Spotlight talk as it happened: the success and challenges of AJ+, and its new distributed news strategy

Ousama Itani

Ousama Itani is a senior officer for strategy and development with Al Jazeera, where he researches and experiments with the use of new and alternative technologies in the media industry, including digital-first content and future audio formats.

In this short talk, he outlined to delegates at the news:rewired conference, in London, the successes of AJ+, the digital-only channel for millennials. He will also outlined some of the challenges facing AJ+ and other digital media companies who have their content live on third party platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat.

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