STA co-organizes IPTC meeting in Slovenia
Ljubljana, 21 October - The Slovenian Press Agency (STA) co-organized the Autumn Meeting of the International Press Telecommunications Council (IPTC) in Ljubljana between 14 and 16 October. A new chair was elected from news agency ranks and the STA organized a series of presentations of startups.
The members of the organization elected the new Chair of the Board of Directors, as Robert Schmidt-Nia of the German press agency dpa was chosen to succeed Stuart Myles, the long-serving delegate of the American press agency AP at the IPTC. Myles will continue his career at Amazon Web Services. Brendan Quinn remains executive director, having started his term in June 2018.
The meeting saw the STA organize a series of presentations featuring Slovenian startups and projects whose technological solutions have application potential in journalism and the media industry, including Event Registry, Embeddia, NewsMapper (STA), Behaviour Exchange, Blockchain Think Tank Slovenija, Finšpektor and Parlameter.
The mission of the IPTC, based out of London and founded in 1965, is to develop and promote technical standards for the exchange of content between news agencies, media houses and other creators of content and stakeholders in the media content distribution process. At their core, these standards create unified rules on metadata for text news, photo, video and other content.
Many major news agencies and media outlets are members of the organization, including AFP, ANSA, AP, APA, BBC, Bloomberg, dpa, Getty Images, New York Times, PA, Shutterstock Thomson Reuters, Xinhua, as are several smaller news agencies, the STA included.