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XML in the News: How XML is Being Implemented In Newspapers And Related Media Tuesday 7 October 2003 The Magic Circle 12 Stephenson Way (off North Gower St) Euston, London UK Organised by Mark Stone - RivCom XML and related internet technologies present the news and media industries with more challenges and opportunities than virtually any other business sector. Not only are these technologies transforming the editorial and production processes within newspapers, they also enable news and advertising content to be repurposed across publications and media in ways that ignore geographical boundaries and existing business models. Different players within the industry are responding to the challenges in different ways. This one-day conference will give delegates: an overview of the most important XML news-specific standards an insight into how some innovative publishers are implementing and gaining business benefit from XML an insight into the threats and opportunities in this dynamic environment. David Allen - IPTC/NewsML Alison Clark - XPRL.org David Cole - The Cole Papers Ian Davies - Archant Group David Jones - Vio Worldwide/AdsML Allan Marshall - Associated Mediabase Tony Stewart - RivCom 09:00 - 10:00 registration & coffee 10:00 - 10:30 Tony Stewart Director of Consulting: RivCom Introduction and overview 10:30 - 11:00 David Allen Former Managing Director: IPTC NewsML and news content processes 10:00 - 11:30 coffee 11:30 - 12:00 Alison Clark Chair: XPRL.org XPRL and public relations processes 12:00 - 12:30 David Jones CTO: Vio Worldwide AdsML and advertising processes 12:30 - 13:30 lunch 13:30 - 14:05 Ian Davies Director of Business Development: Archant Group Challenges and Opportunities: the regional publishers' perspective 14:05 - 14:50 Allan Marshall Managing Director: Associated Mediabase XML and the national publishers' perspective 14:50 - 15:30 tea 15:30 - 16:15 David Cole Editor and Publisher: The Cole Papers XML and the strategic perspective 16:15 - 17:00 Chair: Tony Stewart Panel discussion 17:30 close Registration Registration costs #90/#140/#115/#45 (non- members/corporate/members/student members) and includes refreshments and lunch. To register download the registration form ('right-click' on the link to download the PDF file) which contains full details of the event. Exhibition During the day there will be an exhibition area with company stands. If you would to exhibit, please contact the exhibition organiser, Marie Moment - tel +44(0) 1793 792000, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. The Magic Circle The Magic Circle Headquarters is at 12 Stephenson Way, London (off North Gower St) conveniently situated in Central London close to Euston and Euston Squre Stations. It is well served by local public transport services. There are car parking facilities nearby but none adjacent to the venue. Presentations and Speakers Introduction and overview Tony Stewart RivCom XML is now accepted as a core technology that will underpin significant changes in processes within and between newspaper, advertising and PR and related media organisations. But how can we make sense of the plethora of XML standards that are coming into existence and harness them to generate business benefit? This talk will provide an introductory framework to define the relationship between key processes involved in the sector and the enabling XML technologies. Tony Stewart is Director of Consulting at RivCom. Building on a successful career in software development, IT management and telecommunications, Tony has spent the last four years leading business process analysis and design projects. He is also Chair of the Technical Working Group of the AdsML Consortium. NewsML and news content processes David Allen IPTC NewsML is a global XML standard developed by the IPTC (International Press Telecommunications Council) for the management and dissemination of electronic news. Reuters describes NewsML as "the structure used to publish news in any format" and adds, "it can be used by news providers to combine their pictures, video, text, graphics and audio files in news output available on web sites, mobile phones, high end desktops, interactive television and any other device." This talk will provide an up-to-date description of the role and application of this important standard. David Allen was the Managing Director of the International Press Telecommunications Council from 1991 until his retirement at the beginning of 2003. Prior to that he was an Electrical Engineering Officer in the Royal Air Force before being appointed as Telecommunications Manager of the Press Association and then Operations Director of BSB DataVision. David has been closely involved with all the standards work of the IPTC and has presented at seminars and conferences in Europe and North America. XPRL and public relations processes Alison Clark XPRL.org XPRL is an XML standard being developed by XPRL.org to support processes within the Public Relations sector. The vision of XPRL is to provide the world-wide Public Relations industry with a fast track to benefit from the latest developments in data, information, business and news communication and for management and execution of PR practice. This talk will describe the current status of the initiative and the projected role that XPRL will play. Alison Clark, chair of XPRL.org, is a strategic public relations consultant. She is currently Head of Network Information and Performance in the Directorate of Traffic Management of Transport for London, and was previously Managing Director of Shandwick Public Affairs Ltd and Head of Corporate Communications at Wessex Water Plc. AdsML and advertising processes David Jones Vio The AdsML Consortium was established in 2003 to create the first comprehensive, global standard for end-to-end advertising workflow. AdsML is supported by Ifra and the Newspaper Association of America (NAA) and includes key industry players such as ABB Schweiz, Agfa, Associated Newspapers, CCI Europe, ppi Media, Rosetta and Vio Worldwide. This talk will introduce AdsML and describe its role in the evolving world of advertising. David Jones has worked in the newspaper and magazine publishing industry most of his life including in the newsroom and in production editing for UK regional newspapers and magazines, as Night Editor and Assistant Editor and then IT Director at the Financial Times, and as CIO at the newly merged Trinity Mirror Group. He joined Vio to develop advanced services for streamlining business processes across the graphics arts, publishing and printing industries. He has been a frequent public speaker advocating standards-based solutions, been active in Ifra and other industry and standards bodies, chairman of supplier user groups, and is Treasurer and Steering Committee member of the AdsML Consortium. Challenges and Opportunities: the regional publishers' perspective Ian Davies Archant Group In this talk we will be provided with an analysis of the fundamental changes that are affecting the news media industry and the consequent challenges and opportunities that technologists and technologies will need to address. The presentation will include a description of the business development strategy of one of Britain's most vibrant and respected regional newspaper groups that is putting the principles of convergence into practice today. Ian Davies is Director of Business Development at Archant, a group that includes Archant Regional, the newspaper publishing division which publishes a portfolio of four daily titles, 23 weekly paid-for and 34 weekly free newspapers totalling a combined weekly circulation of around 2.6 million copies, Archant Lifestyle, the magazine publishing arm which publishes around 40 magazines, Archant Print, the printing arm of Archant with press facilities in Norwich and Ipswich and Archant Regional Events which produce a number of exhibitions and Ideal Home events all over the UK. Ian joined Archant with a background in radio and television. XML and the national publishers' perspective Allan Marshall Associated Mediabase In this talk we will hear from one of the world's leading advocates and exponents of the use of XML within the news, who will describe his experience in developing and applying a strategic approach to the adoption of XML and related technologies at Associated Newspapers. We will hear of the benefits that have been derived and the challenges that lie ahead. Allan Marshall is the managing director for Associated Mediabase, the organisation that is responsible for the development and integration of Associated Newspapers' (Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday, Evening Standard, Metro, Ireland on Sunday, Loot) expansion into electronic information delivery. He has worked in the newspaper industry since 1971 and in several different capacities: production, editorial and systems management. He has also been involved in remote communications, satellite and page makeup development programs. Allan has been an early advocate and adopter of XML and related standards, and has spoken on newspaper technology at conferences throughout Europe and America. XML and the strategic perspective David Cole The Cole Group Having gained an understanding of the key XML technologies that are being developed to support newspapers and related media, and having heard from leading pracititoners in the field, we will be provided with a strategic perspective on the potential business impact of XML and related technologies and how these will affect business models as they become fully established. David Cole is the publisher of The Cole Papers, the monthly newsletter on technology, journalism and publishing, and NewsInc., the weekly newsletter on the business of the newspaper business; he is also proprietor and principal consultant at The Cole Group. The former assistant managing editor for systems of the San Francisco Examiner, during his 12-year career Cole was responsible for all newsroom computer systems (mostly under the title "systems editor"), ranging from on-line experiments in the early '80s to developing desktop colour separation systems by the end of the decade. In addition, Cole has many years of experience in a variety of roles within newspaper organisations ranging from art director, assistant news editor and makeup editor. Panel discussion Chair: Tony Stewart RivCom A final panel discussion will provide an opportunity to pose questions to the speakers and to explore what conclusions should be drawn from the presentations.