Program

NewsTECHForum 2019 Agenda Highlights

“Creating an Agile Newsroom”

Multiplatform Production Without the Pain – How are newsrooms and the technologies they use progressing toward the goal of Storycentric Workflow? What new platforms are emerging to disrupt this space? What are engineers, news operations leaders and vendors doing to work around stumbling blocks?

Cybersecurity in the Newsroom and the Field – Many news technology platforms, built 20 years ago before security was a major issue, are now connected to the internet and must be protected from cyber criminals. How are IT and security leaders at the networks and major station groups securing the production environment and field operations? What are essential steps for smaller news operations that may not be able to afford the highest level of security?

OTT Content, Technology and Monetization Strategies –What are the best technology strategies for producing, distributing and monetizing the news on OTT?

Technology and 2020 Election Coverage – What are the latest broadcast and digital tools newsrooms are bringing to bear on their 2020 election coverage? Our panel looks at how coverage strategies are evolving and employing new technologies to veer away from fake news and get the best pulse on the electorate.

New Frontiers in News Storytelling – Broadcast innovators share their latest experiments in pushing the boundaries of TV news storytelling and discuss how emerging technologies and evolving audience expectations are fueling their work.

Top Technologists on Tomorrow’s Challenges – Broadcast technology leaders share how they’re tackling the IP transition, the cloud’s growing role in their workflows and artificial intelligence’s widening impact on the industry, among other emerging trends.

Second Annual Social Media Excellence Awards – The awards recognize extraordinary achievements among stations, station groups and news talent in engaging audiences, advancing social storytelling and using technology to expand impact. Awards precede a panel discussion with this year’s winners.

Technology Tour of CNN Hudson Yards  – CNN engineering managers will guide VIP NewsTECHForum attendees through the network’s new New York headquarters, an IP greenfield. Tours will culminate in a large conference room where the CNN engineering managers will talk about designing and building the facility and take questions from attendees.