World News Media Congress 2019

World News Media Congress 2019

01 Jun 2019 bis 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.




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?


WAN-IFRA President Michael Golden: Journalists must work harder to reflect society

In once seemingly stable democracies, intolerance for media is playing out in various ways, from online harassment to assault and murder. WAN-IFRA President Michael Golden shares his thoughts on the fractured climate for journalists ahead of the World News Media Congress in Glasgow in June. Read more



Karl Schroeder on futurism, augmented reality and the purpose of journalism

Karl Schroeder is a Canadian science fiction author whose work around online misinformation and the power of platforms is particularly pertinent in 2019. In this interview, ahead of his keynote at the European Digital Media Awards ceremony in Vienna, he discusses how science fiction often preempts such challenges, why the role of journalism is ever more vital for a functional society, and how futurism can inform media decisions. Read more


Engaged journalism: Why newsrooms should put the needs of their communities first

Kim Bode, community and product operations manager at News Deeply and adjunct professor at the New York University, makes the case for community-centered journalism. Read more


Five things you need to know about the future of journalism

A new report by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (RISJ) at Oxford points to an important future for investigative reporting. 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.