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

Programme

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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    • 6624
    • 6625

    10:00

    • Congress

    • Editors

    Congress Opening and Welcome Coffee

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    • 6624
    • 6625

    11:00

    • Congress

    • Editors

    Another pivotal year for our industry

    Location: 
    Auditorium SEC

    Keynote 

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

    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

    Face to Face: Editors on the Frontline

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    • 6626

    13:00

    • Social Events & Networking

    Lunch Break and Networking in our lounge and exhibition area

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    • 6625

    13:00

    • Editors

    3rd Women in News Summit

    Location: 
    M1 SEC
    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.

    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?

    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

  • Stream IDs:
    • 6626

    16:00

    • Social Events & Networking

    Coffee Break and Networking in our lounge and exhibition area

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    • 6625

    16:45

    • Congress

    • Editors

    Golden Pen of Freedom Award

    Location: 
    Auditorium SEC
    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.
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    • 6624
    • 6625

    17:15

    • Congress

    • Editors

    Press Freedom around the world. Panel

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

    Speakers 

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    • 6626

    18:00

    • Social Events & Networking

    Welcome Reception - A taste of Scotland

June 02
Sunday

  • Stream IDs:
    • 6626

    08:00

    • Social Events & Networking

    Charity Run

    Don't miss the opportunity to join in and support our first Press Freedom Run.

     

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    • 6624

    09:45

    • Congress

    Brand Building and Reader Revenue

    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.

    Speakers 

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    • 6625

    09:45

    • Editors

    Next Generation Journalism and Storytelling

    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?

    Moderator 

    Speakers 

    • Head of News Innovation, BBC Voice, London, UK
    • Editor-in-Chief and Responsible Editor, Expressen, Sweden
  • Stream IDs:
    • 6626

    11:30

    • Social Events & Networking

    Coffee Break and Networking in our lounge and exhibition area

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    • 6624

    12:00

    • Congress

    Funding Models and Journalism Guardrails

    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

    Chairman 

    • Professor of Professional Practice and Director Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Economics and Business Journalism, Columbia University, USA
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    • 6625

    12:00

    • Editors

    Next Generation Newsroom

    Moderator 

    • Director of Audience Engagement, Dagens Næringsliv, Norway

    Keynote 

    • Director of Newsroom Product, Washington Post, USA

    Speakers 

    • Product Manager, Newsletters and Messaging, Los Angeles Times, USA
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    • 7144

    12:00

    • Break-out 1

    World Press Trends

    Speakers 

    • Director of Insights & Editor-in-Chief, WAN-IFRA, Germany
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    • 6624

    13:00

    • Congress

    Where is the Editor: lunch with Society of Editors

    Knowing vs Showing your colours: Bias, transparency and activism

    Moderator 

    • International Editorial Consultant, UK
  • Stream IDs:
    • 6626

    13:00

    • Social Events & Networking

    Lunch Break and Networking in our lounge and exhibition area

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    • 6624

    14:30

    • Congress

    Advertising: Setting the right line of defence

    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.

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

    Speakers 

    • Sinead Boucher
      CEO, Stuff, Fairfax Media New Zealand
    • Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Singapore Press Holdings Ltd.

    Innovative research to prove ad effectiveness in newsbrands

    Speakers 

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    • 6625

    14:30

    • Editors

    Building Bridges: news media literacy needed!

    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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    • 7144

    14:30

    • Break-out 1

    CPN Hackathon 'Personalisation of news' (GAMI)

  • Stream IDs:
    • 6626

    16:00

    • Social Events & Networking

    Coffee Break and Networking in our lounge and exhibition area

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    • 6624
    • 6625

    16:30

    • Congress

    • Editors

    In Conversation with ...

    Speakers 

    • President and CEO, The New York Times Company, USA
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    • 6626

    19:00

    • Social Events & Networking

    Gala Dinner

    Location: 
    Kelvingrove Gallery and Museum

    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.

June 03
Monday

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    • 6624

    09:30

    • Congress

    Innovation reports

    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

    Print winning strategies

    Speakers 

    • Deputy Editorial Director, Freistunde – Straubinger Tagblatt, Germany
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    • 6625

    09:30

    • Editors

    Safety of Journalists

    Speakers 

  • Stream IDs:
    • 6626

    11:30

    • Social Events & Networking

    Coffee Break and Networking in our lounge and exhibition area

  • Stream IDs:
    • 6624

    12:00

    • Congress

    Newsroom: Oxygenate the way you work

    Speakers 

    • Product Manager, Newsletters and Messaging, Los Angeles Times, USA

    Part 1: Oxygenate the way you work

    Part 2: How do you fare in innovation stakes

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    • 6626

    13:00

    • Social Events & Networking

    Lunch Break and Networking in our lounge and exhibition area

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    • 6624

    14:30

    • Congress

    A Pressing Need

    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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    • 6624
    • 6625

    15:00

    • Congress

    • Editors

    End of the 71st World News Media Congress

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    • 6624
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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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