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NMS Newsletter, vol. 1 – Featured speaker Ann Derry

News   •   Jul 20, 2012 11:16 GMT

This years’ Nordic Media Summit is the ultimate event focusing on the online video ecosystem for OTT, Multi-Platform Digital TV, online video business models, TV Everywhere solutions and more. The summit is getting closer and it’s time for the first part of a series of newsletters. Each newsletter brings a selected speaker into focus and the first one up is New York Times’ Editorial Director of Video, Ann Derry.

The 2012 Nordic Media Summit have a great list of thought-leaders, and their views on online video, lined up for the participants and we are extremely pleased to have Ann Derry on board as one of the conference speakers.

Ms. Derry supervises all The New York Times’ online video programming and its television partnerships. In 2006 she was instrumental in founding the New York Times video unit, which produces original video with every department in the newsroom.

Previously, Ms. Derry was managing director, television and video, for The Times, where she supervised documentary projects and international television partnerships. Before that, Ms. Derry was director of program production for New York Times Television, where she oversaw all television programming and developed a slate of original Times documentaries.

Under Ms. Derry’s supervision, New York Times video and television programs have won multiple prizes, including Emmy awards, Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Silver Batons, awards from the Overseas Press Club and the Investigative Reporters and Editors group, a George Polk Award and two George Foster Peabody Awards, The Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting and The Grantham Prize. Times video and television programs have contributed to three Pulitzer prize-winning projects.

Before joining The Times in 1999, Ms. Derry was vice president and executive producer for Broadway Interactive Group, where she oversaw documentaries and interactive projects for Broadway Video. Previously, Ms. Derry was vice president for J.C. Crimmins and Company, supervising documentary and educational films. She has also been writer, producer and director on documentary programs and series for National Geographic Television, ABC News, Turner Broadcasting and Showtime, among others.

As you can see, Ms. Derry is an expert within the online video field and at Nordic Media Summit she will be sharing her view on how to make online video a successful part of the editorial line.

Nordic Media Summit brings together some of the brightest minds within the industry and whether you work in a small local business or a major international media company, you will gain valuable knowledge and insight about online video, TV Everywhere and the OTT ecosystem.

So if you haven’t done it already, secure your spot at Nordic Media Summit 2012 today!


- The Nordic Media Summit Team