Many consider it no coincidence that an explosion in the use of smartphones to access news and other content online in the UK has coincided with a sharp drop in print newspaper sales over the last 18 months.
That’s why Press Gazette has launched a new conference, in association with Thomson Reuters, to provide a forum to discuss how journalism can migrate from print to mobile – fast – and how that move can be financially sustainable.
News on the Move is being held at Thomson Reuters’ Canary Wharf HQ on the afternoon of Wednesday, 7 March, from 2pm.
The event will comprise three sessions, plus keynote speakers to be confirmed and networking drinks afterwards. The panels will be:
- Newsgathering on smartphones.
- News publishing on smartphones.
- Making money from publishing news on smartphones.
- ITN productions editorial director Chris Shaw, to talk about making money from journalism on mobiles.
- Guardian special projects editor Paul Lewis to talk about mobile newsgathering, and his experience during the English riots last summer.
- Enders Analysis mobile media expert Benedict Evans, to deliver an overview of the impact of smartphones on the UK media market.
- Guardian News and Media business director, mobile – Steve Wing.
- FT.com managing director Rob Grimshaw.
- Head of digital content at Sky News Andrew Hawken.
- Ravin Sampat, editor of Blottr, to talk about citizen journalism and newsgathering on smartphones.
Conference commercial partner Apica will also be delivering a presentation on how news organisations can ensure their websites remain at peak performance during what is set to be a massive year for news – with the Olympics and the Diamond jubilee.
Apica are the leading provider of load testing and performance monitoring solutions that test, monitor and optimise cloud and mobile applications.
News on the Move is free to attend, but places are limited and priority will be given to Press Gazette subscribers and senior digital journalists, publishers and executives.