Sebastian and I got invited to Vienna, to speak at this year’s Digital Media Europe, an annual conference by WAN-IFRA. With Gerold Riedmann from Russmedia, we had a great discussion about local news, it’s business models behind and presented Lokalportal. Here you can find a summary.
I explained how we use Lokalportal at Neue Westfälische to improve our journalism, since our role as journalists is no longer that of a gatekeeper, instead being closer to that of a moderator.
“Our journalists have to get actively involved with the local audience they serve. They give examples of what they want to report on and ask for feedback. It really is one level with the audience.”
We are proud to have pitched Lokalportal in front of such a large audience of leading industry experts in such an impressive venue. Thanks for having us!