Programme | World News Media Congress 2019

World News Media Congress 2019

01 Jun 2019 to 03 Jun 2019
Glasgow
United Kingdom

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

Programme | World News Media Congress 2019

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The World News Media Congress is the annual meeting of news executives, including publishers, editors and owners, of newspapers from all over the world. It is hosted in a different city each year. The 2018 Congress in Portugal drew around 1000 people from over 60 countries for three days of conferences, executive meetings, networking and social events. A list of previous host cities for WAN-IFRA Congresses, from 1948 to the present, can be found at http://www.wan-ifra.org/node/78299. It incorporates the:

The World Editors Forum (WEF) organises the editorial stream of the Congress. WEF is built on a commitment to defend press freedom and promote editorial excellence. It is at the forefront of newsroom change and connects editors on issues that matter for the future of independent and free news publishing. More on www.wan-ifra.org/wef

Women in News (WIN) Summit is a gathering to support of WAN-IFRA’s sector-leading initiative to increase women’s leadership and voices in news through capacity building, training and advocacy.

 

Sessions

June 01
Saturday

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    09:00

    • Editors

    Editors' Roundtable: Science in the Newsroom

    Location: 
    Carron, First Floor

    Three-quarters of the top health stories that went viral in 2018 included false or misleading information, a recent study found. Many had been created or shared by big-name, credible newsrooms. Although there were no major inaccuracies, the lack of detail, context, overstatement and misinterpretation of research findings resulted in the public getting inaccurate information and making decisions on that. Our editors' roundtable on Science in the Newsroom will explore how to improve reporting in a resource-scarce newsroom.

    Moderator 

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    10:00

    • Congress

    • Editors

    Welcome Coffee

    Location: 
    Hall 1 & 2, Ground Floor
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    11:00

    • Congress

    • Editors

    Congress Opening

    Location: 
    Auditorium, Ground Floor
    Official opening of the 2019 World News Media Congress.

    Chairman 

    • President WAN-IFRA , former Vice Chairman, The New York Times, USA
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    11:15

    • Congress

    • Editors

    Another pivotal year for our industry

    Location: 
    Auditorium, Ground Floor

    Chairman 

    • Head of Digital, The Tiso Blackstar Group, South Africa

    Is the Press sustainable?

    A major investigation into the sustainability of quality journalism in the UK, released in February, was hailed as a blueprint for the economic development of the industry. Nine recommendations were made, ranging from a regulated relationship between publishers and platforms, to tax relief for investors in public interest journalism and a government media literacy strategy. Dame Frances Cairncross, a respected journalist, academic and economist, will assess the response to her recommendations, report on actions taken and share advice for the health of quality journalism beyond the UK.

    Speakers 

    No one likes us, we don’t care

    Much of the public is increasingly turning their back on journalism, finding that news is not relevant to them, that they cannot trust it, or even find it to be actively antithetical to their values. How can journalism respond to this combination of threats and renew the public connection that is the premise of journalism as a profession, as a public institution, and as a business? What combination of editorial, technological, and other responses might help us as we risk losing touch with the public we serve?

    Speakers 

    • Director, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, UK

    We are all in this. Roll up your sleeves!

    Much is expected of newsrooms today. We ask experienced editors how they cope with complex, pressured relationships amid a battle for social relevance.

    Speakers 

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    13:00

    • Social Events & Networking

    Lunch and Networking Break

    Location: 
    Hall 1 & 2, Ground Floor
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    • 6625

    13:00

    • Editors

    Women in News Lunch

    Location: 
    across M1, First Floor

    Those joining the Women in News Summit are invited to join a pre-Summit lunch.

    sponsored by

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    13:45

    • Editors

    3rd Women in News Summit

    Location: 
    M1, First Floor

    The initial fallout from #metoo sparked change in the way women are treated in media companies. It also raised questions of why so few are questioned/quoted for their expertise. This session, which promises to be as inspiring as previous years, features new initiatives and builds on cases presented in 2018.

    sponsored by

    Chairman 

    Speakers 

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    14:30

    • Congress

    • Editors

    Small and Mid-Sized Businesses: how to set yourself apart and give your newsbrand an edge

    Location: 
    Auditorium, Ground Floor
    Big newsbrands invest substantial amounts on marketing campaigns, using ad agencies to convey their mission and values to the public. What are the smaller brands doing to be heard and understood and to convince audiences to pay for their product against that of a competitor?

    Moderator 

    • President, Local Media Association, USA

    Speakers 

    • Editor in Chief, Director of Content, Brunswick News, Canada
    • SVP/Head of Consumer Products, USA TODAY NETWORK, USA
    • Editor In Chief (Digital), Reach plc, United Kingdom
    • Community organiser , The Bureau Local, UK
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    • 7144

    14:30

    • Break-out 1

    News Labs and Innovation (GAMI)

    Location: 
    Alsh, Ground Floor

    Best practices, projects and lessons learned from a selection of innovation labs in our community with a particular focus this year on the topic of Voice and AI. Hear the story of how the Associated Press is reorganising their innovation process and what the New York Times R&D strategy is including some projects they are working on.

    From France, hear about the Renault and Challenges magazine initiative ‘Augmented Editorial Experience (AEX)’, launched at the Paris Motor Show 2018, which aims to create future opportunities for car makers and their content partners.

    A session organised by WAN-IFRA's Global Alliance for Media Innovation (GAMI)

     

    Moderator 

    • Co-founder Media Innovation Studio, University of Central Lancashire, UK

    Speakers 

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    14:30

    • Break-out 2

    • Sponsored Session

    Facebook Journalism Project: working towards sustainable solutions for local news

    Location: 
    Carron, First Floor

    The Facebook Journalism Project is committed to strengthening communities by connecting people with meaningful journalism. Local newspapers play a vital role in providing their communities with authentic, reliable news and information. In this session, Facebook and the National Council for the Training of Journalists will discuss the progress of the Community News Project to hire 82 community news reporters and put them back in newsrooms. We will also discuss the need to build other solutions for different business models in different countries, including audience and video accelerators.

    Speakers 

    Sponsored by

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    16:00

    • Social Events & Networking

    Coffee and Networking Break

    Location: 
    Hall 1 & 2, Ground Floor
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    16:45

    • Congress

    • Editors

    Golden Pen of Freedom Award

    Location: 
    Auditorium, Ground Floor
    WAN-IFRA’s annual award recognising the outstanding action, in writing or deed, of an individual, a group or an institution in the cause of press freedom. The 2018 Laureate was Maria Ressa.

    Chairman 

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    17:15

    • Congress

    • Editors

    Press Freedom around the world

    Location: 
    Auditorium, Ground Floor

    Murder, intimidation, harassment, media capture. What's to be done?

    Speakers 

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    18:00

    • Social Events & Networking

    Welcome Reception - A taste of Scotland

    Location: 
    Hall 1 & 2, Ground Floor

    A small taste of Scotland with a traditional pipe band, popular drinks and snacks from the region. Try a dram of whisky while networking with colleagues, old friends and new acquaintances.

June 02
Sunday

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    08:45

    • Break-out 2

    • Sponsored Session

    Breakfast Session - Advertising vs UX: Does higher revenue always come at the expense of the readers?

    Location: 
    Carron, First Floor

    Maximizing ad revenue can easily come at the expense of the user. However, this session will reveal data-driven best practices to increase advertising revenue through better user experience, and reveal the only way to measure the effect UX has on publisher revenue.

    Speakers 

    Sponsored by

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    09:45

    • Congress

    Brand Building and Reader Revenue

    Location: 
    Auditorium, Ground Floor
    The frontrunners in the deployment of a digital subscription strategy are working on improving subscription funnels and preventing churn. In parallel, alternative initiatives are emerging or taking off. The focus is still to incentivise readers to pay, but using different approaches.

    Moderator 

    • Director, Europe / Africa & Global Advisory, WAN-IFRA, Germany

    Speakers 

    Tables stakes: Focus on results rather than just process

    Table stakes comes from thinking about strategy as poker. The speakers will share how Metro, local and regional newspapers in USA used this challenge centric method to achieve significant gain in traffic, engagement, subscription and diversified revenue streams.

    Speakers 

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    09:45

    • Editors

    Next Level Journalism and Storytelling

    Location: 
    M1, First Floor

    The evolution of multimedia journalism is rapid: are we on a road from Pulitzers to Emmys as Voice and Podcasts supplement already profitable Video reporting? And how do you make the advances while ensuring the community stays front and centre of your journalism?

    Moderator 

    Speakers 

    • Head of News Innovation, BBC Voice, London, UK
    • Editor-in-Chief and Responsible Editor, Expressen, Sweden
    • Product Manager, Newsletters and Messaging, Los Angeles Times, USA
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    09:45

    • Break-out 1

    World Press Trends

    Location: 
    Alsh, Ground Floor

    What metrics are driving reader revenue strategies? What underlying trends are shaping local news challenges? How is trust impacting news media? Those are just a few of the questions that World Press Trends is addressing this year in its global survey.

    Speakers 

    • Director of Insights & Editor-in-Chief, WAN-IFRA, Germany
    • Director, Journalism Leaders Programme | Co-convenor: Digital Editors Network, UK
    • Senior Executive Editor for Diversity, Talent, Standards and Training Bloomberg News
    • Editor-in-chief, News24, Johannesburg, South Africa
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    11:30

    • Social Events & Networking

    Coffee and Networking Break

    Location: 
    Hall 1 & 2, Ground Floor
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    12:00

    • Congress

    Funding Models and Journalism Guardrails

    Location: 
    Auditorium, Ground Floor
    As new investors and philanthropists step forward to fund news media how can you ensure journalists can continue to do their work, in the best conditions and in a context where the public is suspicious about partisanship

    Moderator 

    • Raju Narisetti
      Professor of Professional Practice and Director, Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Economics & Business Journalism, Columbia University, USA

    Speakers 

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    • 6625

    12:00

    • Editors

    Next Generation Newsroom

    Location: 
    M1, First Floor

    Get insight into the latest projects of the enviably well-funded newsroom of The Washington Post. At the other end of the scale, newsrooms are struggling, soo too reputations and life for journalists is getting rougher. In this environment, who wants to be a journalist? How do you attract and keep qualified, diverse and resilient staff?

    Moderator 

    • Director of Audience Engagement, Dagens Næringsliv, Norway

    Inside the Washington Post Newsroom

    The Washington Post has one of the most innovative newsrooms around. Its teams operating at the intersection of tech, journalism and product are changing the way they think about, plan and deliver their journalism. They are already planning for the 2020 elections. What else are they up to?

    Speakers 

    • Director of Newsroom Product, Washington Post, USA

    Are Journalists Today’s Coal Miners?

    How to survive the talent challenge and emerge with better newsrooms. Fresh research paints a picture of the challenge the profession faces in markets that are in the middle of digital change. For this study, from RISJ and the University of Mainz, researchers interviewed dozens of editors-in-chief, heads of journalism schools in Europe and aspiring young journalists.

    Speakers 

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    13:00

    • Congress

    Editors' lunch: Where is the Editor?

    Location: 
    Boisdale, Ground Floor

    ‘The Editor’ once a revered position both within the newsroom and in the community at large, is now an endangered species. An interactive session over lunch to explore the changing nature of editorial leadership.

    Moderator 

    • International Editorial Consultant, UK

    Speakers 

    • Executive Director, Society of Editors, UK
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    13:00

    • Social Events & Networking

    Lunch and Networking Break

    Location: 
    Hall 1 & 2, Ground Floor
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    14:30

    • Congress

    Advertising: Setting the right line of defence

    Location: 
    Auditorium, Ground Floor
    Public acceptance of advertising in the UK hit a new low in 2018 according to Advertising think-tank, Credos. This finding could apply to many developed ad markets. Among reasons, a feeling of intrusiveness and the use of “suspicious techniques”. Rebuilding trust comes down to owning problems and helping brands to serve their campaigns to the relevant targets, in a trusted environment. Different initiatives are underway to create a better advertising ecosystem. Advertising has always been a revenue pillar for publishers, and like the others, it’s facing pressure to transform.

    Moderator 

    • Chief Commercial Officer, DC Thomson Media, UK

    Innovative research to prove ad effectiveness in newsbrands

    Speakers 

    • Managing Director, News Scotland & News Ireland, UK

    Head-to-head: A future for advertising in our business models

    Speakers 

    • General Manager of Newspapers, Stuff Limited, New Zealand
    • Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Singapore Press Holdings Ltd., Singapore
    • Managing Director - Publisher, Le Parisien - Aujourd’hui en France, France
    • Chief Operating Officer, News UK
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    14:30

    • Editors

    Building Bridges: news media literacy needed!

    Location: 
    M1, First Floor
    They will all be voters, strong forces of the future economy and some of them will even become political leaders. But most of Gen Z feel they can’t access, analyze or evaluate the media around them, let alone trust traditional newsbrands to become their voice. It’s time to build news media literacy programs around the world that understand the society teens and young adults live in and their motivators and values.

    Moderator 

    • Executive Director of Media Policy and Public Affairs, WAN-IFRA

    Speakers 

    • Aslak Gottlieb photo
      Educational Consultant, medieundervisning.dk, Copenhagen, Denmark
    • Schools Editor, The Straits Times & Correspondent at Singapore Press Holdings Ltd, Singapore
    • Journalist, Groupe Sud Ouest, France
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    14:30

    • Break-out 1

    Personalisation of news matters!

    Location: 
    Alsh, Ground Floor

    Moderator 

    • Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Global Alliance for Media Innovation (GAMI)

    Personalisation of news matters!

    A focused break-out session about the capabilities of Advanced Digital Technologies to deliver personalised content and elevate the experience of your customers wherever they access your media.

    This session will include an introduction to the Content Personalisation Network (CPN), an exciting European funded project using technologies such as Distributed Ledger (eg. blockchain) and artificial intelligence \ machine learning to build a leading-edge platform for content personalisation.

    In the second part of the session, innovative SMEs from across the UK and Europe will take to the stage to talk about the personalisation capabilities they can provide, and what they mean for organisations like yours. You will get the opportunity to vote on the most promising startup!

    A session organised by WAN-IFRA's Global Alliance for Media Innovation (GAMI)

    Speakers 

    Start-up pitches

    Drinks and meet & greet the Startups !

    Speakers 

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    14:30

    • Break-out 2

    • Sponsored Session

    Global State of Reader Engagement

    Location: 
    Carron, First Floor

    Chartbeat’s Data Science Chief, Josh Schwartz, offers new research into global audience and traffic patterns to identify new year-on-year trends. With dramatic changes in reader behavior, the analysis looks closely at engagement and loyalty trends by platform, experience, and device, which have strategic implications for news publishers.

    Sponsored by

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    16:00

    • Social Events & Networking

    Coffee Break and Networking in our lounge and exhibition area

    Location: 
    Hall 1 & 2, Ground Floor
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    16:30

    • Congress

    • Editors

    In Conversation with Mark Thompson, NYT

    Location: 
    Auditorium, Ground Floor

    Moderator 

    Speakers 

    • President and CEO, The New York Times Company, USA
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    16:30

    • Break-out 1

    Managing Sexual Harassment in the Newsroom

    Location: 
    Boisdale, Ground Floor

    What media managers should know to protect their staff, their culture and their corporate reputations.

    Join WAN-IFRA for a roundtable discussion on sexual harassment in the newsroom, and the tools you need to help mitigate and manage instances when they do arrive.

    Speakers 

    • Director of Media Development and Head of Women in News, Canada
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    17:00

    • Congress

    • Editors

    Opportunity: Developing original programmes for streaming services

    Location: 
    Auditorium, Ground Floor

    Streaming services like Netflix will need a lot of content in the future and they are looking for projects from third-parties. Opportunity arises for media companies with original stories that can be repurposed as base screenplays for shows. How does this new world work? We will ask Camila Jimenez Villa, who, at Univision, was the Executive Producer for the Netflix programmes El Chapo (seasons 1-3), Murder Mountain, Tijuana and “Who killed Malcom X”.

    Moderator 

    • Raju Narisetti
      Professor of Professional Practice and Director, Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Economics & Business Journalism, Columbia University, USA

    Speakers 

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    • 6626

    19:00

    • Social Events & Networking

    Gala Dinner

    Location: 
    Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

    We will start the Gala Dinner with a civic reception, courtesy of The Rt Hon The Lord Provost Councillor Eva Bolander. Have a drink and take the time to explore the treasures of the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. Enjoy a three course Scottish menu, while celebrating with us the winners of the World Digital Media Awards and the Women in News Leadership Awards. The Venue Announcement for Congress 2020 will also be held at this social event. A shuttle service will be provided to and from the museum - more info will be announced through the Congress App.

    Built in 1901, the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is a museum and art gallery in Glasgow, Scotland. It is one of Scotland's most popular visitor attractions. With 22 themed, state-of-the-art galleries displaying an astonishing 8000 objects, the collections are extensive, wide-ranging and internationally-significant. Discover more here.


    Civic Reception courtesy of The Rt Hon The Lord Provost Councillor Eva Bolander

June 03
Monday

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    09:30

    • Congress

    Innovation Reports

    Location: 
    Auditorium, Ground Floor

    Moderator 

    Innovation in News Media World Report

    Presenting the annual must-read world report on behalf of WAN-IFRA on the latest ways and means news media are reinventing themselves with new commercial and editorial formulas

    Speakers 

    • President, Innovation Media Consulting Group, UK
    • Co-editor, Innovation News Media World Report; Policy Officer, LSE Media Policy Project, London, UK

    Print winning strategies

    Speakers 

    • Deputy Director World Printers Forum, WAN-IFRA, Germany
    • Phillip Crawley
      Publisher and CEO, The Globe and Mail, Canada
    • Deputy Editorial Director, Freistunde – Straubinger Tagblatt, Germany

    Benchmarking trust in advertising

    WAN-IFRA, in association with market research specialist Syno International, conducted a global survey of 40,000 people across 40 countries to gauge their trust in advertising

    Speakers 

    • Director of Insights & Editor-in-Chief, WAN-IFRA, Germany
    • Chairman of the Board, Syno International, Sweden
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    • 6625

    09:30

    • Editors

    Editors' Safety Workshop

    Location: 
    M1, First Floor

    This workshop provides useful tools for news organisations and editorial teams to review and improve safety practices and protocols that affect both the newsroom and journalists out in the field. We will focus on “easy wins” - editing and security practices that can be implemented with minimal cost and rapid deployment. We will address office security, best practices for commissioning dangerous assignments, and key elements for creating a robust safety policy and set of protocols. All of these can save the lives of reporters, and your company - investing in building a robust safety policy and associated protocols can save your organisation from the financial loss and reputational damage of a crisis that could have been prevented and avoided, or could have been carefully managed.

    Speakers 

    Sponsored by

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    09:30

    • Break-out 1

    Tables Stakes Workshop

    Location: 
    Alsh, Ground Floor

    At this workshop, Doug Smith and Stan Wischnowski will describe the results achieved in the U.S. table stakes programs as well as provide an overview of the 7 core table stakes, the methodology of performance-driven change, and how the program works. Doug and Stan are both looking forward to exploring with participants how the Table Stakes Europe program can help participants move forward with their most important challenges.

    Speakers 

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    11:30

    • Social Events & Networking

    Coffee and Networking Break

    Location: 
    Hall 1 & 2, Ground Floor
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    12:00

    • Congress

    How to build a culture of innovation, and grow your organisation's bottom-line

    Location: 
    Auditorium, Ground Floor

    Most news organisations recognise they need the capacity to innovate and keep their organisation relevant. But does innovation actually make a meaningful difference to performance? What levers do you need to pull to effect the culture change needed to drive innovation?
    This session will address these questions by highlighting innovation processes and role models. It will also help you determine the resources needed to oxygenate your newsroom and organisation.

    Moderator 

    • Director, Journalism Leaders Programme | Co-convenor: Digital Editors Network, UK

    Speakers 

    • Product Manager, Newsletters and Messaging, Los Angeles Times, USA
    • Chief Strategy Officer, Guardian News & Media, UK
    • Director of Globe Labs, The Globe and Mail, Canada
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    • 6626

    13:00

    • Social Events & Networking

    Lunch and Networking Break

    Location: 
    Hall 1 & 2, Ground Floor
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    14:00

    • Congress

    • Editors

    In conversation with Madhav Chinnappa, Google

    Location: 
    Auditorium, Ground Floor

    A discussion about the Google News Initiative and Google's role in the news ecosystem

    Speakers 

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    14:30

    • Congress

    Closing Keynote: Sir Alan Moses

    Location: 
    Auditorium, Ground Floor
    The challenges of balancing freedom of expression with protecting individuals and the importance of and need for regulation.

    Speakers 

    • Chairman of the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO), UK
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    15:00

    • Congress

    • Editors

    End of the 71st World News Media Congress

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    15:05

    • Congress

    • Editors

    Reader Revenue Study Tour

    Location: 
    Glasgow and London

    Directly following #WNMC.19, our 2.5 day Reader Revenue Study Tour takes you inside the top UK publishing houses where we discuss their unique subscription and membership strategies with the key people leading them. Learn more about the Study Tour here.

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