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Oxford Editor and CEO Forum 2017

07 Apr 2017

A distinguished group of news industry leaders, Editors in Chief and CEOs from 14 countries gathered at the Reuters Institute for 24 hours to learn from RISJ research and to share their ideas and experience about how their organisations are confronting the key challenges of digital transformation.

The forum brought together established publishers and digital born brands with participants from India (Indian Express), Canada (The Globe and Mail) and Europe (the Irish Times, JP/Politikens Hus - Denmark, NRC Handelsblad – Netherlands,  Dagens Nyheter - Sweden, Upday - Germany, Der Standard - Austria, 24MEDIA Group  - Greece, El País – Spain, Neue Zürcher Zeitung - Switzerland, Le Monde – France, and the Financial Times).  The group was joined by Monique Villa, CEO of the Thomson Reuters Foundation, and by Alan Rusbridger, former Editor in Chief of the Guardian and Chair of the Reuters Institute Steering Committee.

Issues covered included driving change in the news media, the challenges and opportunities faced with introducing digital or editorial innovations, and attribution, data and money in a distributed environment.

The gathering highlights the role of the Reuters Institute in facilitating dialogue between industry leaders and researchers in a time of rapid industry change. This was the fourth such meeting of industry leaders convened by the RISJ, aimed at sharing experience and stimulating new thinking, as well as contributing new insights that further enrich the research agenda and relevance of the work of the Reuters Institute.