Tom Foremski and Stuart Bruce speak at CIPR event and ask could corporate media win a Pulitzer?

On Wednesday May 8 I’m looking forward to speaking at a special event with Tom Foremski looking at ‘Can corporate media support serious journalism?’

The session is at the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) head office and sponsored by content sharing technology provider PressPage which has posted a social media news release:

Can ‘corporate social media’ support serious journalism?

As everyone now has access to an online printing press that can potentially reach tens of millions of people, corporate media -the next step up from brand journalism- is becoming a force to be reckoned with.

PressPage, the leading provider of content sharing technology, and the CIPR are co-hosting a session on May 8 in which Tom Foremski and Stuart Bruce will explore the role and possibilities of corporate media.

As traditional media outlets shrink, corporations are stepping up their own media creation efforts. Some are starting to produce serious journalism.

During this Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) hosted session, Tom Foremski and Stuart Bruce will explore four important questions that are facing so many communications departments today:

  • What’s the role of corporate media?
  • Will the rise of corporate media serve society, or hinder it?
  • Could corporate media become the new funding model for serious journalism?
  • Could corporate media win a Pulitzer?

Interested in joining this CIPR event? Register here.

“Back in 2008, Tom’s initial ideas about the digital press release was a main inspiration for the PressPage founders. It is really exciting to see how his research and ideas are evolving towards corporate media,” said Bart Verhulst, Co-founder and CEO of PressPage.

“Stuart Bruce is the éminence grise of online newsroom technology. Having Tom’s ideas on corporate media translated into practical implementation is an exciting idea,” said Roel Cozijnsen, PressPage’s General Manager UK

About Tom Foremski

Tom Foremski is the founder and Editor of the popular and top-ranked news site Silicon Valley Watcher, reporting on the business and culture of innovation.

In May 2004, Tom became the first journalist to leave a major newspaper, the Financial Times, to make a living as a full-time journalist blogger. Tom has been reporting on Silicon Valley and the U.S. tech industry since 1984. His current focus is on the convergence of media and technology—the fuel for a new era for Silicon Valley. Silicon Valley has become Media Valley, and this is affecting businesses worldwide

Foremski is also the originator of the ‘Every Company is Media Company‘ concept and actively researches the role and possibilities of ‘corporate media’.

About Stuart Bruce

Stuart Bruce MCIPR is an international trainer and consultant specialising in digital corporate communications, online PR, digital public affairs and social media for private sector and government clients in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. He is a part-time lecturer to post-graduate and under-graduate students at Leeds Metropolitan University and one of the authors of Share This: The Social Media Handbook for PR Professionals.

He is a CIPR national council member and a founder member of its social media panel. He is regularly listed in PRWeek’s Power Book of the UK’s top 1% of most influential PR people and is also a frequent speaker at international PR and communications conferences. Stuart was one of the world’s first PR bloggers and has been writing for almost 10 years.

About PressPage

PressPage offers a social media release and newsroom platform to PR agencies that can be easily branded and seamlessly integrated into the websites of an agency’s clients. The platform gives PR agencies the opportunity to create, manage and track rich multi-media (press) messages with direct integration to and from social media platforms.

PressPage partners with PR agencies, providing them with the technology to make the most of the content they develop for the brands they work with. The secure technology, enables agencies to deliver a newsroom for their clients without needing access to other parts of the website. As well as integrating with social media platforms PressPage’s technology also enables agencies to share content with clients for approval before it is published and to make changes in real time. The agency is able manage multiple client sites through a single portal while limiting access rights to those who need them. It also has the ability to collect data from users and deliver measurement.

PressPage has partnered with leading PR agencies worldwide who have integrated it into their offer for small clients through to multinationals. PressPage is also a preferred supplier of the CIPR (Chartered Institute of Public Relations) and a partner of IPRA (International Public Relations Association)