In June, #emmaSweden would have taken place. Unfortunately, COVID-19 made it necessary to postpone the event to 2021. Alternatively, emma decided to organize a series of emma talks via ZOOM. In these talks, scholars and industry experts will discuss timely topics that are relevant to the management of media. The talks are open for everyone, but we request registration on the zoom website. After registration you will receive the weblink to the events.
Our first #emmatalks will be the following:
“Media business before and after the coronavirus pandemic”, June 8, 5pm CET
Join Ken Doctor, Lucy Küng and James Savage in their discussion on the timeliest topic: How the pandemic affects the media business. We can already see that the pandemic is affecting and disrupting media business in diverse ways. The pandemic has essentially increased the societal importance of media as the source of trustworthy information to help us cope with the uncertain situation. On the other hand, during the pandemic the advertising revenues have collapsed dramatically – even more than during the last recession.
About the speakers:
Ken Doctor’s work centers on the transformation of consumer media in the digital age, from the New York Times to Netflix and from Comcast to Conde Nast. He draws connections among the news, information and entertainment we all get and the fast-changing business of media. He is the author of “Newsonomics: Twelve New Trends That Will Shape the News You Get,” which has been translated into Mandarin Chinese, Korean, Portuguese and Russian. Ken writes the popular “Newsonomics” column for the Nieman Journalism Lab and writes regularly for POLITICO Media as well. Most of his work can be found at www.newsonomics.com
Lucy Küng is Google Digital News Senior Research Fellow at the Reuters Institute, the University of Oxford. She is an advisor, professor and writer on strategy, innovation and leadership with particular emphasis on mastering technological disruption. In addition, she is Non-Executive Board Member of SRG SSR, Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the NZZ Media Group, and Visiting Professor of Media Innovation at the University of Oslo. She holds a PhD and Habilitation from the University of St Gallen, Switzerland, and an MBA from City University London/Ashridge. She is author of numerous books in the field of media management and she holds the emma Award 2017.
James Savage is founder and Publisher of The Local, which publishes news from nine European countries for a worldwide audience of 7 million users. As the founding editor of The Local Sweden, James has been reporting on Sweden for fourteen years, and under his leadership, The Local has taken a leading role in debunking false stories about Sweden and the other countries it reports from. James has also led The Local’s push towards a digital subscriptions model. During the coronavirus crisis, The Local has focused on providing vital information to communities of foreign residents living across Europe and on further developing digital subscriptions.
We welcome everyone to listen to the panel and join the discussion!
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