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Promoting Innovation and Leadership: Editor and CEO Forum, April 2018

An international group of editors and CEOs, including from the Financial Times, Vox Media, the South China Morning Post, Le Monde, JP/Politikens Hus, and upday, gathered at the Reuters Institute on the 19th and 20th April for the fifth Editor and CEO forum. 

The event started with a session on the relations between publishers and platforms presented by Madhav Chinnappa, Director of Strategic Relations for News and Publishers, at Google. Alan Rusbridger, former editor of The Guardian newspaper, now Principal of Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford, and Chair of the RISJ Steering Committee, then led an after-dinner discussion at Oriel College. 

Attendees discussed challenges and opportunities and shared experiences of introducing digital or editorial innovations into their news organisation. Sessions were also held on the role of platforms, presented by Rasmus Kleis Nielsen, RISJ's Director of Research, and on Managing Change: Leadership, Culture, Agility, and Innovation, a discussion introduced and led by Lucy Kueng, author of Going Digital - a roadmap for organisational transformation. Nic Newman, editor of the Digital News Report, spoke about developments in digital media, ahead of the publication of the next report, on June 14.