In this Master Class, we will tackle the big issues of the Newsroom Initiative:
Join some of the most experienced and innovative working journalists and news leaders in the world, plus academics and leadership experts, as they share what we still need to do to accelerate newsroom transformation and face multiple challenges.
In four sessions, you’ll get a mini-MBA in newsroom management and come away with ideas and tools you can apply tomorrow to the challenges you face today.
Global Editor, Media News Strategy
Reuters News Agency
Reporters Sans Frontières
Professor of Practice
Arizona State University
former editor-in-chief of USA Today
Álex Herrera Díaz
Chief Operating Officer
The Lenfest Institute for Journalism
Editor and Chief Content Officer
Newsday Media Group
The Trust Project
Global Chief Operating Officer
Sir Will Lewis
CEO-designate, The Washington Post Co, Co-Founder, The News Movement
Director and Head of EMEA
Ignacio Martínez de Albornoz Tarongi
Director of Business Development
Senior Director, Executive Programmes
City University of New York
Founder of Sifted
Better Leaders Lab
Head of Data
Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger Medien
Trust: What it really takes to defend it or gain it and how easy it is to lose. What we can learn from members of the public about who and what they trust. And why. Business: Journalism is a business whether it's for-profit or non-profit. Understand how your business works and what you can do to create a sustainable operation. Innovation: What innovation really looks like and what works. How to experiment. How to kill projects that don’t work and grow the ones that do. Incubating ideas. How not to be afraid of AI and to put it to use in your newsroom and news products. Leadership: How to think of yourself as a leader at any level – whether you’re an individual contributor or you have direct reports. How to influence others upwards and downwards. How to overcome your cynicism and genuinely lead by example. Learning: What can we learn from other industries to improve journalism, accelerate digital transformation, and face the challenges of AI and competition? How to break out of the publishing bubble and think about what other industries can teach you. Healthy newsrooms: How to motivate your teams and look after them in a climate characterised by precarity and pressure. It’s a business risk, not a luxury.
Your registration includes the live presentation, the video recordings of the presentations, and the speaker’s presentation if they are willing to share.
Each module will be approximately 2.5 hours in duration. Each module will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. New York time (2:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. GMT). Conducted in the Zoom ecosystem, you will have an opportunity to ask questions of all presenters.