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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

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

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They come from different region of the world, have very different backgrounds and are all making a difference in their respective fields. Discover our speakers for the 70th World News Media Conference.

Watch out for updates as we will be adding many more in the coming weeks!

 

EVP People and Strategy, Schibsted Media Group, Norway

Tina Stiegler became part of group management team of Schibsted Media Group in November 2015. Tina started in Schibsted as a management trainee in 2002, and has since held positions as organizational director in Verdens Gang (VG), as well as different positions in Bergens Tidende and VG. Tina was COO/CFO in Schibsted Norway from 2012, and took on the role as project lead for the reorganization project in 2015.

Tina holds a degree in economics and business administration (“siviløkonom”) from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH)/Pontíficia Universidad Católica de Chile, as well as studies in literature and French from the University of Bergen/Université de Nice-Sofia Antipolis.

 

Founder and CEO, Chicas Poderosas, Portugal

Mariana Santos founded Chicas Poderosas, a non-profit organization that aims to bring more women into technology, started in Latin America, back in 2013. Today she runs it full time with her co-director Vicki Hammarstedt and a board of directors, experts in the different areas of journalism, entrepreneurship, business, innovation and design thinking. Former infographics editor at Olympic Committee Rio 2016, former director of Interactive and animation at Fusion Media. Knight Innovation Chair at Florida International University in 2015-16. JSK Knight fellow at Stanford 2015 and Knight International Journalism Fellow 2013-14 working all across Latin America in major newsrooms and with independent journalists. Mariana Santos is a visual storyteller, who did groundbreaking work as a member of the interactive team at The Guardian in London. A trained animator, she pioneered the newsroom’s use of motion graphics to make data stories more compelling. She leads design thinking workshops to increase multidisciplinary approach to storytelling, and she is a leader in community transformation via digital training.

 

Editor-in-Chief, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Germany

Wolfgang Krach is Editor-in-Chief of Süddeutsche Zeitung, the largest selling national quality newspaper in Germany, based in Munich. As editor, Krach led Süddeutsche Zeitung's investigation of the Panama Papers – a cooperation with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) that won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting. In 2016 Süddeutsche Zeitung received a second massive leak of secret documents relating to the offshore tax dealings of the super-rich. Krach again decided to share the 13,4-million documents with the ICIJ and the year-long #ParadisePapers investigation involved 96 media corporations, 380 journalists in 67 countries. Krach has been with the Munich-based paper since 2003. He joined as Managing Editor from the Hamburg-based DER SPIEGEL magazine where he headed the national desk.  Krach studied philosophy and worked for several news agencies (AP, Reuters, dpa) and served as Munich correspondent for the regional daily Donaukurier. From 1993 to 1997, he was a political reporter at STERN magazine in Hamburg and deputy bureau chief in Berlin of DER SPIEGEL.

 

Co-Founder and VP of Business Development, WikiTribune, United Kingdom

Orit Kopel is the Co-Founder & VP of Business Development of WikiTribune, an inventive Wiki-based news platform which brings together a community of volunteers with hired professional journalists in an effort to create a collaborative news space. With a background as a qualified Human Rights Lawyer, Kopel is CEO of the Jimmy Wales Foundation for Freedom of Expression, advocating for bloggers and social media users who are persecuted for speaking out online. She previously acted as Jimmy Wales’ Special Adviser for Google’s Expert Advisory Council on the ‘Right To Be Forgotten’, defending Internet freedom.

 

Chief Design Officer, Axios, USA

Alexis Lloyd is an award-winning creative director, user experience designer, and researcher whose work focuses on exploring the newly available possibilities of emerging technologies. She designs and builds compelling user experiences that demonstrate innovative ways of engaging with information and with the world around us, currently as the Chief Design Officer at Axios and prior to that as the Creative Director of The New York Times R&D Lab. Alexis is also an accomplished writer and public speaker who can convene thoughtful conversations amongst diverse groups about the future of design, technology, and user experience.

 

Data Privacy Innovator and Lawyer, Germany

Jana Moser is an innovation and privacy expert. She gives advice regarding data, innovation and regulation. As attorney she also answers questions concerning data protection and privacy. Previously, she was with Axel Springer SE as Head of Data Innovation, where she lead a group-wide data strategy project with focus on business and strategy.

From 2007 Jana Moser worked as a so called knowledge architect at knowledgeTool International GmbH in Berlin before she was legal counsel and privacy officer at studiVZ, a former popular German social network. From 2011 she worked as inhouse legal counsel at Axel Springer SE for more than 2 years and investment manager for 1,5 years. As legal counsel she gave advice in particular concerning IT law, data protection and various online web and mobile services. Aside from that, she supported a digital product portfolio with special consideration of data protection laws as well as new digital innovations and ideas like bitcoin and blockchain.

From 2008-2010 Jana Moser wrote her doctorate thesis about “Browser games and client-based online games – The contractual relationship between provider and user” at European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder).

Since September 2017 she supports Spirit Legal LLC as of-counsel.

 

Founder & Director of the Knight Center for Journalism, University of Texas, USA

Rosental Calmon Alves is a professor of journalism at the University of Texas at Austin, where he holds the Knight Chair in Journalism and the UNESCO Chair in Communication and is also the founder and director of the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas. Created in 2002, the center has benefited thousands of journalists around the world with training programs. In Latin America and the Caribbean, the center has helped journalists to create a new generation of organizations dedicated to elevating the professional and ethical standards of journalism in their countries. In 2016 was awarded with the Maria Moors Cabot Prize.

President, Local Media Association, USA

Nancy Lane

Nancy Lane is the dynamic leader of the Local Media Association, an organisation that represents nearly 3,000 newspapers and hundreds of broadcast companies, directory publishers, pure plays and R&D partners. LMA is intensely focused on helping local media companies discover new and sustainable business models. The association conducts extensive training, mainly on the digital side, in areas such as analytics, Google AdWords, social selling, sales certification (basic and digital) and much more. Thousands of media executives have participated in the training programs offered by LMA over the past two years.

Lane has served as president since October 2000 and prior to that she held publisher and senior level positions with daily and weekly newspapers in Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Missouri. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Villanova University and also serves on the VU Alumni Association Board of Directors.

Research Associate, Harvard Business School, Poland

As a Research Associate at Harvard Business School in the United States, he studies technology-enabled disruption patterns across industries, including news media.  A 2016 Nieman Fellow at Harvard University, Piechota explored the transformation of the media business and the future of work in creative industries.
In addition, Piechota serves as a digital strategy adviser for Poland’s Gazeta Wyborcza (Agora) and consults with media companies worldwide. He is a member of the INMA Board of Directors and is a past president of INMA’s Europe Division.
Piechota is an editor and news media executive with 20 years of experience. He began his career at Poland’s Gazeta Wyborcza (Agora) as a reporter rising to a news editor and a vice-president of Agora Foundation.
Piechota graduated in law. He is married with two small children. He is based in Warsaw and Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Editor in Chief, Director of Content, Brunswick News, Canada

Wendy Metcalfe is the Director of Content/Editor-in-Chief at Brunswick News - a Canadian media company made up of a number of publications, including the award-winning provincial newspaper the Telegraph-Journal. Wendy also oversees marketing and reader sales, uniquely placing ownership of both quality journalism and customer experience in the hands of an Editor-in-Chief. Prior to joining Brunswick News, Wendy was the Assistant Managing Editor at the Toronto Star, Canada’s largest daily newspaper.  She made history before joining the Star when she became the first woman to hold the role of Editor-in-Chief at the Toronto Sun and Ottawa Sun. While at the helm, Wendy was also named one of the top 10 leading women to watch in media across North America by prominent industry publication, Editor & Publisher. Her first 13 years in journalism, however, were spent in the U.K., first cutting her teeth as a reporter, before climbing to management at one of Britain’s largest newspapers, Scotland's Daily Record.

Editor, The Hindu, Kasturi and Sons Ltd, India.

Mukund Padmanabhan is the Editor of The Hindu. He was previously Editor of The Hindu Businessline. He has a Masters in Philosophy and worked briefly as a lecturer at the University of Delhi before switching to journalism. He worked for the magazine Sunday in Kolkata and the Indian Express before joining The Hindu in 1997. He is interested in and has written about politics, legal affairs, and literature. He is an adjunct faculty member of the Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines, where he teaches law and advanced writing to post-graduate students. He curates two festivals of theatre and music — The Hindu Theatre Fest, and The Hindu November Fest — on behalf his newspaper group.

Founder and CEO, Constructive Institute, Denmark

Ulrik Haagerup, Founder & CEO of Constructive Institute is a  former Executive Director of News at the Danish Public Broadcasting Corporation. 

He is an award-winning journalist and international public speaker on leadership and strategy and the author of the books A Good Idea – Did You Get It? (2004) and Constructive News: A Confrontation with the Negative Worldview of the Press (2012, 2014 and 2017). 

In 2008, he was a Member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on the Future of Journalism. 

From 1994 to 2002 he was editor-in-chief at Danish broadsheet Jyllands-Posten. From 2002 to 2007 he headed the first full-scale multimedia newsroom at NORDJYSKE. 

He is Knight of Dannebrog and was awarded the Danish Pulitzer for investigative reporting The Cavling Prize 1990.  

Dean of Media and Communications, Temple University, Philadelphia, USA

David Boardman is Dean of the School of Media and Communication at Temple University in Philadelphia, Chair of the Board of Solutions Journalism Network; Chair of the Lenfest Institute for Journalism and Chair of Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press.

He is a former Executive Editor and Senior Vice President of The Seattle Times, the largest news organisation in the Pacific Northwest. Under his leadership, The Times won four Pulitzer Prizes. Those included the 2012 Pulitzer in investigative reporting, for a series revealing that state policies had led to hundreds of unnecessary drug-overdose deaths. In 2010, The Times won the Pulitzer for breaking news, presented for print and online coverage of the assassination of four police officers. In previous years, Boardman directed an investigation of abuses in the federal tribal-housing program, which won the 1997 Pulitzer for investigative reporting, and coverage of the Exxon Valdez oil spill and its aftermath, which won the 1990 Pulitzer for national reporting. He also directed 10 other projects that were Pulitzer finalists.

Boardman has been the recipient of numerous other major national awards, including the 2013 National Ethics Award from the Society of Professional Journalists, the Goldsmith Prize in Investigative Reporting from Harvard University, the Worth Bingham Prize in Investigative Reporting, the Investigative Reporters and Editors Award and the Associated Press Managing Editors Public Service Award. In 2012, the Online News Association chose Seattletimes.com as one of the four best large news websites in North America.

He is a former president of the American Society of News Editors; a past chair of the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication; a past chair of the National Advisory Board of the Poynter Institute for Media Studies, and a Poynter Ethics Fellow.

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