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Wednesday, June 19
 

2:30pm

Drone Journalism Bootcamp - Joint conference with the Reuters Institute, University of Oxford and Parrot - Welcome Speech

The bootcamp is designed to give participants extensive knowledge of the capabilities of drone journalism from editorial, business, and legal perspectives. The fundamental question is how will the remote controlled vehicles be used for the newsrooms.

The Drone Journalism Bootcamp is sponsored by Parrot


Speakers
avatar for Jean-Louis Missika

Jean-Louis Missika

Deputy Mayor of Paris, in charge of innovation, research and higher education
Jean-Louis Missika has been successively Adviser to the President of the French public broadcaster Antenne 2 (1979-1984), Research Director at the Prospective Research Department of the INA (National Institute of radio and television) (1985-1986), Editor of the journal Médiaspouvoirs... Read More →


Wednesday June 19, 2013 2:30pm - 2:35pm
Auditorium (level -1)

2:35pm

Drone Journalism Bootcamp - Opening Speech
The moderator will introduce drones, how they can be used in news media, how they differ from other aircraft, general context of their potential use. Robert will be the moderator of the two below sessions.

Moderators
avatar for Robert Picard

Robert Picard

Research Director, Reuters Institute, Oxford University
Robert is one of the world's leading academic experts on media economics, management and government communications policies. He is Director of Research at the Reuters Institute, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford. He is also on the faculties... Read More →

Wednesday June 19, 2013 2:35pm - 2:45pm
Auditorium (level -1)

2:45pm

Bootcamp - Journalistic experiments of unmanned aerial vehicles: case studies from ABC Australia, BBC, Roularta-Express

Journalists, professors, and media organisations started early to experiment with drones and
other unmanned aerial vehicles. These tools have proved to be very good allies of journalists
for an array of otherwise costly or dangerous issues: covering a demonstration or police
activity from the air or rapidly mapping a conflict or disaster zone. This session will present
three case studies of successful use of unmanned aerial vehicles for journalism.  Each speaker will talk about how their companies are approaching the use of drones, what departments are
involved in thinking about it, and show examples from the experiments.



Moderators
avatar for Robert Picard

Robert Picard

Research Director, Reuters Institute, Oxford University
Robert is one of the world's leading academic experts on media economics, management and government communications policies. He is Director of Research at the Reuters Institute, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford. He is also on the faculties... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Mark Corcoran

Mark Corcoran

Senior Editor, ABC News
Mark has been a broadcast journalist and editor for 28 years. For 15 years he travelled to every continent on assignment for ABC-TV Australia’s weekly international affairs program Foreign Correspondent. and from 2001- 2010, he reported on Washington’s declared ‘Global War on... Read More →
avatar for Raphael Labbé

Raphael Labbé

Innovation Director, L'Express Roularta
Raphael Labbé started his career in the Internet and venture capital industry (UK, France) before creating his own startup in 2006 : ulike.net, a collaborative and social network. He sold his company in 2011 to the media group L'Express Roularta where he now works as Innovation Director. His fields of expertise are media, innovation, collaborative environment, algorithm and lean techniques. His latest innovation, the... Read More →
avatar for Guy Pelham

Guy Pelham

Live Editor, BBC News
Guy is specialized in finding and developing the best technology for BBC News journalists to report effectively across the UK and worldwide. His role bridges the gap between the journalists who report the stories and the technologists who develop the kit they use. He recently... Read More →
avatar for Nick Pinks

Nick Pinks

Research & Development Engineer, BBC
Nick joined the BBC in September 2008 as an Industrial Trainee after graduating from Oxford Brookes University, with a first class degree in Media Technology. He has since worked on several of the BBC's key TV productions as well as for the BBC Archives, Technology Transfer and YouView... Read More →


Wednesday June 19, 2013 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Auditorium & Salle de l'Executif (level -1) 5 rue de Lobau, 75004 Paris

4:45pm

Introduction to Parrot drone options and flight demonstration
Speakers
avatar for Nicolas Halftermeyer

Nicolas Halftermeyer

Chief Marketing Officer, Parrot
Nicolas is Chief Marketing Officer at Parrot, a global leader in wireless devices for mobile phones (AR.Drone flying toy, Zik headphones, Asteroid infotainment for cars). He has spearheaded Parrot social media initiatives achieving over 40,000,000 million views on YouTube. Parrot... Read More →


Wednesday June 19, 2013 4:45pm - 5:00pm
Auditorium (level -1)
 
Thursday, June 20
 

1:20pm

Keeping Up To Date - Last 24 Hours of World News via ZUMA Press Wire Service


Speakers
avatar for Scott McKiernan

Scott McKiernan

CEO & Founder, Zuma Press
Scott is an award winning photographer who, as a web pioneer in ‘92, and technologist of first order, launched the net's first database for editorial pictures: ZUMA Wire. His dynamic leadership of the ZUMA Press family of companies, as well as decades of wide-ranging experience... Read More →


Thursday June 20, 2013 1:20pm - 1:25pm
Salle des Fêtes 3 rue de Lobau, 75004 Paris

2:50pm

Can small or shrinking newsrooms innovate? Two case studies

In developed countries, newsrooms are cutting staff left and right, begging the question if the future of quality journalism can be sustained under such structures. Despite the fact that technology brings about higher productivity, aggregators and users fill the content gap, and newsrooms create partnerships, will these measures be enough? Can newsrooms do more with less? Is innovation the answer? Who should be hired after staff reduction takes effect?

The panelists will present different scenarios of staff organization or restructuration in their media in 2012 and 2013.

Case study n°1
How La Stampa totally changed its newsroom organization - as well as its newsroom design - for a better service to readers and users and a genuine multi-platform system.

Case study n°2
How 24 Media became the first digital-native publisher in Greece and, since summer 2011, the number one in sites/visitors/ad-serving

Moderators
avatar for Toni Pique

Toni Pique

CEO & Consultant on Newsroom Organisation, Pique, Peltzer & Asociados
Toni is a journalist with a degree from IESE Business School, highly skilled on the tennis court, a good trekker, and a huge Futbol Club Barcelona fan. Globetrotting as a consultant –with Innovation, Cases i Associats, and now on his own– he has been working on newsroom organization... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Marco Bardazzi

Marco Bardazzi

Digital Editor, La Stampa
Marco's career as a journalist began in 1986. He has worked for the ANSA news agency in Florence, Milan, New York, Washington DC, and. He was founder and editor in chief of “Reality Magazine”, one of the first Italian online magazines. While in the US, he covered three presidential... Read More →
avatar for Stavros Drakoularakos

Stavros Drakoularakos

Deputy CEO, Director of Operations & Digital Content, 24 Media
Stavros is a senior management executive with 10 years experience in editorial strategy, content creation, digital marketing, e-commerce and global partnerships. He is the Director of Operations & Digital Content in 24 Media, the largest digital publisher in Greece. He is passionate... Read More →


Thursday June 20, 2013 2:50pm - 3:30pm
Salle des Fêtes 3 rue de Lobau, 75004 Paris

3:35pm

Which video strategy for your newsroom? Is live streaming a blockbuster for the young?

Because of their popularity both for audiences and advertisers, videos are becoming increasingly important online, in news apps, and on connected TVs. How many videos can be produced in-house and how many partnerships are required? Is it better to partner with a worldwide platform or build your own video platform? What will be the role of new players in the multi-channel networks?

This session is a follow-up of the session held with HuffPo Live.


Moderators
avatar for Grig Davidovitz

Grig Davidovitz

CEO, RGB Media
Grig is a journalist and consultant specializing in developing journalism for digital media. His areas of expertise are news design and usability, online revenue models and newsroom structure. He was previously Editor in Chief of Israel's Haaretz websites, responsible for the strategic... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Sue Brooks

Sue Brooks

Director of Video Transformation, Associated Press
Sue has worked as a journalist for local and national British newspapers, radio stations and all the UK’s national television networks, including ITN where she was editor of News at Ten. She has helped launch new TV channels and won national and international awards for journalism... Read More →
avatar for Gregory Dray

Gregory Dray

Head of News and Education, YouTube EMEA
Before joining Google/YouTube, Gregory was in charge of international business development, digital media, at Lagardere Active. Previously he was VP Marketing, France & International, at Dailymotion and worked for 8 years at Time Warner Inc. He studied politics in Paris and also studied... Read More →


Thursday June 20, 2013 3:35pm - 4:15pm
Salle des Fêtes 3 rue de Lobau, 75004 Paris

4:45pm

Can your newsroom welcome an incubator?

Barriers between newsrooms and startups are breaking down internationally and certain media companies are developing startups' incubators among journalists. Is this a temporary trend or will the industry see more incubators in the future?

 


Moderators
avatar for Gerold Riedmann

Gerold Riedmann

CEO, Russmedia Digital
Gerold has been in charge of the digital transition of Austrian-based publishing company Russmedia since 2011. With an emphasis on local news and a mobile service strategy he has led the regional news portal VOL.AT (Vorarlberg Online) into the Top 5 Austrian news websites, even though... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Stéphane Boukris

Stéphane Boukris

Co-founder, L'Express Ventures
Stéphane has over 10 years of entrepreneurship experience, and a proven track record of building successful companies in the digital and entertainment industries. He has also served as managing director for several subsidiaries of Rentabiliweb, and is a recognized expert in buzz... Read More →
avatar for Pam Maples

Pam Maples

Innovation Director, John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships @ Stanford
Pam coaches and advises journalists who spend a year pursuing innovative and entrepreneurial projects, helping them test, prototype and iterate their ideas. She develops skills workshops and other programming to help them thrive in the current journalism landscape and identifies and... Read More →
avatar for Johnny Ryan

Johnny Ryan

Chief Innovation Officer, The Irish Times
Dr Ryan is a tech thinker & writer, Chief Innovation Officer at The Irish Times and an Associate Researcher at the University of Cambridge Business School. His writing has appeared in Fortune, BusinessWeek, Ars Technica. His second book 'A History of the Internet and the Digital Future... Read More →


Thursday June 20, 2013 4:45pm - 5:15pm
Salle des Fêtes 3 rue de Lobau, 75004 Paris

5:45pm

An introduction to wine tasting
Gérard Bertrand inherited his passion for wine from his father Georges, a pioneer in winemaking and maturing. Every wine evokes the image and emotions from the South of France Art de Vivre – the “art of life”. Committed to elaborating quality wines of great value, Gerard has received great accolades from the press worldwide. He owns eight estates in the best wine regions of the Languedoc, including Domaine Cigalus, Château Laville Bertrou and Château l’Hospitalet.

Speakers
avatar for Gérard Bertrand

Gérard Bertrand

CEO, Vins Gérard Bertrand
Gérard Bertrand inherited his passion for wine from his father Georges, a pioneer in winemaking and maturing. Every wine evokes the image and emotions from the South of France Art de Vivre – the “art of life”. Committed to elaborating quality wines of great value, Gerard has... Read More →


Thursday June 20, 2013 5:45pm - 5:55pm
Salle des Fêtes 3 rue de Lobau, 75004 Paris
 
Friday, June 21
 

9:20am

Your smartphone is your newsroom

Radio Free Europe is arming reporters in the field with smartphone kits that allow correspondents to produce and deliver high quality multimedia from just about anywhere in the world. Explore the apps, accessories, training, and workflows that allow field reporters to quickly file many types of high-quality multimedia reportage from either Android or Apple smartphones.


Speakers
avatar for Robb Montgomery

Robb Montgomery

CEO, Visual Editors
Robb Montgomery is the CEO and founder of Visual Editors and has worked as an editor for the Chicago Sun-Times and the Chicago Tribune. Since 2005 he has worked with top media houses in Europe, North America and the Middle East to develop visual journalism expertise and to design... Read More →


Friday June 21, 2013 9:20am - 9:30am
Salle des Fêtes 3 rue de Lobau, 75004 Paris

10:15am

Lessons for a tablet strategy

Five years ago Future Publishing - a UK-based company - was not in good shape. Today it is a thriving publishing company, thanks to a new strategy focused on tablets and mobiles. Mike will help the audience of editors to re-engineer their newsroom and find ways to combine quality journalism, new platforms and solid revenues.

 


Moderators
avatar for Gary Kebbel

Gary Kebbel

Professor, College of Journalism and Mass Communications, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Gary is working to create a multidisciplinary, multicampus Center for Mobile Media at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He was dean of the UNL College of Journalism and Mass Communications for two years during which the college created the nation's first Drone Journalism Lab. Before... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Mike Goldsmith

Mike Goldsmith

Editor-in-Chief, Digital Editions, Future Publishing
Mike is editorial lead for delivering Future's specialist content and brands onto tablet. He headed the specialist media company's recent translation of its print brands to iPad, successfully bringing 65 titles to Apple Newsstand for launch. Whilst at Future, Mike has most recently... Read More →


Friday June 21, 2013 10:15am - 10:35am
Salle des Fêtes 3 rue de Lobau, 75004 Paris

12:05pm

Next year in Catalonia! Presentation of the 2014 GEN News Summit to be held in Barcelona from 11 to 13 June 2014
Speakers
avatar for Pere Guardiola

Pere Guardiola

CEO, LA VANGUARDIA EDICIONES, S.L.
Pere Guardiola ihas been La Vanguardia’s CEO since 2007; he started working for Grupo Godó de Comunicación in 2000 as Marketing Director.  Previously, he worked for Grupo Codorníu, Winterthur and Ogilvy & Mather, as Director of Marketing and Strategy.He graduated in Business... Read More →
avatar for Josep Marti

Josep Marti

Communications Manager, Catalonia Government
Josep Martí was born in l'Ametlla de Mar (Baix Ebre – Catalonia – Spain). He has been manager of Communication in the Catalan Government since February 2011. Previously, in 2003, he founded Map Communications, a company that he managed until February 2011 and through which he... Read More →
avatar for Marc Puig

Marc Puig

Chief Marketing & Communications Officer, Barcelona City Hall
Marc has been working in advertising and PR for 30 years. He has a degree in Law as well as in advertising and PR. He has been President of the Professional Advertising and PR Association of Catalonia. His was co-founder of two advertising and communication companies where he worked... Read More →
avatar for Joan Sola

Joan Sola

Gerente, El Periodico de Catalunya
Mr Alegre has a degree in Economics from the University of Barcelona. Since 2012 Joan has been General Manager of Ediciones Primera Plana which publishes El Periódico de Catalunya.  He is not only responsible for the global growth of the company but also for the marketing, the distribution... Read More →


Friday June 21, 2013 12:05pm - 12:15am
Salle des Fêtes 3 rue de Lobau, 75004 Paris

12:15pm

General Assembly of the Global Editors Network - Election of GEN Board Members

Open to all participants


Friday June 21, 2013 12:15pm - 12:45pm
Salle des Fêtes 3 rue de Lobau, 75004 Paris

1:30pm

Keeping Up To Date - The Last Year of News from Syria by ZUMA Press Wire Service

 


Speakers
avatar for Scott McKiernan

Scott McKiernan

CEO & Founder, Zuma Press
Scott is an award winning photographer who, as a web pioneer in ‘92, and technologist of first order, launched the net's first database for editorial pictures: ZUMA Wire. His dynamic leadership of the ZUMA Press family of companies, as well as decades of wide-ranging experience... Read More →


Friday June 21, 2013 1:30pm - 1:35pm
Salle des Fêtes 3 rue de Lobau, 75004 Paris

3:20pm

Joint session with Northwestern University in Qatar - Augmented Reality: how to engage mobile news consumers

Augmented Reality (AR) is an emerging mobile technology with significant implications for news reporting. This session will demonstrate and explore how innovative news organisations around the world are using the mobile (and soon to be wearable) Augmented Reality technologies to tell news stories. 

Key Takeaways: Pioneering journalists and technologists will discuss how AR is far more than a tool for advertising, rather it is an important device for engaging mobile news consumers.




Moderators
avatar for Marion Mertens

Marion Mertens

Digital Editor, Paris Match
Marion oversees content on all web, tablet and mobile formats at Paris Match. Previously, she was the French weekly magazine’s deputy News Editor for 15 years. Marion first started as a news desker at Gamma Presse Images, then as photo assignment editor for Gamma Liaison in New... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for John Pavlik

John Pavlik

University Professor / Academic, Northwestern University in Qatar
John is also professor in the Department of Journalism and Media Studies in the School of Communication and Information at Rutgers University and director of the Journalism Research Institute.  Pavlik’s books include Converging Media and Journalism and New Media.  He was a contributing... Read More →


Friday June 21, 2013 3:20pm - 3:40pm
Salle des Fêtes 3 rue de Lobau, 75004 Paris

3:40pm

Will the app ecosystem overrun the web?

The application ecosystem is expanding beyond mobile and tablets to PC and TV. Many news organisations already have more pages views from applications than from the web. Will this trend continue? What are the changes in terms of usage, acquisition, content production, e-crm and monetization?

Discussion between Isabelle André and Gilles Raymond


Moderators
avatar for Marion Mertens

Marion Mertens

Digital Editor, Paris Match
Marion oversees content on all web, tablet and mobile formats at Paris Match. Previously, she was the French weekly magazine’s deputy News Editor for 15 years. Marion first started as a news desker at Gamma Presse Images, then as photo assignment editor for Gamma Liaison in New... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Isabelle André

Isabelle André

CEO, Le Monde Interactif
avatar for Gilles Raymond

Gilles Raymond

CEO & Founder, Mobiles Republic
Mobiles Republic® is the leading source of trusted news on the go.  Mobiles Republic partners with more than 800 top global and regional news sources ranging from Associated Press, The Huffington Post, Elle, Al Jazeera, The Financial Times and The Guardian, to AOL and CBS... Read More →


Friday June 21, 2013 3:40pm - 4:00pm
Salle des Fêtes 3 rue de Lobau, 75004 Paris

5:00pm

Open source CMS vs. proprietary systems: it's time to compare!

Many editors don't know enough about the content management system (CMS) of their website, preventing them from developing their products. In the past few years, some publishers have chosen an open source CMS while others have gone for a proprietary CMS.

Key Takeaways: Participants will know the pros and cons of both options, equipping them to go into dialogue with their IT department regarding the flexibility and scalability of their CMS.

This session is sponsored by Audaxis


Speakers
avatar for Douglas Arellanes

Douglas Arellanes

Co-founder & Director of Innovation, Sourcefabric
Douglas Arellanes is one of the founders of Sourcefabric, a Prague-based nonprofit foundation providing open source solutions for news organizations worldwide; he serves as its director of innovation. One of the projects he led for Sourcefabric, with West Africa Democracy Radio... Read More →
avatar for Annemarie Kirk

Annemarie Kirk

Founder and CEO, Haai
Annemarie is a digital consultant who offers strategic advice to publishers and site owners. She has previously been responsible for digital business development at Berlingske Media and has worked with digital strategy at Mediacom. She has given presentations on digital business development... Read More →


Friday June 21, 2013 5:00pm - 5:20pm
Salle des Fêtes 3 rue de Lobau, 75004 Paris