Early Bird Registration EXTENDED!
Monday, 16 May 2011
Due to the overwhelming positive response, the International Press Institute (IPI) has decided to extend early bird registration for its annual World Congress.
The deadline to qualify for early bird registration rates is now 1 June. Early registration will save you 40% off IPI's regular Congress rates:
Reduced registration rates until 1 June:
IPI Members: EUR 660
Non-Members: EUR 900
Accompanying Persons: EUR 300
The conference, themed "The Asia Media Century? 21st Century Developments from New Technologies to Press Freedom," will focus attention on developments in Asia in general and East Asia in particular, as well as topics focussed more closely on press freedom and the media industry.
Among other highlights, the Congress will feature a keynote speech by Mark Thompson, director-general of the BBC, titled, "Reporting the World – Why Quality Journalism Still Matters in a Digital Age."
Mark Thompson, who was appointed director-general of the BBC in May 2004, is responsible for the BBC's services across television, radio and online and a global workforce of 25,000 people that provides over 400,000 hours of content each year. He has re-shaped the BBC to meet the challenge of the digital age, ensuring that the BBC remains a leading innovator with the launch of new services while still aiming to create the "best journalism in the world."
Among the latest additions to a stellar line up of speakers is Gregory Moore, editor of the Denver Post in Colorado, USA, who will join Lincoln Millstein, senior vice president for Digital Media, Hearst Newspapers, USA, among others, in a panel session titled "Doing More With Less," which will look at how newspapers, broadcasters, online news sites and other media outlets are trying to make a virtue of necessity in these difficult times for the media.
Greg Moore has run the Denver Post since 2002, after spending 16 years at the Boston Globe, the last eight as managing editor. In 2010, the Denver Post won the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography, its sixth Pulitzer and the first since 2000, when it won the prize for its breaking news coverage of the Columbine High School massacre. As editor of The Post, Moore is responsible for all news decisions and everything in the paper save the editorial pages.
Lincoln Millstein left a 25-year newsroom career in 1994 to spearhead the development of the Boston Globe's digital strategy, resulting in the launch of the widely acclaimed Boston.com. After running Boston.com for five years, he added the responsibility of overseeing NYTimes.com. Recently, as senior vice president for Hearst Newspapers, he helped lead a newspaper industry alliance with Yahoo!, which today includes 30 newspaper companies and more than 700 newspapers across a broad array of businesses. In addition to his digital responsibilities, he is involved in the redesign and restructuring of Hearst's print newspapers.
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