Announcing our first 2 Global Media Partners

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Over the past 4 years Web Summit has grown from an idea on a Dublin couch to a hub of tech debate, views and ideas. Tech as an industry has developed – and with it everyday resources. Media is one of these resources, and today we’re delighted to give a big Web Summit welcome to 2 incredibly innovative, forward-thinking Media companies as our first two Global Media Partners.

The Guardian and Independent.ie have been leaders in transforming online content and how we consume news. Together with both The Guardian and Independent.ie we’re excited to create a unique, tech-orientated experience for attendees. Be it the ‘Guardian Sessions’ or the Independent Newsroom migrating en-masse for the 3 days of the event, this will be new, this will be exciting and this will be different.

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Why The Guardian? Well here are 4 reasons:

  • They are one of the world’s most-read online publications with 19 million unique visitors per month.
  • They have broken one of the stories of this generation, Edward Snowden and the NSA surveillance of private citizens.
  • Their “Guardian Sessions” are coming to Dublin, and with them expertise in privacy & security.
  • They are a world leader in web-native and data-driven journalism.

Here is The Guardian’s Head of Technology Jemima Kiss’ excellent Fireside Chat with Phil Libin at Web Summit 2013:

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Independent .ie

From November 4th-6th Independent.ie are moving en-masse from their base in Dublin City Centre to the RDS for Web Summit. Basing themselves out of Web Summit will show attendees the mobility, integrated tech and multimedia that is part of a modern newsroom.

Their Independent.ie website is Ireland’s number one online publishing site with 9.1million unique visitors recorded in July alone, while their Digital First strategy has enabled them to provide greater high quality news, comment and analysis with increased video and photographic content.

We’re delighted to welcome The Guardian & Independent.ie, and we’d love if you would join us too. Find out how here >>>

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