Building the Newsroom of the Future

September 8-11

With consumers rapidly changing the way they access news and the demand for accurate, trustworthy information at record levels, this September’s News Technology Summit will be a must attend event for industry executives navigating a period of unprecedented change.

Drawing upon the deep industry-wide contacts and expertise of the editors and writers who produce the industry’s largest TV trades, B+C, Multichannel News and TV Technology, the News Technology Summit will address the biggest tech issues with insights and practical advice from senior industry executives, compelling case studies, demos of new technologies and original research you won’t find at any other event.

What to expect:

  • Keynotes will provide valuable insights into strategies for attracting new audiences and winning market share in an increasingly competitive news landscape.
  • Researchers will present data on consumer trends to better boost the popularity and profitability of your news operations.
  • Experts will discuss new software, equipment and tech strategies that can save your operation money.
  • Digital executives will discuss how news organizations can use TikTok, Facebook, Zoom and a host of other social media platforms to boost audiences on all their platforms.

 

AGENDA

Tuesday, September 8, 2020
1:00 PM - 1:25 PM

Opening Keynote – Winning Strategies for Streaming the News

The head of CBS News’ digital operations talks about how their fact-based digital news streaming services like CBSN and their digital programming strategies are producing record growth and attracting younger audiences.

 

1:25 PM - 2:00 PM

Panel: News Tech Under Fire

The news business is struggling with a host of unprecedented issues, from rapid changes in the way consumers access media and COVID-19 restrictions on its operations to political attacks on its reporting and the difficulties of covering widespread political protests. This panel will explore what those issues mean for the kind of technologies needed to produce and deliver better quality news.

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2:00 PM - 2:10 PM

News Tech Keynote: What’s Next in News Operations?

 

2:10 PM - 2:30 PM

Case Study: Next Generation Newsrooms and Facilities

Hear how executives and engineers at the NBC owned stations used new technologies to build a new Boston facility in Boston that allow them to more efficiently deliver high quality local news to their audiences.

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Wednesday, September 9, 2020
1:00 PM - 1:25 PM

Opening Keynote – How TEGNA Delivers the News

The president and CEO of TEGNA shares his insights on building high quality news operations for broadcast and digital that provide local viewers with the information they need in these uncertain times.

 

1:25 PM - 2:05 PM

Panel: The News Consumption in a Digital Age

This panel will feature presentations from major research companies documenting how consumers are getting their news and information. Data from these trends will help attendees understand what kind of technologies they will need for operations and to attract younger audiences.

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2:05 PM - 2:15 PM

News Tech Keynote: What's Next in Live Production for News & Sports?

 

2:15 PM - 2:30 PM

Case Study: Digital First

Gain valuable insights in delivering content across digital and TV platforms from Axios CEO Jim VandeHei, Axios Political Reporter Alexi McCammond, and "Axios on HBO" Directors and Producers Matthew O'Neil and Perri Peltz.

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Thursday, September 10, 2020
1:00 PM - 1:25 PM

Opening Keynote – Keeping Local News Relevant and Popular

The president of local media at E.W. Scripps offers his perspective on the importance of local news and their successful strategies for attracting new audiences on multiple platforms.

 

1:25 PM - 2:05 PM

Panel: The Future of News Technologies

This panel will feature several case studies and explore how new technologies, such as cloud-based systems, IP infrastructures and Artificial Intelligence (AI) tool, can help news organizations cut costs, streamline operations and most importantly expand their delivery of content to more devices and more people.

 

2:05 PM - 2:15 PM

News Tech Keynote: What's Next in Automation?

 

2:15 PM - 2:30 PM

Case Study: TikTok and Social Media for News

In the race of younger audiences, TikTok executives and partners will discuss how stations and networks can use the 2nd most widely downloaded app in 2019 to engage younger audiences.

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Friday, September 11, 2020
1:00 PM - 1:25 PM

Opening Keynote

 

1:25 PM - 2:05 PM

Panel: Election Tech in the COVID-19 Era

This panel will explore how the Covid-19 crisis has changed the way news organizations operate and discuss some of the developments in remote production, streaming, fact checking and other areas that are likely to have a big impact on the coverage of the 2020 election and the future of news operations.

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2:05 PM - 2:15 PM

News Tech Keynote: What’s Next in News Gathering?

 

2:15 PM - 2:30 PM

Case Study: ATSC 3.0 and the Newsroom

As broadcasters roll out the next generation broadcast standard, news directors and engineers will explain how local stations can use ATSC 3.0 to greatly enhance their news operations and local news.

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