WAN-IFRA launches Expert Panel to guide the news media industry

2023-06-30. The World Association of News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), announced the launch of its Expert Panel during the annual World News Media Congress in Taipei. Fourteen professionals who are well established as experts in the media industry will represent the association and work closely together with it around the globe with the goal of supporting the news media industry in its quest for sustainability.

by WAN-IFRA Staff | June 30, 2023

With the rapid shift towards digital channels, many publishers are looking for guidance in crafting their strategies and implementing new business models that reflect the changes in the industry. Our experts, who have been carefully selected for their news media expertise, will bring valuable hands-on experience that will help news media companies to fast track their transformation process and avoid costly mistakes,” said Thomas Jacob, Chief Operating Officer at WAN-IFRA.

The experts are also available to serve as independent board members and strategic advisors to CEOs and as coaches for senior management teams,” Jacob added.

WAN-IFRA has carefully selected the team to ensure high quality standards. The team of industry experts provides advice to local, national, and international media companies, while WAN-IFRA serves as a bridge between information, expertise, and results. The panel covers the entire news media ecosystem and helps in creating sustainable media businesses.

The experts cover a wide range of focus areas including digital revenue optimisation, media and newsroom transformation, paid content evaluation and implementation, digital advertising strategy, AI strategies, use of data and newspaper production evaluation providing valuable, impartial, and practical guidance for news media businesses looking to increase their digital audiences and revenues as well as mastering all transformation processes in the industry,” said Martin Fröhlich, Director of the Digital Revenue Network at WAN-IFRA.

The panel is available to assist with a variety of services, including quick assessment calls, on-site strategic workshops, and study tours for managers and teams. We can even help with full-scale transformation projects that involve benchmarking and implementation.

More details of the Expert Panel are available on

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Martin Fröhlich, Director Digital Revenue Network,

About World News Media Congress 2023. The 74th World News Media Congress (#WNMC23), taking place from 28th-30th June 2023 in Taipei, Taiwan is organised by WAN-IFRA – the World Association of News Publishers, in collaboration with Taiwan’s leading media and technology group – United Daily News Group (UDN).

The World News media Congress is the leading annual event for media leaders, bringing more than 900 editors and media executives from nearly 60 countries to discuss challenges and opportunities for the global news media industry. The three-day programme included Summits for Media Leaders, Editors and Women in News.

WAN-IFRA issues several awards during the event, including  the Golden Pen of FreedomWorld Digital Media Awards, Women in News Editorial Leadership Awards. The conference incorporates a technology and services exhibition.

WAN-IFRA is the global organisation of the world’s press, comprising 3,000 news publishers and technology companies and 60 national publishers’ associations representing 18,000 publications in 120 countries. With a mission to protect the rights of journalists and publishers around the world to operate independent media, WAN-IFRA provides its members with expertise and services to innovate and prosper in a digital world and perform their crucial role in society.

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