Media Insiders Series: Navigating Newsroom Innovations | November 22, 2023 – 2PM HKT

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The integration of artificial intelligence (AI) and progressive newsroom practices is far from new. Robots are already playing a significant role in data collection, verification, article generation, and audience-specific adaptation. Moreover, innovative tools are aiding newsrooms in delivering an enhanced reporting experience. 

However, it’s vital to recognize that newsroom innovation encompasses a broader spectrum beyond technology. How do we stay focused on the most critical stakeholders—the readers, listeners, and viewers—in the digital age?

Google News Initiative, in partnership with Nine Publishing, National Indigenous Times, BusinessDesk NZ, and Bastion Transform developed a framework for newsrooms to prioritize, plan, run, and review experiments. The report shows how the newsrooms succeeded in capturing audience value and creating an innovative day-to-day culture. Google and Bastion partnered with 3 news publishers to develop a framework for experimenting in the newsroom, read the full report here.

In this #MediaInsiders, we will be delving into the innovations done within and the practices being adopted by newsrooms in the digital age.

Media Insiders: Navigating Newsroom Innovations Webinar will be moderated by Bloomberg‘s Executive Editor for Technology News in Asia, Peter Elstrom.

Peter is a recipient of the Michigan Journalism Fellowship, the Chicago Headline Club’s Peter Lisagor Award for Exemplary Journalism, and the Association of Area Business Publications Awards. 

Panelists include Bastion Transform‘s Managing Director Gaven Morris, Google‘s News Lab Lead in Australia and New Zealand Uma Patel, and Bloomberg‘s Global Head of the News Innovation Lab & News Automation Claudia Quinonez.


GAVEN MORRIS, Bastion Transform

Bastion Transform is a content and digital strategy agency Gaven founded in 2022 under the Bastion Group. It works with media, education, digital platforms, and future-facing organisations to build better businesses and stronger, engaged teams. 


Responsible for working alongside academics, newsrooms, nonprofits and community groups to tackle misinformation, grow diversity within the industry and support digital transformation for journalists.


Throughout 23 years of experience at Bloomberg, Claudia has developed a deep understanding of news and technology-driven content needs for financial markets participants, with roles in News, Sales and Product departments.