Media Makers Meet/Meet the Speaker: Tap into huge societal shifts. HomeAbout UsAgendaSpeakersSponsorsMeetVenueBlogContact usRegistration now closed Nick Vinocur Author: Cobus HeylPosted: 23rd Sep 2022 Blog navigationPrevious Blog: Meet the Speaker: making profitable content for Cannes Lions, WGSN and moreNext Blog: Niches: For media, it's more than just nice The Di5ru.pt blog Shifts to green energy and digital technology create an almost limitless need for news and analysis. This, Nick Vinocur, Editor of POLITICO Pro, tells us below, is one of the main opportunities for specialist media. Nick will speak at Media Makers Meet (Mx3 Berlin), taking place on 19 & 20 October. With around two-thirds of tickets now gone, SIGN UP asap to join us there. Use the discount code “Di5rupt_20” to get 20 per cent off as part of our Meet the Speaker series. As part of our Meet the Speaker series, we asked Nick to answer five quick questions ahead of the event. Tell us a little more about yourself. I’m half-Swedish and half-American and grew up in Paris. I’m passionate about EU politics, technology, defense, transatlantic relations and being a dad to two small kids. Tell us about your earlier career. I worked for Reuters as a politics and economics correspondent for seven years before joining POLITICO as one of its first hires in 2015. As a political reporter in Paris, I covered the far-right and Marine Le Pen’s rise to power. I’ve continued to report and publish stories as an editor. Tell us about your current role. My job is focused on supporting a newsroom of 70+ Pro journalists based in several EU hubs. I see my main mission as helping reporters publish high-impact stories, but there is also a substantial strategic component — figuring out how to innovate and grow in our space. What are the main challenges for specialist media? A rapidly cooling economic environment. Balancing exclusivity for subscribers and visibility for journalists. Standing out in a crowded field. Staying on the offensive product-wise. What are the main opportunities for specialist media? Huge societal shifts toward green energy and digital technology create an almost limitless need for news and analysis. Companies need any advantage they can get to stay ahead of the changes. As technology gallops forward, policymakers and regulators are rowing ever harder to keep up. See who else will be at Media Makers Meet in Berlin: A list of companies, job titles and countries of people confirmed to attend A deeper look at some of the companies and speakers you will hear from Meet us all at Media Makers Meet (Mx3 Berlin) on 19 & 20 October. With around two-thirds of tickets now gone, SIGN UP asap to join us there. Use the discount code “Di5rupt_20” to get 20 per cent off.