Visual content is top of mind in newsrooms and boardrooms. And it's also on the agenda for next Digital Editors Network meetup hosted by the Financial Times on 5 June 2014.
"The often-repeated claim that visuals are processed 60,000 times faster by the brain than text is probably bollocks," says DEN co-founder François Nel. "But there's no doubt visuals are critical to effective communication. As we struggle to navigate a world awash 24/7 with waves of information, perhaps it has never been more important that today."
To help us sift through the hype, share practical lessons learned and consider the way forward, we've invited a variety of media innovators to what is being called #visualDEN, including:
- David Dinsmore, editor of The Sun
- Amy Webb, founder & CEO of Webbmedia Group and co-founder of Spark Camp
- David Ottewell, head of the data journalism unit at Trinity Mirror
- Martin Stabe, head of interactive news at the Financial Times
The programme on Thursday, June 5th, will run from 2pm to 6pm at the Financial Times offices, with registration opening at 1:30pm and conversations afterwards spilling over into a networking reception that wraps at 7:30pm. The closest tube stations are Tower Bridge and Mansion House .
We aim not to charge for DEN meetups, though a donation of £10 or more is invited to cover expenses. To reserve one of the 70 places available, please REGISTER HERE.
Since 2007, the Digital Editors Network has worked to link media innovators, whether they work inside, outside or alongside mainstream media organisations. You can connect with DEN by liking our Facebook page, joining our Linkedin group , or following us on Twitter @DENupdates or this blog .