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#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.  Chairing the panel will be DEN convenor François Nel, who is also the editor of the World …
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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…

#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…