Minister of Information & Broadcasting Ambika Soni will make the opening remarks at the NewsNext 2009, organised by the exchange4media Group, which will be held on August 26, 2009 at Intercontinental, Nehru Place in Delhi.
The theme for NewsNext 2009 is ‘Triumph over Travails’ and will seek to highlight how despite being ridden by recession, regulation pressures and rising costs, 2008-09 has seen news broadcasters bruised but battling ahead, given that it has been a big year for news. NewsNext 2009 will see all stakeholders of the news broadcasting industry deliberate on issues that concern the trade and craft.
NewsNext is the annual conference on news television organised by the exchange4media group. The first edition of the conference took place in Delhi in 2008. NewsNext aims to look at various aspects of the news business, identify the problem areas and get all stakeholders of the business together to get a reality check on the domain. In its first year, NewsNext saw participation of all stakeholders. The second edition is expected to see an even larger gathering of industry stalwarts.
The conference enables collective deliberation on the industry and its social, editorial and business imperatives. It also serves as a platform for marketers and advertisers to evaluate the momentum of this medium in the current social milieu and what its impact would be going forward.
Some of the prominent speakers at the NewsNext conference this year would include Rajat Sharma of India TV, G Krishnan of TV Today, Raj Nayak of NDTV Media, Chintamani Rao of Times Now, Jehangir Pocha of NewsX, Suhel Seth of Counselage, Anita Nayyar of Havas Media, and Meenakshi Madhvani of Spatial Access, among many others.