World News Media Congress 2019

World News Media Congress 2019

01 Jun 2019 to 03 Jun 2019
United Kingdom

26th World Editors Forum, 3rd Women in News Summit




newsbrands. audiences. and the gap between.

 The World News Media Congress is a unique gathering of chief editors, publishers and CEO´s, passionate about media freedom and taking action to ensure a sustainable news industry.

Join us in Glasgow for the 71st World News Media Congress  (WNMC.19) we will look at the many ways to reconnect our newsbrands with the people that will influence future societies.

WNMC.19, incorporating the one-of-a-kind Women in News Summit, and the World Editors Forum is of value to every news professional seeking to better understand and address the unprecedented forces at work at this time.

The Congress is a vital forum for discussions - on the future of news, press freedom and issues facing our society and its citizens.



  • Founder and Managing Director, Steady Media, Germany
  • Aslak Gottlieb photo
    Educational Consultant,, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • CEO and Executive Editor, Rappler, Philippines
  • Deputy Editorial Director, Freistunde – Straubinger Tagblatt, Germany
  • President and CEO, The New York Times Company, USA
  • Director, Europe / Africa & Global Advisory, WAN-IFRA, Germany
  • Chair of Court, Heriot-Watt University, UK
  • Editor-in-chief, News24, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Singapore Press Holdings Ltd.
  • Editor in Chief, Director of Content, Brunswick News, Canada
  • Head of News Innovation, BBC Voice, London, UK
  • International Editorial Consultant, UK
  • Professor of Professional Practice and Director Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Economics and Business Journalism, Columbia University, USA
  • Director, Journalism Leaders Programme | Co-convenor: Digital Editors Network, UK
  • Chief Executive, Newsworks, UK
  • 50:50 Project Lead, BBC, London, UK
  • Sinead Boucher
    CEO, Stuff, Fairfax Media New Zealand
  • Product Manager, Newsletters and Messaging, Los Angeles Times, USA
  • President, Local Media Association, USA
  • Director, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, UK
  • Deputy Managing Director, Midi Libre - La Dépêche, France
  • Chief Content Officer, Culture Trip
  • Community organiser , The Bureau Local, UK
  • SVP/Head of Consumer Products, USA TODAY NETWORK, USA
  • Editor in Chief, NewsMavens, Poland
  • Director of Audience Engagement, Dagens Næringsliv, Norway
  • Schools Editor, The Straits Times & Correspondent at Singapore Press Holdings Ltd, Singapore
  • Executive Director, ACOS Alliance, London, UK
  • Journalist, Groupe Sud Ouest, France
  • Country Lead, Code for Kenya, ICFJ Knight Fellow, Kenya
  • CEO at Civil Media Foundation, USA
  • Editor-in-Chief and Responsible Editor, Expressen, Sweden
  • Editor In Chief (Digital), Reach plc, United Kingdom
  • Director of Newsroom Product, Washington Post, USA
  • President, Innovation Media Consulting Group, UK

WNMC.19 at a glance

Everyting you need to know about the upcoming WNMC.19: download our information brochure here.

8 reasons why you should attend:

•    celebrate. women in news. tomorrow’s leaders, digital trailblazers
•    salute. press freedom champions
•    gather. strategic business intelligence and emerging trends
•    focus. on the future
•    build. grow a network of peers, market leaders
and experts
•    contribute. add your voice to critical industry debates
•    protect. quality journalism
•    take-home. practical ideas to emulate


Reader Revenue Study Tour (3-5 June)

Following an energising World News Media Congress, take the opportunity to go deeper and visit the top publishing houses in the UK and discuss with the decision-makers their blueprints for growing audiences through the logged-in economy. Dive in here.


Congress Blog: What's Trending?


No confirmation from DuMont of reported newspaper sale plan

The DuMont Mediengruppe, one of Germany's largest news publishing companies, plans to sell its entire collection of regional newspapers, according to a report on the Horizont media and marketing website. The company has neither confirmed or denied the report, saying only that a sale of a portion of its portfolio is one of various options under consideration. Read more ...


Harnessing the passion that powers the membership model

The membership model has "revolutionary" potential for the future of media, says Sebastian Esser, publisher of Krautreporter and co-founder of a membership platform called Steady. The key is passion – the main reason people pay to join membership-based businesses, he says. Read more ...


Lessons from the BBC’s R&D team on connecting with young audiences

The BBC’s Research and Development team put the focus of some of its research and storytelling innovations on reaching and engaging with young audiences. Read more ...


A proactive approach to digital transformation at Aller Media Finland

The publisher of some of Finland's most successful magazines started changing its culture and transforming digitally well before circumstances dictated those shifts, as Director of Media Business Elina Schüller describes in this interview. Read more ...


Why Glasgow?

Glasgow is a significant center for journalism: it is Scotland’s most important location for broadcasting, media, digital and the creative industries, and is home to the headquarters of BBC Scotland, STV and major press titles including The Herald, The Daily Record, The Scottish Sun and Scottish Daily Mail.
Scottish Newspaper Society director and former Scotsman Publications editor-in-chief John McLellan said: "We are thrilled to be able to stage the 2019 World News Media Congress and are confident delegates will find Glasgow and Scotland an appropriately stunning and stimulating host.
"Scotland is steeped in the finest traditions of freedom of expression but also of media innovation -- after all, television and the telephone were both invented by Scots -- and is home to one world’s most competitive and vibrant news markets.”


Wrap-up video from 2018

World News Media Congress 2018: Have a look at the event with this video and check our event coverage. #WNC18 was three days of ideas, strategies and inspiration – with deep insights on news media transformation. You can also find all the photos here.