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Digital Editors from News UK and The Telegraph join the convenors of the news industry insiders’ Chatham House Rule learning network

Digital Editors Network (DEN) co-founder François Nel today announced that editors from two leading national news publishers are becoming co-convenors of the industry innovators’ peer learning network that has been meeting for Chatham House Rule-discussions since 2007.

Nick Petrie, deputy digital editor of The Times and the Sunday Times, and Beth Ashton, head of audience and subscriptions at The Telegraph, have joined former Wall Street Journal digital editor John Crowley and Dr Francois Nel, who is editor of World Press Trends for WAN-IFRA and course leader of the new Journalism Innovation and Leadership Programme to be offered by the Media Innovation Studio at the University of Central Lancashire, Preston.

“I am delighted to join DEN as co-convener and I hope to help continue the outstanding work DEN has done so far in bringing together people from across all levels of newsrooms to navigate complex issues faced by our industry,” said Ashton, who joined the Telegraph from the Manchest…
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#DENmasterclass @MIS-UCLAN with Google News Lab teaching fellow Abigail Edge on Nov 5th

TheDigital Editors Networkis teaming up with theGoogle News Initiativeto offer Northwest media professionals a Storytelling with Maps masterclass by Google teaching fellowAbigail Edgeon 5th November hosted by theMedia Innovation StudioatUCLan.
Yes, you use Google maps in your everyday life, but do you know the new features of Google's mapping tools that are an easy way to make stories more informative, interactive and visually compelling? Learn how to plot multiple data points in My Maps, find historical imagery in StreetView, and explore how the new Google Earth tools can be used to tell timeline-based stories with Abigail, who is the Google News Initiative's UK teaching fellow. We'll also look at the new Google Earth Studio, a timeline-based animation tool that brings Google Earth's satellite and 3D images to life
The workshop and networking event will kick off at 4:30pm for 5pm. We'll aim to wrap the formal programme at 6:30pm with a networking reception going unt…

#leadershipDEN Futureproof author and thought-leaders from BBC, Reuters, Guardian, Sky, Oxford, IO Technologies & UCLan to lead discussions on the challenges of leadership

Leading the change our industry needs to survive today and thrive tomorrow is no small challenge.

At the next meeting of the Digital Editors Network on November 21st at BBC Broadcasting House, forward-thinking news executives from the BBC, Reuters, and Sky, and other thought leaders will discuss the key strategic, operational and personal issues leaders face today.

Opening the discussion will be our host, the BBC News Languages' Digital Development Editor Dmitry Shishkin, and strategy consultant Minter Dial, co-author with Caleb Storkey of Futureproof: How to get your business ready for the next disruption. The book, which recently won the 'Embracing Change' category in The Business Book Awards 2018, explores the three core mindsets and twelve disruptive technologies that you must have in today’s age to help you grow your business, see success and get ready for the next disruption.

Editor in Chief (Digital) of Reach Plc (Regionals) Alison Gow will be the respondent to Min…

Mark Your Diary: the Autumn 2018 meeting at BBC Broadcasting House on 21 November will focus on leadership

Leadership  is the focus of discussions at the next Digital Editors Network meeting to be hosted by the BBC World Service's Group Digital Development Editor Dmitry Shiskin at Broadcasting House on 21 November 2018. 


"#LeadershipDEN is going to be an afternoon when we will share our experiences and strategies dealing with leading change in newsrooms," says Dmitry, who has been at the forefront of  the BBC World Services most ambitious expansion since the 1940s, seeing the addition of 12 new language services over the last 18 months.

"What does it take to lead perpetual change (which, frankly speaking, never stops!)? How do people in matrix “bridge” or direct leadership roles deal with stress from working in complex and ever-changing environments? What are the practical implications of driving diversity projects - gender, age, sex, class and many others - in media? How do organisation support their “change agents”? How do they keep developing those whose job it is to d…

#economicsDEN The Economist to host the Digital Editors Network’s Spring 2018 meeting on changing business models in publishing

The Spring 2018 meeting of the Digital Editors Network (DEN) will be hosted by The Economist on June 12th. Focusing on changing business models in publishing, the event will examine the trends facing news organisations that rely on subscription and membership based revenue, as well as new revenue models including micropayments. The meeting aims to bring together individuals from across the traditional publishing divide, including editors, journalists, product owners, marketers and senior business decision-makers.

With the decline of advertising, some publishers are increasingly relying on subscription and membership models as a means of generating revenue. This shift has a number of implications for the way publishers operate, and how they interact with their readership. It has also opened the door to more creative subscription models.

"Our summit will look at how publishers can continue to provide and charge for high-quality content in an industry where business models are changin…

#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.
Along with Twitter's Global Head of News Peter Greenberger, 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: 
Peter Greenberger, Global Head of News at Twitter  Aine Kerr, Head of Journalism Partnership at FacebookCharlie Beckett, Professor & Founding Director of LS…