WAN IFRA 2016, 68th World News Media Congress is scheduled from 12 June, 2016 to 14 June, 2016. The Conference is placed at the Centro de Convenciones Cartagena de Indias. WAN IFRA 2016, 68th World News Media Congress covers aspects like Media, News, Newspapers, Publishing and Advertising.
Organised by the Global Alliance for Media Innovation (GAMI)
This workshop will explore current practices of virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and immersive 360 videos. We are going to analyze how these technologies can enrich journalism across the globe and review the latest developments in the virtual reality market, latest investments, immersive video capture techniques, dissemination via mobile VR players, ways to develop virtual reality apps and generate ideas about how immersive technologies can make a significant impact in future newsrooms.
Discuss, network, share opportunities and challenges, and learn how your peers operate in our annual workshop.
Awarded since 1961, the Golden Pen of Freedom is given in recognition of outstanding action, in writing or deed, to an individual, a group or an institution in the cause of press freedom. The award is traditionally given during the opening ceremony; an occasion to focus the world's media attention on the fundamental issue of press freedom.
You are invited to celebrate with us immediately after the Opening Ceremony of the 68th World News Media Congress! Enjoy drinks and snacks at the Esplanada de San Francisco, the beautiful plaza right in front of the Cartagena Convention Centre. Soak up the atmosphere on a magical night!
This event is hosted by Andiarios, Codensa-Emgesa, ProColombia, Seguros Bolívar, Davivienda, Telefónica, Movistar & Marca País.
Bloomberg Content Service Coffee Break & All-Day Coffee
WAN-IFRA collects data from more than 70 countries in cooperation with national newspapers, media associations, and data partners such as Zenith Optimedia, IPSOS, ComScore and RAM. World Press Trends is unique, discover at the Congress how the global newspaper industry is faring this year.
Across the globe, media companies are embracing the digital opportunities and finding strategies that can inspire their peers, reveal the industry's capacity to innovate, and produce revenue.
In this session, discover some of the world's most recent and successful media company transformations.
Across the globe, media companies are embracing the digital opportunities and finding strategies that can inspire their peers, reveal the industry’s capacity to innovate and produce revenue. In this session, WAN-IFRA will showcase the world’s most recent and successful media company transformations.
Maintaining a direct link with your audience is critical. While publishers have increased their use of dependence on distribution platforms, they were conscious of the need to remain as a destination for their readers during this past year, such as Facebook, Twitter, Apple News, Google. Meanwhile, the distributors are dependent on publishers for more quality news, more often, to keep visitors returning to their platforms. Yet, they do not feel responsible for the costs of good journalism, nor do they want any distractions that might affect their revenue. What is next in this tussle?
Free Basics, Facebook’s initiative to bring the Internet to the “next-billion” at no charge, is a crucial element of zero-rating and net neutrality discussions worldwide. This session, hosted in the first Latin American country where Free Basics launched, will discuss the opportunities and threats for the news media industry. Please click here to register for free for this workshop.
A handful of newspapers (USA Today, WSJ, Washington Post, New York Times and so forth) are experimenting with virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) to take the fledgling technology from the use of gee-whiz type travel to actual news coverage.
The tools for VR and AR are improving weekly. In almost no time, we will all be adapting our editorial calendars for these new storytelling genres, which also offers opportunities for brands and advertising.
This will be the 18th annual survey that Innovation Media Consulting will conduct for WAN-IFRA. The release of the report has become a highlight at the Congress.
The day starts with world trends and data and ends with a selection of innovative cases from publishers around the world.
Our Gala Dinner will take place on the night of Monday, June 13, in one of the most stunning places in Cartagena, the "Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas". The view from the fortress is breathtaking and you will have the chance to enjoy the Gala Dinner with a 360° outlook of Cartagena and surroundings. Take advantage of this opportunity to network with the world's most prominent news media professionals.
The Gala Dinner is sponsored by: Andiarios, Codensa-Emgesa, ProColombia, Seguros Bolívar, Davivienda, Telefónica, Movistar & Marca País.
Bloomberg Content Service Coffee Break & All-Day Coffee
Media companies are experimenting new activities that are very different to their traditional business models. Would they be as successful in their diversification if they did not come from news media?
Original, authoritative journalism that stands out is the mark of a quality news brand. However, in the age where newsroom resources are under pressure, copy's shelf life is only minutes, and content is everywhere; how do editors steer their newsrooms to meet the needs of the times?
Video is hot property right now, but still uncharted territory for publishers. Therefore, turning video investments into a successful strategy is one of the core challenges facing news publishers today. So how can you develop your video business? Here are some ideas for building a video brand, streamlining production, and exploring new forms of revenue from video.
The issue of ad blocking is complex. Beyond annoyed users and publishers losing revenue, there are many stakeholders: the ad block tech providers, advertisers, online retailers, platforms and anti- ad block tech providers. Publishers around the world are responding to the impact of ad blocking in different ways, from marketing actions aimed at moving mobile users into apps to individual or joint actions between medias inviting users to disable their ad blockers.
The Financial Times has an unusual history of choosing bold over conservative, even when dealing with sensitive issues like digital ad revenue. The choice to explore viewability, cost-per-hour metrics over CPM, and click-through-rates (CTR) is a great example. The Financial Times' VP of Advertising in the Americas will take us through the successes and limitations of this revolutionary approach.
The Global Alliance for Media Innovation (GAMI) partners will report on the work of various media labs and centers, innovation initiatives, and processes observed around the world.
GAMI is a WAN-IFRA initiative that aims to found the ground for a renewed innovation ecosystem in the news media industry. It is a global community of stakeholders from the news media world: publishers, suppliers, start-ups, academic and research centers.
How should journalism change to meet the needs of the times? A visit to the frontline of digital and mobile storytelling to show how the shift of new platforms and formats is bringing new dimensions to journalism – and how print products are responding.
Lydia Polgreen is pioneering the globe and representing the newsroom in a company-wide initiative to engage readers in languages other than English. Previously, Ms. Polgreen was Deputy International Editor, the South Africa bureau chief, a correspondent for the New Delhi bureau and chief of the West Africa bureau.
Before that, Ms. Polgreen was a metro reporter for The Times, beginning in 2002. Before joining The Times, Ms. Polgreen was a staff writer for the Orlando Sentinel from February to June of 2002. From July 2000 to January 2002 she was a staff writer for the Albany Times Union, covering city hall, police investigations and other local issues. She began her career as assistant editor and business manager for The Washington (D.C.) Monthly from August 1998 to August 1999. She received her B.A. in liberal arts from St. John's College in 1997.
In 2000 she graduated, with honors, from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism with her M.S. in journalism. Ms. Polgreen was a 2006 recipient of the George Polk Award for foreign reporting, in recognition of her travels deep into the war-torn western regions of Sudan to report on the carnage in Darfur. She received the 2008 Livingston Award for international reporting, for her series,