Disruption in the newsroom

There’s no question that the disruptive effect of the web is felt by the media industry. As we continue hearing declarations such as ‘the writing’s on the wall’ and ‘companies are going over the cliff’, news outlets are working hard to adapt to change. In this discussion, we’ll sit down with three of the most innovative minds in Canadian media to explore how their organizations are getting in front of this massive wave of change. The moderator is Kim Fox, ScribbleLive’s Scribble Market Content Director and the panellists are , David Skok, director of digital, for Global News, Anjali Kapoor, director of News Strategy at The Globe and Mail, and Kenny Yum, managing editor at AOL Canada, where he oversees HuffPost Canada, AOL.ca and AOL’s other editorial properties.

  • There’s no question that the disruptive effect of the web is felt by the media industry. As we continue hearing declarations such as ‘the writing’s on the wall’ and ‘companies are going over the cliff’, news outlets are working hard to adapt to change. In this discussion, we’ll sit down with three of the most innovative minds in Canadian media to explore how their organizations are getting in front of this massive wave of change.

    In this panel you’ll learn about:

    - What disruption really means to news organizations.
    - How newsrooms are adapting to major changes in the media and advertising industries.
    - How the audience’s real-time expectations are changing how the news is delivered.
    - How traditional storytelling has changed.
    - Alternative revenue streams: What do these media leaders think about content marketing/branded storytelling, and how can brands best engage with them on projects?

    Moderator: @kimfox is the ScribbleLive’s Scribble Market Content Director a real-time content Marketplace for media and brand content (market.scribblelive.com/). An award-winning journalist with a passion for real-time engagement, Kim has led the social and real-time strategy for CBC News, CBC Music and Toronto-based media start-up Newsana.

    Panelist: @dskok is the Director, Digital, for Global News overseeing all product, editorial, and business development for the GlobalNews.ca network. He is the co-author of ‘Breaking News: Mastering the Art of Disruptive Innovation in Journalism,’ a framework he developed with world-renowned innovation expert and Harvard Business School professor, Clayton M. Christensen. David was the 2012 Martin Wise Goodman Fellow at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University, the first digital journalist in Canada selected for this honor. He has been a finalist for the Canadian Journalism Foundation’s Newsperson of the Year.

    Panelist: @yumke Kenny Yum  has spent his career in digital side of journalism and in has worked for national news sites as an editor, manager and strategist. Kenny helped launch The Globe and Mail’s website in 2000, eventually serving as editor of globeandmail.com. He helped spearhead the re-launch of The Financial Post and The National Post’s digital properties in 2007 and he currently serves as Managing Editor at AOL Canada, where he oversees HuffPost Canada, AOL.ca and AOL’s other editorial properties.

    Panelist: Anjali Kapoor is the Director of News Strategy at The Globe and Mail, Canada’s national newspaper, where she oversees editorial strategy for all digital platforms while also helping to shift the traditional newsroom to digital culture. Over the past 15 years she has played a significant role in digital publishing for a variety of media in Canada including Yahoo!, Microsoft Canada, Transcontinental Media, Sun Media and Roger Media. Anjali is actively involved in the online news industry in Canada – she sat on the board of the Canadian Journalists for Freedom of Expression, the advisory board of Sheridan College’s Digital Program and consulted on the advisory committee for the newly-created University of King’s College Masters in Journalism program.

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