Saturday, December 15, 2007

Keynote at Israel Business Conference 2007

I had the pleasure to keynote a panel at the Globes Israel Business Conference 2007. Globes is the biggest business daily in Israel, and the IBC is the most prestigious yearly business conference in Israel. It included the participation of prime minister Olmert, President Peres, and leaders from business and politics from Israel and around the world.
Here is the session (Full conference program in pdf here , conference website here):

What's new in news?

Print journalism's battle to survive. Do different news media feed off each other? What is the real effect of freesheets as a primary source of information? Innovation in journalism as an economic growth stimulus.

Session chairs: Ram Landes, Former CEO, Channel 10 News; Lilac Sigan, Editor, Globes Tonight supplement. Keynote speaker: Dr. David Nordfors, Senior Research Scholar, Program Director Innovation Journalism, Stanford University. Participants: Haggai Golan, Editor-in-Chief,Globes; Ze'ev Jasper, CEO & Chief Editor,Nana 10; Dr. Noam Lemelshtrich Latar, Dean, School of Communications and Information, Herzliya Interdisciplinary Center; Hanoch Marmari, Head of Department of Visual Communication, The Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design; Amos Regev, Editor-in-Chief, Israel Hayom

Globes published an interview with me before the conference.

Noam Lemelshtrich Latar was a speaker at the Fourth Conference on Innovation Journalism this summer (click here to see a video of his talk at IJ-4)

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Injo interview in Globes

Globes, the biggest business daily in Israel, recently ran an interview with me on Injo.

The interview on was made by Globes staff writer Yael Gaoni. The unedited interview in English is here. The published story in Hebrew is here (online layout) and here (newspaper layout)

Globes pioneered startup journalism in the nineties. In a time when all major business dailys in the world found it unthinkable to routinely cover anything else than listed companies, Globes set up a solid daily coverage of the Israeli startup sector and its extension into foreigh markets, such as Silicon Valley and Europe. Reporting on new startups and venture capital every day, they systematically built a database of Israeli startups and investors that became the standard resource for business people both inside and outside Israel, as well as putting the hightech economy on the public agenda in the late nineties. Globes startup journalism is a central part of the Israeli innovation economy, and was one of the initial inspirations for the innovation journalism initiative.

Friday, December 07, 2007

Deutsche Welle Organizes Injo Seminar

Deutsche Welle, the German national world news service is a new partner in the Injo international network. The DW is a large news organisation, broadcasting all over the world in 29 languages. On December 5 the Deutsche Welle organized at their headquarters in Bonn their first seminar on Innovation Journalism, which I had the pleasure to keynote. The program of the seminar is here.

The seminar was opened by Wilfried Ründe, initiator and project leader of the seminar. Wilfried is an experienced German news professional, and in charge of innovation projects at the DW.

Tobias Trosse delivered a very entertaining talk on innovation and how the news relates to it, before I proceeded to explain the injo concept and show some examples from the Injo program.

The seminar ended with a very good panel discussion, including Wilfried Rütten - director of the European Journalism Center (another partner in the Injo network), news anchor Heather DeLisle, DW-Akademie development manager Daniel Hirschler, and sports editor Stefan Nestler.

After a very lively discussion, moderator Wilfried Ründe asked the audience of DW-professionals to vote on the value of the Injo concept. It was all thumbs up.

Looking forward to continue working with Deutsche Welle!