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.



  • Community organiser , The Bureau Local, UK
  • Co-editor, Innovation News Media World Report; Policy Officer, LSE Media Policy Project, London, UK
  • Deputy Managing Director, Midi Libre - La Dépêche, France
  • 50:50 Project Lead, BBC, London, UK
  • Executive Director, ACOS Alliance, London, UK
  • High Risk Adviser, BBC High Risk team, UK
  • President and CEO, The New York Times Company, USA
  • Deputy Editorial Director, Freistunde – Straubinger Tagblatt, Germany
  • Senior Executive Editor for Diversity, Talent, Standards and Training Bloomberg News
  • Director of digital reader revenues, The Guardian News & Media, UK
  • Editor-in-Chief and Responsible Editor, Expressen, Sweden
  • International Editorial Consultant, UK
  • Director of Development, Groupe Challenges, France
  • Editor In Chief (Digital), Reach plc, United Kingdom
  • Schools Editor, The Straits Times & Correspondent at Singapore Press Holdings Ltd, Singapore
  • CEO, Agate, UK
  • Editor-in-chief, News24, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Deputy Director World Printers Forum, WAN-IFRA, Germany
  • Founder and Managing Director, Steady Media, Germany
  • Director of Audience Engagement, Dagens Næringsliv, Norway
  • Head of News Innovation, BBC Voice, London, UK
  • Aslak Gottlieb photo
    Educational Consultant,, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Journalist, Groupe Sud Ouest, France
  • Chair of Court, Heriot-Watt University, UK
  • Co-Founder and Editor, THE KEN, India
  • Chairman of the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO), UK
  • Chief Commercial Officer, DC Thomson Media, UK
  • Editor, Toronto Star, Canada
  • Chief Strategy Officer, Guardian News & Media, UK
  • Director of Corporate Strategy and Development, Associated Press, USA
  • Director, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, UK
  • Head of Innovation Programmes, Digital Catapult, UK
  • Editor-in-Chief, The Straits Times & SPH's English/Malay/Tamil Media Group
  • Director, Europe / Africa & Global Advisory, WAN-IFRA, Germany
  • Country Lead, Code for Kenya, ICFJ Knight Fellow, Kenya

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?


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.