28 - 30 September 2022
Zaragoza
Spain

World News Media Congress 2022

World Media Leaders Summit, World Editors Summit, Women in News Summit, Golden Pen of Freedom

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Programme

September 27 Tuesday

16:00

Free Guided Tours

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19:00

Tapas Tour

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September 28 Wednesday

08:00

Registration

09:30

Welcome Coffee

10:00

Media Leaders Summit: The power of sharing. Lessons from Spanish alliances

Auditorium

Spanish news publishers have found strength in collaborative alliances. Via state-of-the-art technology hubs, they share premium inventory and digital services that safeguard user data and simplify registration. On the advertising front, they combine reach and provide safe and transparent environments for advertisers.

10:00

World Editors Summit: How to prepare your newsroom for the next crisis. Workshop

Trainer
Founder and CEO, Fathm, UK
11:30

Coffee Break in our exhibition area

Trainer
Founder and CEO, Fathm, UK
12:00

Media Leaders Summit: How to build a sustainable and diversified business

Auditorium

Ibero American media giants Prisa and O’Globo are rethinking priorities and the way they work to ensure sustainability. Their different approaches give insight into strategic choices executives face as they set their media businesses for the future.

Speakers
Executive Chairperson of PRISA Media, Spain
President, Agencia EFE, Spain
CEO Grupo Globo, Brazil
12:00

Break-out session

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12:45

Break-out session

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13:30

Women in News Summit: Lunch

Moderator
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13:30

Lunch Break in our exhibition area

Moderator
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15:00

World News Day: Can We Win Over Journalism’s Critics?

Auditorium

In an age of news avoidance and polarisation, how do we convince detractors, and young people, of journalism’s value? On this World News Day, 28 Sept, we spotlight stories that have made a difference in the lives of individuals, communities and regions. #JournalismMatters, to us, but how do we get it to matter to more people?

Moderator
Executive Director of Aspen Digital, The Aspen Institute, USA
Speakers
Editor in Chief, Globe and Mail, Canada
VP Content Integrity & Editorial Standards, Dotdash Meredith, Canada
President and Executive Director, Canadian Journalism Foundation, Canada
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16:30

Coffee break in our exhibition area

Chair
Editor-in-Chief, The Straits Times & SPH's English/Malay/Tamil Media Group, Singapore
17:00

Golden Pen of Freedom Award

Auditorium

We recognise an individual or group who has sacrificed much for the cause of journalism with WAN-IFRA’s highest honour.

Chair
Editor-in-Chief, The Straits Times & SPH's English/Malay/Tamil Media Group, Singapore
17:15

Press Freedom Challenges Around The World

Auditorium

How do we navigate new limits on press freedom?

Moderator
Journalist, Safety Advisor
Speakers
President of Gazeta Wyborcza Foundation, Poland
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18:00

Welcome Reception

Aljafería Palace

Join us for Vino español and tapas at the Aljafería Palace, a fortified medieval palace built during the second half of the 11th century. This UNESCO World Heritage Site was the residence of the Banu Hud dynasty during the era of Abu Jaffar Al-Muqtadir. The palace reflects the splendour attained by the Taifa of Zaragoza at its height. It currently houses the Cortes (regional parliament) of the autonomous community of Aragon.

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September 29 Thursday

08:45

Breakfast session

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09:30

Women in News: Newsroom Leadership Award Winners

Auditorium

09:40

Plenary: What's Next for Journalism and Media?

Auditorium

Chair
Founder and Director, Tow Center for Digital Journalism, Columbia Journalism School, USA
Speakers
Publisher, Axios, USA
Executive Vice President, Amedia AS, Norway
11:00

Coffee Break in the exhibition area

11:30

Media Leaders Summit: Emerging Trends You Need to Watch

Auditorium

Moderator
11:30

World Editors Summit: Editors Driving Change AND Winning Audiences

How the editors of three top newspapers are redefining their journalism to meet the needs of growing audiences amid a climate of social division.

Moderator
Professor at University of Texas at Austin, founder and director of the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas
Speakers
Editor of The Sunday Times, UK
Editor-in-Chief, El País, Spain
Editor-in-Chief, LA NACION, Argentina
11:30

Break-out session

Hosted by
12:30

Media Leaders Summit: CEOs Building Sustainable And Diversified Media Businesses

Auditorium

How are chief executives responding to uncertainty and polarisation in their markets? What are the levers for growing sustainable, robust businesses? What innovation and cultural change is needed to ensure future relevance and resilience?

Moderator
Executive Director of Aspen Digital, The Aspen Institute, USA
Speakers
Head Global Media & CEO Blick Group - Member of the Ringier Group Executive Board, Switzerland
President and CEO Les Echos – Le Parisien, France
12:30

Break-out session

Moderator
Editor-in-Chief at News24
Speakers
Head of Digital Innovation, Dong-A Ilbo, South Korea
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12:30

World Editors Summit: Resetting Newsroom Priorities

How to build back quality, what to cover (and what not) and how to drive systemic change.

Moderator
Speakers
Head of Digital Innovation, Dong-A Ilbo, South Korea
Editor-in-Chief at News24
13:30

Lunch Break in our exhibition area

Moderator
Director of Innovation & Leadership, Craig Newmark J-School/CUNY, USA
Speakers
Chief Product Officer and Global Head of Digital, Bloomberg Media, USA
Chief Product Officer and Managing Editor, Digital at The Washington Post, USA
15:00

Media Leaders Summit: Reader Revenue: Opening The Black Box Of Successful Products

Auditorium

What is working, what is not, and what are the triggers that convert and retain audiences for the Washington Post, The New York Times and  Bloomberg?

Moderator
Director of Innovation & Leadership, Craig Newmark J-School/CUNY, USA
Speakers
Chief Product Officer and Global Head of Digital, Bloomberg Media, USA
Chief Product Officer and Managing Editor, Digital at The Washington Post, USA
Head of Subscription Growth at The New York Times
15:00

World Editors Summit: Winning over young readers

15:30

World Editors Summit: The Disinformation Infiltration

Newsrooms are often the frontline in preventing disinformation campaigns and bad actors from impacting audiences. Newsrooms are now able to fight this head-on with robust processes, standards and technical tools that are being introduced to staff, but they are also able to create reporting opportunities out of the disinformation itself by developing dedicated reporting teams and beats.

Moderator
Founder and CEO, Fathm, UK
Speakers
Deputy Editor in Chief, Digital Investigations, AFP, France
Disinformation Editor, BBC News
17:00

Keynote and World Digital Media Awards

Auditorium

Speakers
Digital Minister, Taiwan
17:45

Happy Hour

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20:00

Gala Dinner

September 30 Friday

08:30

Breakfast session

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09:30

Media Leaders Summit: Future Tech and Media Strategies

Auditorium

When should you use AI to solve problems and make decisions? How to upskill your workforce in machine learning and the basics of AI? How to structure your roadmap? How to prioritize your use cases? What are the major trends to monitor?

Why should you care about Web 3.0 and is it here to stay? Leadership insights into the world of Web3 to understand how the new age for a decentralised web will impact media.

Is metaverse overhyped or under-hyped? How does the metaverse really unlock value and for whom?

Moderator
Visiting Policy Fellow, Oxford Internet Institute, UK
09:30

World Editors Summit: Editor of the Future

Are your current skills up to date and good enough to land you the top newsroom job in 2023? Are there skills or behaviours you can learn, quickly, to stay relevant?

09:30

Media Leaders Summit: Future of the Printed Newspaper: Executive Roundtable

The printed paper remains a strong part of the media and revenue mix for many publishers. The past years have been extremely challenging with the pandemic disrupting the production and distribution of the newspaper. Publishers were then hit by increases in newsprint prices and now a war in Europe is causing further inflationary pressures. In this session, decision-makers of large media companies will talk about their strategies and plans for the printed product.

Hosted by World Printers Forum

Speakers
Publisher and CEO, The Globe and Mail, Canada
Hosted by World Printers Forum
11:00

Media Leaders Summit: AudienceS: The Key to Sustainable and Growing News Enterprises

At the heart of Table Stakes Europe is the question of how to align your company’s stars to drive digital growth through serving the needs, interests and problems of the many different audienceS living and working in your market. What if you could get folks in the newsroom, marketing, sales, data and product to work together on a performance challenge that seeks to change the entire work culture of your company? What if at the heart of that challenge was a deep understanding of how to deliver quality journalism to audienceS whose engagement, subscriptions, ad/sponsorship and more matter to the sustainability and growth of your news enterprise.

Speakers
Deputy head of media, NWT Media, Sweden. Specialist in online news media and digital transformation.
Hosted by
11:00

Women in News Summit: Leading newsrooms-in-transition

11:00

Media Leaders Summit: Future Tech and Media

How to incorporate AI into everyday business practices – business applications, managing in-house assets and capabilities.

12:00

Women in News Summit: Women’s owned/run media, lessons and its future

Is women-owned/run media the answer to our inclusion challenge?

Moderator
Founder and CEO Chicas Poderosa, Portugal
Speakers
Co-Founder and CEO, The Quint, India
12:30

Media Leaders Summit: What makes audiences stay loyal, and how do you avoid churn?

Small And Mid-Sized Businesses face challenges in retaining subscribers. We’ve asked experts to share lessons from the customer journey that keep their audiences loyal: from A/B testing, and compelling and effective onboarding, to becoming an actionable data organisation and not a data-driven one.

 

Hosted by Local News Association.

Moderator
CEO, Local Media Association, USA
Speakers
Senior Manager of Retention and Engagement, Star Tribune, USA
12:30

Media Leaders Summit: Advertising trends

This session draws together emerging trends from two vital sources of revenue: branded content and digital advertising.

From evolving formats to how to better monetise your offerings.

Speakers
B2B Content Director, Financial Times, UK
Chief Operating Officer, The Ozone Project, UK
13:30

Innovation Report

Auditorium

Highly anticipated insights, trends and best practices from folks at Innovation Media Consulting.

Speakers
President, Innovation Media Consulting Group, UK
14:00

Lunch in our exhibition area

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