Programme | World News Media Congress 2017

World News Media Congress 2017

07 Jun 2017 to 09 Jun 2017
Durban
South Africa

World Editors Forum

Programme | World News Media Congress 2017

Programme

2017 is shaping up to be a critical year for professional journalism. While the need to build a sustainable business remains a top priority in boardrooms, rebuilding trust and distinguishing quality news requires equal, urgent attention.

The World News Media Congress will continue this year sharing the best realisations from an industry in profound transformation: changing management culture, innovation processes and the relationship with readers and advertising clients.

While mischievous misinformation and fake news are partly to blame for many of 2016’s lapses, deep reflection is needed in 2017 to ensure our journalism practices are resilient and sustainable for the new, tech-driven and political realities.

Sessions

June 07
Wednesday

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    08:00

    • World News Media Congress

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    • Workshops

    Registration

    Location: 
    Entrance Hall, ICC Durban
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    • 1999

    09:00

    • Workshops

    Women in News Summit: “Breaking through”

    Location: 
    ICC Durban, Meeting room 21

    The WIN Summit profiles and celebrates stories from women media and business leaders who are breaking through glass ceilings, challenging traditional business models or innovating in news. Take part in a morning of keynotes and interactive panel discussions for inspiration, mentoring and networking. Join Summit speakers for lunch and continue discussion in a more personal setting.

    More than 200 women from all spectrums of the media industry will take part, including senior female editors and journalists who are part of the regional and global Women in News community. This morning event and luncheon will equip and inspire.

    Speakers 

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    12:30

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    Break: Networking Lunch Women in News Summit

    Location: 
    ICC Durban
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    13:00

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    Media, innovation and sports : a major shift in sight (GAMI roundtable)

    Location: 
    ICC Durban, Meeting room 22

    Sports news is a major driver for media innovation, both in content and contribution and provides a solid platform for exploring new digital media and opportunities in immersive digital storytelling. The competitiveness attracts major sponsors and advertising and reaches large audience creating a need to open new channels. The large sports federations are seeking new alliances in order to find new business models, win negotiations of rights and access information. The panel will discuss the new framework and value chain facing the rules imposed by the digital platforms relating this to the Sports news initiative.

    Speakers 

    • Director, EPFL+ECAL Lab, Switzerland
    • Professor, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
    • Group Executive for Sport and Motoring at the Independent Media Group, South Africa
    • Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Global Alliance for Media Innovation (GAMI)
    • Editor, Sunday Independent, Ireland
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    • 1999

    13:00

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    Small and Midsized Business annual meeting: a pragmatic approach to data

    Location: 
    ICC Durban, Meeting room 12

    The basic idea behind the words “Big Data” is that everything we do is increasingly leaving a digital trace, which we can track, use and analyse. “We have access to a vast variety of Data but what really matters is our ability to make use of it", says Ben Shaw, who also highlights that it’s not only about business intelligence but also “finding questions you did not know you could ask.” So, what resources should a media company invest in a data strategy? Where do you start and how do you measure return on investment? The annual Small and Midsized Business meeting will address these issues.

    Brought to you by WAN-IFRA Media Management Accelerator

    Moderator 

    Speakers 

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    • 1999

    14:00

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    Press Freedom roundtable

    Location: 
    ICC Durban, Hall 21

    When last in South Africa, 10 years ago, WAN-IFRA launched the Declaration of Table Mountain, a continent-wide campaign for governments to repeal criminal defamation and ‘insult laws’. It was driven by the conviction that Africa urgently needed a strong, free and independent press to act as a watchdog over public institutions. The annual press freedom roundtable invites media from across the continent to assess the progress since 2007 and determine whether we are any closer to achieving this goal, and if not, what needs to be done to get us there.

    Moderator 

    • Director for Freedom of Expression and Media Development, UNESCO, Paris, France
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    Opening Ceremony & Golden Pen Award

    Location: 
    ICC Durban, Hall 2 ABHF

    Join us as we welcome participants to Durban and celebrate the award of the Golden Pen of Freedom, WAN-IFRA’s annual recognition of an outstanding action, in writing or deed, of an individual, a group or an institution to the cause of press freedom. Behind the names of the laureates lie stories of extraordinary personal courage and self-sacrifice, stories of jail, beatings, bombings, censorship, exile and murder. This is a moment for the world’s media to come together in solidarity and offer support to our laureate, and to insist that more be done to protect the essential freedoms that lie at the very core of our profession. OFFICIAL WELCOME The President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma, and Tomas Brunegard, the President of WAN-IFRA, will welcome participants and open the 69th World News Media Congress and 24th World Editors Forum.

    Chairman 

    Global Press Freedom: a year like no other

    Speakers 

    • Editor-at-large, HuffPost SA, South Africa
    • Founder & Director of the Knight Center for Journalism, University of Texas, USA
    • Editor-in-Chief, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Germany
    • Chairperson, African Editors Forum and the Southern African Editors Forum; Group Ombudsman: Independent Media, South Africa
    • CEO and Executive Editor, Rappler, Philippines
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    18:00

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    • Social Events

    Welcome reception

    Location: 
    ICC

    You are invited to celebrate with us after the Opening Ceremony! The mayor of Durban will welcome you and we will enjoy drinks and appetisers. Don´t miss this opportunity to network with your peers.

      This event is hosted by

June 08
Thursday

  • 08:00

    Breakfast Session

    Location: 
    ICC Durban, Meeting room 11

    As part of the WAN-IFRA World News Media Congress in Durban, Google will be hosting a breakfast panel discussion for women in news media.

    Addressing the theme of ‘Gender Representation in the Age of Social Media – How Can and Should the Media Address Gender Bias in News Reporting?’, panellists will discuss ongoing biases in reporting including double standards with regards to nudity, objectification, and stereotyping, and how media and advertisers play into these.

    We hope that you can join us to discuss these important issues and voice your opinions.

    Refreshments will be served.

    Limited spaces. Reserve now.

    Moderator 

    • Head of Communications & Public Affairs, Google, South Africa

    Speakers 

    • Director – Creative, Strategy, Hot Salsa Media
    • Editor in Chief Mail & Guardian, co-founder The Daily Vox
    • Johannesburg Agency Lead, Irvine Partners, South Africa

    Hosted by

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    09:00

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    One year in journalism

    Location: 
    ICC Durban, Hall 2 ABHF

    Sponsored by

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    09:05

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    World Media Trends 2017: exclusive presentation

    Location: 
    ICC Durban, Hall 2 ABHF

    WAN-IFRA collects data from more than 70 countries in cooperation with national newspapers, media associations, and data partners such as Zenith Optimedia, IPSOS, Chartbeat, ComScore and RAM. World Press Trends is unique: discover at the Congress how the global newspaper industry is faring this year.

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    09:30

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    Roadmaps for renewal

    Location: 
    ICC Durban, Hall 2 ABHF

    Leaders from different regions of the world share strategies to ensure the sustainability of their news organisations.

    The oldest national daily in France has kept its head during the digital revolution. Founded in 1826, the Le Figaro Group now sees digital represent 35% of revenue and 60% of profit. Perhaps more startling is the fact that it is challenging giants Google and Facebook in France in terms of unique visitors. How has it managed this? Deputy CEO Jean-Luc Breysse will explain the group’s goals and road map.

    Chairman 

    • Executive Director of Europe and Africa, WAN-IFRA, Germany

    Moderator 

    Speakers 

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    10:30

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    Break: Coffee/Networking/Exhibition

    Location: 
    ICC Durban, Hall 1
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    11:15

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    The next big thing, Part I

    Location: 
    ICC Durban, Hall 2 ABHF

    Long term plans to change news publishers’ business models are under the microscope: including The New York Times 2020 project; Schibsted’s Next Gen of publishing products and Tony Haile’s search for industry answers via the new startup: Scroll. In part one of the session we will look at Haile’s project as Scroll is dedicated to “solving the problem of how to have sustainable, quality journalism on a free and open web.” The second speaker of this session, Torry Pedersen, will give an update on the status of Schibsted’s plan for the future.

     

    Chairman 

    • Executive Director of Europe and Africa, WAN-IFRA, Germany

    Moderator 

    Speakers 

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    Fireside chat

    Location: 
    ICC Durban, Hall 2 ABHF

    Raju Narisetti manages to combine “journalistic integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and ability to adapt quickly in a fast-paced digital environment” - that's according to Univision executive Isaac Lee. Lee appointed Narisetti as CEO of the newly created Gizmodo Media Group, where he is counting on all of those abilities as he explores the uncharted territories of millennial audiences in a business model with no subscriptions or newsstand sales to fall back on.

    Moderator 

    • Head of Digital, Times Media Group, South Africa

    Speakers 

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    • 1997

    12:30

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    Roadmaps for renewal: "Weathering the storm, Playing for victory"

    Location: 
    ICC Durban, Hall 2 ABHF

    Print circulation in India bucks the global trend with 4.87 percent growth over the past decade. Nevertheless, Indian publishers are preparing for the future when, one day, India will realign itself with the rest of the world.

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    13:00

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    Lunchtime workshop: Harassment

    Location: 
    ICC Durban, Meeting room 21

    Global perspectives and newsroom solutions to help tackle abuse - online, in the office, and in the field.

    PART OF THE WOMEN IN NEWS PROGRAMME

    Moderator 

    • Director, International News Safety Institute (INSI), UK

    Speakers 

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    13:00

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    Break: Lunch/Networking/Exhibition

    Location: 
    ICC Durban, Hall 1
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    14:30

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    The next big thing, Part II: “Toward the future of news”

    Location: 
    ICC Durban, Hall 2 ABHF

    Moderator 

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

    Speakers 

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    15:00

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    Media: broken, or just misfiring?

    Location: 
    ICC Durban, Hall 2 ABHF

    The anti-establishment mood that is turning the world upside down has the news media in full self-examination mode, questioning its role and what’s broken in the understanding of society and readers’ needs. How do we fix this once and for all?

    Moderator 

    Speakers 

    • Founder & Director of the Knight Center for Journalism, University of Texas, USA
    • Editorial Vice-President, RBS Group, Brazil
    • Co-Founder & CEO, The Quint, India
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    16:00

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    Break: Coffee/Networking/Exhibition

    Location: 
    ICC Durban, Hall 1
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    16:30

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    Innovations in News Media 2017

    Location: 
    ICC Durban, Hall 2 ABHF

    Following an established tradition, Innovation Media Consulting will release, for the 19th time, the annual report it compiles for WAN-IFRA. The day starts with WAN-IFRA world trends and data, and it ends with an invitation to the consulting firm to give its own analysis of the key industry trends.

    Moderator 

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

    Speakers 

    • Juan Señor
      Partner, Innovation International Media Consulting Group, UK
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    19:00

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    • Social Events

    Gala dinner

    Location: 
    ICC Durban

    Don’t miss out on the opportunity to meet new colleagues from around the world and to catch up with old acquaintances. Enjoy a multi-course dinner and let yourself be entertained by South Africa’s premier interactive drumming company, the Drum Café, along with a performance by musicians on the Marimba, one of Africa’s oldest instruments. Thereafter a DJ will guarantee to get the party started.

    Hosted by

June 09
Friday

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    • 1998

    09:00

    • World Editors Forum

    The future of trust

    Location: 
    ICC Durban, Hall 2 BH

    Whichever way you look, professional journalism is under fire. Threats to journalism are threats to freedom of expression and democratic discourse. While fake news and deliberate misinformation can be blamed for many of our woes over the past year, self-reflection is needed.

    Chairman 

    • Director for Freedom of Expression and Media Development, UNESCO, Paris, France

    Journalism’s uphill battle

    Speakers 

    Propaganda wars: weaponising the Internet

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    The Facebook factor

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    Panel discussion

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    • 1997

    09:00

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    A news channel for the Netflix age

    Location: 
    ICC Durban, Hall 2 AF

    Reuters TV app launched in 2015 as a response to the way in which video news consumption was evolving: “People were abandoning linear television for online video and online video consumption was becoming bifurcated between clips of video that are watched for seconds on Facebook, and long form entertainment that is binged (for hours) on Netflix” says Isaac Showman.

    VGTV’s team of roughly 70 staff members produces breaking news video, entertainment programmes, documentaries, and runs Norwegian newspaper VG’s Snapchat Discover channel. There is definitely a tone to VGTV!

    Moderator 

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

    Speakers 

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    • 1997

    09:45

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    Pure players’ view on our future

    Location: 
    ICC Durban, Hall 2 AF

    Al Huffington Post Maghreb launched in 2013 with separate editions in Tunisia, Morocco and Algeria, but unlike other regional editions, did so without local publishers.

    Ringier entered Africa in 2011 to capitalise on the market’s massive digital potential. Five years on and it has a foothold in Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana, Senegal, Tanzania and Uganda with e-commerce, online classifieds and digital news platforms.

    Moderator 

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

    Speakers 

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    Break: Coffee/Networking/Exhibition

    Location: 
    ICC Durban, Hall 1
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    • 1998

    11:15

    • World Editors Forum

    Fighting back

    Location: 
    ICC Durban, Hall 2 BH

    What tools do we have in our arsenal to respond to threats to our credibility? What should newsrooms do to ensure their content is above reproach?

    Getting organised: SANEF’s 5 point plan to fight fake news

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    Truth’s secret weapon: the newsroom social media team

    Speakers 

    • Senior Manager, Accountability Journalism Program, American Press Institute

    Beyond fake news: tackling the disinformation ecosystem

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    Investigations with impact: Keeping up with the Guptas

    Speakers 

    • Managing Partner, amaBhungane, South Africa
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    • 1997

    11:15

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    Driving digital revenue

    Location: 
    ICC Durban, Hall 2 AF

    A review of the changing mix of revenue, including advances in digital paid content models and the rising role of programmatic advertising and creative ad units. Includes a look at how The Economist Group is deploying its data strategy.

    Brought to you by WAN-IFRA Media Management Accelerator

    Moderator 

    Speakers 

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    • 1997

    12:30

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    Fireside chat

    Location: 
    ICC Durban, Hall 2 AF

    Moderator 

    Speakers 

    • Head of News Partnerships EMEA, Facebook, UK
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    • 1998

    13:00

    • World Editors Forum

    Editor’s lunch: Ethical dilemmas of the post-truth era

    Location: 
    ICC Durban, Meeting room 21

    With Ethical Journalism Network

    Speakers 

    • Director, Ethical Journalism Network, UK
    • Director of Campaigns and Communications, Ethical Journalism Network, UK
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    • 1997

    13:00

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    Break: Lunch/Networking/Exhibition

    Location: 
    ICC Durban, Hall 1
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    • 1998

    14:30

    • World Editors Forum

    Digital Era threats to your sources that you can't afford to ignore

    Location: 
    ICC Durban, Hall 2 BH

    Moderator 

    • Director for Freedom of Expression and Media Development, UNESCO, Paris, France

    Speakers 

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    • 1997

    14:30

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    Innovation from the Lab

    Location: 
    ICC Durban, Hall 2 AF

    A session from WAN-IFRA's Global Alliance for Media Innovation (GAMI). Discover here the latest from the new "Report on Media Labs", a collaboration between GAMI, the Media Innovation Studio at UCLan, Ubilab at PUCRS university in Brazil, Norway’s NxtMedia innovation cluster and Stibo Accelerator based in Denmark. 

     

    Moderator 

    Blockchain ripples media waters

    Mats Nylund’s research team identified five areas where emerging blockchain technology and the interests of media companies intersect: intellectual property; micropayments; interaction based on smart contracts; individual marketing and customer integrity; content distribution platforms.

    Speakers 

    • Programme Director, MA in Media Management, Arcada University of Applied Sciences, Finland

    Sports news innovation

    Sport is a key driver for media innovation: Immersive and interactive experiences, big data, real time streaming, new forms of storytelling all influence and reach large audiences. It opens new opportunities and challenges for the industry. Results from the dedicated GAMI roundtable on Wednesday will summarise these perspectives, including new forms of relations between media and sports federations.

     

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    NewsThings: Internet of Things and News

    IoT is an emergent sector, and some suggest the potential to be the next digital revolution. The NewsThings project seeks to understand how news and journalism could harness connected things to find new ways of connecting with people and conveying stories.

    Speakers 

    • Lecturer and Researcher, Media Innovation Studio, University of Central Lancashire, UK
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    14:30

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    Breakout session: The Advertising Forum — Can we make better ads? News publishers have an opportunity to re-take their place as brand-safe, high-quality content partners for advertisers.

    Location: 
    ICC Durban, Meeting room 11

    A few years ago, when publishing companies began to understand that native advertising/branded content was a service they were best placed to offer to their advertising brands, some publishers started their own Content Studios. As in other areas of digital advertising, the objective was to combine creativity, measurement and a set of quality standards to a format gaining in popularity, but of course, still in the Wild West of novelty. Much has happened since, and Durban 2017 is a good time to evaluate progress.

     

    Moderator 

    Speakers 

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    • 1998

    15:00

    • World Editors Forum

    #QuickTalks: Continental Shift – Learning from Africa

    Location: 
    ICC Durban, Hall 2 BH

    Africa’s developmental challenges and resource constraints have created a culture of leapfrog innovation in news. With an emphasis on a South to South exchange of ideas, and a dollop of big brand scepticism, we bring WAN-IFRA a panel of #quicktalks that highlight some of these new ways of thinking and operating in African newsrooms.

    Chairman 

    • Founder Code4Africa, impactAfrica Fund, ICFJ Knight Fellow, Tanzania

    Speakers 

    • Director of Media Monitoring Africa, South Africa
    • Country Lead, Code for Kenya, ICFJ Knight Fellow, Kenya
    • Lead Developer, Code for Africa, Kenya
    • Reporter, Bhekisisa, Mail & Guardian, South Africa
    • Active Editor-in Chief, HuffPost SA, South Africa
    • Deputy Director, Code for Africa, ICFJ Knight Fellow, Sub-Saharan Africa, South Africa

    This session is brought to you by

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    16:00

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    Break: Coffee/Networking/Exhibition

    Location: 
    ICC Durban, Hall 1
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    16:30

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    The battles we must win

    Location: 
    ICC Durban, Hall 2 AF

    Closing session for the Congress and World Editors Forum participants 

    Moderator 

    Redefining what a media company can be

    When Joe Muganda was appointed CEO in July 2015 he kickstarted a big reorganisation of all media brands and sought ways to balance The Nation Media Group’s financial dependence on legacy media with his vision of a digital future.

     

    Speakers 

    Project Nonio: Portugal’s top five media groups join to fight tech giants

    "Imagine a world where egos have been replaced by economic pragmatism, where media owners properly collaborated to provide a real viable alternative to a suffocating duopoly. Well, this world does exist. It’s in Portugal” (quote from Campaignlive.co.uk).

    Speakers 

    • Executive Director, Plataforma de Media Privados, Portugal

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