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PAST EVENT

Annual Conferences

CREATIVE FUNDING FOR CREATIVE MEDIA

  • 6-7 NOVEMBER 2012

Event Summary

The “Creative Funding for Creative Media” conference brought together leading US and European pioneers of crowd- and philanthropically-funded journalism for the first time in a European forum. On 6 and 7 November 2012, more than 100 key players gathered in the International Convention Centre in Ghent, Belgium to discuss the overwhelming dynamics of this sector and reflect on its potential impact on Europe’s media sector, which is currently in the process of adapting to the constant flow of technological innovations.

Participants at the conference focused on the following topics:

  • New ways of financing quality and investigative journalism in Europe;
  • Showcasing successfully funded media cases from the US and Europe;
  • Exploring the opportunities and challenges in philanthropic funding approaches;
  • How media today can learn from these projects in terms of innovation, creativity and quality.

Using a combination of keynote speeches, panel discussions and workshop sessions, participants were able to get a rounded perspective of different media funding options today.

Future Media Lab - video report [Creative Media Days 2012]

Programme

6 November 2012



14:00-14:15

Moderator, Patrice Schneider

Chief Strategy Officer at Media Development Loan Fund, Switzerland

14:15-15:15

Keynote Addresses

  • Paul Lewis // Special Projects Editor for The Guardian, UKPaul Lewis // Special Projects Editor for The Guardian, UK
  • Michael Maness // Vice-President Journalism and Media Innovation at the Knight Foundation, USA

15:15-16:15

Panel 1: Face the Case: Creative Funding in Action

  • Maria del Mar Cabra Velero // Director of Fundacion Ciudadana Civio, Spain
  • Lindsey Hoshaw // Freelance journalist based in Boston, USA
  • Konny Gellenbeck // Director of the Cooperative, taz, Germany
  • Rachel Oldroyd // Deputy Editor of the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, UK
  • Bart Becks // Cofounder and CEO of SonicAngel, Belgium

16:15-16:45

Networking coffee break

16:45-17:45

Panel 2: Creative Funding for Creative Media: what is in it for the future of media?

  • Wouter Bax // Editor-in-Chief of NU.nl at Sanoma Digital, Netherlands
  • Peter Littger // Chairman of the King Edward VII British-German Foundation, Germany
  • Michael Maness // Vice-President Journalism and Media Innovation at the Knight Foundataion, USA
  • Victoria Rixer // Coordinator of fundraising, supporter relations and events at Fria Tidningar, Sweden
  • Mario Tedeschini-Lalli // Deputy Director, Innovation and Development at Gruppo Editoriale L’Espresso, Italy

17:45-18:15

Keynote address by Bobbie Johnson // Co-founder of MATTER, UK

7 November 2012



9:00-9:10

Moderator, Michael Alberg-Seberich // Managing Partner at Active Philanthropy, Germany

9:10-9:30

Keynote Address by Bart Becks // Cofounder and CEO of SonicAngel, Belgium

9:30-11:00

Workshop Session on innovative funding strategies for creative media: a) Fostering quality journalism; b) Expanding your business; and c) Bringing ideas to market

  • Tarkan Ahment// Founder of Pleasefund.us, UK
  • Pia Erkinheimo // Former head of crowdsourcing, Concept and Innovation at Nokia, Finland
  • Lindsey Hoshaw // Freelance journalist based in Boston, USA
  • Oliver Gajda // Co-chair of the European Crowd Funding Network, Germany
  • Ronald Kleverlaan // Crowd funding Evangelist at WEBclusive, Belgium
  • Danae Ringelmann // Cofounder and COO of Indiegogo.com, USA
  • Femke Mussels // Marketing and Partnership at FilmAngel.TV and Angel.me, Belgium
  • Stefano Valentino // Founder of Mobile Reporter, Italy

11:00-12:00

Lunch

12:00-13:30

Panel: The Donor’s Perspective

  • Brigitte Alfter // The European Fund for Investigative Journalism, Netherlands
  • Michael Maness // Vice-President Journalism and Media Innovation at the Knight Foundataion, USA
  • Danae Ringelmann // Cofounder and COO of Indiegogo.com, USA
  • Patrice Schneider // Chief Strategy Officer at Media Development Loan Fund, Switzerland

Post-Conference Report

To open a pdf of the post-conference report, click here.

PARTICIPATING Organizations

This conference was presented as part of iMind‘s Creative Media Days.

Supporting Organizations