The news industry's most provocative and most insightful experience 12 - 14 November 2014 •
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What is News Xchange?

Over two days, the News Xchange conference focuses on bright ideas, opportunities and challenges for the international news industry. News Xchange brings together 500 executives, journalists, presenters, bloggers and start-up entrepreneurs from all around the world to share, learn and cross-pollinate ideas with an array of fellow journalists, experts, scientists, artists and international thought leaders.

This year's NX blew me away. Everything from the amazing Dr. Hans Rosling showing us how much we don't know to a London street poet reminding us how to tell compelling stories about important social trends.News Xchange 2013 delegate

OUR SPEAKERS AND CONTRIBUTORS

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Robin Aitken

Freelance writer and broadcaster

After training as a newspaper journalist Robin was a BBC reporter for 25 years. In the 1980s he worked as Economics Correspondent in Scotland before moving to London where he worked for BBC News, The Money Programme, On the Record and finally the Today Programme. During his BBC career he began to doubt the BBC’s claims of impartiality and while still in post he lobbied the BBC internally to try to get it to correct what he perceived as its failure to live up to its own stated commitments. He left the BBC and in 2007 published Can We Trust the BBC? (Continuum). This went through several editions and in 2013 a comprehensively revised version Can We Still Trust the BBC? was published (Bloomsbury ISBN 9781472900890). Since 2007 he has worked as a freelance writer and broadcaster and in 2009 jointly founded the Oxford Food Bank – one of the UK’s only sustainable food banks. He was awarded the MBE in 2014 for services to vulnerable people. He lives in Oxford.

Contributor at the following sessions:

  • HAS PUBLIC SERVICE MEDIA SEEN ITS DAY?

    DAY
    12 November
    WHEN
    17:40 - 18:20
    WHERE
    ZOFIN PALACE
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Matthew Amroliwala

Presenter, BBC

BBC World News has today announced the new presenter for its flagship programme, Global. Matthew Amroliwala joins the international news channel from the BBC’s UK service.

Matthew will take over from Jon Sopel, who was appointed the BBC’s North America Editor in April. He will be on air from September.

Matthew joined the BBC in 1989. He is currently a lead presenter on the BBC News Channel and has previously worked as a foreign correspondent, a political correspondent and as a news reporter. He has covered many of the major news stories in the last two decades both at home and abroad. As a presenter he broadcast continuously for six hours on the day of the 7/7 bombings in London, while as a foreign correspondent he has reported from Bosnia, New York and Washington.

Matthew has also been at the forefront of the BBC’s UK political coverage on the News Channel, having presented all the major set piece events of the Westminster political calendar such as the Budget and the Queen’s Speech, as well as covering the negotiations on the formation of the current coalition government.

He was nominated by the Television and Radio Industry Club as Reporter of the Year in 1993 for his reporting on the Troubles in Northern Ireland and went on to cover the IRA ceasefire in 1997 and the Good Friday Agreement.

Looking forward to his new role, Matthew says: “I am absolutely thrilled to be given the opportunity to present Global. It is a tremendous programme and I can’t wait to join such a creative team. For me, it takes me full circle. I first started presenting on BBC World in 1997, before joining the News Channel, and I return to a place that is unrecognisable from those days in terms of its quality and confidence. BBC News has a global reputation through BBC World News and is now also the leader in global breaking news. It’s a huge privilege to be joining the teams putting together that coverage.

“Global is prime time for our viewers in Asia, particularly India and I am excited to be able to bring people the stories that matter both from at home and around the world.”

Welcoming Matthew to the channel James Stephenson, Head of News for BBC World News comments: “Matthew is an outstanding presenter with a distinguished track record in TV journalism stretching back over 25 years. I am delighted that he has agreed to take up this key role at the heart of the BBC World News schedule.”

Global is broadcast on BBC World News Monday to Thursday from 1500 to 1630 GMT.

Contributor at the following sessions:

  • OPTIONAL SESSION (LUNCHTIME): THE RISE OF THE "ISLAMIC STATE": WHAT ARE THE LESSONS FOR COVERAGE?

    DAY
    13 November
    WHEN
    13:20 - 14:00
    WHERE
    ZOFIN PALACE
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Deborah Rayner

Senior Vice President of International Newsgathering, TV and Digital, CNN International

Deborah Rayner is CNN International’s Senior Vice President of International Newsgathering, TV and Digital. Based at the CNN Center in Atlanta she oversees CNN’s international newsgathering including the International Desk, all international correspondents and international digital editorial content on CNN.com.

Prior to taking up her new post in September 2014, Rayner was Vice President and Managing Editor for Europe, Middle East and Africa. Based in CNN’s London bureau, she oversaw the network’s operations and staff within this region, developing CNN’s editorial coverage strategy. During her tenure CNN International was twice named the Royal Television Society’s News Channel of the Year, in 2013 and 2014.

She initially joined CNN as director of CNN International Productions in October 2008 and was appointed Managing Editor in December of the same year.

During her time as Managing Editor, Rayner oversaw the launch of all London-based prime time programming as part of the network's new EMEA prime time line up, including the popular Quest Means Business and Connect the World. She also brought the network's monthly documentary series ‘World’s Untold Stories’ in-house - which has gone on to win two international media awards - and she continues to oversee the development of a range of new programme strands. She spearheaded the network’s coverage of major events such as the London Olympics and the British Royal Wedding, and headed up CNN’s reporting on major news stories from the Arab Spring and the conflict in Syria, through to the Ukraine crisis and the funeral of Nelson Mandela.

Rayner has an exceptional track record in producing dynamic news content, field-producing and film-making around the world and she has also run her own production company that produced documentaries for networks such as PBS and CBC. During her 20-plus years in broadcast journalism, she has set an international standard for innovative news coverage and independent film making. For more than 10 years under her stewardship as senior foreign editor, Channel 4 News in the UK achieved award-winning coverage of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars; the Israel-Hezbollah war; and a run of first live programmes from inside Iran with news presenter Jon Snow. She has nurtured a stable of diverse talent, reflecting her unerring commitment to original journalism, and a reputation for agenda-setting reportage.

Together with her exceptional experience in leading and motivating international teams, she is at the forefront of laying the foundation for the future growth and development of CNN International's editorial strategy.

Rayner has been instrumental in launching new and innovative news broadcasts and winning numerous awards, including the RTS, BAFTA, EMMY, Amnesty International and New York Television Festival Awards for domestic and international commissions. September 2014

Contributor at the following sessions:

  • "WHEN EVERYBODY IS AN EYE WITNESS, WHAT/WHO IS A JOURNALIST?"

    DAY
    13 November
    WHEN
    16:20 - 17:00
    WHERE
    ZOFIN PALACE
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Gilad Lotan

Chief Data Scientist, betaworks

Gilad is the Chief Data Scientist at betaworks, a technology company that operates as a studio, building new products, growing companies and seed investing. Previously, Gilad ran the data team at SocialFlow and built visualizations at Microsoft's FUSE Labs. His recent work includes 'Social Networks and the Art of Personalizing Propaganda' - an analysis of polarized coverage during the latest Israel-Gaza conflict, and a study investigating the relationship between mainstream media and social media channels during the Tunisian and Egyptian revolutions. Gilad is an advisor for media entities and startups. His work has been covered by the New York Times, the Guardian, Fast Company and the Atlantic Wire and published across a wide range of academic journals.

Contributor at the following sessions:

  • MEET THE NEW EDITOR: THE ALGORITHM

    DAY
    13 November
    WHEN
    14:40 - 15:20
    WHERE
    ZOFIN PALACE
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Kelly Jarrett

Executive Producer, Al Jazeera English

Kelly Jarrett is an Executive Producer at al Jazeera English, an international news and current affairs channel based in Qatar. She supervises a team of talented journalists to produce daily news bulletins which offer a fresh perspective on global news by placing humans at the heart of every story.

Kelly was appointed to the role in January 2012 after producing award-winning coverage during an extraordinary news year which included Japan’s earthquake and tsunami , the formation of the world’s newest nation – South Sudan, the US operation to capture Osama Bin Laden and the momentous Arab uprising. She has been with the network since the launch of its English language channel in 2006. Kelly previously worked as a news and documentary producer in the UK.

Contributor at the following sessions:

  • INFORMATION/INFLUENCE/IMPARTIALITY

    DAY
    13 November
    WHEN
    10:30 - 11:10
    WHERE
    ZOFIN PALACE
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Doug Arellanes

CEO Source Fabric

One of the founders of Sourcefabric, Douglas is an American expatriate who has lived in the Czech Republic since 1992 (though he claims Dakar has the best music anywhere in the world and Cape Town the best scenery). Previous roles have included new media consultant for the Media Development Loan Fund, special projects director at Contactel (a subsidiary of TeleDanmark), and co-founder of First Tuesday Praha, an organisation devoted to helping internet start-ups. Doug is a member of the board of Huridocs, a Geneva-based NGO serving human rights organisations, and a Saturday morning DJ on Prague's Radio 1.

Contributor at the following sessions:

  • STARTUP ALLEY PRESENTATIONS

    DAY
    12 November
    WHEN
    18:20 - 18:30
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    ZOFIN PALACE
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Pierre Bairin

Multimedia Director at Human Rights Watch

Pierre Bairin is the Multimedia Director at Human Rights Watch, overseeing the growing multimedia department responsible for producing photo, video and audio features. He  is also leading Human Rights Watch's outreach to broadcasters and other electronic media partners. Before joining Human Rights Watch he worked for CNN for nearly 20  years as an editor and field producer covering conflicts and breaking news around the world, including more than a decade with Christiane Amanpour. Pierre Bairin is Belgian and graduated from the University of Brussels with am MA in Journalism and Communication.

Contributor at the following sessions:

  • E-TEAM

    DAY
    11 November
    WHEN
    20:00 - 21:30
    WHERE
    MEETING ROOM DIANA - INTERCONTINENTAL PRAGUE
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Richard Sambrook

Professor of Journalism

Richard Sambrook is Professor of Journalism and Director of the Centre for Journalism at Cardiff University in the UK. He is a former Director of BBC Global News and former Vice President of the EBU. He is also Chair of DMA-Media, a media services and production company, and Chair of the International News Safety Institute. 

Contributor at the following sessions:

  • HAS PUBLIC SERVICE MEDIA SEEN ITS DAY?

    DAY
    12 November
    WHEN
    17:40 - 18:20
    WHERE
    ZOFIN PALACE
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Jim Egan

CEO BBC Global News

Jim Egan is Chief Executive Officer of BBC Global News Ltd, the BBC’s commercial news subsidiary, which operates the BBC World News channel and bbc.com/news around the world.

Jim joined the BBC in 2007 after a spell as Specialist Adviser to the UK Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport. He was previously Director of Strategy at Ofcom, the UK's communications and media regulator. In this role he led development of the UK's public broadcasting policy and was also Ofcom's lead on the design and implementation of the UK's digital television switchover project. 

Prior to these public sector appointments the majority of Jim's career has been in the private sector, as a Strategy Consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers and also as Business Development Manager for BSkyB.

Contributor at the following sessions:

  • HAS PUBLIC SERVICE MEDIA SEEN ITS DAY?

    DAY
    12 November
    WHEN
    17:40 - 18:20
    WHERE
    ZOFIN PALACE
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Josef Šlerka

Head of R&D, Socialbakers

Josef Šlerka is an expert on semiotics and analysis of data from social networks.His is head of R&D at Socialbakers and Head of New Media Studies, Charles University, Prague.

Contributor at the following sessions:

  • WHY 20-SOMETHINGS JUST DO NOT €DO€ NEWS

    DAY
    13 November
    WHEN
    12:35 - 13:00
    WHERE
    ZOFIN PALACE
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Caroline Bannock

UGC community coordinator, GuardianWitness

Caroline Bannock is UGC community coordinator for GuardianWitness, the Guardian's open journalism platform, where readers from around the world submit videos, images and stories directly to Guardian journalists. Started in March 2013, GuardianWitness has already won numerous awards, including British Journalism Innovation of the Year. Caroline was previously a senior news producer and acting foreign editor at Channel 4 News. She has worked on documentaries for Channel 4 and the BBC. 

Contributor at the following sessions:

  • "WHEN EVERYBODY IS AN EYE WITNESS, WHAT/WHO IS A JOURNALIST?"

    DAY
    13 November
    WHEN
    16:20 - 17:00
    WHERE
    ZOFIN PALACE
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Bruce Shapiro

Executive Director of the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma

Bruce Shapiro is Senior Executive Director for Professional Programs for the Journalism School, and Executive Director of the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, encouraging innovative reporting on violence, conflict and tragedy worldwide. An award winning reporter on human rights, politics, and media ethics, Shapiro is a Contributing Editor at The Nation and longtime U.S. Correspondent for Late Night Live on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's Radio National. His books include Shaking the Foundations: 200 Years of Investigative Reporting in America and Legal Lynching: The Death Penalty and America's Future (co-authored with Rev. Jesse Jackson).

Contributor at the following sessions:

  • SPECIAL WORKSHOP, BRAINSTORM BY THE DART CENTER

    DAY
    14 November
    WHEN
    09:15 - 10:00
    WHERE
    INTERCONTINENTAL PRAGUE
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Linda Nyberg

Anchor, SVT

Linda Nyberg is one Sweden's most experienced anchor women and tv-presenters.

She has worked for TV3, TV4 and now Public Service SVT, hosting her own talk shows, Science programs, Current affairs and Royal programs including the Nobel programs at SVT. 

Nyberg has made several documentaries on Swedish and European Royals, including interviews with Prince Charles of United Kingdom, the Crown Prince Couples in Denmark, Sweden and Norway for example. She was the offical commentator at the Crown Princess Victoria's and Prince Daniel's wedding. 

She has also been a news presenter for Alj-azeera, in Doha, Qatar. She is currently making reports for Al-jazeera in Scandinavia, besides hosting the breakfast show for national television, SVT.

Contributor at the following sessions:

  • ROYALS! ARE WE THEIR LOYAL SUBJECTS?

    DAY
    13 November
    WHEN
    17:45 - 18:15
    WHERE
    ZOFIN PALACE
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Ingvild Sættem Beltesbrekke

News presenter, NRK P3nyheter

Ingvild Sættem Beltesbrekke is a presenter, reporter and producer for P3nyheter - the news arm of NRK's P3 - the biggest youth channel in Norway. P3nyheter produces news across social media platforms, including Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter and Facebook and can be followed through (@nrkp3nyheter).

Contributor at the following sessions:

  • WHY 20-SOMETHINGS JUST DO NOT €DO€ NEWS

    DAY
    13 November
    WHEN
    12:35 - 13:00
    WHERE
    ZOFIN PALACE
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Tomáš Sedláček

Economist

Tomas became know through his work of economics, philosophy, mythology, theology and analysis of popular culture in his debut book Economics of Good and Evil – The Quest for Economic Meaning from Gilgamesh to Wall Street (Oxford University Press, 2009). This book has been translated into 16 wold languages and received a prestigious Deutsche Wirstchaftbookpreis for best book in economics at Franfurt Bookfair. His book was also ranked among the 100 most influential books in economics by Handelsblatt, and appeared on the third place in French economic literature list of Lire magazine as well as in Top10 in Spiegel List. Prior to the publication, during his fellowship at Yale University, Yale Economic Review named him among 5 Hot Shots in Economics.

A popular thinker, connecting wide array of topics, he is a member of the World Economic Forum Global Council on Values, a member of the Advisory Board for sustainability of KBC banking group, Chairman of the Supervisory board of Vize 97 a charity organization founded by Dagmar and Vaclav Havel, a long term member of Czech National Economic Council (an advisory group to the Prime minister) and many others. At the age of 24 he worked for Václav Havel, the then President of Czech Republic and latter served for two years as an adviser to the minister of finance of the Czech Republic, dealing with reform topics. He latter became a member of the New Narrative for Europe – a group of thinkers and artists commissioned by President Barroso.

He is a sought-after lecturer and debater for events organized by businesses (Robeco Live, Finance Forum, The Stern Stewart Institute, Partner Reinsurance Europe SE, Lazard Arlberg Conference), economists (World Economic Forum in Davos and Saudi Arabia, The Clash of Times, ICF Mittelland, St.Gallen Symposium, Frankfurt Main Finance), European Union (The Future of Europe, Brussels European Commission Culture Forum, State of Europe), theology (Yale School of Divinity, Towards a Christian Ethic in Contemporary Europe, Kongress christlicher Führungskräfte, Economic Theology: Theological Economics, Christliches forum), literature (LitCologne, London Literature Night, Prague Writers Festival), movies (Film festival in Plzen, FilmTalks) as well as in theater (his book was turned into a theater piece performed at Czech National Theater and with more than 130 shows also among them London, Berlin, Bucharest, Helsinky). He is also known through his non-profit work (Vize97, Maria, Agora, Lipa, Forum2000, Prague Business Club).

He is a long term weekly commentator in leading Czech daily as well as in TV and radio and he organizes many inter-disciplinary dialogues, some are published in a book series AlterEco. He works as a main macroeconomic strategist for CSOB and teaches Philosophy and Economics at Charles university.

He is contributing to various books (German Taschen, French DesCircles des Economists publication, Oxford University Press Values of Economics with DeidraCloskey and CZ, The Czech Role of an Intellectual, WEF publication on Values) and appears in international press (Financial Times, Herald Tribune, Der Spegel, Handelsblatt, Gazeta Wybirzca, LeMonde.

He now works on three books: Lilith and Demons of Capital (on Psychoanalysis of Economics), Fetish and Economics (Philosophical reading of economics) and DyBook of Job (a theological reading of the economic Old Testament Book of Job).

On top of that he has a beautiful and tolerant wife, an vibrant son, wonderful brother and two satisfied parents, very active social life (member of the board of BlueLight bar) and a demanding emotional love- life and yet he spends most of his time watching YouTube in his bath, traveling Europe, reading and writing and debating all sort of nonsense with his friends of which he has hundreds in Lesser Town Prague pubs. He enjoys skying a biking, and now-a-days its difficult to see him roaming Prague without his electric self-balancing unicycle.

Contributor at the following sessions:

  • KEYNOTE FROM TOMAS SEDLACEK: THE ECONOMICS OF GOOD AND EVIL!

    DAY
    13 November
    WHEN
    11:15 - 11:45
    WHERE
    ZOFIN PALACE
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Adam Rendle

Senior Associate, Taylor Wessing LLP

Adam is a senior lawyer in Taylor Wessing's Media and Entertainment industry group. His practice focuses on advising clients on protection, exploitation, use and enforcement of their and others' intellectual property rights, particularly copyright and related rights.  He regularly advises on copyright issues in a range of industries such as music, publishing, gaming, data aggregation, technology and broadcasting.  He has written many articles for and is widely quoted in the mainstream and specialist press on high profile copyright and media issues.  He is a member of the Editorial Board of Trademarks & Brands Online, BLACA and AIPPI.  Adam was described in Legal 500 2013 as ‘a good copyright lawyer’.

Contributor at the following sessions:

  • "WHEN EVERYBODY IS AN EYE WITNESS, WHAT/WHO IS A JOURNALIST?"

    DAY
    13 November
    WHEN
    16:20 - 17:00
    WHERE
    ZOFIN PALACE
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Claire Wardle

Head of Social Media Strategy, UNHCR

Claire Wardle has recently joined UNHCR as a Social Media Strategist. Previously she was a Research Fellow at the Tow Center of Digital Journalism at Columbia University, working on a major research project on User Generated Content and television news. She started her career as a lecturer at Cardiff University, but took what she thought would be a short break to design the social media training programme for BBC News in 2009. Since then she has been training journalists around the world on social newsgathering and verification, including a year working with the social media news agency, Storyful. Claire has a PhD in Communication from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania.

Contributor at the following sessions:

  • "WHEN EVERYBODY IS AN EYE WITNESS, WHAT/WHO IS A JOURNALIST?"

    DAY
    13 November
    WHEN
    16:20 - 17:00
    WHERE
    ZOFIN PALACE
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Yosuke Takagi

Deputy Director, Media Strategy & Cooperation, NHK

Yosuke Takagi joined NHK in 1990 and has since worked chiefly on documentaries, news, and current affairs. In 2007, he became editor-in-chief of “Asia Crossroads”, a daily roundup of news and current affairs across Asia. From 2008 to 2011, he was a correspondent at NHK’s Washington bureau. In 2012, he became editor-in-chief of “World Wave Tonight”, a nightly roundup of news around the world. He is currently Deputy Director of Media Strategy & Cooperation as well as a senior producer of International Affairs Programs Division at News Department, in charge of a program focusing on media and journalism in the digital era, called “The Future of Media.”

 

Representative works

• “Today’s Close-up” editions on crimes involving forged credit cards (1999); illegal copying of digital media (2001); uncertainty about the future of Japan’s nuclear fuel cycle (2001); and Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad (2001)

• Two-part NHK Special documentary on Vladimir Putin’s rise to power and the challenges he was facing as leader (2002)

• BS1 Special: “A Discussion With Oliver Stone: Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and the United States” (2013)

• Numerous programs on the 9/11 terror attacks and the 2008 US presidential election

Contributor at the following sessions:

  • CASE STUDY ON MEDIA INNOVATION: NHK

    DAY
    13 November
    WHEN
    14:20 - 14:40
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    ZOFIN PALACE
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Takehiko Kusaba

Director, Media Strategy & Cooperation, News Department, NHK

Born in 1963 in the city of Arita in Saga Prefecture, a city famous for Arita Porcelain, one of Japanese traditional porcelain wares. After graduating From University of Tokyo, he joined NHK from 1987, beginning his Career as reporter at NHK Kobe Station. He moved to Current Affairs Division at Tokyo HQ in 1992 and was appointed as Producer of NHK Satellite Operation in 1996. He spent 3 years at NHK London Bureau from 1998 as reporter. After returning to Japan in 2001, he has served as a Director of Media Strategy & Cooperation at News Department to be fully responsible for any news partnerships with foreign media, including major broadcasters, agencies and IT media, till now.

 

 - 1963 Born in Saga Prefecture, Japan

 - 1987 Graduated University of Tokyo

 Joined NHK, began his career as Reporter of NHK Kobe

 - 1992 Reporter, NHK Current Affairs Division

 - 1996 Chief Producer, NHK Satellite Operation

 - 1998 Correspondent of NHK London Bureau

 - 2001 Director, Media Strategy & Cooperation, News Department

Contributor at the following sessions:

  • CASE STUDY ON MEDIA INNOVATION: NHK

    DAY
    13 November
    WHEN
    14:20 - 14:40
    WHERE
    ZOFIN PALACE
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Cristina Nicolotti Squires

News editor, Channel 5

Cristina Nicolotti Squires joined ITN in 1994 – as a deputy news editor on the UK planning team. In her 20 years with the company she has been a news editor, a foreign news field producer, Head of Home News and Programme Editor of the ITV Lunchtime News and ITV News at Ten which won RTS Programme of the Year in 2010 under her leadership. In her subsequent time as Assistant Editor and Head of Output she produced ITV’s highly acclaimed Royal Wedding and Diamond Jubilee programmes as well as over-seeing the production of ITV’s Tonight current affairs show. In November last year, Cristina moved across to become Editor of 5 News, which is produced by ITN for Channel 5.

Contributor at the following sessions:

  • OPTIONAL SESSION (LUNCHTIME): THE RISE OF THE "ISLAMIC STATE": WHAT ARE THE LESSONS FOR COVERAGE?

    DAY
    13 November
    WHEN
    13:20 - 14:00
    WHERE
    ZOFIN PALACE
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Nyani Quarmyne

Freelance photographer

Nyani Quarmyne is a freelance photographer currently based in Ghana. Quarmyne’s work centers on human issues, and on social justice themes in particular. Coming from a multi-cultural background spanning Africa and the West, he inhabits the space between these two worlds and frequently finds himself treading the line between the desire to deliver a more honest and nuanced portrayal of Africa, and the constrained expectations of the Western media machine.

 

Quarmyne’s clients include the African Women's Development Fund (AWDF), the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID), the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, CHF International, The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation, the Department for International Development (DFID), ONE International, Save the Children and UNICEF. Publications include The Independent and The New York Times, and his work has been exhibited in North America, Australia, Europe and Africa.

 

www.nqphotography.com

Contributor at the following sessions:

  • IS THERE A PLACE FOR EMPATHY IN JOURNALISM?

    DAY
    13 November
    WHEN
    12:05 - 12:35
    WHERE
    ZOFIN PALACE
BACK TO OVERVIEW

Marcos Uchoa

Senior Correspondent, TV Globo

Marcos Uchoa is a Brazilian Journalist for Globo TV, that belong to the biggest media conglomerate in Brazil. 

 

He has been a correspondent in London for 11 years and in Paris for 3.

 

He has covered the 2004 Southeast Asia tsunami, the 2005 Cachemira earthquake,the 2010 Chile earthquake and the 2011 Japan/Fukushima earthquake tsunami. 

 

Also the Second Intifada in 2000, the Iraq war in 2003,

 

the Lebanon war in 2006,the Lybia war in 2011, Afghanistan in 2011 and the Mali war in 2013.

 

He has covered as well 5 G-8 Summits, 4 G-20 Summits, 8 Olympic games and 7 Foorball World Cups. 

 

He has been to more than 100 countries. 

Contributor at the following sessions:

  • INFORMATION/INFLUENCE/IMPARTIALITY

    DAY
    13 November
    WHEN
    10:30 - 11:10
    WHERE
    ZOFIN PALACE
BACK TO OVERVIEW

Anissa Naouai

Senior Political Correspondent, RT

Anissa Naouai is RT’s Senior Political Correspondent and Host of ‘In the Now’-a live nightly news show out of the channel’s Moscow studio.

 

US-born Naouai has worked as a reporter for RT since 2006. She covered the Arab Spring in Tunisia, Libya, and Egypt.  She investigated the death of Alexander Litvinenko in London and Germany and reported on mass anti-government rallies in Moscow after the 2012 elections. Anissa provided an in-depth perspective on presidential and parliamentary elections in many countries including France, Turkey, Ukraine and the United States.

 

In her role as RT’s senior political correspondent Naouai also conducted interviews with some of the world’s most prominent politicians, statesmen, and newsmakers, including former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, former NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen and the former President of Kyrgyzstan Kurmanbek Bakiyev.

 

Naouai’s documentary film “Зашто?” (Why?) highlighted the human cost of NATO’s bombing of Yugoslavia in 1999. The film debuted on RT in March 2014 and is being considered for nomination at the Golden Door International Film Festival and the New York Film Festival. 

Contributor at the following sessions:

  • INFORMATION/INFLUENCE/IMPARTIALITY

    DAY
    13 November
    WHEN
    10:30 - 11:10
    WHERE
    ZOFIN PALACE
BACK TO OVERVIEW

Jon Snow

Journalist, Channel 4 News

Jon Snow is the long-standing main presenter of Channel 4 News in the UK. He is a multi-awarding winning anchor of a internationally renowned news and current affairs programme. In the last few years he has presented the programme with verve and energy from Sri Lanka, Gaza, Iran and Egypt amongst others bringing his compassionate challenging journalism to each story and location he is in.

Contributor at the following sessions:

  • CAN MEDIA CHANGE THE WORLD? A SESSION ON ACCOUNTABILITY

    DAY
    13 November
    WHEN
    08:45 - 09:20
    WHERE
    ZOFIN PALACE
BACK TO OVERVIEW

Kateryna Kruk

Civil Activist and Political Scientist

Kateryna Kruk - is a civil activist and political scientist based in Kiev. She rose to prominence in the Maidan Square protest as a highly articulate voice of the revolution. Her @Kateryna_Kruk twitter feed gives a running commentary on the momentous events affecting Ukraine.

Contributor at the following sessions:

  • CAN MEDIA CHANGE THE WORLD? A SESSION ON ACCOUNTABILITY

    DAY
    13 November
    WHEN
    08:45 - 09:20
    WHERE
    ZOFIN PALACE
BACK TO OVERVIEW

Rania Abouzeid

Journalist

Rania Abouzeid - is a journalist working out of Beirut. She writes for Time, The New Yorker and Politico amongst others and is a regular commentator on TV news and current affairs shows in US and Europe. Writing for English language publications about the tumultuous events affecting the middle-east, her journalism is profoundly revealing.

Contributor at the following sessions:

  • CAN MEDIA CHANGE THE WORLD? A SESSION ON ACCOUNTABILITY

    DAY
    13 November
    WHEN
    08:45 - 09:20
    WHERE
    ZOFIN PALACE
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Clare Sambrook

Investigative journalist, Editor of Shine a Light at openDemocracy

Clare Sambrook - is a multi-award winning investigative journalist who has exposed the practices of governments and corporations like G4S. Handing her the Paul Foot award recently The editor of Private Eye Ian Hislop said Clare had exposed the cosy relationship between Government, civil servants and private companies running detention centres for profit. 

QUOTES:

Presenting Clare with the Bevins Prize for disclosures about the government’s policy of locking up asylum-seeking families, journalist Andrew Marr said she had ‘thrust her campaign as hard as she could up the nether regions of those in power.’

 

Private Eye editor Ian Hislop, handing over the Foot Award, said she had exposed ‘the cosy relationship between Government, civil servants and private companies running detention centres for profit.’

Contributor at the following sessions:

  • CAN MEDIA CHANGE THE WORLD? A SESSION ON ACCOUNTABILITY

    DAY
    13 November
    WHEN
    08:45 - 09:20
    WHERE
    ZOFIN PALACE
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Tomáš Halík

Philosopher and Theologian, 2014 Templeton Prize Winner

Born in Prague, June 1, 1948. Graduated in sociology, philosophy and psychology from the Faculty of Philosophy of Charles University, Prague, Charles University (Ph.D. 1972). He studied theology clandestinely in Prague and after 1989 undertook a course of post-graduate study at the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome and at the Pontifical Theological Faculty in Wroclaw (ThDr. hab.) During the Communist period, he was banned from university teaching and persecuted by the secret police as "an enemy of the regime". He worked as a psychotherapist for drug addicts. Clandestinely ordained priest in Erfurt, in 1978, and worked in the “underground Church” where he was one of Cardinal Tomášek's closest associates. He closely co-operated with the future President, Václav Havel and after 1989 became one of his advisors. After the fall of Communism, he served as General Secretary to the Czech Conference of Bishops (1990-93). Now is he professor of sociology of Charles University, Prague (Department of the Religious studies, Faculty of Art), pastor of the Academic Parish, and President of the Czech Christian Academy (since 1990). Since 1989, he has lectured at a number of universities and international scientific conferences in Europe, in the USA, in Asia, Australia, Canda and Southern Africa; he was visiting professor also at Oxford University, Cambridge University and Harvard University. His books have been published in 11 languages. He received home and abroad several prizes for literature, for merits for intercultural and interreligious dialogue and for merits for human rights and spiritual freedom, including Cardinal König Prize (2003) and Romano Guardini Prize (2010). His book Patience with God received the prize for the best European Theological Book 2009/10, and in the USA it was named book of the month in July 2010. In 1992, Pope John Paul II appointed him advisor to the Pontifical Council for Dialogue with Non-Believers and in 2009, Pope Benedict XVI granted him the title of Monsignor - Honorary Prelate of His Holiness.

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Ben de Pear

Editor of Channel 4 News

Ben de Pear is the Editor of Channel 4 News, produced by ITN for Channel 4. Ben was appointed to the role in July 2012, having joined Channel 4 News in 2005 as a senior foreign producer, later becoming head of foreign news, where he led the programme's investigation into the end of Sri Lanka's civil war which prompted a UN investigation and global calls for a war crimes tribunal. This formed the basis of 2011's award-winning Sri Lanka's Killing Fields- produced by ITN for Channel 4.

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  • FRIEND OR FOE?: PARTNERSHIPS BETWEEN OLD MEDIA AND NEW IN THE DIGITAL AGE

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    13 November
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    15:20 - 16:00
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Jamal Edwards

Founder, SBTV

At the age of 15, Jamal Edwards founded SB.TV which he still runs as CEO. What started as a UK online urban music channel has quickly grown into an innovative and exciting music and lifestyle media platform with global reach. SB.TV now has over 240 million youtube views and has featured interviews with a varied list of guests from politicians such as David Cameron and Ed Milliband to globally recognized artists such as Nicki Minaj and Jessie J as well as urban stars like Giggs & Drake. 

 

In 2011 Edwards was the face of the Google Chrome ad which was the second most popular YouTube ad that year. In 2012 he was named one of Richard Branson’s ‘Young Pioneers’ and has since been described as ‘The Branson of the Urban Scene’. Later that year Edwards was named on the Sunday Times Rich List and gave a talk at a TEDx Talk hosted at the houses of parliament where he put forward a case for why the next Prime Minister could be found on YouTube. 2013 saw the release of Edwards’ groundbreaking innovative business book Self Belief: The Vision which was a number 1 bestseller in its first week!

 

Edwards is a patron for The Prince’s Trust and Access to Music and committed to using his success to shine light on other young entrepreneurs and help spread Self Belief amongst all people. 

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  • FRIEND OR FOE?: PARTNERSHIPS BETWEEN OLD MEDIA AND NEW IN THE DIGITAL AGE

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    13 November
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    15:20 - 16:00
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    ZOFIN PALACE
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Kristof D’haene

Head of production News, Sports and Current Affairs at Medialaan (VTM NIEUWS)

Kristof D’haene has a master in Political and Social science and Communication. He has been working in the news department of vtm since 1992. The first year in television as a production assistant, later as a reporter for the current affairs magazine ‘Telefacts’.  After 10 years of reporting he was assigned editor in chief for the current affairs magazine of the channel. Then Kristof D’haene got the opportunity to become the executive producer for all current affairs and sports programming. And was responsible for the documentary acquisitions for the channel. In 2005 he made a switch to become a program manager with the public broadcaster VRT. But after a short period he was asked by his first employer VTM to become head of production of all programs of the News department. Since then he is running the news department together with 2 general editors in chief. As a team they set out the strategy and policy. Kristof D’haene has a focus on the translation of editorial lines in workflow, budgets, HR, Marketing and technical development and is responsible for the digital media (social media and the website vtmnieuws.be)

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  • SHOW ME THE MONEY! WHERE ARE LARGE-SCALE DIGITAL AND SOCIAL AUDIENCES GOING TO = REAL ADVERTISING REVENUE?

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    12 November
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    16:30 - 17:15
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Lars Thunø

Audience Research Specialist

Lars has worked most of his career as an Audience Research Specialist. From the early nineties he worked in Audience Research for 7 years followed by a further two years as a Program Planner for the largest commercial TV station in Denmark, TV2 Denmark. After this came a function as Senior Concept Development and Strategy planner at Agency.com before starting in 2001 as Audience Research Manager for the Danish Broadcasting Corporation. At the moment he is starting his own company.

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  • DEMYSTIFYING THE AUDIENCE

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    12 November
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    15:45 - 16:25
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    ZOFIN PALACE
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Paul Hek

Senior researcher at Marketing & Communications, NOS

Paul Hek is senior researcher at Marketing & Communications, NOS, the Netherlands. In this role he is responsible for all audience research at the NOS. As a researcher at the NOS his daily work consists of measuring the reach and appreciation of all NOS broadcasts, websites and apps. The main focus always is: translating research-data into relevant consumer insights for the NOS.

 

In 1997 Paul graduated as a Social Historian at the Erasmus University Rotterdam focussing on the development of media & communications in the twentieth century. After his graduation he has been involved in many types of social research and marketing research.

 

Since 2007 he is working in the field of media research for Public Broadcasting companies in the Netherlands and at the moment solely working for the NOS.  During his work as a researcher Paul has gained broad knowledge of the media behaviour of the Dutch audience on a variety of platforms (television, radio and digital).

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  • DEMYSTIFYING THE AUDIENCE

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    12 November
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    15:45 - 16:25
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Annika Nyberg Frankenhaeuser

Media Director, EBU

From the beginning of February 2012, Annika Nyberg Frankenhaeuser has joined the EBU to lead the new Media Department, which consolidates the activities of the Television and Radio Departments, News Services, EBU Training and a new Medialab. Before coming to Geneva Annika was the Director of Programmes (TV, Radio and Internet) for the Swedish Language Services at YLE, the Finnish Broadcasting Company. Before that she was Director of Radio and she has also been Head of TV News and Current Affairs.

 

Professionally, she has a wealth of senior media experience behind her including leadership roles in all sectors of the media business. In 2002 – 2006 she was President of the World DAB Forum and she was involved in the transition to digital TV in Finland in 2007. It is this multiplatform career path that has given her the vision necessary to build a Media Department that will be a point of reference in new media trends and multiplatform opportunities for our Members.

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  • CHANGE MANAGEMENT € HOW TO BUILD INNOVATION INTO THE CULTURE OF A NEWS ORGANIZATION

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    12 November
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    14:05 - 15:20
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Douglas K. Smith

Author, Innovation and Change Consultant, Columbia School of Journalism

Along with a range of current and past pursuits, Doug is the architect and founding Executive Director of Columbia Journalism School’s Punch Sulzberger Program working each year with executives who seek to deliver performance results and new and/or enhanced capabilities to their news enterprises. (For more about the program, please visit www.sulzbergerprogram.org/). In addition, Doug has contributed to dozens of fields as an author, consultant, lawyer, historian, inventor and executive. For more on Doug, please visit www.douglasksmith.com/ 

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  • CHANGE MANAGEMENT € HOW TO BUILD INNOVATION INTO THE CULTURE OF A NEWS ORGANIZATION

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    12 November
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    14:05 - 15:20
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Phil Chetwynd

Global editor-in-chief at AFP

Phil Chetwynd was appointed AFP's Paris-based Global Editor-in-Chief in October 2012. He is responsible for the output of some 1,500 text, photo and video journalists and plays a major role in driving the agency's evolving multimedia strategy around the world. Phil joined AFP in 1996 after three years in British regional newspapers and has since been posted in the Middle East, Europe and Asia. He reported as a special correspondent from some 20 countries including Afghanistan, Pakistan, North Korea, Israel and the United States in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. He was also AFP's deputy bureau chief in China for two years. Between 2002 and 2012 Phil was based in Hong Kong as first news editor and then chief editor for the Asia-Pacific region where he gained widespread experience managing major global stories such as the 2004 and 2011 tsunamis, the conflict in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and the rise of China. Phil set up AFP's first multimedia integrated newsroom in Hong Kong and played a major role in launching the video service in Asia.

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  • INFORMATION/INFLUENCE/IMPARTIALITY

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    13 November
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    10:30 - 11:10
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    ZOFIN PALACE
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Madhav Chinnappa

Head of Strategic Partnerships, Google News & Magazines EMEA

Madhav Chinnappa joined Google in 2010 to focus on Google News & Magazines in the EMEA regions working in the Partnerships team. He has led on a number of product launches, including Google Play Magazines in the UK, Google Currents in a number of Europe countries and Google Consumer Surveys in the UK. He has worked in the news industry since 1994 - first in the launch team of Associated Press Television (APTV), a year in M&A at United News & Media and spent over 9 years at BBC News, latterly as Head of Business Development & Rights.

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  • MEET THE NEW EDITOR: THE ALGORITHM

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    13 November
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    14:40 - 15:20
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Sam Dubberley

News Xchange Executive Producer

Sam Dubberley has over ten years experience in broadcast news. He is a research fellow of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University working on the #ugctow project and the owner and director of Kishnish Media. He was head of the Eurovision News Exchange from 2010 to 2013, managing the world’s largest exchange of television news content. He was a bulletin editor for Bloomberg Television. Sam has a BA in Modern Languages from the University of Cambridge, an MA with Distinction in Media and Communication from the University of Leicester, and is studying for an MBA at Koç University in Istanbul. He speaks French, German, Italian and Turkish.

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  • WHY 20-SOMETHINGS JUST DO NOT €DO€ NEWS

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    13 November
    WHEN
    12:35 - 13:00
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    ZOFIN PALACE
  • CASE STUDY ON MEDIA INNOVATION: NHK

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    13 November
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    14:20 - 14:40
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    ZOFIN PALACE
  • "WHEN EVERYBODY IS AN EYE WITNESS, WHAT/WHO IS A JOURNALIST?"

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    13 November
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    16:20 - 17:00
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Nakhle Elhage

Director of news, Al Arabiya at Middle East Broadcasting Corp

Since 2004, Nakhle Elhage has been News Director at Al Arabiya, a part of Middle East Broadcasting Corp. Al Arabiya is a 24-hour news channel with a global network of correspondents founded in 2003. Elhage was the first News Director of Arabian descent at a pan-Arabian satellite channel. At his appointment to Al Arabiya, Elhage established the department of Current Affairs and was responsible for the launching of 15 new programs.

Before Al Arabiya, in 2001, Elhage was appointed Editor-in-Chief at MBC Group, where he supervised the station’s move from London to Dubai in 2002.

Prior to his position at MBC, Elhage worked as a news writer, reporter and announcer at Radio Voice of Lebanon. Furthermore, he has been a war correspondent at the Lebanese public service network, Tele Liban.

Elhage graduated from Lebanese University in 1987 with a BA in Media. Also, he is a member of the World Economic Forum.

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  • WHO SETS THE AGENDA FOR COVERING WARS?

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    13 November
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    09:25 - 10:05
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    ZOFIN PALACE
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Tine Gøtzsche

Anchor, Senior Correspondent, Executive Producer

Tine Gøtzsche is the anchor of TV-Avisen, the flagship news program of Danish Broad-casting Corporation, DR. Throughout her career, she has anchored and edited a wide variety of news and current affairs programmes with Danish Broadcasting Corporation. 

 

She worked as a commissioning editor at DR2, and since 2004 she has also served as anchor and live commentator on broadcasts of national and international events, ranging from parliamentary elections over the wedding of the Danish Crown Prince and other events in the royal family, to the funeral of Pope John Paul II.

 

Tine Gøtzsche has been with Danish Broadcasting since 1996, she graduated from the Danish School of Journalism in 1994, holds a bachelor in Business Languages from Copenhagen Business School, and has studied European Journalism with Journalistes en Europe in Paris, and International Finance and Economics at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid in Spain.

 

Apart from Danish, she is fluent in English, French, Spanish and German.

 

Tine Gøtzsche is 47 years old and lives with her 11 year old son, Jakob, who is adopt-ed from Ethiopia.

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  • MEET THE NEW EDITOR: THE ALGORITHM

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    13 November
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    14:40 - 15:20
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    ZOFIN PALACE
  • ROYALS! ARE WE THEIR LOYAL SUBJECTS?

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    13 November
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    17:45 - 18:15
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    ZOFIN PALACE
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Mark Little

Founder of Storyful

Mark Little is the founder of Storyful, the world’s first social media news agency. He leads a team of journalists and technologists who discover and verify the most compelling content on platforms like YouTube and Twitter. His company works with the biggest news organizations, social networks and brands in the world, including ABC News, Facebook, the BBC and the New York Times. Mark has more than two decades of experience in journalism. Before founding Storyful, he was an award-winning foreign correspondent for the Irish national TV station RTE. 

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  • "WHEN EVERYBODY IS AN EYE WITNESS, WHAT/WHO IS A JOURNALIST?"

    DAY
    13 November
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    16:20 - 17:00
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    ZOFIN PALACE
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Jigar Mehta

Media Innovation Strategist

Media Innovation Strategist. Entrepreneur. Design Thinker. Video Journalist. Documentary Filmmaker. Storyteller. Burrito Lover. Seeking to foster a creative collaboration between media entrepreneurs and media institutions. As a founding team member at Matter Ventures, I supported entrepreneurs building a more informed, connected, and empowered society through our 4-month start-up accelerator in San Francisco.

My current documentary is 18 Days in Egypt, a transmedia storytelling project about the Egyptian Revolution told by those who lived it, supported by Tribeca Film Institute and the Sundance Institute.

I've been honored to be a Knight Journalism Fellow and a video journalist at The New York Times. I'm currently a boardmember with the South Asian Journalists Association.

...Oh, I bleed Blue and Gold. BS in Mechanical Engineering and a MJ in Journalism from the University of California, Berkeley.

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  • WHY 20-SOMETHINGS JUST DO NOT €DO€ NEWS

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    13 November
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    12:35 - 13:00
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Naja Nielsen

Head of TV and social media, DR News

Naja Nielsen believes the modern digital media consumption requires journalism as well as platforms to be reinvented in order to be relevant and important to people, and she believes that the right solutions are yet to be invented. With more than 20 years in broadcast journalism, she is a specialist at mass communication, TV news, agenda setting journalism and election coverage. From February through June, this year, she was a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University where she explored what legacy media companies, like DR, should embrace, learn and fear from the digital disruptors of Silicon Valley. She has just made her recommendations to DR’s board of directors on what to do to make DR News ready to serve Generation Connected, the generation born after 1980 who’s always online and connected to friends and communities. Together with many other talented and innovative colleagues at DR, Naja Nielsen has created a culture of relentless innovation, sky high ambition and interdisciplinary teamwork. Before taking on executive roles, Naja Nielsen has worked as reporter, radio and TV host and producer.

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  • CHANGE MANAGEMENT € HOW TO BUILD INNOVATION INTO THE CULTURE OF A NEWS ORGANIZATION

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    12 November
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    14:05 - 15:20
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    ZOFIN PALACE
  • MEET THE NEW EDITOR: THE ALGORITHM

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    13 November
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    14:40 - 15:20
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    ZOFIN PALACE
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Maike Olij

Strategic consultant Marketing & Communication at the NOS

Maike Olij is an internal consultant Marketing & Communication at the NOS. Educated as a Communication scientist, Maike has supported children’s news programs to be set up in South Africa, Surinam, Peru, Indonesia, Afghanistan, Burma and Zambia. She also ran a pop-up news desk in a hotel lobby during the 2008 Olympic games in China, enabling the children’s news programs to broadcast. She has conducted media research in Mali and developed communication concepts for the publicity agency Young Works. 

For the NOS, Maike has co-developed the news platform NOS op 3, aimed at the ‘new news consumer’. This is an example of the corporate projects she runs in the field of innovation and young people. Maike continuously tries to gain a better understanding of the news audience and has developed an analytic model for news needs. This model is used by the whole organization and has been presented at the EBU in an international Master Class.

I work mainly on corporate projects with a focus on innovation and young people and continuously try to gain a better understanding of our audience. In 2013, I’ve developed the NOS News Need Model, which segments the audiences news needs. This model has been used for several innovations at the NOS, for example the redesign of www.nos.nl.

In all I do, I try to bring vision, research and creativity together. I believe in simplicity and clarity and try to develop clear concepts that might be ingenious, but are easy to explain. The end user plays a key role in my work, as I believe that they should be the focus for any media professional. After all, they’re the ones we’re doing it for. Young people are closest to my heart, probably because they’re most prone to the innovation and new stuff I adhere. 

My projects are not constricted to office hours: I also run an art website (www.bovendebank.info) and host a dance workshop. With friends I produce and develop concepts, media projects and wild plans that never see the light of day but always bring inspiration.”

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  • DEMYSTIFYING THE AUDIENCE

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    12 November
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    15:45 - 16:25
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    ZOFIN PALACE
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Sachiko Otani

Deputy Director, Media Strategy & Cooperation

Born in 1972 in Tokyo and grown up in Düsseldorf, Germany in early childhood. After finishing master’s course at Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, she joined NHK from 1998, beginning her career as video editor at NHK Nagoya Station. After three years in NHK Okinawa Station, she moved to Video Center at Tokyo HQ in 2004 and produced NHK’s daily news programs. Since 2008, she joined Media Strategy & Cooperation at News Department as deputy director till now.

 

  • 1972 Born in Tokyo, Japan -1996 Graduated International Christian University
  • 1998 Finished MA course at Tokyo University of Foreign Studies Joined NHK, began her career as video editor of NHK Nagoya
  • 2001 Video Editor, NHK Okinawa
  • 2004 Video Editor, Video Center, NHK News Department
  • 2006 Producer, Video Center, NHK News Department
  • 2008 Deputy Director, Media Strategy & Cooperation, News Department

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  • CASE STUDY ON MEDIA INNOVATION: NHK

    DAY
    13 November
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    14:20 - 14:40
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Amy Selwyn

Managing Director of News Xchange

Amy Selwyn is the Managing Director of News Xchange, a position she has held for three years. Without admitting her age (attention math majors….), Amy has over 30 years of experience in the media industry. Amy started life as a child actress but changed course when she studied Psychology and Comparative Literature at Cornell University. She went on to earn an MBA at New York University before joining The New York Times. Later, Amy worked for The Associated Press (including being part of the team that launched APTN in London) and BBC News in London. In 2005, Amy headed to Rome for an 8-month sabbatical to study art history, Roman emperors and Italian language. At the end of 2005, Amy began consulting to media organizations and, last year, co-founded Storytegic, an agency working with brand storytelling and strategy. Amy lives in New Hampshire, The United States and is the proud mother of a very sassy bulldog. In her spare time she is an avid photographer and a demon for writing.

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