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[UPDATE 07/05/2015: All seats have been booked, but please add your name to the waiting list and we'll let you know if there are any cancellations.]
News innovators recognise that it's not enough to simply be on new digital platforms; we need to rethink the shapes and rhythm of the experiences we create on them. Which new formats work best now? What should we be planning for next?
At the Digital Editors Network Spring 2015 meetup we’ll hear why experiments on WhatsApp convinced the BBC's management to develop a formal instant messaging news strategy, why Immersive.ly believes that the end of Google Glass is just the start of viritual reality, how Quartz uses chart builder to engage audiences with data (and how you can too using their open source Chartbuilder) and we'll get an early view of the Innovations in Newspapers: World Report 2015 out the previous week. It is also an opportunity to network with like-minded innovative thinkers.
Hosted by The Wall Street Journal’s digital editor for Europe, Middle East and Africa John Crowley on the 17th Floor of the company's new London offices at 1 London Bridge Street, our co-sponsor is the editorial management software company Desk-Net. Speakers at the meetup, which we've tagged as #formatDEN, are:
Trushar Barot is Mobile Editor for the BBC World Service.
John Earner is the CEO/Co-founder of Space Ape Games, a two-year old mobile gaming startup in central London.
Blathnaid Healy is UK Editor of Mashable.com that recently launched Mashabale Collective, an in-house creative team charged with experimenting with new formats and technologies.
Edward Miller is responsible for the visual content strategy for Immersiv.ly, a startup based around telling the news in virtual reality.
Juan Senor is a Partner at Innovation Media Consulting Group based in London and a Visiting Fellow at Oxford University.
Inga Thordar is senior editor for BBC World News and a co-producer of the BBC's Future of News report.
Tom Phillips is Editorial Director for Buzzfeed UK
Cassie Werber is a London-based reporter for Qz.com.
Discussions will be chaired by the DEN co-founders François Nel, a Visiting Fellow at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at Oxford University and Director of the Journalism Leaders Programme at the University of Central Lancashire, and Nick Turner of the Digital Strategy Manager for the CN Group. DEN folks are a lively bunch that enjoy robust, frank conversations. For that reason, we'll not be streaming this meetup live and observing the Chatham House Rule.
The programme on Tuesday, June 9th, will run from 2pm to 5:30pm at News UK, 1 London Bridge Street, London SE1 9GF with registration opening at 1:30pm and conversations afterwards spilling over into a networking reception that wraps at 7:30pm. You may also want to meetup beforehand for an informal lunch at Tas Borough High Street, or join our host, the convenors and speakers afterwards for dinner at Balls Brothers at the Hay's Galleria. Or both.
We aim not to charge for DEN meetups, though a donation of £10 or more is invited to cover expenses. [If money is too tight to mention, give us a shout]. Lunch and dinner is for your own account.
DEN is a community, not a conference. Since 2007, the Digital Editors Network has worked to link media innovators, whether they work inside, outside or alongside mainstream media organisations. You can connect with DEN by liking our Facebook page, joining our Linkedin group, or following us on Twitter @DENupdates or this blog.
If you'd like to contribute ideas, speak, host, sponsor or collaborate on a future DEN meetup or workshop, contact the convenors François Nel at digitaledtitorsnetwork @ gmail.com or Nick Turner at nick.turner @ cumbrian-newspapers.co.uk .
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