World New Media Congress 2020 to pave pathways to future

World News Media Congress 2020 (#WNMC20) is set to conduct from June 17-19 at Zaragoza, Spain. The flagship annual event of WAN-IFRA will offer an unrivalled opportunity to connect with chief editors, publishers, CEOs and news media owners from all regions of the world, confronting the issues that look set to shape the industry in 2020.

To be themed on ‘Pathways to the Future’ the three days of World News Media Congress 2020 conferences, meetings and workshops will offer inspiring case studies and expert views organised in two streams—World Editors Forum and World Digital Revenue Forum. World Editors Forum will bring a highlight of newsroom strategies for journalists and audience to navigate 2020 with all challenges and World Digital Revenue Forum will give glimpses of ‘growth’ based on real revenue transformation stories and outlook for a fully digital funded newsroom collaborations.

The congress will also hold the 4th Women in News Summit. This summit is an opportunity to focus on the gender challenge we face as an industry, to assess progress and see why advocates are driving a move beyond gender. There will also be special interest meetings and workshops,” informs Fernando de Yarza López-Madrazo, President, WAN-IFRA.

World News Media Congress 2020 arrives in Spain at a decisive moment for press freedom and sustainability of mass media. “We are thrilled to be able to stage the 2020 World News Media Congress and are confident delegates will find Zaragoza and Spain an appropriately stunning and stimulating host”, says Fernando de Yarza, adding that the attempt to go one step further with great conversation defining the future model of quality and sustainable journalism.

One of Spain’s five largest cities, and the capital of the region of Aragón, Zaragoza sits at the crossroads of the country’s major centres of journalism (in between Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao and Valencia) and has a long tradition of journalism. Henneo, one of Spain’s leading media and technology companies, dates its origin back to 1895, when the newspaper Heraldo de Aragón was founded in Zaragoza. Henneo will also celebrate its 125th anniversary in 2020.

Confirmed speakers

Speakers yet confirmed for the 72nd World News Media Congress include Rasmus Nielsen

Director, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, UK; Siv Juvik Tveitnes, CEO, Schibsted Media Division, Norway; Nic Newman, Sr. Research Associate, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, UK; Catarina Carvalho, Executive Editor, Diário de Notícias, Portugal; Greg Barber, Director of Newsroom Product, The Washington Post, USA; Toyosi Ogunseye, Head of West Africa, BBC; Warren Fernandez, Editor-in-Chief, The Straits Times & SPH’s English/Malay/Tamil Media Group, Singapore; Nancy Lane, President, Local Media Association, USA; Brian McGrory, Editor, The Boston Globe, USA; Nina Goswami, 50:50 Project Lead, BBC, London, UK; Rosental Alves, Founder & Director of the Knight Center for Journalism, University of Texas, USA; Joanne Lipman, Author, CNBC Contributor, Institute for Advanced Study Fellow; former Editor in Chief, USA TODAY, USA; Gard Steiro, Editor-in-Chief and CEO, VG -Verdens Gang AS, Norway; Marty Baron, Executive Editor, The Washington Post, USA; Paul Lewis, Head of Investigations, The Guardian, UK; Victor Pickard, Associate Professor, University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication, US; Neil Maiden, Professor of Digital Creativity, Cass Business School, City University London, UK; Xavier van Leeuwe, Leader of Marketing and Data, Telegraaf Media Groep NV; and Matthijs van de Peppel, Manager Data Intelligence & CRM, NRC Media, The Netherlands.

Anyone who has been to a previous World News Media Congress will confirm that this edition of the congress in Zaragoza is a media gathering like no other.

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