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DATE: Thursday, February 17
TIME: 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM

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"The Future of Media: A Conversation"

Presented by Dow Jones Factiva

Citizen Journalism. WikiLeaks.  Now more than ever, technology's impact on media is shifting the way and speed at which we absorb and disseminate news. Consumers have become an active participant in engaging, co-creating and curating the facts, forcing a new level of transparency and claims on authenticity.

Join us as Darren McDermott (Deputy Managing Editor, WSJ.com) and Brian Solis (Award-Winning Author of Engage!) discuss their views on authentication in journalism, how this new breed of influencers is shaping what we deem to be "true" sources and facts, and the key media trends to watch.

Darren McDermott is Deputy Managing Editor of The Wall Street Journal Online, where he has overseen the global homepage management team, publishing operations and subscriber-only sections of the site such as Business and Markets, and worked on launching the site’s international editions and host of new applications. Currently, he is mainly focused on developing a suite of premium products for the WSJ franchise.  

 Darren has been a reporter and editor at Dow Jones and the Journal for nearly 15 years. He joined the company as a copy editor for Dow Jones Newswires in New York in 1993, and was sent to Singapore as Bureau Chief in 1994. He joined The Asian Wall Street Journal in 1995, covering Singapore and finance across the region. He returned to New York in 1999 as an economics correspondent for the Journal.

 Darren left the company to serve as editor in chief of worldlyinvestor.com and then director of online editorial for the Industry Standard. In 2002 he returned to Asia with the Journal as Hong Kong Bureau Chief, in charge of coverage of finance and markets, technology, travel and consumer goods across the region. Prior to joining WSJ.com in 2007, he was deputy chief of the Journal's health and science bureau, helping oversee a dozen reporters covering the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries, medicine and science issues.



Author of the acclaimed new book on social media and business, Engage!, Brian Solis is globally recognized as one of the most prominent thought leaders and published authors in new media. A digital analyst, sociologist, and futurist, Solis has influenced the effects of emerging media on the convergence of marketing, communications, and publishing. He is Principal of FutureWorks, an award-winning New Media and business strategy consultancy in San Francisco. He is also the Chief Research Analyst at Research.ly and adviser to Constellation Research Group.

Dow Jones exclusive offer:

Dow Jones/Factiva would like to extend a special pricing offer to our clients attending this event as an introduction to Factiva (global news and information) and Media Relations Management solution (journalist database with access to news).

Please contact sally.hammond@dowjones.com for more information and pricing.