From tabloid to tablets: the future of news and e-papers will be the topic presented at the sixth session of the 13th World Editors Forum, which begins Sunday in Moscow. A new generation of electronic readers has appeared: it combines an e-paper display with wireless networking and intuitive user interface. The always up-to-date information and low cost structure should provide the newspaper industry with a revolutionary tool to reconnect with traditional and new readers. But what will be the editorial consequences of e-paper and "tablet-style" newspaper?
Reading beyond the web
Bill Hill, Director of Advanced Reading Technologies, Microsoft, USA
Bill is a former Scottish journalist who has spent two decades focused on improving the readability of text on computer screens. He worked in Scottish newspapers for 18 years – 12 of them in the Glasgow office of the Edinburgh-based Scotsman as a reporter and news editor. In 1994 he moved to the US, to head Microsoft’s Typography group, which creates typefaces and technologies for Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office.
Michael Cooper, Director Strategic Relationships, Advanced Reading Technologies, Microsoft Corporation