Speakers | World News Media Congress 2020

World News Media Congress 2020

17 Jun 2020 to 19 Jun 2020
Zaragoza
Spain

World Digital Revenue Forum, World Editors Forum, Women in News Summit

Speakers | World News Media Congress 2020

Speakers

Director, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, UK

Dr Rasmus Kleis Nielsen is Director at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism and serves as Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Press/Politics.

His work focuses on changes in the news media, on political communication, and the role of digital technologies in both. He has done extensive research on journalism, American politics, and various forms of activism, and a significant amount of comparative work in Western Europe and beyond.

CEO, Schibsted Media Division, Norway

Siv Juvik Tveitnes was appointed EVP, News Media on 1 January 2019. She comes from the position of COO Schibsted Media. Previous positions include CEO Bergens Tidende and Stavanger Aftonblad, Finance and Staff Director at Bergens Tidende, Project director at Media Norge, Business Developer at Bergens Tidende AS and Managing Consultant at Bekk Consulting AS. She has been a board member of Sparebank 1 SR-Bank. Tveitnes holds a Master of Science, Business Administration and Management from the University of Bath and a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences from the University of Bergen.

Sr. Research Associate, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, UK

Nic Newman is Research Associate at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism where he  writes on the future of digital media. He is lead author of the Digital News Report the world's biggest and most authoritative survey of changing news consumption and was joint author of a recent report on the Future of Online Video.

Nic was a founding member of the BBC News Website, leading international coverage as World Editor (1997-2001). As Head of Product Development and then Future Media Controller for BBC News (2001-10), he helped introduce innovations such as blogs, podcasting and on-demand video. He works on digital, product and engagement strategies for a wide range of media companies across Europe. 

 

Executive Editor, Diário de Notícias, Portugal

Catarina Carvalho is Executive Editor at Diário de Notícias, the oldest national daily, part of Global Media Group, Portugal. She has been responsible for the digital transition of the newspaper – now only on paper on Saturdays. She has been a journalist since she was 19, working with many national newspapers and magazines – Diário de Notícias, Visão, Sábado, Expresso – covering justice, social affairs, and immigration beats, before becoming a reporter at large and holding leading newsroom positions. She is also a member of the Online News Association and part of the editorial board of Nonio – the Portuguese media publishers single sign-on.

Director of Newsroom Product, The Washington Post, USA

Education: College of William & Mary, BA in English; American University, MA in Journalism and Public Affairs

Greg Barber is the Post newsroom's director of product. He manages the newsroom's suite of software tools and leads the groups of reporters, editors, product managers and engineers who create them. He joined The Post in 2003 as one of the founding editors of Express, was managing editor of the WaPo Labs R&D group and co-founded The Coral Project.

Head of West Africa, BBC

Toyosi Ogunseye Head of West Africa BBC

Oluwatoyosi Ogunseye is the Head of West Africa at the British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC. She manages the operations and the five language services of the BBC in Francophone Africa and Anglophone West Africa. She has over 14 years experience as an investigative journalist on different beats like politics, crime, business, health and environment. Ogunseye was the first female editor in the 41-year history of Punch Newspaper, Nigeria’s most widely read newspaper. She is the winner of the Presidential Precinct Inaugural Young Leader Award in the United States which she received alongside Secretary Madeline Albright. She also received the University of Ibadan’s Distinguished Award for Journalism Excellence in 2016.

Ogunseye is a 2015 Fellow of the African Leadership Initiative Media Fellowship Programme and a 2014 Laureate of the African Women in News Leadership Award given by the World Association of Newspapers. In 2014, she won journalism’s premier prize: The Knight International Journalism Award, making her the first Nigerian journalist to win the global award. 

Ogunseye sits on the board of the World Editor’s Forum.  

Editor-in-Chief, The Straits Times & SPH's English/Malay/Tamil Media Group, Singapore

Warren Fernandez joined the paper in 1990 as a political reporter and rose to become a News Editor. He went on to serve as Foreign Editor and Deputy Editor.

Fernandez then joined Royal Dutch Shell in 2008 as a Global Manager for its Future Energy Project, before returning to the paper in February 2012 as its Editor. He assumed the role of Editor-in-Chief of Singapore Press Holdings’ (SPH) English/Malay/Tamil Media group (EMTM) from July 2016.

Fernandez graduated with First Class Honours from Oxford University, where he read Philosophy, Politics and Economics. He also holds a Master’s in Public Administration from Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government.

President, Local Media Association, USA

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.

Editor, The Boston Globe, USA

Brian McGrory, who served as a metro columnist, White House correspondent, and metro editor, is the editor of The Boston Globe.
 
Born in November 1961, in Boston, he has lived in the city and the wider region almost all of life.
 
McGrory joined the Globe in 1989 as a suburban reporter and held various roles before moving to the Washington Bureau as White House correspondent to cover Bill Clinton’s reelection campaign against Bob Dole, and then Clinton’s second term.
McGrory moved back to Boston as a Metro columnist in 1998. He added the title of associate editor to his portfolio in 2004.
 
In 2007, McGrory left column writing to become the paper’s Metro editor, formally the deputy managing editor for local news, running the newsroom’s largest department. He served in that position until January 1, 2010, when, by previous design, he returned to his twice-weekly column. He was named editor of the paper in December 2012.
 
He won the Scripps-Howard award for commentary and the Sigma Delta Chi award for general column writing in 2011. The Globe was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Reporting in 2014 for its coverage of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, and for Feature Photography in 2016 for a 2015 report on rural poverty as seen through the eyes of one young boy in Maine. The organization has also won Pulitzer Prizes for editorial writing and commentary over that same span, and has been a finalist 10 other times over the past six years.
 
McGrory has written five books.

50:50 Project Lead, BBC, London, UK

Nina runs the 50:50 Project, which is the biggest collective action on increasing women’s representation in BBC content there has ever been. Over the last year 50:50 has rapidly expanded with around 400 BBC teams now signed up to the voluntary initiative that uses a self-monitoring data system to effect change. Nina’s role supports these teams which span across TV, radio and digital. Outlets include the BBC TV News Bulletins, The One Show, Countryfile, the Andrew Marr Show and File on 4.

Before joining the project, Nina was a senior producer and broadcast journalist for the BBC News at Six and Ten. She has been in news all her professional career and worked at other media organisations including The Sunday Times and The Sunday Telegraph.

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, he was awarded with the Maria Moors Cabot Prize.

Author, CNBC Contributor, Institute for Advanced Study Fellow; former Editor in Chief, USA TODAY, USA

Joanne Lipman is one of the USA’s leading journalists, a CNBC contributor, and author of the No. 1 bestseller THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID: What Men and Women Need to Know About Working Together. She also is the first Peretsman Scully Distinguished Journalism Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, where she is working with AI/machine learning scientists to look at how those new technologies are impacting journalism. She is the former Chief Content Officer of Gannett and Editor in Chief of its USA TODAY and USA TODAY NETWORK, encompassing more than 3,000 journalists at 110 newspapers including the Detroit Free Press, the Arizona Republic, the Des Moines Register and the Cincinnati Enquirer. Under her leadership, the NETWORK was awarded three Pulitzer Prizes and had an additional three Pulitzer finalists. She is a member of the World Editors Forum advisory board.

Ms. Lipman began her career at The Wall Street Journal, ultimately becoming Deputy Managing Editor -- the first woman to attain that post -- and supervising coverage that won three Pulitzer Prizes. She subsequently was founding Editor-in-Chief of Condé Nast Portfolio magazine and portfolio.com, which won Loeb and National Magazine Awards. Ms. Lipman is co-author of the New York Times Education bestseller "Strings Attached," which has also been published across Europe and Asia.

In addition to her on-air role with CNBC, Ms. Lipman has appeared as a television commentator on ABC, CNN, CBS, NBC, PBS, and MSNBC, among others. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Time, Fortune, Harvard Business Review, and Newsweek, and her journalism has been collected in multiple anthologies. A winner of the Matrix Award for women in communications, Lipman is a member of the World Editors Forum board and the Council on Foreign Relations, and the advisory boards of data.world, Breastcancer.org and the Yale School of Music. She was a member of the Knight Commission on Trust, Media and Democracy, as well as the boards of the Knights Orchestra, the Yale University Council, the Yale Daily News and the Yale Alumni magazine, of which she was chair. She has been a judge for the Pulitzer Prize, the National Magazine Awards and the Loeb Awards.

Editor in Chief and CEO, VG - Verdens Gang AS, Norway

Gard Steiro is a Norwegian journalist and editor. In 2016 Steiro was appointed editor-in-chief and CEO of VG, Norway´s leading digital media house. With 2.5 million daily users cross platforms VG reaches half of the population in Norway.  Steiro started as a reporter. The last ten years he has held several leader positions in different media companies. From 2011 to 2015 Steiro was chief editor of Bergens Tidende, the largest regional newspaper in Norway.  Steiro is a member of the management team in Schibsted Media that owns and runs a large number of newspapers and digital startups in Scandinavia.

Executive Editor, The Washington Post, USA

Martin Baron is the Executive Director of The Washington post since 2013, overseeing The Post's print and digital news operations and a staff of more than 800 journalists. Newsrooms under his leadership have won a total of 14 Pulitzer Prizes, including seven at The Post. During his tenure at The Post, it won four times for national reporting, once for explanatory reporting, once for investigative reporting and once for public service, the latter in recognition of revelations of secret surveillance by the National Security Agency. His career in journalism has brought him to top editing positions at the Boston Globe, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and Miami Herald, where he began his career in journalism in 1976.

Head of Investigations, The Guardian, United Kingdom

Paul Lewis is Head of Investigations at The Guardian. He has held several prominent roles at the news organisation since joining as a trainee in 2005, including Associate Editor, San Francisco Bureau Chief, Washington Correspondent and Special Projects Editor. He has produced and presented documentary films, coordinated Guardian investigations and reporting projects, and co-authored a book about undercover policing. He has won 14 major journalism awards.

Associate Professor, University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication, US

Victor Pickard is an associate professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication where he co-directs the Media, Inequality & Change (MIC) Center. Previously he taught at New York University and the University of Virginia and worked on media policy in Washington, DC as a Policy Fellow for Congresswoman Diane Watson and a Senior Research Fellow at the New America Foundation and at the media reform organization Free Press (where he now serves as a board member). Currently he is a visiting fellow at Goldsmiths and LSE. His research focuses on the history and political economy of media institutions, media activism, and the politics and normative foundations of media policy. He has published scores of scholarly articles and book chapters as well as essays for The Guardian, The Nation, and The Atlantic. With Robert Picard, he co-authored the report, “Essential Principles for Contemporary Media and Communications Policymaking”. He has authored or edited six books, including America’s Battle for Media Democracy; Will the Last Reporter Please Turn Out the Lights; After Net Neutrality; and, most recently, Democracy without Journalism?

Professor of Digital Creativity, Cass Business School, City University London, UK

Neil Maiden is Professor of Digital Creativity at the Cass Business School of City University London. His current research interests include uses of artificial intelligence to augment human creativity and enhancing design methods and tools to generate more creative solutions. He is and has been a principal and co-investigator on numerous EPSRC- and EU-funded research projects with a total value of £35million. He has published over 220 peer-reviewed papers in academic journals, conferences and workshops proceedings. He was Program Chair for the 12th IEEE International Conference on Requirements Engineering in Kyoto in 2004, and Editor of the IEEE Software’s Requirements column from 2005-2013. His details are available at https://www.city.ac.uk/people/academics/neil-maiden. He is current a principal investigator of the EU-funded QUEST project, leading the work package to design, implement and evaluate new interventions to improve science journalism and communication.

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