For the first time since the #DEN started meeting, the Network is planning a South African leg with a meetup in Johannesburg that will interact live with the gathering in London. The UK-based Digital Editors Network (DEN) is a loosely connected group of editors, writers, academics and entrepreneurs that has been meeting quarterly since 2007 to discuss changes, challenges and innovation in the media industry.
The concept has proved successful in helping professionals who work with content, social media and on digital platforms, connect with each other and with a wide range of fascinating guest speakers from the mainstream media and edgy startups, as well as tech behemoths such as Facebook, Google and MSN (to name a few).
The DEN’s spring meetup takes place at the offices of the Financial Times in London on Thursday, 5 June, 2014 . Now you can join the conversation too, thanks to sponsorship from JoziHub and Google Africa. The Spring DEN meetup features a great line-up of speakers on how to make, manage and monetise visual content, including:
- David Dinsmore, editor of The Sun on how online video is helping Britain’s largest tabloid newspaper deliver on its move to paid online subscriptions
- Amy Webb, founder & CEO of Webbmedia Group on global trends
- David Ottewell, head of the data journalism unit at Trinity Mirror
- Adam Westbrook, digital producer on why it’s time to rethink visual storytelling from the ground up
- Lulu Pinney, freelance infografista on compelling graphics
- Alan Hunter, head of digital for The Times and Sunday Times
- Fiona Ryder, MD at Mustard TV , an Archant company on starting up the UK’s first community television station in the heart of a print newsroom
- Martin Stabe, head of interactive news at the Financial Times
Read more about the programme (and previous DEN meetups) HERE. The event will be live-streamed to the Jozi meetup and South African participants will be able to ask questions and comment.
WHEN: 2.30pm for 3pm, Thursday, 5 June. The discussion will wrap up at 7pm (SA time) with a networking reception.
WHERE: Jozihub, 44 Stanley Avenue, Millpark, Johannesburg. For directions see //goo.gl/maps/AeWOL
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