The focus once again will be on the news business, with the second edition of The Future of News Conference scheduled to take place at The Oberoi, New Delhi on July 31.
The forum will see senior industry and media professionals coming together to debate key content and business related issues. Four sessions through the day will see media experts and other stakeholders debate subjects such as 'The changing face of news - What should the traditional media do?'; 'Well sold or well thought through?'; 'Why do advertisers like TV news?'; 'Business news - Balancing the interests of stakeholders?'; 'Was there a theft in my locality?'; and 'As the world gets smaller, are viewers getting obsessed with local news?'.
Adding weight to the proceedings will be discussions on the challenge of producing credible business news as the segment expands furiously on the back of economic growth, as well as the somewhat philosophical issue of the paradox of local news becoming more relevant, even as the world and markets globalise and integrate.
With the expert panellists taking news business issues head-on, the audience will have much to look forward to, besides the cocktails, dinner and networking.
The conference will begin at 3:15 pm. In between the discussions, the winners of the STAR News quiz will be announced by STAR and the winners can look forward to interesting prizes.
The event also promises a lot of action. The panel discussions will turn out to be more engaging, with the results of a special 'News Reality Check' survey conducted among afaqs! visitors being shared with the audience. Session moderators, who will have access to the survey result in advance, will have some interesting revelations to share with the gathering about people's notions about the news industry.
Powered by Mint and with Hindustan Times as the Knowledge Partner, Future of News 2009 will be a high quality, lavish event. The conference is posed to live up to its catchline, 'The learnings of a lifetime in one evening'.