30th Annual Circom Regional Conference Embraces Digital

I attended the 30th annual Circom Regional conference, hosted by SVT in Malmo, Sweden, last week and was amazed by how openly it embraced all things social, web and tech. From Mans Adler’s (Bambuser) session on live video broadcasting to Glen Mulcahy’s mobile journalism tour de force and SVT’s group of innovative News Lab journalists, the event was firmly rooted in media 2012.

Granted, I’m biased (I was invited to present and participate in a panel discussion) but there was something for most digital-minded people in the television industry – a massive shift from last year’s mainly broadcast-focused conference.

Nick Simons (NRK, Ex New Media Head BBC Scotland) and I co-presented a session work-shopping (both inside and outside the room) the question ‘how can social media improve storytelling?’ We had excellent participation and here’s a taste of the contributions from inside the room in Malmo (and from outside including: Romania, Ireland, UK …):

If you missed the session you can look at the slides here:

Or you can watch the full stream back here via Bambuser.

If you have any thoughts on the topic, please leave a comment below!


Read All About It … some links of interest 3 November 2011

A few interesting pieces that are worth reading:

First up, anyone working in a media organisation should read remarks made by the chairman of the New York Times, Arthur Sulzberger, earlier this week at LSE. He talks about the digital transformation taking place.

Next, a summary of guardian.co.uk’s new community forum called Notice. HuffPo’s Garrett Goodman outlines the eight key things you should know about it.

Finally, the Guardian Technology Blog tackles a question I too have wondered about: Will HTML5 replace native apps?


RTÉ Digital at the Dublin Web Summit, October 2011

Blathnaid Healy & Editor-in-Chief of Huffington Post UK & AOL Europe Carla Buzasi

A selection of interviews that I did for RTÉ’s digital platforms at the Dublin Web Summit last week. It was the first time that I worked on a digital outside ‘broadcast’ for RTÉ’s News Now and I really enjoyed it.

AOL Digital Prophet David Shing

Storyful founder  Mark Little

LinkedIn & Presdo founder Eric Ly

Mashable Editor-at-Large Ben Parr

Editor-in-Chief of Huffington Post UK & AOL Europe Carla Buzasi 

New York Times’ Lead Technology Writer Nick Bilton 

Facebook Director of Platform Partnerships Ethan Beard

Current Director of Social Media at TSL Education and former Head of Social at Ogilvy Group UK Maz Nadjm

More coverage of the Dublin Web Summit and F.ounders on RTÉ.ie.