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

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    Registration and Information Desk

    Location: 
    ICC Durban
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    • 1999

    09:00

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    Women in News

    Location: 
    ICC Durban, Room MR21
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    • 1999

    12:00

    • Workshops

    Small and Midsized Business

    Location: 
    ICC Durban, Hall 2E
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    • 1999

    12:00

    • Workshops

    Workshops

    Location: 
    ICC Durban
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    • 1999

    14:00

    • Workshops

    Press Freedom Roundtable

    Location: 
    ICC Durban

    10 Years on from the Declaration of Table Mountain: What state is Freedom of Expression in Africa today?

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    16:00

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    Opening Ceremony

    Location: 
    ICC Durban
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    18:00

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    • Social Events

    Welcome Reception

June 08
Thursday

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    08:00

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    • Workshops

    Breakfast Session

    Location: 
    ICC Durban
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    09:00

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    World Media Trends 2017: Exclusive presentation

    Location: 
    ICC Durban

    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.

    Speakers 

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    09:30

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    Roadmaps for Renewal

    Location: 
    ICC Durban

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

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    10:30

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    Coffee break

    Location: 
    ICC Durban
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    11:15

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    The Next Big Thing: Part I

    Location: 
    ICC Durban

    Long term plans to change news publishers' business models are under the microscope: including The New York Times 2020 project; Schibsted’s Next Gen product and Tony Haile’s search for industry answers via the new startup: Scroll. In part one the session we will look at Haile's project: "If journalism and the open web are in crisis", he says, "then we can either mourn them or fight for them. I think it's worth fighting for. Scroll is dedicated to solving the problem of how to have sustainable, quality journalism on a free and open web". Haile has reportedly raised $3 million, by word, from investors including SoftTech, OATV, Axel Springer, News Corp and the New York Times - who are all interested in a different business model. 

     

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    Fireside chat

    Location: 
    ICC Durban

    Last Fall, Fusion Media Group, and its newly created unit, Gizmodo Media Group, launched a new editorial and revenue strategy. Raju Narisetti, with his strong background in journalism and business development, contributed to the new plan. His role now is to build sustainable revenue pillars (beyond advertising) for Univision’s digital properties.

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    Networking lunch

    Location: 
    ICC Durban
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    14:30

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    The Next Big Thing: Part II

    Location: 
    ICC Durban
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    15:00

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    Media: broken, or just misfiring?

    Location: 
    ICC Durban

    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?

    Speakers 

    • Founder & Director of the Knight Center for Journalism, University of Texas, USA
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    15:45

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    Coffee break

    Location: 
    ICC Durban
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    16:15

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    Innovations in Newspapers 2017

    Location: 
    ICC Durban

    Following an established tradition, Innovation Media Consulting will release, for the 19th time, the annual report it compiles every year 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.

    Speakers 

    • Juan Señor
      Partner, Innovation International Media Consulting Group, UK
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    20:00

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    • Social Events

    Gala Dinner

June 09
Friday

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    08:00

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    Breakfast Session

    Location: 
    ICC Durban
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    • 1998

    09:00

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    The Future of Trust

    Location: 
    ICC Durban

    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 also needed.

    Chairman 

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

    Journalism’s Uphill Battle

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    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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    Keynote

    Location: 
    ICC Durban
  • 09:30

    Pure players’ view on our future

    Location: 
    ICC Durban

    Speakers 

    • Founder & Deputy Chairman, Al Huffington Post Maghreb, France

    Is it easier to be a pure player?

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    10:30

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    Coffee Break

    Location: 
    ICC Durban
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    • 1998

    11:15

    • World Editors Forum

    Fighting Back

    Location: 
    ICC Durban

    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

    Truth's secret weapon: The newsroom social media team

    Speakers 

    • Senior Manager, Accountability Journalism Program, American Press Institute

    Sifting through the lies

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    Investigations with impact

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    • Managing Partner, amaBhungane, South Africa

    Bridging gaps between journalism and community

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    • 1997

    11:15

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    New Revenue Pillars

    How is your revenue doing? A review of the changing mix of revenue, including advances in subscription models; an update of programmatic advertising; evolution in native ad units and new thinking on data strategies

    Speakers 

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    • 1998

    13:00

    • World Editors Forum

    Editor’s lunch: ethical dilemmas of the post-truth era. With Ethical Journalism Network

    Location: 
    ICC Durban

    Speakers 

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    13:00

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    Networking Lunch

    Location: 
    ICC Durban
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    14:30

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    Innovation from the Lab

    Location: 
    ICC Durban
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    14:30

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    The Ad Forum: can we make better ads?

    Moderator 

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    • 1998

    14:30

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    Digital storytelling moves up a gear

    Location: 
    ICC Durban

    Tech trends are signalling that our world is going to be more visual and that audio will also play a greater role in the news ecosystem.  What does this mean for newsrooms?

    Video tends to watch in 2017

    Speakers 

    Robocop storytellers

    Driving innovation across Africa

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    Bots to the rescue

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    16:00

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    Coffee Break

    Location: 
    ICC Durban
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    16:30

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    The battles we must win

    Location: 
    ICC Durban
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    17:00

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    Wrap-up and Announcement World News Media Congress 2018

    Location: 
    ICC Durban

World News Media Congress 2017

Contact 

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