatar for Mark Rock

Mark Rock

Founder & CEO, The Adio Corporation
Mark Rock is the founder & CEO of The Adio Corporation, a startup platform allowing anyone to build better playlists. Previously he was founder & CEO of Audioboo, the social audio platform that counted BBC, Wall Street Journal, The Guardian & Stephen Fry amongst its many users. Before that he was the co-founder & Chief Creative Officer of Static2358, which created TV channel branding for FilmFour, Channel 4, Disney, Sky and Nat... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Francesco Baschieri

Francesco Baschieri

CEO, Spreaker
Francesco Baschieri is the founder and CEO of Spreaker, a platform for creating, distributing and monetising podcasts and live radio shows. He is also a lecturer at the University of Bologna where he teaches a course in Digital Entrepreneurship. Before starting Spreaker, Francesco co-founded Waymedia, a Company which developed Bluetooth beaconing an Proximity Marketing technologies. Francesco holds a Masters degree in Computing Engineering from... Read More →
avatar for Dana Chivvis

Dana Chivvis

Producer, Serial
Dana Chivvis is a producer on Serial. She reports, edits and produces the podcast alongside Serial's host, Sarah Koenig, and executive producer, Julie Snyder. Prior to joining the Serial team, she was a This American Life fellow. She also covered education as a reporter and digital producer for NBC News and AOL News and was a photo editor at National Geographic. Dana has a master’s degree from Columbia University’s School of... Read More →
avatar for Siobhán McHugh

Siobhán McHugh

Founding Editor, RadioDoc Review
Siobhán McHugh is a documentary-maker, oral historian and writer, whose work has won prestigious awards including gold at the New York Radio Festival. In 2013 she founded the first-ever journal of radio documentary studies, RadioDoc Review, whose international board nominates world’s best audio features for in-depth critiques. It’s hosted at University of Wollongong, Australia, where Siobhan is Senior Lecturer in Journalism. An... Read More →


Friday June 19, 2015 15:35 - 16:10
Sala Teatre

16:10

Coffee Break
Friday June 19, 2015 16:10 - 16:30
GEN Expo

16:30

Why and How Editors and Foundations Can Work Hand in Hand

Non-profit news organisations are doing some of the most innovative work in the industry, filling gaps left by a shrinking mainstream media. How do the organisations that fund them — growing often U.S.-led philanthropy groups — assess their effectiveness and choose which projects to support? Leaders of both the non-profit and philanthropic sectors will collaborate on this masterclass.


Moderators
avatar for Christophe Deloire

Christophe Deloire

General Secretary, Reporters without Borders
Christophe Deloire is a graduate of the ESSEC Business School (ESSEC). He has worked for several newspapers and television channels, mainly for Arte and LCI . In 1998, Christophe Deloire integrated the "Company" Service of the weekly Le Point and also became the collection director in the "General Literature" department Flammarion, where documents, surveys and testimonials... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Michael Bolden

Michael Bolden

Editorial Director, Knight Foundation
Michael Bolden is editorial director at the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, where he manages internal, external and third-party content and storytelling. Prior to joining Knight, Michael was transportation and development editor at The Washington Post, where he led an award-winning reporting team. He was one of the first supervisory editors in the Post’s converged newsroom, developing storytelling strategies for print, Web... Read More →
avatar for Miguel Castro

Miguel Castro

Strategic Partnerships, Communications, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Miguel Castro works for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation since 2011.  He helps define and manage the foundation’s strategic partnerships and media grant-making global portfolio. Prior to this, Miguel was special projects manager at the Open Society Media Program, where he spent eight years learning the media grant making trade from the very best. A journalist by training and education, Castro has worked as a radio, print, and... Read More →
avatar for Maria Teresa Ronderos

Maria Teresa Ronderos

Director, Programme on independent journalism, Open Society Foundations
Maria Teresa Ronderos, as the director of the Open Society Program on Independent Journalism, oversees efforts to promote viable, high-quality media, particularly in countries transitioning to democracy. | | Ronderos comes to the Open Society Foundations from Semana, Colombia’s leading news magazine, where she served in a range of senior editorial roles. Together with the Ideas for Peace Foundation, she has been the creator and... Read More →


Friday June 19, 2015 16:30 - 17:10
Sala Teatre

17:10

Hyperlocal News: The Comeback

Some digital publishers spent tens of millions of dollars on local news and at the same time, many individual or community initiatives sunk: hyperlocal news was ill-fated. It was a good idea on the paper, but implementation failed. 2015 marks a new era for local news with new initiatives and new business models. Hear from new players who have learned from the failures of their predecessors.


Moderators
avatar for Marie Gilot

Marie Gilot

Media Innovation Associate, Knight Foundation
Marie Gilot joined Knight Foundation in September 2012. She makes grants to institutions such as newsrooms, journalists' organizations, and journalism schools.  Gilot is experienced in both journalism and nonprofit management. Most recently, she was the publisher of Newspaper Tree, a nonprofit journalism project in El Paso, Texas. She also worked as the director of nonprofit legal services provider Las Americas Immigrant... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Tarek Atia

Tarek Atia

Publisher, Mantiqti and Zahma
A journalist and early online innovator in Egypt in the late 1990s, Tarek Atia founded web portals cairolive.com and zahma.com, was assistant editor-in-chief of Al-Ahram Weekly, and has had his writing published in prominent international media outlets including The Washington Post and Neue Zurcher Zeitung.Since 2006, he has worked in media development, designing and implementing capacity building programs for... Read More →
avatar for Jim Brady

Jim Brady

CEO & Founder, Billy Penn
Jim Brady is the CEO of Spirited Media, which operates the news platform Billy Penn. Before entering the pure startup world, Jim served as Executive Editor of washingtonpost.com, Editor-in-Chief of Digital First Media, General Manager of TBD and Programming Director of News & Sports for America Online. He is a Past President and current board member of the Online News Association, and also serves on the boards of... Read More →
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Julie Costes

Director, Paid-for Digital Services, Le Parisien


Friday June 19, 2015 17:10 - 17:50
Sala Teatre

18:00

Editors Lab and Startups for News Ceremonies

The Editors Lab Final is innovation in real time. The Editors Lab programme is a series of hackdays for newsroom innovation. The 2014-2015 season is hosted by major newsrooms in Berlin, Buenos Aires, Cairo, Lagos, London, Madrid, New York, Paris and more.

In Barcelona, the teams will have 48 hours to develop an innovative journalism service or application. In the same format as regional hackdays, each newsroom team will have one journalist, one designer, and one developer. 

Do you want to discover the freshest innovation? On the last day of the event, all Summit participants will have the opportunity to discover the best prototypes developed over the course of the GEN Summit. You can't get newer than that! 
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Startups  for  News  is  an  international  competition rewarding the most innovative start­ups disrupting the media industry. GEN is hunting for the startups that challenge the status quo with new editorial services for newsrooms or new ways of delivering journalistic content.

With this programme, GEN is helping create interaction between start­up innovators and media senior executives and thus encouraging the implementation of innovative practices in the newsroom.


Speakers
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Evangeline de Bourgoing

Director of Programmes, Global Editors Network
Evangéline is the GEN Programme Manager. She oversees the Editors Lab Programme, a worldwide series of hackdays and Startups for News, a global competition rewarding the best startups providing services to the newsrooms. She has worked at Radio France and Axel Springer and has graduated from LSE - London School of Economics and Political Sciences -, La Sorbonne and ESSEC Business School.


Friday June 19, 2015 18:00 - 19:00
Sala Teatre

20:00

Final Cocktail & Finger Buffet, Fàbrica Moritz

The Fàbrica Moritz Barcelona is a theme park for adults, even better if they are beer lovers! Here you will find a microbrewery that can be considered the Rolls Royce of the European microbreweries, where they produce the unpasteurized fresh Moritz beer. The new factory, inaugurated in 1864, was one of the first constructions in the new Eixample neighborhood. In fact, some traces still remain from this factory, which was in operation for more than a century, and it has now become a landmark that is still preserved in the collective history of the residents in the area. Important vestiges from the former factory still remain, such as the reinforced concrete tanks manufactured in the 1920s, and are the company’s authentic crown jewels. Moritz wanted to restore this great center for the city. For this final event, we will have music and dancing, an ideal combination to finish off the GEN Summit and start the weekend.

Supported by Moritz
Address: Ronda de Sant Antoni, 41  


Friday June 19, 2015 20:00 - 23:00
Fàbrica Moritz