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February 12, 2013updated 05 Mar 2013 2:44pm

News on the Move II: Helping journalists make the most of the tablet revolution

By Press Gazette

Press Gazette has teamed up with Google to launch News on the Move II – the UK’s only journalism conference focused purely on making the most of the explosion in tablet computing.

News on the Move II is being held at Google’s quirky central London headquarters at the top of their landmark offices at Central St Giles, off Tottenham Court Road, on 11 April.

While last year’s event focused on smartphones, this year the emphasis switches to iPads and other tablet computers.

With Dixons alone selling around one million tablet computers in the UK last Christmas, the devices are becoming increasingly common in the UK.

Press Gazette editor Dominic Ponsford said: “Since the launch of the iPad in 2010 publishers have grown to realise that the tablet computer represents a fantastic opportunity for journalism.

“And with the price point for tablets coming down all the time, it has never been more important for journalists to make the most of this rapidly growing platform.

“Digital magazines and newspapers on tablets offer a similar level of reader engagement to print and so offer an unrivalled opportunity to sell digital subscriptions and advertising. News on the Move 2 aims to give senior journalists and publishers the information they need to make their content compelling on tablet computers and so find a sustainable future for quality journalism in a digital world.”

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Confirmed speakers for News on the Move 2 include: 

Launch editor of the world's first iPad 'native' magazine PROJECT – Anthony Noguera


Editor in chief of Computer Weekly – Bryan Glick – talking about how, two years after ditching print, his title now reaches 200,000 subscribers a week with its digital edition

Future Publishing editor in chief for tablet editions Mike Goldsmith (in November Future revealed it was making £600,000 a month from digital magazine sales)

Google head of strategic partnerships for Europe, Middle East and Asia –Luca Forlin

Enders Analysis mobile media expert Benedict Evans

Chief executive of Apptitude Media Marc Hartog – who led a management buyout in January of the British Journal of Photography after the launch of its hugely successful iPad edition

Digital product owner for News International Emma Fulton

Press Gazette editor Dominic Ponsford

Former digital/deputy editor of New Statesman and multimedia editor of Channel 4 News Jon Bernstein


The draft programme for News on the Move II is as follows:

Coffee/registration at Google’s UK headquarters, Central St Giles, from 1.30pm

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

2.05pm – Industry overview on tablet computing and journalism from Benedict Evans of Enders analysis

2.30pm – Panel one: How to make brilliant journalism for tablet platforms

3.20pm – Refreshments break

3.30pm – Panel two: How to make money from publishing brilliant journalism on tablet devices

4.10pm – Keynote presentation

4.30pm – Panel three: Social media, metrics, marketing and workflow solutions.

5.30pm – Networking drinks

News on the Move is free to attend – but priority will be given to senior digital journalists and publishers

There is the opportunity for around 100 of the UK’s most influential digital journalists and publishers representing newspapers, magazines, broadcasters and digital information providers to attend News on the Move. The conference will also be filmed by Google and broadcast live around the world on the Google Plus platform.

News of the Move 2 takes place at Central St Giles, from 2-5.30pm on 11 April – with networking drinks afterwards.

See reports and pics from last year’s News on the Move conference here.

Pictured at News on the Move 2012: Guardian director of mobile Steve Wing, MD Rob Grimshaw, ITN productions head of mobile Miguel Tatay, Bango chief executive Ray Anderson and Dominic Ponsford

Companies represented at News on the Move at senior executive level last year included:

  • Sky News
  • Atex head of global product management
  • Apica
  • Thomson Reuters
  • Guardian News and Media
  • ITN
  • Bango
  • Northcliffe Digital
  • Pressglue
  • Reed Business Information
  • Trinity Mirror
  • Save the Children
  • Newsquest
  • Jibba Jabba
  • BBC
  • Telegraph Media Group
  • The Newspaper Publishers Association
  • Which?
  • The Sun
  • News International
  • NFU
  • Global Editors Network
  • Press Computer systems
  • Macmillan

There is the opportunity for five key sponsors to be involved in News on the Move 2. For details of sponsorship opportunities, contact Joe Maughan on 0207 336 5236.

Register here to attend News on the Move II:


News on the Move II is organised by Press Gazette in association with:

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