At the next Digital Editors Network meetup on November 6th we’re asking innovators not only to show us things that will inspire, but also to share how they overcame the obstacles to make it happen - and how they boldly keep going on.
We're pleased to announce our host is one such fearless innovator: Trinity Mirror Regionals’ digital innovation editor Alison Gow. “Back in 2008 we hosted a DEN in our Liverpool Echo offices; since then the network has grown considerably and so it's great to be able to offer a new invitation, this time to our Canary Wharf headquarters,” said Alison, who at the start of the year swapped the editor's chair at the Daily Post Wales, where Trinity Mirror piloted their Newsroom 3.0 concept, for the job of helping to deliver editorial innovation across all the titles in the UK’s largest publishers of regional newspapers. That’s no small challenge. “We've been accelerating the pace of change in Trinity Mirror in recent years, and the latest project,…
If a picture tells a 1,000 words, here's a (short) book on the #visualDEN meetup at the Financial Times on 5 June 2014.
P.S. Mark your diaries: the next Digital Editors Network meetup is on 6 November at Canary Wharf. To keep in the loop, follow @denupdates or pop us a note at digitaleditorsnetwork @ gmail.com for an invitation.
[Update 19/05/2014: Reserve your space at the interactive hookup to JoziHub, South Africa, HERE from 20/05/2014]
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, with a live, interactive hookup to Johannesburg.
So, who is doing good things? Who is doing it best? What do we need to know? And what do we need to avoid at all costs? "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."
And if visual media are important to users, its also darn important to those in the business of making media, said Nel who worked with Lisa MacLeod, head of operations…