New emma Talk on May 17th!

On May 17th at 5 pm CEST we are happy to invite you to join our seventh talk in the new series of our emmaTalks “One-year into the pandemic: how does the media industry stand now?”.

The talk continues the first emmaTalk that last year explored how the pandemic was affecting the media business. At the beginning of the pandemic media gained trust as they helped their audience navigate an uncertain situation. Have media been able to sustain an build on this perception? Other important questions addressed by the panel are whether the pandemic has permanently reshaped the media industries and in what way and what business models are likely sustainable post-pandemic. 

Emma Talks are open for everyone, but we request registration on the zoom website. After registration you will receive the weblink to the event. 

About the speakers:

Ken Doctor is a go-to analyst, speaker, and consultant on news business models, through Newsonomics, his own company, and website, and Harvard’s Nieman Journalism Lab. Extensively quoted in the press on the changing economics of the news business, Ken is a 21-year veteran of Knight Ridder Newspapers, having served in several executives and newsroom capacities. His focus has been on the emergence of national model successes and the perils of the local news emergency throughout the Western world. He has been focused on what works, and its application — from high-quality mobile products to reader revenue to branded content to the events businesses. In late 2020, he founded and launched Lookout Local. Heading Lookout Local, he brings his expertise to bear on producing a first-of-its-kind, mobile-first, community-centric local news product. 

Lucy Kueng is a strategic advisor, professor, board member, speaker and author; she has over twenty years experience providing senior-level strategic, leadership, and business advice on how to emerge stronger from technological and market disruption. She is a Board Member of the NZZ Media Group, and served on the board of SRG SSR, and of VIZRT the media tech provider. Lucy Kueng is a Senior Research Associate at the Reuters Institute, Oxford University and has held professorships at the University of Oslo, the Institute of Media and Entertainment New York (IESE), and the University of Jönköping. She holds a Ph.D. and Habilitation from the University of St Gallen, Switzerland. She is the author of numerous books including Going Digital: A Roadmap for Digital Transformation, Innovators in Digital News, Strategic Management in the Media (winner of the AEMJM Media Management Book Award). 

James Savage is the 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 subscription 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.

The talk will be moderated by  and Ulrike Rohn (emma President) and  Sabine Baumann (emma Project Chair).

We welcome everyone to listen to the panel and join the discussion! 

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We hope many of you can join!