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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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After a tough decade, ripples of confidence are returning to the news business. Smart, creative responses to key challenges are yielding results for publishers big and small. 

In 2018 the focus is on those rethinking the way they lead, and MAKING A DIFFERENCE.

Our preliminary programme includes keynotes, Q&As and fireside chats; more focused sessions; four parallel stages; deep learning; best practices; case studies.

We are working to make it even richer, with new speakers and sessions to be confirmed over the next few weeks, so stay tuned for updates. For the first time we are introducing parallel sessions on media trends and innovation - so bring a team to catch all that is on offer and make the most of this year's meeting.

Sessions

June 06
Wednesday

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    10:30

    • Pre-Congress workshops and annual meetings

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

    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 

    • Nancy Lane
      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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    12:00

    • Pre-Congress workshops and annual meetings

    Creative Strategies for Journalists (workshop)

    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.

    Trainer 

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    12:30

    • Pre-Congress workshops and annual meetings

    Women in News Summit: Making a difference

    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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    15:00

    • Networking

    Portuguese Welcome - Espresso and Pastel de Nata

    Location: 
    Lounge and Exhibition area at the Estoril Convention Center
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    16:00

    • Congress

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    OPENING CEREMONY AND AWARDING OF THE 2018 GOLDEN PEN OF FREEDOM

    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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    18:00

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    Welcome Reception

    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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    08:00

    • Congress

    • Editors

    Breakfast Session

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    09:15

    • Congress

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    Keynotes: Leadership for changing times

    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.

    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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    11:00

    • Networking

    Coffee Break and Networking in our lounge and exhibition area

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    11:45

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    Reader Revenue

    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.

    Moderator 

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

    Speakers 

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    11:45

    • Editors

    Newsroom 2020

    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 

    Speakers 

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    What's New in Print

    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.  

    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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    11:45

    • Innovation

    Blockchain: Help, Hype or Disruption?

    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.

    Speakers 

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    13:00

    • Networking

    Lunch Break and Networking in our lounge and exhibition area

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    14:30

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    Local Reimagined

    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?

    Moderator 

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

    Speakers 

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    14:30

    • Editors

    Journalism: The Reboot

    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
    • Rana Sabbagh
      Executive Director, Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism (ARIJ), Jordan
    • Editor-in-Chief, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Germany
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    14:30

    • Innovation

    New Formats and Startups to Watch

    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.

    Speakers 

    • Head of Digital, The Tiso Blackstar Group (former: Times Media Group), South Africa
    • Editorial Manager, AFP Medialab, France
    • Chief Technology Officer, Axios, USA
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    14:30

    • Trends

    Platform Relationships

    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?

    Speakers 

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    16:00

    • Networking

    Coffee Break and Networking in our lounge and exhibition area

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    16:30

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    Fireside Chat: Look East for Innovation

    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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    17:00

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    AI is here. It should be your secret weapon!

    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).

    Speakers 

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    19:00

    • Networking

    Gala Dinner

    Our gala dinner will take place on Thursday night in one of Estoril's most emblematic places - the Casino do Estoril, which was the inspiration for Ian Fleming’s first James Bond book, Casino Royale. Experience the luxurious decoration and chic atmosphere while connecting with colleagues from around the world.

June 08
Friday

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    08:30

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    Breakfast Session

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    09:30

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    The Future: Advertising and Data

    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 

    • Tom Betts
      Chief Data Officer, The Financial Times Group, UK
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    09:30

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    Truth, Trust and Fighting Misinformation

    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.

    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
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    09:30

    • Trends

    World Press Trends

    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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    09:30

    • Innovation

    Bold Transformation: Lessons from Brazil

    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; speakers to be confirmed soon.

     

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    11:00

    • Networking

    Coffee Break and Networking in our lounge and exhibition area

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    11:30

    • Innovation

    Innovation Report

    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 of INNOVATION, Media Consulting Group, UK
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    11:30

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    CEOs Driving Change

    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, Gizmodo in the USA and Mediahuis, which is headquartered in Belgium.

    Moderator 

    Speakers 

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    11:30

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    Coverage needed: a storytelling project about journalist safety

    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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    13:00

    • Networking

    Lunch Break and Networking in our lounge and exhibition area

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    13:00

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    Editors Lunch: Press Freedom Roundtable

    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.

    Speakers 

    • Director for Freedom of Expression and Media Development, UNESCO, Paris, France
    • Rana Sabbagh
      Executive Director, Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism (ARIJ), Jordan

    FREE PRESS UNLIMITED

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    13:00

    • Innovation

    LabLunch: Meet and Eat with Innovation Labs

    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 

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    14:00

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    Mario Garcia’s Storytelling Showfest

    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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    14:30

    • Trends

    Industry Alliances

    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 (panelists to be announced). 

    Moderator 

    Speakers 

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