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#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 Conversationthe London 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: 
For details about the programme and to purchase tickets, please click here.  A limited number of places are also available for those who want to join the host, speakers, and conveners for dinner afterwards. 

Digital Editors’ Network co-founder François Nel, said: “Our event will focus on the future of quality journalism and by that we don’t just mean the high-brow or ‘broadsheet’ publishers. Any publisher reporting on the powers-that-be knows that that we face serious challenges from every direction. 

"Misinformation, lies and hoaxes are posing a serious threat to its credibility and the way journalism is distributed and consumed online makes the search for a viable business model as challenging as ever.

“Add to this the problems publishers face in getting access to information from the police, local government and other local bodies and you have something of a perfect storm.

“Hopefully the Network will provide some grounds for optimism and some examples of how these problems are being overcome.

“And as we will be meeting just a couple of weeks after the general election I am sure everyone attendees will have plenty of experiences to share,” he added.

A spokesperson for Twitter states: “Twitter's open and transparent nature is a powerful tool for calling out misinformation and rebutting inaccuracies - for both reporters and the wider public. As such, we're delighted to host the event at the company's offices in the capital and to discuss these significant industry-wide issues.”

The Digital Editors’ Network brings together online media managers from all sectors of the industry to discuss best practices and discuss industry trends. It was founded in 2007 by François Nel and Nick Turner who have been joined by Lucia Adams in organising the twice-yearly events. To stay in the loop,  follow us on TwitterFacebookLinkedIn or add your contact details to our mailing list

If you'd like to contribute ideas, speak, host, sponsor or collaborate on a future DEN meetup or workshop, contact the conveners François Nel at, Nick Turner at and Lucia Adams at


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