Global Leader Series: William Lewis, CEO of Dow Jones and Publisher of The Wall Street Journal
William Lewis, CEO of Dow Jones and Publisher of The Wall Street Journal
Venue : Conrad Centennial Singapore, North & South Ballroom, 2 Temasek Boulevard
Date : May 25, 2016
Time : 11:45 AM - 1:30 PM
Price : $45.00
Event is FULL!
The American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore, the
British Chamber of Commerce Singapore, and the Singapore International Chamber
of Commerce cordially invite you to a lunch with William Lewis, CEO of Dow
Jones and Publisher of The Wall Street Journal.
Lewis will tackle the subject of digital disruption
and its impact on global media. He will argue that major news
organizations are more important than ever in these dangerous and uncertain
times -- but face a battle for relevance against the populist fires that rage
on social media. He believes the antidote is less noise and more clarity
and depth. Media organizations that survive and thrive will provide the
best experiences for readers: news delivered on innovative apps and
technologies that deliver agenda setting analysis and gravitas.
Lewis, who has worked in newspapers for almost three
decades, says 2016 is shaping up to be one of the most consequential years of
recent memory. From trying to cover economic instability in China and
military tension in the South China Sea, conflict in the Middle East, terror
and political uncertainty in Europe and the perplexing US Presidential
elections, digital publishers and technology news aggregators are learning a
hard lesson: creating great content -- through journalism that exudes authority
and inspires trust -- is tough. And it doesn't come for free.
About the speaker:
William Lewis was appointed Chief Executive Officer of
Dow Jones and Publisher of The Wall Street Journal in May 2014. He
previously served as Chief Creative Officer for News Corp, the parent company
of Dow Jones, where he was responsible for the company’s creative strategy and
developing new commercial opportunities.
Prior to joining News Corp, Mr. Lewis served as
Editor-in-Chief of Telegraph Media Group, which he joined in 2005. Under his
editorship, The Daily Telegraph was named UK Newspaper of the Year in the 2010
British Press Awards. This followed the paper’s exposure of the
parliamentary expenses scandal. Mr. Lewis was also named Journalist of the
Year. Mr. Lewis led the team that designed and ran The Telegraph’s acclaimed
newsroom, organizing the paper’s move from its previous premises.
In 1990, Mr. Lewis graduated from Bristol University
with a Bachelor of Science degree in Politics & Economics and completed a
postgraduate degree in Periodical Journalism at City University the following
July 2010, he was awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws from Bristol
University and in September 2010 was made Doctor of Letters by the University
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