World News Media Congress 2020

World News Media Congress 2020

17 Sep 2020 bis 19 Sep 2020

World Digital Revenue Forum, World Editors Forum, Women in News Summit

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Covid-19 UPDATE

WNMC.20 has a new date. It will now take place on 17-19 September 2020 in Zaragoza.

Given that the health of our visitors, staff and the citizens of Zaragoza are of utmost concern to WAN-IFRA, it would have been inconceivable to go ahead with plans for June.

There is an urgent need for the global news media community to come together in September to discuss the new realities and challenges publishers around the world now face, and we will be adapting our programme accordingly.

Thank you to our supportive partners and sponsors who have recommitted to the new date and to those attendees who had already registered. Your registration will be transferred to the new date unless you are unable to join us, in which case you should contact us.

We look forward to hosting you this September in Zaragoza. Until then, stay safe and healthy!

- Your Congress Team (updated 8 April 2020)


WNMC.20: The New Reality

“This Congress, in particular, will be a key moment for the industry to reconnect and figure out what will be a new baseline for the future of the industry,” - Fernando de Yarza López-Madrazo, President of Henneo and WAN-IFRA

When we meet in September, our industry will look very different from what it did a year ago. With the whole world united in its focus on a single issue, COVID-19, demand for quality news has never been greater. But the economic and financial shock has upended carefully laid strategies and forced news publishers into survival mode.

The Congress will set the stage for urgent and critical discussions about the future of the news industry. Be there and help reset news publishing.

The programme published on the website is now under review. It will be reshaped to reflect the changed world. We will update as soon as possible.



What our attendees say...


  • What a wonderful conference! Honestly one of the most useful and interesting events I’ve attended in a long time. And so good to see truly global representation from all corners of the world. Congratulations to the diligent organising team on a job very well done. My favourite session: research on trust in ads by platform. Hopefully will serve as ROI leverage to bring some ad revenue back to our industry. Thank you!

    Corinne Podger, Founder

    Digital Skills Agency, Australia

  • Terrific congress this year. I was quite pleased with how the women's session worked out.

    Vivian Schiller, CEO

    Civil Foundation, USA

  • A great conference indeed; well planned and beautifully executed. Kudos to all.

    Ibrahim al Hussain, Publisher Editor in Chief

    Emirates Magazine, Nigeria

  • Thank you to The WAN-IFRA team for putting together a great conference and thank you to all the Speakers and Panelists who provided great insight and guidance. It was good seeing everyone and hope you all made it back home safe and sound! See you all very soon!

    Mannish Popat, Businesses Manager

    NewsAsset Ltd, UK

  • Leaving Glasgow after an inspiring World News media Congress. Thank you, WAN-IFRA, for putting together such a rich programme. There are plenty of reasons to feel upbeat about the industry and journalism - in particular amazing individuals.

    Alexandra Borchardt, Director of Leadership Programmes

    Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, University of Oxford, UK


WNMC.20 in Zaragoza



Pre-Congress Study Tour

Before the World News Media Congress gets started, take the opportunity to visit top news publishers in the UK and Spain: two countries with very different media landscapes and priorities, but the same challenge to grow engaged audiences.


Discover more of our Pre- Congress Study Tour and get inspired.


Congress Blog: What's Trending?


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Google News Initiative lab helps Latin American publishers grow digital subs

As with publishers in other parts of the world, many traditional news organisations in Latin America – such as Argentina's La Nación, Brazil's Folha de S. Paulo and Mexico's Reforma – are finding that digital subscriptions are becoming increasingly important for growing revenue. Read more...


Schwäbisch Media flexes its muscle with 'fitness program'

Kurt Sabathil, Managing Director of Schwäbisch Media, has seemingly taken to heart the Darwinian "survival of the fittest" theory when it comes to the strategy of this German regional media group. Read more...


Wrap-up Video for #WNMC19 in Glasgow

World News Media Congress 2019: Have a look at the event with this video and check our event coverage. #WNMC19 was three days of ideas, strategies and inspiration – with deep insights on news media transformation. You can also find all the photos here.