Full programme for News on the Move, 7 March - in association with Thomson Reuters - Press Gazette

Full programme for News on the Move, 7 March - in association with Thomson Reuters

Here is the full programme for News on the Move – the only UK conference focusing purely on journalism and smartphones.

At a time when print circulation decline is accelerating, and news consumption on mobile devices is accelerating, there has never been a more urgent need for journalism organisations to address dramatic changes in media consumption.

If you have yet to sign up for this free conference we still have a few places left – but please note, priority will be given to Press Gazette subscribers and those who work at a senior level in digital journalism.

Press Gazette is grateful to commercial partners Apica, Atex and Bango for supporting this event – and to Thomson Reuters for hosting it.

Sign up here to attend News on the Move at Thomson Reuters on 7 March

News on the move: 7 March, Thomson Reuters, Canary Wharf

Full programme

2pm – Introduction from conference chairman Dominic Ponsford, editor of Press Gazette

2.05pm – Smartphones, news consumption and print circulation – a UK industry overview from Enders Analysis mobile media expert Benedict Evans

2.30pm – Panel one: News publishing on smartphones

Industry experts discuss the best ways to make news, features and other journalistic content work well on smartphones.

Andrew Hawken, Sky News head of digital content

Peter Marsh, Atex head of global product management

Apica chief executive Sven Hammer

Ken Breen, Thomson Reuters managing consultant consumer media


Tea break

3.30pm – Panel two: Show me the money

How do we make journalism on smartphones financially sustainable?

Steve Wing, Guardian News and Media business director mobile

FT.com managing director Rob Grimshaw

ITN productions editorial director Chris Shaw

Ray Anderson, chief executive of innovative mobile phone payments technology company Bango


Keynote presentation: Is your website ready for 2012?

Apica chief executive Sven Hammer: “With the Olympics, Diamond Jubilee, EURO 2012, Paralympics and more, 2012 will be a very busy year for journalists. It is vital that online news services are tuned for peak demand and Best Practice provision made for when those peaks are exceeded – Apica will discuss how to manage the stresses and strains on technology to deliver news content fast.”

4.30pm – Newsgathering on smartphones

How journalists can use their smartphone to file news on the move.

Paul Lewis, The Guardian’s special projects editor – nominated for a Press Award for his – largely Twitter-based – coverage of the August riots

Ravin Sampat, editor of of user-generated news website Blottr – to tell us whether the ‘citizen journalist’ is a significant factor in smartphone newsgathering

Mark Jones, Global Communities editor for Reuters News

Mark Stone, Sky News reporter

5.30pm – Networking drinks

7pm – Finish.

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