All you need to know about financing journalism in the digital age, and voice-controlled devices
New year, new exciting speakers.
We are pleased to announce three industry experts will be joining our panels on sustainable ways to finance digital journalism, and producing content for voice-controlled devices.
Financing journalism in the digital age:
Jessica Best, operations lead and engagement editor at The Correspondent
After hitting its crowdfunding target, raising $2.6 million, the English version of the Dutch ‘unbreaking news’ site De Correspondent is planning to launch by mid-2019. Jessica Best will be joining the panel discussing new ways to finance journalism in the digital age.
Dominic Young, founder, Agate
Micropayment is another business model some publishers use to finance editorial content, allowing audiences to pay a small amount of money for a particular article they want to read instead of committing to a subscription.
Can this model help build a sustainable revenue stream? What about readers’ loyalty? Dominic Young, founder of a micropayment service Agate, will be joining the panel to answer these questions.
Alexa, how can we monetise content on smart speakers?
Peter Stewart, journalist and author
Peter Stewart will talk about the latest trends in producing content for voice-controlled devices and how to monetise this technology.
Peter produces two daily Flash Briefings on Alexa devices, one of which is the third highest-rated in the UK. The other, The Smart Speakers, about developments in Voice, is at number 16 and is part of two US podcast-networks about Voice.
Other sessions and workshops we are planning:
Local news: Breaking out of the London bubble
What blockchain is and how it can benefit digital publishers
Who is investing in solutions journalism
… and many more. Click here to view the draft agenda.
If you would like to suggest a session or a talk, or sponsor the event, please get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
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