IABM Head of Digital Ben Dales interviews Morwen Williams, Head of UK Operations at BBC News about the challenges they faced with moving to remote working, new technologies they have used and what their purchasing priorities are for 2021.
Published Q4 2020
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The newsroom of 2020 is a very different beast from that of 2010s. Especially in the current climate. Rapid and disruptive changes are happening, so how do we understand the future of newsrooms in such a dynamic time?
Most importantly, let’s consider how newsrooms have evolved from those of the past. Broadcasters need to listen up when it comes to their technological need in order to future proof workflows. Non-linear working, file based systems, social media, citizen journalism, AI, the cloud, the ability to work remotely, have all been disruptors to the old standard.
As a systems vendor, we have had to adapt our approach to ensure we’re helping our customers stay ahead of the curve, and optimise our offering to ensure newsrooms are working in 2020, and beyond. As journalists are required to do more and more, with less budget, amongst other things, this means establishing proper professional tools to navigate the disruptive elements. This means ensuring broadcasters and journalists workflows are time and cost efficient, along with brand agnostic.
With the pandemic bringing change across the globe, journalists and broadcasters are adapting to working from home with remote workflow technologies. Powered by IABM’s data-driven insights on the business of media technology, this session explores the drivers of change in the news sector, including the impact of COVID-19 on news consumption, workflows and technology demand. Learn more from a panel of experts as they debate how technology is helping accelerate remote news production and distribution workflows.
In the first episode of the In The Hub podcast, Neil speaks to news broadcasting royalty – Mr. John O’Loan. John was part of the pioneering team responsible for the launch of Sky News in the UK, Europe, Africa and Asia. He is also a founding partner in the iO Media Group. Neil and John discuss the history of news broadcasting, how social media has impacted the news, the phenomenon of ‘news avoiders’ and much more.
We speak to the EBU’s Liz Corbin about the impact of Coronavirus on their operations.
IABM Senior Analyst Olga Nevinchana presents data around the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on the Newsroom.
In this IABM TV Panel Phillip Neighbour (Chief Operating Officer, PlayBox Technology UK Limited) & John O’Loan (CEO, iO Media Group Ltd) discuss PlayBox and LNS’s collaborative relationship and the importance of companies within our industry working together. They also discuss the exciting plans they have for the future.
Leading Canadian broadcaster Corus Entertainment has recently invested in the OpenMedia platform from CGI. Corus, which owns and operates a wide range of television, radio, and online media properties, has been seeking to drive efficiencies in the back end of its news operations for several years; a task made more challenging by the sheer size of the country it serves and the multiple locations it has to operate in.
We are joined by key PR agencies to discuss the challenges and opportunities created by the Covid pandemic on them and their clients.