Digital Media North America 2019

Digital Media North America 2019

24 Jun 2019
New York City
United States of America (the)


Digital Media North America 2019:

take a deep-dive into product's key role in news media companies today!

Our 2019 edition will focus on the importance of product in today’s news media companies.
Product roles are increasingly becoming a must-have for news publishers wishing to strengthen their digital strategy. However, this often raises several questions and challenges, which will be tackled through the following sessions:

  • Why have product roles become crucial in news media companies?
  • Product strategy and revenue objectives.
  • Breaking newsroom walls. Aligning company goals. Responding to the audience’s needs.
  • Elements of success: user-experience and design.
  • Defining priorities and changing cultures in local media companies.
  • Recruiting, retaining and empowering: the intricacies of product roles.
  • Portfolio: What makes a product (un)successful?

Check out the agenda


  • Director of Product, McClatchy, USA
  • Senior Director - Product, The Atlantic, USA
  • Chief Operating Officer, Vox Media, USA
  • Head of Audience and New Content Strategies, The Financial Times, UK
  • Senior Director of UX and Design, Gannett | USA TODAY NETWORK, USA
  • Deputy Head of Digital, The Times & Sunday Times, UK
  • President of Digital Media, Hearst Newspapers, USA
  • Director of Newsroom Product, The Washington Post, USA
  • Executive Managing Director, Styria Content Creation, Austria
  • Chief Strategy Officer, Local Media Association, USA
  • Chief Product Officer, theSkimm, USA
  • Chief Product Officer, Bloomberg Media Group, USA
  • Director of Innovation & Leadership, Craig Newmark J-School/CUNY, USA
  • Greg Doufas
    Chief Technology and Digital Officer, The Globe and Mail, Canada





“I was very impressed by the scale and turnout of WAN-IFRA’s Digital Media Conferences. Lots of inquisitive minds and thought-provoking questions.” 

Ryan Kellett, Director of Audience Growth, The Washington Post

“Incredible event! I have been in many events focused on digital in the US, but this was better.”
Matt Sanders, former General Manager, Deseret Digital Media

“I’ve followed the success of WAN-IFRA’s Digital Media conferences worldwide.
It’s a unique, invaluable forum on global trends in the news industry. Glad it finally arrives in North America!”
Rosental Alves, Founder & Executive Director, Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, University of Texas at Austin



North American Digital Media Awards 2019


WAN-IFRA's North American Digital Media Awards recognize publishers who have adopted digital media and mobile strategies as part of their total product offering to meet the major changes in how people consume news and information today.





Winners will immediately qualify to compete for WAN-IFRA's World Digital Media Awards in 2020 against the best digital projects of Africa, Asia, Europe, LATAM, the Middle East and South Asia!

More information


Relive DMNA18!

- Download the speakers' presentations

- Read our blog post

- Watch the finalists' videos for the North American Digital Media Awards

- Discover the winners on our Press Release

- Visit our Twitter, Flickr, and Instagram accounts

Digital Media North America 2019