Friday, August 3 News Room @ Stein Auditorium SoftBank News Server @ Silver Oak News Lab @ The Theatre
9.15 – 9.30 Inaugural AddressMadhu Trehan and Sanjoy Roy
9.30 – 10.30 Women Editors: Always the Bridesmaid Are newsrooms optimised for men and their successes? How do we change it?Durga Raghunath,
Maria Ressa
, Shereen Bhan,
Coomi Kapoor
Moderated by
Marya Shakil

Presented by WeWork
Minding The MediaIs Indian policy and law out of touch with news in the digital age?
Nikhil Pahwa
, Manish Tewari, S.M. Khan, Subi Chaturvedi
Moderated by Apar Gupta
Masterclass: Covering Parliament 101 A cheat-sheet on reporting on Parliament, things journalists shouldn’t miss out on, and why Parliament needs to be covered more thoroughly.
Meghnad S
10.30 – 11.30 Masterclass: Data is a SourceData is now the source for the story. How does one make sense of the source?Rakesh Dubbudu
11.30 – 12.30 Podcasts: Will audio kill the video star? Ubiquitous internet and urban life, the perfect recipe for the revival of digital radio.Amit Doshi,
Christopher Lydon,
Geeta Pandey
Moderated by Abhinandan Sekhri
Presentation – Partnering To Build Trust Around the world, journalism has become the bulwark against the rising tide of misinformation online. How Google partners with journalists to connect people to trustworthy information when they need it the most.
Irene Jay Liu
Journalism resisting and surviving Rappler Founder,
Maria Ressa
in conversation with Hartosh Bal on press freedom, taking on the Duterte government and speaking truth to power

Maria Ressa
and Hartosh Bal
12.30 – 1.30 Film Screening – Raghu Rai, An Unframed Portrait Duration: 54 mins | Language: English/Hindi Followed by an
In Conversation with Raghu Rai, Anurag Kashyap, Avani Rai and Madhu Trehan
Tech in Newsrooms – How technology can optimise the news ecosystem?
Chirdeep Shetty, Francesca Panetta, Samir Patil, Vikas Pandey
Moderated by Suresh Venkat
Is There a Post-Advertising Media Business Model? How media companies should think of revenue diversification. Some lessons and learnings.
Anushree Goenka, Praveen Gopal Krishnan, Raju Narisetti Moderated by Manvi Sinha Dhillon
Presented by Business Standard
1.30 – 2.30 LUNCH
2.30 – 3.30 Sleeping with the Adversary Should journalists take up public office or does it kill their credibility?
Ashish Khetan, Pankaj Pachauri, R Jagannathan, Swapan Dasgupta
Moderated by Madhu Trehan
Presented by SoftBank
Creating Reality Guardian’s Virtual Reality Executive Editor, Francesca Panetta in conversation with Durga Raghunath on immersive storytelling and how tech can be used innovatively in the news ecosystem
3.30 – 4.30 Patriotism vs Journalism The world over patriotism and ‘our soldiers’ are being positioned as adversaries to journalism. Is it time for combat?
Ajai Shukla,
Maria Ressa
, Nitin Gokhale, Suhasini Haidar
Moderated by Shiv Aroor
Film Screening – India’s Children: A documentary on Gorkahpur’s broken healthcare system

Duration: 27 Minutes | Language: English | Followed by a panel discussion with Director Shweta Bajaj, Producer Paranjoy Guha Thakurta
and Dr Kafeel Ahmed Khan
Moderated by
Manisha Pande
Revealing Larry Nassar IndyStar’s Marisa Kwiatkowski in conversation with Neha Dixit on breaking the Larry Nassar sex abuse scandal and the challenges she faces as an investigative reporter
Marisa Kwiatkowski and Neha Dixit
4.30-5.30 Masterclass – Health Reportage in India How to cover healthcare stories in India – following leads, understanding government policy and asking the right questions
Amy Kazmin
Presentation: Age of Freelance Journalism How and why media houses are moving from big in-house editorial teams to leaner teams while also engaging more freelance reporters for stories.Gangadhar Patil
5.30-6.30 Performance – Aisi Taisi Democracy (Comedy + Music)
Sanjay Rajoura,Rahul Ram, Varun Grover

Bina Ramani

Saturday, August 4 News Room @ Stein Auditorium SoftBank News Server @ Silver Oak News Lab @ The Theatre
9.30 – 10.30 Film Screening – The Post Duration:116 Minutes | Language: English Director: Steven Spielberg News as Investment Why do people invest in news? Is it viable? Is it worth the risk? Is it soft power? How does one make it attractive?In Conversation – Roopa Kudva and Suresh Venkat Masterclass: Verification 101: How To Verify Photos and Videos Surabhi Malik (Google News Lab Teaching Fellow)
10.30 – 11.30 Mufassil Patrkar Aur Unke SangharshThe highest risk and the least rewarding journalism is happening in small towns. Who will fix it?Ashutosh Chaturvedi, Malini Subramaniam, Prabhat Singh,
Narendra Yadav
Moderated by
Atul Chaurasia
Creating the Podcast
The father of the podcast, Christopher Lydon in conversation with Abhinandan Sekhri on inventing the podcast and why we need them more than ever in today’s world/ the age of Trump
11.30 – 12.30 Facebook’s journey with news publishers
Campbell Brown, Global Head of News Partnerships – Facebook, in conversation with Anant Goenka
Presentation Walking The Talk: Thinking Through News Disruption
Thinking Through News Disruption Amid continuing disruption, newsrooms and news executives need to embrace new prisms to understand and get ahead of changes than always look to follow others. From the looming demise of the desktop digital business models to the growing hands-free computing, questions we need to ask ourselves in today’s dynamic news landscap.
Raju Narisetti
Fighting machetes with a pen Bangladeshi-American author Rafida Ahmed in conversation with
Kanchan Gupta
about the shrinking space for religious critique in Bangladesh and the rise of religious extremism.

Rafida Bonya Ahmed
Kanchan Gupta
12.30 – 1.30 Ownership Responsibilities The pressures of running a news organisation

Anant Goenka
Aroon Purie

Moderated by Madhu Trehan
Presentation: Paradigm shift in the digital media ecosystem The growth of digital media will see personalisation of content, an innovative approach to audience engagement and new monetisation models. A deep dive into these innovations and how digital publishers need to be prepared for in the future.
Chirdeep Shetty
Presentation: Media’s Need for Social Networks is a Double-Edged Sword Social media drives content distribution, focusing on audience engagement, not on news quality. With Social at the heart of media publishers’ core publishing strategy, how can publishers engage and incentivise their audience to be their ambassadors on Social and share their content?

Anand Jagannathan
1.30 – 2.30 LUNCH
2.30 – 3.30 Second Citizens From cyber-bullying to gender inequality in workplaces, how does news media treat women? How do we fix it?

Neha Dixit
Ravish Kumar
, Nishtha Satyam,
Vrinda Grover

Moderated by Nayantara Rai
Powered by UN Women
Who’s Winning the False News Battle? Is the technology to fight false news keeping up with the tools to create it? Is the news consumer any smarter?

Aaron Sharockman
Anim van Wyk
Govindraj Ethiraj
Ishteyaque Amjad
, Trushar Barot
Moderated by
Zakka Jacob
Quintype Product Demo: Data-driven digital publishing platform for modern publishers Understanding how Quintype assists digital media organisations to create interactive content through storytelling, analytics-driven distribution of content to increase engagement, seamless end-user experience across channels.

Sriram Krishnaswamy
Vineet Panjabi
3.30 – 4.30 Investigative Journalism Too expensive for mass media? Investigative journalism is high risk, high cost, high chances of failure. How can we still make it a priority?

Jay Mazoomdaar
, Marisa Kwiatkowski, Sreenivasan Jain

Moderated by Zakka Jacob
Numbers Speak the Loudest In a world of alternative facts, are numbers the most efficient way to speak truth to power?

Pramit Bhattacharya
John Samuel Raja
, Rakesh Reddy Dubuddu,
Rukmini S

Moderated by
Seema Singh
Followed by Presentation on Cherry Picking Data
Vivek Kaul
IGTV: Re-envisioning mobile video

What’s Instagram TV? How can newsrooms and journalists use it?
Facebook News Partnerships team
4.30 – 5.30 Undernourished reportage An unhealthy and malnourished India cannot be a superpower. Yet healthcare is among the most ignored beats in Indian media. How do we change this?

Dinesh C. Sharma
Samar Halarnkar,
Shamika Ravi,
Vinod K Paul,
Amy Kazmin

Moderated by
Govindraj Ethiraj
Trial by Media Is it journalistic to come to conclusions during investigations? Journalism of a certain type can devastate lives. Is it inevitable?

Tanveer Ahmed Mir
Umar Khalid
, Dr Kafeel Ahmed Khan,
Bina Ramani
Moderated by Sunetra Choudhury
Masterclass: Graphic ViolenceHow to use illustration in conflict narratives and storytelling? Benjamin Dix
5.30 – 6.30 Neta > Abhineta Is political cinema possible in India anymore?

Rajiv Menon
, Anurag Kashyap,
Meghna Gulzar
Neeraj Ghaywan

Moderated by Shubhra GuptaPresented by RED FM
6:30-6:40 Vote of Thanks –
Abhinandan Sekhri
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