The Inside Track Lecture on the Future of Digital Media

14 November 2013, 1.00 PM - 14 November 2013, 1.00 PM

Robert Rees, a Bristol graduate, now working for the Digital Development Department at the Guardian will deliver this Inside Track Lecture.

Thursday 14th November 2013, 13:00-14:00

Including refreshments afterwards - all welcome

Room 1.11, Merchant Venturers Building

Audiences for English language news and comment are global and British news organisations are a growing part of this new globalised media. At the vanguard is The Guardian, committed to an open journalism strategy, an online business with nearly two centuries of history. The Guardian has broken stories on phone hacking, police spying, reported on the Iraqi war logs and US cables together with Wikileaks and most recently brought the public's attention to the largest surveillance effort in human history.

The Guardian's digital department deals with the distribution and creation of digital content. The team create tools for journalists to create content and understand their audiences, they distribute the news across Twitter, iPhones, iPads, Kindles and the web.

Robert has worked all over the Guardian's digital development department and brings with him a wealth of expertise on doing devops, monitoring, performance testing, growth hacking and work on dating software to help create a new generation of liberal media consumers. He will offer his insight into online media and the opportunities for graduates within this industry.

The Inside Track Lecture series is aimed primarily at students - speakers from a range of industries will share their inside knowledge. All lectures will be followed by a Question & Answer session, a chance to meet the speaker(s) over drinks and a related LinkedIn discussion.

For more information please contact: The Industrial Liaison Office on or 0117 95 45483.

*The Inside Track lectures are open to all University of Bristol students and staff, but if you are from outside the University and would like to attend, please email

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