Journalists, innovators and programmers will seek answers to the digital revolution and the effect on media usage at the eighth scoopcamp beginning on September 29, 2016 in Hamburg. Keynote speakers include Jeremy Gilbert, Director of Strategic Initiatives at Washington Post, Shaul Olmert, CEO and co-founder of Playbuzz and Verena Pausde, co-founder and Managing Director of Fox & Sheep GmbH. Over 300 delegates are expected this year at the venue in Kehrwieder Theatre.
Virtual reality at Washington Post
The annual scoopcamp is a joint event by nextMedia.Hamburg, the city’s regional initiative for media and digital industries, and dpa news agency. The agenda highlights topical issues at the interface between reporting, programming and product development.
Jeremy Gilbert manages Washington Post’s newsroom in his function as Director of Strategic Initiatives. He is responsible for identifying, creating and implementing unique digital products and storytelling. And he is the originator of the newspaper’s virtual reality reports. This year’s scoopcamp will also focus on the changing media brands about which Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon, will give a talk.
Shaul Olmert from Tel Aviv founded Playbuzz, which is meanwhile a global, market-leading platform for game content and interactive formats. The company gives publishers tools for surveys or quizzes to implement new, digital ways of storytelling. Playbuzz has branches in Tel Aviv, London, New York and more recently in Hamburg. Since 2014, it has become one of the biggest, worldwide Facebook publishers.
Insights from the Panama Papers
Commenting on the speakers, Meinolf Ellers, Chief Digital Officer at dpa, said: “Our keynote speakers stand for innovative, contentual concepts and courageous entrepreneurism in the digital media environment.” Dr. Carsten Brosda, State Councillor for Culture, Media and Digital Affairs, added: “The future of journalism has long since begun and requires creative moulding from us. scoopcamp is an ideal stage for debates thereon. Apart from the keynotes, the workshops promise exciting discussions about future presentation forms and business models.”
After the keynote speeches, delegates can attend workshops on various issues such as “Insights from the Panama Papers” with executives from Süddeutsche Zeitung’s digital section.
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