Ross Settles

Adjunct Professor, Journalism and Media Studies Centre at the University of Hong Kong

Ross Settles is Adjunct Professor focused on digital media and entrepreneurship at the Journalism and Media Studies Centre, University of Hong Kong (JMSC). He began his career in the 1990s as a consultant working with Meredith Magazines on new business models and organization. During the years since, he has worked with media companies, large and small, to innovate in today’s rapidly evolving media environment. As both a consultant and media executive, he has worked with newsrooms, revenue and product development teams to create the best mix of revenue sources and content needed to reach and satisfy audiences and advertisers. Most recently, Settles has focused on the challenges and opportunities presented by the unique Asian media environment. He has worked with media to develop sustainable media business models in Indonesia, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Myanmar, as well as in Europe and North America. He was an honorary lecturer for three years at the JMSC before joining the faculty as adjunct professor.

Ross is speaking at

Workshops
October 7, 2018
9:00 am - 10:15 am
Amber (3rd Floor)

Speakers

  • Emily Goligoski (Speaker) Membership Puzzle Project
  • Ross Settles (Speaker) Adjunct Professor, Journalism and Media Studies Centre at the University of Hong Kong
  • Reg Chua (Moderator) Chief Operating Officer, Reuters News
  • Bridget Gallagher (Speaker) Principal, Gallagher Group LLC
  • Malou Mangahas (Speaker) Executive Director, Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism
  • Steven Gan (Speaker) Co-founder & Editor-in-chief, Malaysiakini
  • Govindraj Ethiraj (Speaker) Founder, IndiaSpend & BOOM (www.boomlive.in)

Description

This morning’s workshop is for start-ups, nonprofits, and new media on the business practices and revenue models underlying successful investigative journalism enterprises. What are the keys to a successful investigative journalism organisation or start up? How can such organisations diversify revenue, especially in more difficult areas of the world? What innovative practices will provide a strong base and financial structure to do important investigative journalism? Three global experts and five investigative journalism organisations from across Asia will join forces to share best practices and ideas.

Part One will focus on three essential sources of revenue: fundraising, audience engagement & revenue, and commercial income. 

Workshops
October 7, 2018
10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Amber (3rd Floor)

Speakers

  • Ross Settles (Speaker) Adjunct Professor, Journalism and Media Studies Centre at the University of Hong Kong
  • Maria Ressa (Speaker) CEO & Executive Editor, Rappler
  • Yongjin Kim (Speaker) Editor-in-chief, KCIJ-NEWSTAPA
  • Reg Chua (Moderator) Chief Operating Officer, Reuters News
  • Sherry Lee (Speaker) Editor-in-Chief, The Reporter

Description

This morning’s workshop is for start-ups, nonprofits, and new media on the business practices and revenue models underlying successful investigative journalism enterprises. What are the keys to a successful investigative journalism organisation or start up? How can such organisations diversify revenue, especially in more difficult areas of the world? What innovative practices will provide a strong base and financial structure to do important investigative journalism? Three global experts and five investigative journalism organisations from across Asia will join forces to share best practices and ideas.

Part Two will look at how to develop an effective business/funding model and why it matters.

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