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DCN Events Schedule 2024

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DCN events are designed for members to roll up their sleeves and dig into discussions with their peers. Speakers provide insights into their businesses and share real-world examples of what’s working and what’s not. Why? Because these events are closed-door, no press or video and members feel safe sharing their expertise and their questions.

In addition, the content is noticeably different from the PR-approved, substance-light presentations you’ll find at events targeting more general audiences representing the entire digital ecosystem. Members attend because the agenda is focused exclusively on their current issues and there are no consultants or press in the room. There are countless industry events that cater to anyone and everyone – DCN member events are hyper-focused on what publishers need to know today.

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Future Focus: The Next Wave of Streaming – Data-driven streaming content creation in the age of AI

April 24, 2024
Virtual

Emily Chang is a San Francisco-based host and executive producer at Bloomberg Media. As the anchor of “Bloomberg Technology” and producer of “The Circuit with Emily Chang”, she’s given us breaking news and exclusive access to the people changing our world.

Emily has interviewed some of the most prominent industry leaders including: Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, OpenAI CEO Sam Altman, Disney CEO Bob Iger and more.

Emily is also the author of the national bestseller “Brotopia: Breaking Up the Boys’ Club of Silicon Valley,” and has played herself in several cameos on HBO’s hit show “Silicon Valley.”

George Li is Video & Streaming Analytics Manager at Bloomberg Media. A media professional with over 10 years of extensive experience in Cross-platform Analytics, Data Mining, and Media Strategy, his career spans dynamic roles within leading media companies including BBC, Warner Bros. Discovery, ViacomCBS, and Bloomberg.

Since joining Bloomberg Media in 2022, George has played a pivotal role in transforming the video viewership reporting and analytics process of the company.

Serving as a strategic collaborator for various teams including video partnership, product, editorial, and marketing, George has contributed to the overall success of Bloomberg’s video business.

These virtual discussions bring together DCN members to discuss the most important issues impacting their streaming efforts, from the regulatory landscape to content discovery to data-driven personalization and more. Join your fellow DCN members to share experience and insights – your opportunity to stay ahead in a rapidly evolving industry.

Taking Pulse: Subscriptions

May 16, 2024
Virtual

Reema Rao, VP of Marketing Strategy, The Wall Street Journal

These virtual events will bring together DCN members to discuss the most pressing issues impacting their subscription strategy: From audience development, to interplay with advertising, to encouraging maximum engagement and more – these closed-door, members-only discussions are the best place to share insights with your senior executive peers that will shape and grow your business.

Legal and Legislative Monthly Virtual Meeting

May 21, 2024
Virtual

The DCN Legal and Legislative Committee’s monthly virtual meetings summarize and comment on important policy, legal, and legislative news surrounding digital content.

This is a free event for DCN members.  The unique, members-only attendee list allows for open conversation, information sharing and networking .  Please feel free to share this invitation to colleagues within your organization.

Taking Pulse: Subscriptions

May 29, 2024
Virtual

Sarah Ebner is an award-winning journalist who is currently executive editor and head of newsletters at the FT, which she joined in April 2021. She is an expert in newsletters and digital journalism and was the first ever head of newsletters at The Telegraph, where subscriptions from newsletters went up from 5,000 in 2018 to over 30,000 in 2020. Sarah is a former deputy editor of the Jewish Chronicle where she had special responsibility for digital and launched a new website in 2016. It garnered record traffic.

These virtual events will bring together DCN members to discuss the most pressing issues impacting their subscription strategy: From audience development, to interplay with advertising, to encouraging maximum engagement and more – these closed-door, members-only discussions are the best place to share insights with your senior executive peers that will shape and grow your business.

Tech & Product Innovation Day

June 6, 2024
New York, NY

This half-day live event in NYC will bring together DCN members to discuss the most pressing issues impacting their tech and product teams: From data management to modern tech stacks, development strategies, UX, compliance, AI, accessibility and more – these closed-door, members-only discussions are the best place to share insights with your senior executive peers that will shape and grow your business.

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Legal & Legislative Day of Action

June 11, 2024
Washington, DC

This full-day event in Washington, DC will allow DCN members to meet key Members of Congress and staff who are discussing and developing high-profile policy solutions. From consumer privacy to tech competition to copyright and AI, DCN members will have an opportunity to speak with a collective voice about the importance of high-quality news and entertainment. DCN will organize and lead teams to meet with policymakers on Capitol Hill. At the end of the day, we will gather to network with colleagues, share what we learned and discuss next steps.

The Next Conversation: Affiliate Revenue

July 16, 2024
Virtual

This Next: Conversation brings together DCN members to discuss the essential components of building and growing their affiliate revenue strategy. From audience and advertiser trust to newsroom alignment to pricing and promotion – what are you most interested in discussing? Bring your thoughts and questions to these closed-door, members-only discussions, the best place to share insights with your senior executive peers to shape and grow your business.

Hot Topic: Advertising Strategy

September 5, 2024
Virtual

These hot topic discussions will bring together DCN members to discuss the most pressing issues impacting their ad sales and business teams: From managing a cookie-less future, to brand safety, to tensions between advertising and subscriptions and more – these closed-door, members-only discussions are the best place to share insights with your senior executive peers that will shape and grow your business.

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Driving Forward: Marketing & Audience Development

September 10, 2024
Virtual

This virtual roundtable discussion will bring together the brightest minds in marketing and audience development roles from across the DCN membership. DCN members will explore the latest trends, share insights, and discuss tactics aimed at attracting, retaining, and growing audience in a highly fragmented and competitive landscape.

Hot Topic: Advertising Strategy

September 12, 2024
Virtual

Danielle McMurray, Vice President of Marketing, AARP Media Advertising Network

These hot topic discussions will bring together DCN members to discuss the most pressing issues impacting their ad sales and business teams: From managing a cookie-less future, to brand safety, to tensions between advertising and subscriptions and more – these closed-door, members-only discussions are the best place to share insights with your senior executive peers that will shape and grow your business.

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Hot Topic: Advertising Strategy

September 17, 2024
Virtual

These hot topic discussions will bring together DCN members to discuss the most pressing issues impacting their ad sales and business teams: From managing a cookie-less future, to brand safety, to tensions between advertising and subscriptions and more – these closed-door, members-only discussions are the best place to share insights with your senior executive peers that will shape and grow your business.

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Subscription Innovation Day

September 19, 2024
New York, NY

This half-day live event in NYC will bring together DCN members to discuss the wide range of factors impacting subscription businesses today including organizational challenges, aligning data and insights with action, balancing ad sales with subscriber experience, creating maximum engagement, and more. Join us for this closed-door, members-only event, the best place to share insights with your senior executive peers that will shape and grow your business.

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Video Strategy Day

October 9, 2024
New York, NY

This half-day live event in NYC will bring together DCN members to discuss the critical topics impacting the video business today including SVOD/AVOD/FAST strategy, content production, audience dynamics, product differentiation and more. Join us for this closed-door, members-only event, the best place to share insights with your senior executive peers that will shape and grow your business.

Unleashing Innovation: Tech and Engineering Roundtable

October 23, 2024
Virtual

This virtual roundtable discussion will bring together the brightest minds in engineering, CTOs, and tech executives from across the DCN membership. DCN members will explore the latest trends, share insights, and discuss the future of technology and its role in driving a healthy media ecosystem.

Future Focus: The Next Wave of Streaming

November 7, 2024
Virtual

These virtual discussions bring together DCN members to discuss the most important issues impacting their streaming efforts, from the regulatory landscape to content discovery to data-driven personalization and more. Join your fellow DCN members to share experience and insights – your opportunity to stay ahead in a rapidly evolving industry.

Future Focus: The Next Wave of Streaming

November 20, 2024
Virtual

These virtual discussions bring together DCN members to discuss the most important issues impacting their streaming efforts, from the regulatory landscape to content discovery to data-driven personalization and more. Join your fellow DCN members to share experience and insights – your opportunity to stay ahead in a rapidly evolving industry.

Hot Topic: Editorial Strategy

December 11, 2024
Virtual

This hot topic discussion will bring together DCN members to discuss the ins and outs of building dynamic and successful editorial and creative teams: From platform pressures and newsroom transformation, to harnessing the creator economy and more. These closed-door, members-only discussions are the best place to share insights with your senior executive peers that will shape and grow your business.

Completed 2024 Events

Future Focus: The Next Wave of Streaming – Bridging the metadata divide for better streaming experiences

April 11, 2024
Virtual

DCN members can view the on-demand video by logging in or registering for the DCN website member center using the links in the top right corner of the site. Please note this account is separate from your event registration profile. If you have trouble, please contact us ([email protected].)

Jarred Wilichinsky is a senior vice president at CBS Interactive where he focuses on Global Advertising Operations. As an SVP, Jarred is responsible for maximizing the monetization of advertising inventory across Paramount while ensuring the best possible user experience. Jarred works closely with sales, yield, and distribution leadership to drive forward sales strategy, optimize inventory, and campaign execution. Jarred has been with Sportsline/ CBS Digital Media/ CBS Interactive/ ViacomCBS/ Paramount since 2004

These virtual discussions bring together DCN members to discuss the most important issues impacting their streaming efforts, from the regulatory landscape to content discovery to data-driven personalization and more. Join your fellow DCN members to share experience and insights – your opportunity to stay ahead in a rapidly evolving industry.

Legal and Legislative Monthly Virtual Meeting

April 9, 2024
Virtual

The DCN Legal and Legislative Committee’s monthly virtual meetings summarize and comment on important policy, legal, and legislative news surrounding digital content.

Agenda

Discussion re Prospects for Competition and Privacy Legislation with special guests: Phillip Berenbroick and Ben Hendricks, Counsel for Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)

This is a free event for DCN members.  The unique, members-only attendee list allows for open conversation, information sharing and networking .  Please feel free to share this invitation to colleagues within your organization.

Deep Dive: Generative AI – Content guidelines in the age of GenAI

April 3, 2024
Virtual

DCN members can view the on-demand video and download the presentation by logging in or registering for the DCN website member center using the links in the top right corner of the site. Please note this account is separate from your event registration profile. If you have trouble, please contact us ([email protected].)

In this session Maureen Hoch (VP, Digital Content – Harvard Business Publishing) will discuss how to create dynamic content guidelines on emerging technology like GenAI; how HBR is developing an AI assistant; and trends, use cases, and her thoughts on potential future disruption, including around search.

DCN members to discuss the emerging issues in AI impacting their business. These closed-door, members-only discussions are the best place to share insights with your senior executive peers that will shape and grow your business.

Hot Topic: Tech & Product – Supply side or demand side? Which can help publishers grow?

March 28, 2024
Virtual

DCN members can view the on-demand video and download the presentation by logging in or registering for the DCN website member center using the links in the top right corner of the site.  Please note this is separate from your event registration profile.

Jennifer Dorre, Hearst’s SVP, Ad Products & Data, spent 20 years on the demand side at Yahoo and Amazon. Hear her insights as she’s transitioned her demand side experience into supply side success at Hearst. Jennifer will cover advertiser insights, evolving attention metrics and her thoughts on deepening reader engagement.

These hot topic discussions will bring together DCN members to discuss the emerging issues impacting their tech and product teams including data management, modern tech stacks, compliance, AI, accessibility and more. These closed-door, members-only discussions are the best place to share insights with your senior executive peers that will shape and grow your business.

Hot Topic: Tech & Product – Future of Audio: Podcasts, Narrations, and AI

March 26, 2024
Virtual

DCN members can view the on-demand video and download the presentation by logging in or registering for the DCN website member center using the links in the top right corner of the site.  Please note this is separate from your event registration profile.

Liz Goulding is responsible for design, development and customer experience for The Economist‘s digital product portfolio. Liz will share details about The Economist’s recently launched Podcasts+ subscription product and early learnings about the balance between on and off platform content. She will discuss The Economist’s history (and future) with audio, and how AI tools will impact it.

These hot topic discussions will bring together DCN members to discuss the emerging issues impacting their tech and product teams including data management, modern tech stacks, compliance, AI, accessibility and more. These closed-door, members-only discussions are the best place to share insights with your senior executive peers that will shape and grow your business.

Legal and Legislative Monthly Virtual Meeting

March 12, 2024
Virtual

The DCN Legal and Legislative Committee’s monthly virtual meetings summarize and comment on important policy, legal, and legislative news surrounding digital content.

Agenda – Legal and Regulatory Pressure on App Stores: The Current State of App Store Terms

This is a free event for DCN members.  The unique, members-only attendee list allows for open conversation, information sharing and networking .  Please feel free to share this invitation to colleagues within your organization.

Deep Dive: Generative AI – Safeguarding journalistic content in the age of Gen AI

February 27, 2024
Virtual

DCN members can view the on-demand video and download the presentation by logging in or registering for the DCN website member center using the links in the top right corner of the site/. Please note this is separate from your event registration profile.

The proliferation of gen AI marks the biggest shift in technology for news publishing since the dawn of the internet. AI expert Traci Mabrey will discuss the opportunities and challenges for media organizations in this new era of AI and how publishers can safeguard their content from misuse. As an arbiter for publishers globally via Factiva (a business intelligence platform owned by Dow Jones), Traci has a unique perspective into the use of journalistic content in AI systems and the steps that news organizations can take to protect their hard-earned intellectual property.

DCN members to discuss the emerging issues in AI impacting their business. These closed-door, members-only discussions are the best place to share insights with your senior executive peers that will shape and grow your business.

Legal and Legislative Monthly Virtual Meeting

February 20, 2024
Virtual

Agenda

  • Review of Kids Online Safety Act

The DCN Legal and Legislative Committee’s monthly virtual meetings summarize and comment on important policy, legal, and legislative news surrounding digital content.

This is a free event for DCN members.  The unique, members-only attendee list allows for open conversation, information sharing and networking .  Please feel free to share this invitation to colleagues within your organization.

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2024 DCN Next: Summit

February 7 - 9, 2024
Charleston, SC

The DCN Next: Summit is an exclusive gathering of executives from Digital Content Next’s member companies and select invited guests. These leaders and innovators from the world’s most trusted, premium media companies come together to learn from each other and insight-packed speakers. No other media event offers this mix of high-level views on the issues that help to advance the future of media, coupled with a closed-door setting that guarantees candid, open discussion.

This unique event offers a day and a half of programming. Your ticket includes all meals during the event and a suite-style room at the charming Charleston Place Hotel in Charleston, SC.

Deep Dive: Generative AI – LLMs: Unlocking your archives

February 1, 2024
Virtual

DCN members can view the on-demand video and download the presentation by logging in or registering for the DCN website member center using the links in the top right corner of the site/. Please note this is separate from your event registration profile.

Looking for a place to start with Large Language Models (LLMs) that doesn’t feel like a gimmick? Making new products out of your unruly archives is a great way to understand the potential of this new technology. Dan Check, Slate’s CEO, will walk you through how Slate is making its archives more accessible by leveraging LLMs for summarization, bringing structure to unstructured content, and responding to user input. There will also be some discussion of issues that publishers must be sensitive to, both in development and deployment. Participants will leave with a basic toolset they can apply to their own data.

DCN members to discuss the emerging issues in AI impacting their business. These closed-door, members-only discussions are the best place to share insights with your senior executive peers that will shape and grow your business.

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Media Insights Exchange: A Discussion for Benchmark Participants

January 30, 2024
Virtual

The on-demand video and report are only available to members participating in the Annual Benchmark and Quarterly Revenue Report.  If your company is currently not participating in DCN benchmark reports, and you are interested or have any questions, please contact [email protected].

Join your fellow benchmark participants for a timely discussion and insights about market expectations through year-end. Here’s what we have planned:

  • Insights from the DCN Digital Subscription Tracking Study – Q4 2023 (login for download);
  • A year in review and what’s next in digital subscriptions; and
  • Q&A and open discussion with members.

Why you’ll want to attend this short, virtual event:

  1. Identify market differentiation opportunities;
  2. Navigate shifting subscription preferences amid rising consumer price sensitivity and AVOD/FAST trends; and
  3. Recognize bundling strategies to drive subscription growth.

DCN’s benchmark products include the Quarterly Revenue Report, Annual Benchmark Report, Quarterly Digital Media Subscription Tracking Report, and the Media Insights Exchange events. All products are exclusive to DCN members who participate and contribute data under NDA.

We’d love for others who will benefit from this event to join, so please share this invitation with your organization. We appreciate you and your team’s support of DCN’s benchmark products.

Legal and Legislative Monthly Virtual Meeting

January 16, 2024

Agenda

  • Analysis and Discussion of Washington state health data privacy law.  Presented by Todd Daubert, Partner, Dentons.

The DCN Legal and Legislative Committee’s monthly virtual meetings summarize and comment on important policy, legal, and legislative news surrounding digital content.

This is a free event for DCN members.  The unique, members-only attendee list allows for open conversation, information sharing and networking .  Please feel free to share this invitation to colleagues within your organization.