ScribbleLive founder Michael De Monte will deliver a public lecture on Friday, 21 March 2014, 7.00 PM, in the KTS room, Academic Building, at the University of King’s College.  His talk, “Journalism: Reinvented. Rethinking what we do, how we do it and why”, is the third and final presentation that will take place at King’s College this year as part of the “Journalism and the Public Square” lecture series.

Michael De Monte has been in the new media business since 1983 and worked for some of the largest media companies in Canada, including CHUM Ltd and CTVglobemedia Inc. In 2008 he had an idea for a content management system that would enable newsroom and content creators to collaborate on stories in real time. That same year, he and Jonathan Keebler founded ScribbleLive.

“In this age of innovation,” says De Monte, “we're challenged to learn, communicate and work in constantly changing circumstances.  New devices, social connections and apps, force us to evolve as storytellers and adapt our medium to reach specific audiences.  Innovation is no longer a luxury; it’s a necessity to ensure career competitiveness. So how does a modern-day journalist ensure his or her own success? It's simple: act like a start-up.”

The lecture is open to the public. A Q&A session will follow.

The “Journalism and the Public Square” series has received funding from a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) grant and is co-sponsored by the University of King’s College School of Journalism and the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research at King’s.

ScribbleLive was founded in 2008 by Michael De Monte and Jonathan Keebler. It provides a real-time content management system to help journalists tell interactive and collaborative stories. Journalists and brands from around the world use ScribbleLive, including CBC, CNN, ESPN, Shell and Samsung. ScribbleLive has offices in Toronto, London, New York, Dubai, and Melbourne.