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Press Release - GEN Summit 2019

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Today, GEN held a press conference at the Stavros Niarchos Cultural Center, where it presented the upcoming GEN Summit to Greek media. Some 45 media and technology journalists attended the press conference from leading outlets, including Ta Nea, Kathimerini, SKAI TV, Alpha TV, VICE Greece and Esquire among others. Participants also heard from GEN's Greek partners: SNFCC, SNF, iMeDd, University of Athens and the Union of Journalists. We look forward to welcoming Greek participants at the Summit from 13-15 June in their hometown!

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Press Release - GEN Summit 2019

  1. 1. gensummit.org GEN Summit Press Release We look forward to welcoming you to the GEN Summit at Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center on 13-15 June 2019! GEN is grateful to its Greek partners, including iMeDd, SNFCC, the University of Athens and the Union of Journalists as well as the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, which is supporting the Summit through a grant.
  2. 2. gensummit.org With Support from Thanks to the Renzo Piano Building Workshop and the SNF, the GEN Summit had the opportunity to use one of the architect’s first sketches designed for the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center. Thecoverpageisagift toconference participants! The printed programme is a 80- page document, which provides a detailed agenda and information about all the masterclasses and workshops. COVER PAGE OF THE PRINTED PROGRAMME
  3. 3. gensummit.org With Support from WHAT IS GEN & WHAT IS THE GEN SUMMIT The GEN Summit is the leading news conference gathering over 700 editors-in-chiefs, academics, news executives, and media innovators from over 70 countries, to address the current trends, issues, and actionable insights regarding journalism of today and tomorrow. 90 speakers will take the stage this year to discuss the theme ‘Towards a VVV challenge: V for Voice, V for Visual Journalism and V for Verification’. The Global Editors Network is the worldwide association of editors-in-chief and senior news executives. It is committed to media innovation and sustainable journalism, empowering newsrooms through programmes dedicated to data journalism, media literacy, blockchain and artificial intelligence. GEN seeks to define a viable vision for the future of news. www.globaleditorsnetwork.org www.gensummit.org
  4. 4. gensummit.org With Support from BARCELONA 2014 & 2015 400 PARTICPANTS PARIS 2012 & 2013 300 PARTICPANTS HONG KONG 2011 120 PARTICPANTS VIENNA 2016 & 2017 600 PARTICPANTS LISBON 2018 700 PARTICPANTS ATHENS 2019 THE LEADING EDITORIAL CONFERENCE WORLDWIDE
  5. 5. gensummit.org With Support from This year, our profession needs to overcome a VVV challenge: Voice and Voice AI are obvious topics for 2019. All the editors who we met in the last six months have become captivated with smart speakers. Visual journalism – and video – will be our second challenge. We are re-entering ‘the golden age of video journalism’, even if the ‘pivot to video’ strategy failed for some media organisations. Verification - rather than just producing news, journalists today must verify and control what happens on social media. The accumulation of fake information is undermining our democracies. TOWARDS THE VVV CHALLENGE: VOICE, VISUAL JOURNALISM AND VERIFICATION
  6. 6. gensummit.org With Support from K. Viner Editor-in-Chief The Guardian K. Bharat Founder Google News W. Lu Media Manager China Media Group A. Webb Founder Future Today Institute P. Chetwynd Global News Director Agence France-Presse D. Nora Editor-in-Chief L’Observateur J. Micklethwait Editor-in-Chief Bloomberg M. Ressa CEO & Executive Director Rappler J. Doub Director of News Partnerships EMEA Facebook A. Dracopoulos Co-President Stavros Niarchos Foundation L. Indvik Chief Editor Vogue Business J. Saroff CEO Chartbeat C. Guerrero CEO Radio Ambulante B. Rudolph Director Modern Journalism Microsoft V. Schiller CEO Civil Media Foundation AMONG THE 90 GEN SUMMIT SPEAKERS
  7. 7. gensummit.org With Support from EXCLUSIVE FOR THE ATHENS GEN SUMMIT Blockchain wallet offered by Civil Foundation to all participants Final presentation of the Journalism Trust Initiative by Reporters without Borders Prototypes of the Media Literacy Toolkit revealed (European Commission Programme) First-time presentation of The Reuters Institute Digital News Report 2019
  8. 8. gensummit.org With Support from Over 600 projects were submitted in 2019 to the jury of the Data Journalism Awards, the only worldwide competition for this new form of journalism launched by GEN with the support of Google, the Knight Foundation, and Microsoft. 12 winners in 12 categories (data-visualisation, data-investigation…) will be awarded on 14 June at the Zappeion. More info: www.datajournalismawards.org DJA CEREMONY AND GALA DINNER (14 JUNE)
  9. 9. gensummit.org With Support from Introduction by Andreas Dracopoulos, Co-President of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation The voice challenge: how smart speakers will change news consumption The visual journalism / 5G challenge: towards new storytelling standards Can Facebook become news friendly? Latest tech and business trends by Amy Webb 13 JUNE - MAIN SESSIONS OF THE FIRST DAY
  10. 10. gensummit.org With Support from The Reuters Institute Digital News Report 2019 Content Management Systems: new issues, new solutions The state of the paywall: where do we go from here? Do websites still matter? Keynote by Katharine Viner, Editor-in-Chief, Guardian News & Media 14 JUNE - MAIN SESSIONS OF THE SECOND DAY
  11. 11. gensummit.org With Support from The Impact of AI on Journalism and Democracy by Krishna Bharat, Founder of Google News From #metoo to 50/50: how newsrooms deal with gender imbalance AR, the future of immersive storytelling? Maybe yes. Is the pivot to podcast sustainable? The new information disorder: from inventory to solutions 15 JUNE - MAIN SESSIONS OF THE THIRD DAY
  12. 12. gensummit.org With Support from AMONG OUR 2019 PARTNERS:
  13. 13. gensummit.org With Support from Media and technology journalists are invited to request a press pass to cover the GEN Summit, exchange with participants and interview the speakers on 13-15 June 2019. The number of available press passes is limited. We invite all interested journalists to contact the GEN Director of Communications, Ana Lomtadze by email: alomtadze@globaleditorsnetwork.org HOW MEDIA AND TECH JOURNALISTS CAN JOIN US
  14. 14. gensummit.org With Support from For journalists: Ana Lomtadze GEN Director of Communications alomtadze@globaleditorsnetwork.org For senior news executives: Sanjay Godabanahal GEN Director of Marketing sgodabanahal@globaleditorsnetwork.org For partners and sponsors: Kaye Oshilaja GEN Business Development Director koshilaja@globaleditorsnetwork.org   WE LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH YOU! @GENinnovate#GENSummit

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