Digital Journalism Summit 2017: 20 October, at News UK: How to make news pay its way in the online era

Press Gazette has launched a new conference called the Digital Journalism Summit which aims to help news pay its way in the online era

Held at The News Building, 1 London Bridge Street, this half-day conference – organised in Association with News UK – aims to be provide an essential briefing for all those involved in the commercial journalism sector.

Conference programme:

1pm: Registration and lunch

2pm: Welcome and introduction from News UK chief operating officer David Dinsmore

2.05pm: Overview of the digital news ecosystem: What’s working and what isn’t

Douglas McCabe, Enders Analysis

Nic Newman, former BBC strategist, author of the Reuters Institute Digital News report

Polly Curtis, HuffPost UK editor in chief

Alison Gow, editor in chief (digital) at Trinity Mirror regionals

2.50pm: Online advertising. Is the system broken and how can we fix it?

Henry Faure Walker, Newsquest chief executive and head of local press advertising partnership 1XL

Ali MacCallum, chief executive of ad-agency m/Six (part of Group M)

Daniel Spears, director of programmatic at Guardian News and Media.

3.30pm – Tea break 

3.40pm: The digital giants, part of the problem or the solution?

Madhav Chinnappa Google UK director of news partnerships

Patrick Walker Facebook head of media partnerships

Jerome Tomasini, Twitter partner manager for news and sports.

4.25pm: New ways to make journalism pay its way in the digital age – sponsored by Newsdit

Pete Clifton – Press Association editor in chief

Chris Duncan – Times Newspapers managing director

Robert Bridge – chief customer officer Telegraph Media Group

Karl Capp – founder of Newsdit.

5.20pm: Closing comments, Press Gazette editor Dominic Ponsford.

5.30-7pm: Networking drinks.

The conference follows Press Gazette’s Duopoly campaign, which has highlighted concerns about the increasing dominance of Facebook and Google in the UK digital advertising market.

Press Gazette editor Dominic Ponsford said: “Our Digital Journalism Summit aims to provide a briefing on the latest digital challenges facing our industry and what we can do about them.

“It also aims to provide a forum where journalists, publishers and digital media executives can share expertise and work together to better enable our industry to compete in the digital era.

“The digital advertising market is currently booming in the UK, but commercial journalism providers are not reaping the rewards they deserve from the increased readership they are reaching. The Digital Journalism Summit aims to help our industry find better ways to turn online clicks into the sort of revenue that can support serious journalism.”

There are 100 tickets available for sale, price £140 (plus VAT). Price includes light lunch and post event networking drinks kindly provided by News UK.

Book your place now at the Digital Journalism Summit 2017.

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