ASSEMBLYDepartment / Unit News Media

13th News Assembly

The annual News Assembly offers news directors, editors in chief and foreign editors the opportunity to network and to exchange views about improving coverage, reducing costs and adapting to the changing media market.

The 13th News Assembly took place at the International Conference Centre in Edinburgh, on 12 and 13 November at the kind invitation of the BBC.

News Report 2018 - 50 Ways to Make it Better

This year’s News Assembly saw the launch of the "EBU News Report 2018: 50 ways to make it better" bringing to you 25 solutions and 50 real examples on building engagement and trust in public service journalism.

“We don’t want to present just another depressing report on how bad things are. We set out to discover 50 inspiring examples of how you can make the news media better.  How you can build engagement and trust”, say the authors, Professor of Practice Atte Jääskeläinen and media consultant Maike Olij, both experienced former public service media professionals from Finland and the Netherlands.

To find the best solutions, the authors first examined the challenges with leading experts in media and then surveyed over 70 senior executives in public service media to get their perspective on workable solutions. During the process, they collected around 150 proposals for solutions for the problems identified from both within public media and outside. Finally, 50 of the best, from 24 countries, were selected and presented in the report together with insights from those involved.

News Committee Elections Members Only

Following the departure of Fiona Dodd (ITN) from the News Committee, an election was held in compliance with the EBU Bye-Laws.

Delegates were invited to elect one member of the News Committee for a term of office (2018-2019). Mateusz Piekut (SVT) was elected as new committee member and took office immediately after the voting session during the News Assembly.

Please find below more details on the process:

Presentations

 Opening Keynote - Watch on YouTube - Emily Bell, Director, Tow Centre for Digital Journalism, Columbia University
 Opening Keynote - Emily Bell, Director, Tow Centre for Digital Journalism, Columbia University  Members Only
 EBU Activity Report 2018: News - Justyna Kurczabinska, Head of News Exchange & News Strategy, EBU  Members Only
 Investigative Journalism - Aliaume Leroy, Bellingcat  Members Only
 Go Regional - George Gvimradze, GPB  Members Only
 Introduction to the Eurovision Social Newswire - Derek Bowler, Head of Social Newswire, EBU  Members Only
 Ethical Standards in Social Media Newsgathering - Derek Bowler, Head of Social Newswire, EBU  Members Only
 Why are newsrooms perceived as leftist? - Tim Pauwels, VRT ombudsman  Members Only
 Can blockchain save journalism? - Christine Mohan, CIVIL  Members Only
 Best of the Youth News Exchange (YNE) - Anne Grosser Kornmann, Project Manager, EBU  Members Only
 Artificial Intelligence: How to apply it - Ralf Jansen, S4m  Members Only
 Artificial Intelligence: How to apply it - Thomas Menguy, Wildmoka  Members Only
 Artificial Intelligence: How to apply it - Johan Vounckx, EVS  Members Only
 Artificial Intelligence: How to apply it - Ray Colgan, News Editor, EBU, and Ulrich Voigt, QvestMedia  Members Only
 EBU Investigative Network - Olle Zachrison, Head of News and Current Affairs, SR  Members Only
 EU Parliament Election 2019 and the Eurovision Debate - Jean Philip De Tender, EBU Media Director  Members Only

Details

Location: Edinburgh, Scotland

Date: 12 - 13 Nov 2018

Register by: 23 Oct 2018

Members only

Accommodation

Accommodation details will be available at registration

Venue

Edinburgh International Conference Centre

The Exchange Edinburgh, 150 Morrison St, Edinburgh EH3 8EE, UK

Hosted by

GBBBC.png

Contact detail

Manuela Iulia Isaila
Senior News Producer