|Event details||Reinventing Journalism|
|Event holder(s)||Mr William Lewis, Newscorp|
|Type of event||Keynote and Q&A|
|Venue||Auditorium, Victoria Rooms, Queens Road, Bristol, BS8 1SA|
Making journalism commercially viable in the digital age is a challenge that continues to test publishers around the world. Major media brands have, after a sluggish start, embraced new platforms such as tablets with all the zeal of the convert.
Yet, for all their new radicalism when it comes to the distribution of their content, media companies are strangely conservative about content itself. Technology offers fantastic opportunities to create and share news, information and entertainment in exciting new ways. But these opportunities are being spurned by those wedded to old approaches to creating and serving up content.William Lewis argues that fresh methods of storytelling need to be found to reconnect with readers and audiences left uninspired by conventional journalism.
The event will be followed by a wine reception.
William Lewis works for News Corporation where he is a member of the Management and Standards Committee. Prior to this, William was Group General Manager of News International, publisher of The Times, The Sunday Times and the Sun.Before this, William was Editor-in-Chief at Telegraph Media Group, having been Editor of The Daily Telegraph from 2006. William started his Fleet Street career at the Mail on Sunday in 1991, before moving on to the Financial Times.
He is also a University of Bristol alumni holding a BSc in Politics and an Honorary LLD.