Glasgow - landing page

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WNMC.19 at a glance

Everyting you need to know about the upcoming WNMC.19: download our information brochure here.

8 reasons why you should attend:

•    celebrate. women in news. tomorrow’s leaders, digital trailblazers
•    salute. press freedom champions
•    gather. strategic business intelligence and emerging trends
•    focus. on the future
•    build. grow a network of peers, market leaders
and experts
•    contribute. add your voice to critical industry debates
•    protect. quality journalism
•    take-home. practical ideas to emulate


Reader Revenue Study Tour (3-5 June)

Following an energising World News Media Congress, take the opportunity to go deeper and visit the top publishing houses in the UK and discuss with the decision-makers their blueprints for growing audiences through the logged-in economy. Dive in here.


Congress Blog: What's Trending?

Getting to grips with challenges facing niche reporters

In 2019, specialist reporters will face an added responsibility in upholding trust and standards, writes Fergus Bell in an excerpt from a new report, Science in the Newsroom. Read more



Digital revenue models expanding across Europe, North America

As income from advertising has dwindled, more publishers are increasing their efforts to boost revenues from readers. The past year saw several high-profile publications putting content behind paywalls: Wired, The New Statesman, Vanity Fair, New York magazine and Bloomberg all announced paid-content initiatives, and BuzzFeed started a quasi-membership programme for readers at $5/month. Read more


New report: A practical approach to blockchain in publishing

Demystifying blockchain – is that possible? WAN-IFRA just published a new report on the topic, in cooperation with Arcada University in Finland, that doesn’t set out to unravel all the complexities surrounding blockchain, but practically examine how the technology could be applied to news media. Read more


World’s Press Condemns Police Raids on Nicaraguan Media Outlet Confidencial

The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) and the World Editors Forum (WEF) have condemned raids on the headquarters of Nicaraguan digital media outlet Confidencial, its television programs ‘Esta Semana’ and ‘Esta Noche’, as well as police attacks against director, Carlos Fernando Chamorro, and his team. Read more


Why Glasgow?

Glasgow is a significant center for journalism: it is Scotland’s most important location for broadcasting, media, digital and the creative industries, and is home to the headquarters of BBC Scotland, STV and major press titles including The Herald, The Daily Record, The Scottish Sun and Scottish Daily Mail.
Scottish Newspaper Society director and former Scotsman Publications editor-in-chief John McLellan said: "We are thrilled to be able to stage the 2019 World News Media Congress and are confident delegates will find Glasgow and Scotland an appropriately stunning and stimulating host.
"Scotland is steeped in the finest traditions of freedom of expression but also of media innovation -- after all, television and the telephone were both invented by Scots -- and is home to one world’s most competitive and vibrant news markets.”


Wrap-up video from 2018

World News Media Congress 2018: Have a look at the event with this video and check our event coverage. #WNC18 was three days of ideas, strategies and inspiration – with deep insights on news media transformation. You can also find all the photos here.