Programme | 70th World News Media Congress, 25th World Editors Forum

70th World News Media Congress, 25th World Editors Forum

06 Jun 2018 to 08 Jun 2018
Estoril, Cascais
Portugal

World Editors Forum - Women in News Summit

Programme | 70th World News Media Congress, 25th World Editors Forum

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Sessions

June 06
Wednesday

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    • 5116

    10:30

    • Pre-Congress workshops and annual meetings

    Media Transformation for Small & Mid-Size Publishers (annual meeting)

    Location: 
    Room C 5-7 Ground Floor

    What works for the bigger players such as The New York Times and The Guardian isn’t always applicable to small and mid-size companies. This workshop will feature inspiring case studies from local newspapers that are truly transforming their business.

    Promising trends in North America

     A look at some of the best case studies coming out of the U.S. and Canada.

    Speakers 

    • President, Local Media Association, USA

    Design-thinking boot camps spur growth at McClatchy

    Driving culture change and digital revenue growth for McClatchy's newspapers. 

    Speakers 

    • Director of Team Development and Intrapreneurship, McClatchy, USA

    SMBs and digital marketing – a core competency

    Some of the best examples of digital marketing and SMB strategy from North America.

    Speakers 

    Tracking progress at RBS, Brazil

    An update on the transformation strategy which initially focused on reader revenue, a new marketing approach and operational integration of newspapers, radio and television. Is it working? What are the current challenges for digital subscriptions, print strategy, new advertising models and the integration of newspaper and radio operations?

    Speakers 

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    • 5116

    12:00

    • Pre-Congress workshops and annual meetings

    Creative Strategies for Journalists (workshop)

    Location: 
    Room D 2-3 Ground Floor

    Sometimes all you need to be creative is a bit more time. And, that’s exactly what journalists could use more of to discover and examine information sources, using their creative capabilities to their full potential. Get the hands-on tools and techniques to think about your stories more creatively in less time. Very useful for those moments when you don’t have a lot of time or colleagues to brainstorm with. You will go home with new strategies for associating beyond your first instinct. And some new tools that help you keep yourself as creative as you want to be.

    Limited amount of seats. Please sign-up for the workshop here!

    Trainer 

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    • 5116

    12:00

    • Pre-Congress workshops and annual meetings

    Women in News Lunch

    Location: 
    Room F 2-7 First Floor

    Come and join us for lunch before we kick-off the second Women in News Summit.

    Please register here for the lunch.

    hosted by

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    • 5116

    12:30

    • Pre-Congress workshops and annual meetings

    Women in News Summit: Making a difference

    Location: 
    Room F 2-7 First Floor

    The momentum for positive change has swung dramatically since our inaugural event in Durban in 2017. And it all began with good, persistent journalism. An opportunity to go deep into issues of gender in media: Leaders making a difference; covering gender and the #metoo movement.

    Chairman 

    • Independent Media Advisor and Editor-in-Residence at Weber Shandwick, USA

    Speakers 

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    • 5113

    15:00

    • Networking

    WAN-IFRA welcomes you in Portugal with an epresso and pastel de nata

    Location: 
    Lounge and Exhibition Area at the Estoril Convention Center
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    • 5111
    • 5112

    16:00

    • Congress

    • Editors

    OPENING CEREMONY AND AWARDING OF THE 2018 GOLDEN PEN OF FREEDOM

    Location: 
    Auditorium

    Outstanding individuals throughout our industry make extraordinary personal sacrifices in the name of press freedom, ensuring we get reliable professional news every minute of every day. We award the 2018 Golden Pen of Freedom to one such person. The ceremony is also a moment to mark WAN-IFRA’s formation 70 years ago.

    Speakers 

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    • 5113

    18:00

    • Networking

    Welcome Reception

    Location: 
    Market Place behind the Estoril Convention Center

    After the opening ceremony, to properly welcome our delegates in a very typical Portuguese way, we will recreate a popular party – Santos Populares. 

    This reception will take place in Fiartil, right across the street of Estoril’s Convention Center, at an open-air venue, full of trees and small stands. Instead of going to a formal cocktail, delegates will experience the environment of a traditional festivity – with drinks and food stands – as well a glimpse of our regions and our media. 

    And because storytelling is the art of journalism we too want to share with you the best we have – Come and get to know the History of Portugal and the stories of our people through the eyes of our local newspapers. We promise you it will be an experience you won’t forget!

June 07
Thursday

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    • 5111
    • 5112

    08:00

    • Congress

    • Editors

    Breakfast Session: Is publishing at a crossroads? And where does the industry go from here?

    Location: 
    Room E First Floor

    Hear insights and learnings from the sharp end of publishing. Global Managing Director of Dow Jones and The Wall Street Journal (WSJ), Jonathan Wright has helped to steer Dow Jones to a landmark 3 million global subscribers, but how did the business get there and what insights can other publishers take from that strategy?

    Jonathan will also discuss the importance of quality content, strategic regional partnerships, paywall strategies, membership models and the development of increasingly diverse advertising revenue streams. These are challenging times for the media industry more broadly with data and technology advances driving structural changes in the sector. Join us for an insightful breakfast briefing that is designed to provide you with ideas and inspiration about driving growth in the face of challenging global headwinds.

    Pre-registration required. Please sign up here!

    Speakers 

    • Global Managing Director, Dow Jones and The Wall Street Journal

    hosted by

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    • 5111
    • 5112
    • 5114
    • 5115

    09:15

    • Congress

    • Editors

    • Trends

    • Innovation

    One year in journalism

    Location: 
    Auditorium

    sponsored by

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    • 5111
    • 5112
    • 5114
    • 5115

    09:20

    • Congress

    • Editors

    • Trends

    • Innovation

    Keynotes: Leadership for changing times

    Location: 
    Auditorium

    Leading a 21st Century news organisation requires a fresh approach to people, structure and how you do things. Our keynote speakers are all making an impact but point to the change needed to revitalise media.

    Chairman 

    • Head of Business Development and Internationalization at Global Media Group, Portugal

    Moderator 

    • Director, Europe / Africa & Global Advisory, WAN-IFRA, Germany

    Speakers 

    • Chief Executive Officer, Guardian Media Group, United Kingdom
    • Author. Former Editor in Chief, USA Today and Chief Content Officer, Gannett, USA
    • EVP People and Strategy, Schibsted Media Group, Norway
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    • 5113

    11:00

    • Networking

    Coffee Break and Networking in our lounge and exhibition area

    Join us at the Exhibition Stage for brief (5 minute) sessions on today's most relevant topics brought to you by our supporters and exhibitors.

    11:10 - 11:15     
    USING SYNDICATION TO ENHANCE EDITORIAL

    Jonathan Hoffmann
    COO, Project Syndicate

    11:25 - 11:30     
    INSIDE GOOGLE'S EFFORTS TO BOLSTER PUBLISHER SUBSCRIPTIONS
    Tom Grinsted
    Product Manager Play Apps, Google

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    • 5111

    11:45

    • Congress

    Reader Revenue

    Location: 
    Auditorium

    What works best to get people to pay for content? It's getting more complex as diverse revenue strategies evolve. Trends from general interest publishers who are extending their brand and tapping their most loyal readers and users for additional revenue. In the mix: subscriptions; newsletters; metered and fremium models and niche verticals.

    Chairman 

    • Director, Europe / Africa & Global Advisory, WAN-IFRA, Germany

    Moderator 

    • Managing Director - Publisher, Le Parisien - Aujourd’hui en France, France

    Speakers 

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    • 5112

    11:45

    • Editors

    Newsroom 2020

    Location: 
    Room F 2-7 First Floor

    To make better news products and create more functional new organisations we need to rethink how we do things - and it starts in the newsroom. What roles, structures and management style do you need to think about how to thrive in an increasingly visual and audio-driven news ecosystem?

    Moderator 

    • CEO and Publisher, RED/ACCIÓN, Argentina

    Speakers 

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    • 5114

    11:45

    • Trends

    What's New in Print

    Location: 
    Room C 5-7 Ground Floor

    Recent print trends include important newspaper redesigns (e.g The Guardian) and discussion on the impact of print advertising. Meanwhile there is “new” belief in the value of adapting news for kids and helping them understand what’s good journalism.  

    Moderator 

    Will 2018 be a tipping point for print media?

    Marketers and their media and creative agencies are reconsidering print as a crucial part of their media mix. Major advertisers have recently voiced their concerns over the structural weaknesses of digital media.

    Speakers 

    • Managing Director, Print Power Europe, Brussels, Belgium
    • Technical and Production Director, The Times of India

    Kids and their news: what works best?

    Speakers 

    • Editor and Project Leader, Kruschel, VRM, Germany
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    • 5115

    11:45

    • Innovation

    Blockchain: Help, Hype or Disruption?

    Location: 
    Room B Ground Floor

    Beyond the hype, Blockchain offers a mini-revolution for areas of the media industry. Its decentralised nature, the high level of authentication and the real-time interaction with each component of the value chain, open a wide range of applications: from paid content solutions to direct author monetisation (bypassing distributors) to allocation of ad/marketing budgets according to lead generation performances.

    Jarrod Dicker left The Washington Post this year to manage the development of Po.et, a platform designed for this new decentralised media economy. He will explain the opportunities he sees and discusses the threats.

    Moderator 

    Keynote 

    Speakers 

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    • 5113

    13:00

    • Networking

    Ibero-American Lunch

    Location: 
    Room E First Floor

    Join us again for this unmissable lunch where you can connect with peers from Spain, Portugal and Latin America; share experiences and create fruitful alliances. 

    Participants will chose discussion tables from four relevant industry topics. Each discussion table will be led by a WAN-IFRA representative.

    • Digital Content Monetization: Discussion leader: Nick Tjaardstra, Director, Europe/Africa & Advisory, WAN-IFRA
     
    • Relationship with Platforms: Discussion leader: Daniel Dessein, WAN-IFRA Executive Committee Member and President of ADEPA, Argentina
     
    • Tools for the Newsroom of Tomorrow: Discussion leader: Chani Guyot, WEF member / CEO & Publisher, RED/ACCIÓN, Argentina
     
    • Media Freedom challenges: Discussion leader: Javier Garza, WAN-IFRA Newsroom Safety Advisor and WEF Member, Mexico

     

    Register now and choose your discussion table!

    Hosted by:

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    • 5113

    13:00

    • Networking

    Lunch Break and Networking in our lounge and exhibition area

    Join us at the Exhibition Stage for brief (5 minute) sessions on today's most relevant topics brought to you by our supporters and exhibitors.

    13:20 - 13:25
    THE SECOND AGE OF CONTENT: FREQUENT, FAST, FAIR BUT NOT FREE
    Dominic Young
    CEO, Agate

    13:35 - 13:40
    GUTENBERG: EDITING IN THE FUTURE
    Allison Blanda
    Director of Relationship Management, WordPress VIP

    13:50 - 13:55
    ADVANTAGE - GO ANYWHERE
    Mona Hidayet
    Executive Director, Clients & Products, AdvantageCS

    14:05 - 14:10
    BOOTSTRAPPING YOUR SUBSCRIPTION SERVICE
    Rudy Zeinoun
    CTO, WhiteBeard

    14:20 - 14:25 
    MEET FACEBOOK IBERIA
    Millan I. Berzosa
    Strategic Partner Manager, Iberia, Facebook

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    • 5111

    14:30

    • Congress

    Local Reimagined

    Location: 
    Auditorium

    The new frontier in the fight for sustainability is local news. What steps are local and regional news organisations taking to better meet the needs of digital audiences AND earn money? What goals, roles and tactics are they employing in the process to reassess their future?

    Chairman 

    • Managing Director - Publisher, Le Parisien - Aujourd’hui en France, France

    Moderator 

    • Founder and Director, Welad Elbalad Media Services LTD, Egypt

    Speakers 

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    • 5112

    14:30

    • Editors

    Journalism: The Reboot

    Location: 
    Room F 2-7 First Floor

    As we confront a crisis of trust, how do we reach people who don't believe in journalism? What is the gap between what we are producing and what people want to read?

    What does next-level journalism with impact look like?

    Moderator 

    • President, International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), USA

    Speakers 

    • Founder and CEO, Constructive Institute, Denmark
    • Founder, #HashtagOurStories, South Africa
    • Executive Director, Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism (ARIJ), Jordan
    • Editor-in-Chief, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Germany
    • CEO and Executive Editor, Rappler, Philippines
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    • 5115

    14:30

    • Innovation

    New Formats and Startups to Watch

    Location: 
    Room B Ground Floor

    Often newsroom frustration and collaboration spark ideas for exciting startups and tools. Then what sets them apart? In part-one of this session, a showcase of some new products. In part-two, a deep dive into newsletters - which have evolved into a sophisticated engagement tool that can set apart new startups, like Axios.

    Moderator 

    Speakers 

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    • 5114

    14:30

    • Trends

    Platform Relationships

    Location: 
    Room C 5-7 Ground Floor

    A year ago in Durban, Facebook was top of mind for publishers. Since then there have been many fake news items, changes to the news feed algorithm and lingering disappointment about revenue. Brazil’s biggest paper, Folha de S Paulo in Brazil, is no longer providing news to their Facebook page. With new product offerings on the horizon, what strategy should you adopt?

    Chairman 

    Speakers 

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    • 5113

    16:00

    • Networking

    Coffee Break and Networking in our lounge and exhibition area

    Join us at the Exhibition Stage for brief (5 minute) sessions on today's most relevant topics brought to you by our supporters and exhibitors.

    16:05 - 16:10
    FINANCIAL TIMES REPUBLISHING: LEADING THROUGH UNCERTAINTY
    Juan Varela
    Americas Syndication & LatAm, Financial Times

    16:20 - 16:25
    THE VALUE OF PRINT INNOVATION
    Michael Greenspon
    General Manager, News Services and Print Innovation, The New York Times

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    • 5111
    • 5112

    16:30

    • Congress

    • Editors

    Fireside Chat: Look East for Innovation

    Location: 
    Auditorium

    China’s Alibaba Group Holdings brought in Gary Liu as CEO of the 113-year-old South China Morning Post in 2017 to spearhead its transformation. It wants SCMP to "lead the global conversation about China." Liu’s background is news aggregator Digg, Spotify Labs and other pure digital players.

    Moderator 

    • Independent Media Advisor and Editor-in-Residence at Weber Shandwick, USA

    Speakers 

    • CEO, South China Morning Post Publishers Ltd, Hong Kong
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    • 5111
    • 5112

    17:00

    • Congress

    • Editors

    AI is here. It should be your secret weapon!

    Location: 
    Auditorium

    Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a perfect antidote to platform chaos and can give media back control in audience relationships. Amid lingering unhappiness over algorithms, AI can bring order and intelligence to your audience relationship. It can also help with some business issues (e.g. Increase efficiency in some work processes).

    Moderator 

    Speakers 

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    • 5113

    19:00

    • Networking

    Gala Dinner

    Location: 
    Casino do Estoril

    Let us enchant you at the Gala Dinner! Enjoy a multi-course dinner and a fantastic programme in one of Estoril’s most emblematic places – the Casino do Estoril, inspiration for Ian Fleming’s first James Bond book, Casino Royale. Connect with colleagues from around the world and spend a great evening together. Please note badges are required for entry.

June 08
Friday

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    • 5111
    • 5112

    08:20

    • Congress

    • Editors

    Breakfast Session: How CrowdTangle Can Transform Your Newsroom

    Location: 
    Room E First Floor

    CrowdTangle is helping publishers redefine their digital strategy and cut costs. In this session, CrowdTangle Co-Founder and CEO Brandon Silverman will discuss how to bring innovation into the newsroom with Andreas Rickmann, Head of New Platforms at the German Media Brand BILD. This workshop will go in depth on how publishers are using CrowdTangle to track news in real-time, gain insights on their social accounts, and shape their overall digital strategy. You’ll learn how partners have implemented CrowdTangle to increase ROI across their companies and how you can, too. 

    CrowdTangle is the leading social analytic and discovery tool, used by thousands of publishers to monitor social media & reach more people across multiple social media platforms. In 2016 CrowdTangle was acquired by Facebook and offered to publishers for free as part of the Facebook Journalism Project.

    Speakers 

    hosted by

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    • 5111

    09:30

    • Congress

    The Future: Advertising and Data

    Location: 
    Auditorium

    Moderator 

    Head to Head: How different are the agendas of a publisher and a consumer brand owner?

    Brands and media companies have their own business priorities. However they are united in the digital world by the same challenges. Looking for solutions may require them to work closer together in future, bypassing traditional intermediaries.

    Speakers 

    Aligning data strategy with business goals

    Media companies building their data strategy are facing challenging times, not only due to evolving regulations - though this is a key aspect this year. Betts will share how the Financial Times Group has successfully managed to align itself with common goals, data ownership and platform relationships.

    Speakers 

    • Chief Data Officer, The Financial Times Group, UK
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    • 5112

    09:30

    • Editors

    Truth, Trust and Fighting Misinformation

    Location: 
    Room F 2-7 First Floor

    Newsrooms have found individual and collaborative ways to fight misinformation and distrust. Is it helping a renaissance of trust in journalism? Editors driving initiatives share what’s working and give takeaways for you to implement.

    Moderator 

    • Founder, Global Council to Build Trust in Media and Fight Misinformation, UK

    Speakers 

    • Co-Founder and VP of Business Development, WikiTribune, UK
    • Editor-in-Chief, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Germany
    • Group Editor-in-Chief, Independent News and Media (INM), Ireland
    • CEO/Editor, VGTV; Chair Faktisk.no, Norway
    • Co-founder, The Quint, India

    Launch UNESCO Curriculum: "Journalism, 'Fake News' and disinformation

    Speakers 

    • Director for Freedom of Expression and Media Development, UNESCO, Paris, France
    • Senior Research Fellow, Reuters Centre for the Study of Journalism, Australia
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    • 5114

    09:30

    • Trends

    World Press Trends

    Location: 
    Room B Ground Floor

    What are some of the trends and real data driving publishers’ strategies worldwide? WAN-IFRA's annual World Press Trends survey and presentation unveil the key developments and figures shaping the industry, providing context and analysis of where we are and where we are headed. And this year, with the infusion of the World News Publishers Outlook survey and data, which asks publishers where they plan to invest in the future, WPT offers an even deeper prescriptive forecast for next year and beyond.

    Moderator 

    • Director of Insights & Editor-in-Chief, WAN-IFRA, Germany

    Speakers 

    • Director, Journalism Leaders Programme | Co-convenor: Digital Editors Network, UK
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    • 5115

    09:30

    • Innovation

    Bold Transformation: Lessons from Brazil

    Location: 
    Room C 5-7 Ground Floor

    Amidst terrible economic conditions, Brazilian news publishers have proved remarkably resilient. Legacy news brands are the most popular in the digital environment and this has given them the courage to make bold changes. The session will feature case studies from two major Brazilian publishers. 

     

    Moderator 

    Speakers 

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    • 5113

    11:00

    • Networking

    Coffee Break and Networking in our lounge and exhibition area

    Join us at the Exhibition Stage for brief (5 minute) sessions on today's most relevant topics brought to you by our supporters and exhibitors.

    11:05 - 11:10
    NEWZDX TRANSFORMING DIGITAL NEWS

    Mohan Doshi
    Chief Technology Officer, Ninestars

    11:20 - 11:25
    THE (UN)BLOCKING EXPERIENCE
    Martin Vedej
    CEO, AntiAdblock

  • Stream IDs:
    • 5112

    11:30

    • Editors

    Coverage needed: a storytelling project about journalist safety

    Location: 
    Room F 2-7 First Floor

    Every five days a journalist is killed, but we rarely hear or read the stories about those journalists. Who reports on why they were killed? On what story they were covering?
    Can we learn from the best storytellers to create awareness about the risks journalists take on a daily basis and ultimately spark change? WITH FREE PRESS UNLIMITED

    Moderator 

    • Director Policy and Programmes, Free Press Unlimited, The Netherlands

    Speakers 

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    • 5115

    11:30

    • Innovation

    Innovation Report

    Location: 
    Room B Ground Floor

    Following an established tradition, Innovation Media Consulting will release, for the 20th time, the annual report it compiles for WAN-IFRA.The consulting firm gives its own analysis of the key industry trends.

    Speakers 

    • President, INNOVATION Media Consulting Group, UK
    • INNOVATION Senior Consultant, Media Consulting Group, UK
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    • 5111

    11:30

    • Congress

    CEOs Driving Change

    Location: 
    Auditorium

    Chief executives from very different parts of the world united in the goal to transform their media businesses. They will share the strategy for Prisa Noticias from Spain and Mediahuis, which is headquartered in Belgium.

    Moderator 

    Speakers 

    Head-to-head: What business model?

    Speakers 

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    • 5112

    12:30

    • Editors

    Google News Initiative: Helping Journalism Thrive in the Digital Age

    Location: 
    Room F 2-7 First Floor

    Speakers 

  • Stream IDs:
    • 5113

    13:00

    • Networking

    Lunch Break and Networking in our lounge and exhibition area

    Join us at the Exhibition Stage for brief (5 minute) sessions on today's most relevant topics brought to you by our supporters and exhibitors.

    13:15 - 13:20
    READER TRENDS IN 2018: RETURN OF THE HOMEPAGE
    Aaron Kaliner
    Chief Revenue Officer, Chartbeat

    13:30 - 13:35
    HOW ARE MEDIA PUBLISHING COMPANIES ABLE TO GET INTO THE SHOPPING SPACE WITHOUT LOSING THEIR FOCUS BUT STILL EARNING UP TO 7 DIGITS REVENUE A YEAR?
    Patrick von Rüden
    Chief Revenue Officer and Co-founder at Savings United

  • Stream IDs:
    • 5112

    13:00

    • Editors

    Editors Lunch: Press Freedom Roundtable

    Location: 
    Room E First Floor

    Press freedom is in major flux, being pulled forward in some respects, but going backwards in more. First hand accounts from editors on the frontline. Accounts from editors on the frontline and WAN-IFRA regional media freedom committees.

    Speakers 

    • Director for Freedom of Expression and Media Development, UNESCO, Paris, France
    • CEO and Executive Editor, Rappler, Philippines
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    • 5115

    13:00

    • Innovation

    LabLunch: Meet and Eat with Innovation Labs

    Location: 
    Room D 2-3 Ground Floor

    Best practices, projects and lessons learned from innovation labs around the world. Interactive session for all you need to know about media labs: from setting one up in your newsroom to working with start-ups/students/media companies and getting the rest of the organisation involved in the Lab’s work.

    Moderator 

    Speakers 

  • Stream IDs:
    • 5111
    • 5112

    14:30

    • Congress

    • Editors

    Mario Garcia’s Storytelling Showfest

    Location: 
    Auditorium

    The journalism of interruptions and everywhereness: How does one write, edit and design for an audience that gives us between 6 and 8 seconds before it dives into information.  Storytelling is more vibrant and full of possibilities than ever before, and we have several platforms in which to present news and information. This session will concentrate mainly on the smallest screen---the smartphone.  It will also deal with the simplest of stories, as in a push notification, all the way to how breaking news flows and how editors must learn to accommodate the individual characteristics of each platform, including the role of print.  This will be a fest, indeed, and the participants will leave with solid tips to make storytelling unique in their publications.

    Speakers 

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    • 5114

    14:30

    • Trends

    Industry Alliances

    Location: 
    Room F 2-7 First Floor

    Whether it is collaborative reporting projects, a joint effort to crack the membership puzzle, joined-up work on advertising or a collective effort to address trust in media, there is new power in alliances. A report back from a few that are making a difference to boost digital business. 

    Moderator 

    Speakers 

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