Presentation on theme: "WPIE Networked ICTs and innovation New growth sectors: Online news distribution 18 June 2009 OECD Headquarters Sacha Wunsch-Vincent sacha.wunsch-vincent."— Presentation transcript:
WPIE Networked ICTs and innovation New growth sectors: Online news distribution 18 June 2009 OECD Headquarters Sacha Wunsch-Vincent sacha.wunsch-vincent @ oecd.org graham.vickery @ oecd.org
Online news distribution Independent journalism and newspapers play an indispensable role in informing citizens. Yet currently the newsgathering and distribution process is undergoing deep changes. 2 In OECD countries the number of newspaper titles, their circulation and readership are in decline. Source: OECD based on World Association of Newspapers
Online news distribution –At the same time, it has never been easier, quicker and cheaper to access news. What are new trends? What online business models, partnerships and organisations will best support cost-intensive, public service-oriented news? Increasingly a matter of public interest. 3 Iran
UK news traffic The proportion of UK Internet traffic going to news sites has been increasing steadily over the last 3 years. TV news and newspaper websites dominate the category.
Policy areas: Online news access to capital and new funding structures reviewing government support for the news industry skills of journalists and users status of online news publishers / deontology supporting content quality and accuracy press freedom relevant media & broadcast rules / public broadcaster rules on advertising innovation and copyright issues competition and antitrust issues. 6
Agenda of Online news discussion session (9.30-11.30) Thomas Crampton, Fmr. correspondent for IHT/NYT and Asia-Pacific Director Digital Influence, Olgivy Eric Scherer, Director of Strategic Planning and Partnerships, Agence France-Presse Mark Hunter, Adjunct Professor -Senior Fellow, INSEAD Global investigative journalism network Pierre Geslot, Strategic Anticipation/E-paper & Digitization, Orange, France Telecom 7