What is the future of the media business? Are there any mistakes we can learn from, and come up with better ways to deal with the disruption? Which emerging media formats and audience engagement strategies are most effective today? It has never been more important than now to understand the current trends and challenges affecting and shaping the media business world.
Reinventing Media forum is an exclusive, boutique two-day event in the heart of Riga where media business professionals meet to shape, create and share the most innovative business models for future media.
The aim of the forum is to bring the media business community together, to inspire and provide the latest professional knowledge, to help discover hidden opportunities and sustainable business models in the ever-changing media business world.
Who should attend?
Media professionals, journalists, editors, digital & tech innovators, marketing specialists, media and journalism researchers, designers and those in related industries are invited to join the forum to collaborate and innovate.
What will you gain?
• LEARN. Gain insights from international media professionals and innovators, and hear breakthrough ideas and visions, inspirational success stories and recent research findings. You will be up to date on most actual topics in the industry.
• NETWORK. Meet professionals from media, journalism, marketing and tech fields, possible new partners and clients from around the world. Participants will have great opportunities to meet and exchange contacts – there will be plenty of time to network during our breaks and the reception on the first day of the Forum. We promise networking we all have missed so much.
• CONTRIBUTE. By purchasing tickets to this event, you help to cover the practical expense of this forum and support the future of media development. Your contribution helps to strengthen cross-border investigative journalism and sustainable media businesses by way of training programmes, networking and support.
May is a great time to visit Riga. The Forum will take place in the heart of the famous historical art-nouveau district in the capital of Latvia. Surrounded by beautiful architecture, the venue is just a 10-minute walk away from the Old Town, with its charming, narrow cobblestone streets, beautiful canal side walkways and Riga’s cultural heritage waiting to be discovered round every corner.
Business Development Director
Editorial Development Director
Bonnier News, Dagens Nyheter
Digital Format and Product Development
Deutsche Welle (DW)
Editor in Chief
Head of Product
Managing Director of Consumer Revenues & Publishing
Co-founder and CEO
João Paulo Luz
Digital & Publishing Director
Head of Digital News Strategy & Deputy News Commissioner
Director of Business Development
THE GLOBE AND MAIL
CER & Publisher
Editor in Chief
Director of Development
Head of Subscription Growth
Director for International Strategy and Operations
The New York Times
Tomas BellaHead of Digital
Rasmus Kleis Nielsen
Director of Strategic Initiatives
Head of Audience and New Content Strategies
Editor in chief
VP Product for Content
Culture Trip, ex Director of Product at the Guardian
Director of public policy
James SavageFounder, CEO & PublisherThe Local
Co-founder and editor-in-chief
Google News Initiative
Innovation Media Consulting
Managing Partner and Co-Founder
North Base Media
Independent Media Consultant
Former CEO – VICE Media India | RISJ Fellow, Oxford University
8:30 – 9:30 | REGISTRATION
Victoria Svanberg | Chairman of the NWT Media, President of News Media Europe
Moderators – Jakub Parusinski (SSE Riga, The Fix Media) and Drew Sullivan (OCCRP)
Olga Rudenko @ Kyiv Independent
A NEW ERA FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE JOURNALISM: LESSONS FROM THE KYIV INDEPENDENT
Meelis Mandel @ Äripaev
„NO PAPER“ AND MORE MONEY. FROM RUSSIA WITH “LOVE”
Kirill Artemenko @ Paperpaper.ru
READERS REVENUE PRACTICES FOR THE LOCAL MEDIA WITH LIMITED RESOURCES IN THE TIMES OF MARTIAL CENSORSHIP
Laura Doing @ Deutsche Welle
HOW USER-CENTERED DESIGN SHAPES FORMATS. DW EXAMPLE
Michael Kowalski @ Tortoise
BUILDING A DIVERSE MEMBERSHIP FOR A NEWS ORGANIZATION. THINKIN FORMAT EXAMPLE
Sonali Verma @ The Globe and Mail
HOW TO USE AI IN JOURNALISM – AND MAKE YOUR REVENUE TEAM, YOUR NEWSROOM AND YOUR READERS HAPPY
Olle Zachrison @ Swedish Radio
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND NEWS AUDIO – HOW TO BETTER SERVE A LISTENING AUDIENCE BY USING AI
Nils Riise @ Piano.io
DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTION. HOW TO BUILD ENGAGEMENT WITH SUBSCRIBERS AND UNKNOWN USERS AT EVERY STEP OF THE USER JOURNEY
Caitlin Clarke @ Financial Times
COMMERCIALIZING NEW PRODUCTS.HOW TO DEFINE A PRODUCTS VALUE AND DEVELOP A MONETISATION STRATEGY. ONLINE
17:00 – 20:00 | RECEPTION
09:00 – 09:30 | COFFEE & MINGLE
Richard Furness @ Guardian
THE GUARDIAN’S SUPPORT MODEL
João Paulo Luz @ Impresa
A COLLABORATIVE SOLUTION TO LEVERAGE 1ST PARTY DATA
Galina Timchenko @ Meduza
RUNNING A CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN IN EXTREME CIRCUMSTANCES. HOW YOUR READERS CAN SAVE YOU — LITERALLY
Alex Chapko @ Piano.io
END OF THIRD-PARTY COOKIES. THRIVING IN A POST-COOKIE WORLD BY HARNESSING DATA
Martin Jonsson @ Bonnier News
SCALING SUCCESS: HOW BONNIER NEWS USES THE STRENGTH FROM MANY TITLES AND BUSINESS AREAS TO DOUBLE READER REVENUE
13:00 – 14:00 | LUNCH AND GOODBYE
VICTORIA SVANBERG, NWT | 2020
RASMUS KLEIS NIELSEN, REUTERS INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF JOURNALISM | 2020
WIEBKE MEEDER, DER SPIEGEL | 2020
TOMAS BELLA, DENNIK N | 2020
ROBIN GOVIK, BONNIER NEWS | 2020
KIMBERLY PERRY, THE NEW YORK TIMES | 2020
MARK LEE HUNTER AND KEVIN DAVIS | 2020
including coffee breaks + lunch for both days + evening reception
A minimal participation fee is applied, so that we can cover basic expenses of the event – travel and accommodation for speakers, venue hire, lunch and coffee breaks and evening reception. By purchasing the ticket you contribute to the event and the community building amongst media professionals in the region.
Limited amount of scholarships available
*Scholarship does not include travel and accommodation.
Reinventing Media Forum will take place at the STOCKHOLM SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS IN RIGA, a leading business school in the Baltics. It is located in the heart of the famous historical art-nouveau district in the capital of Latvia.
Stockholm School of Economics in Riga,
Strelnieku Street 4a, Riga (Latvia)
Travel & Accommodation
Flying to Riga
Riga international airport (RIX) is well connected and has direct flights scheduled every day with more than 100 destinations in 80 countries.
Getting to the venue
Located just a 20-minute drive from Stockholm School of Economics, RIX airport has easy access to the city centre by bus (Nr. 22) running every 20 minutes and taxis available at the entrance (AirBaltic or RedCab).
There is a beautiful, newly built 4* Marriott Hotel, which is only a 4-minute walk to the venue. Special rate is offered to Reinventing Media Business attendees:
- Comfort King room (18m2) for single use: 72 EUR per room and night
(including breakfast and VAT)
- Comfort King/Twin room (18m2) for double use: 82 EUR per room and night
(including breakfast and VAT)
If you prefer to enjoy a homely atmosphere and experience your stay at a 19th century neo-gothic cultural heritage setting, choose Monika hotel around the corner from the venue.