The Digital Editors Network's Autumn 2011 programme of masterclasses and discussions address four of the key issues facing media innovators: truth telling, new business models, press regulation and coherent design across print, web, mobile and tablet.
Register here for the Autumn Digital Editors Network meeting 1-5pm on Thursday, 20th October, in Scholars, Foster Building, UCLAN, Preston.
The meeting will focus on innovations in cross-platform content creation, design and commerce. Speakers are:
- Paul Gallagher. The Manchester Evening News was praised for its coverage of the summer riots which included instant news, pictures and comment via a live blog that ran during the disturbances. Paul, the MEN's head of online editorial, reports on its success and gives digital editors the chance to reflect on the advantages and limitations of live blogging.
- [Note: This session will be rescheduled for the next DEN meeting in Feb 2012] Sarah Hartley. Guardian Media Group Community Strategist Sarah Hartley will introduce GMG’s latest innovation: n0tice.com, a community noticeboard for online and mobile. Sarah will give DEN a glimpse behind the scenes at the site's Beta and explain the opportunities it provides for local newspaper journalists.
- Grig Davidovitz. “Content is beautiful. Surprising. Shocking. Funny. Dramatic. Engaging. Try to see that in today’s journalistic websites. They are over-crowded with information, displayed in dull, static templates with dense content areas and inefficient banners. So how can websites express their content better?”A cross-media digital design specialist with wide international experience, Grig will address thaqt question during the DEN meeting and expand his explanation the next day in the News Show master class (Registerhere.).
- Cliff Lansley. There’s a lot of talk about truth and lies in the media. But just how good are you at detecting truth and deception in verbal and non-verbal communication? Paul Ekman International managing director Cliff Lansley will introduce some basic truth/liess analysis techniques – and give you a chance to test them.
- Marc Reeves.When the editor of the Birmingham Post left the mainstream media to join digital start up TheBusinessDesk.commany wondered just how long it would last.Well, it’s been almost two years and Marc will tell us what it takes not only to start up a new online news business, but to keep it up
Linked events on Thursday and Friday, October 20th and 21st in Preston includes:
20th October 2011
9-3pm Truth Telling masterclass with Cliff Lansley of Paul Ekman International, which has been established to make emotional skills and deception detection programmes accessible across the world, and Dr Dawn Archer is Reader in Corpus Linguistics at the University of Central Lancashire, where her internationally-rated research includes using computer aided linguistic analysis to identify implicit/“hidden” messages. Download the workshop flyer here.
5-6pm Networking Reception in Greenbank Foyer.
6-7:15pm The 14th Journalism Leaders Forum in Greenbank Lecture Theatre will debate "Press Regulation: Quo Vadis?" The panel will include the executive director of the Society of Editors Bob Satchwell. This event, which is open to all UCLAN students and the public, but advance registration is essential in order to guarantee seating.
Note: Many participants choose to stay on after the forum for a drink or dinner with colleagues.
21st October 2011
9:3am It’s News Show time! Online, on tablet, on mobile. A one-day master class on how to turn dull, template-based sites into coherent, cross-platform news experiences that captivate users, confound the competition - and grow revenues. This interactive workshop will be lead by Grig Davidovitz, a regular conference speaker and workshop leader for the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA). For more details, download the #newsshow flyer here.
When & Where
Journalism Leaders Programme
The Journalism Leaders Programme at the University of Central Lancashire, Preston: http://www.ukjournalism.org/jleaders / Twitter: @jleaders @francoisnel