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#DEN10 iPads, PCC & ScraperWiki on the agenda for October meeting

Should newspapers be held accountable for tweets by journalists or their blogs? Where should corrections appear online and should there be some kind of standard mark for professionally produced content?

These are some of the questions about online standards that digital editors will be discussing next month when they meet in Manchester.

Will Gore of the Press Complaints Commission will tell the Digital Editors' Network why the PCC has launched a consultation to consider how its remit should extend into the online world.

Also speaking at the October 14th meeting which is being held at MADLab in Manchester is Ben Edwards of PageSuite, creators of perhaps the first regional newspaper iPad app.

He will talk about how integrating new platforms can deliver new revenues. And what publishers need to do make that happen.

And Francis Irving, one of the key forces behind MySociety and now ScraperWiki, will tell the Digital Editors' Network why he's working to build the world's biggest data repository and what opportunities that offers for news organisations.
The programme starts with registration and lunch at 1pm and concludes 5pm with a networking reception that wraps up at 6pm.

Digital Editors' Network organiser Nick Turner said: "We're pleased that we've been able to put together a programme for DEN which touches on three of the biggest issues faced by online publishers.

"The Government is promising to unleash a tsunami of data and how publishers respond to the opportunity will be crucial to the development of online journalism.

"Rumours of a new iPad subscription plan for publishers being prepard by Apple should focus minds on how we make the most of new platforms.

"Finally, we aim to consider how far the self-regulatory framework that upholds newspapers standards should extend in the online world."

There is no charge for the event, but spaces are limited so book your place at

For addtional programme details and updates, contact or follow Nick Turner at @nickincumbria / , or Fran├žois Nel @francoisnel / .