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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.

VENUE LOCATION

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Lydia Polgreen

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,

AGENDA

Jun 12   
  • 12:30

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    Virtual Reality Gets Real (GAMI Workshop)

     

    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.

    Speakers 

  • 13:00

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    Press Freedom Roundtable: Writing the Peace – Covering Conflict and What Comes Next

    The role of media in covering conflict, reporting resolution, and promoting peace: what can we learn from media working in post-conflict societies? what lessons are to be drawn from Colombia’s example? what challenges remain for journalists in more peaceful times?
  • 13:30

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    Small and Mid-Sized Publishers Annual Meeting

    Discuss, network, share opportunities and challenges, and learn how your peers operate in our annual workshop.

    Moderator 

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      President, Local Media Association, USA
  • 16:00

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    Opening Ceremony and Golden Pen of Freedom

    Location: 
    Auditorio Getsmani, Level 2, Convention Center Cartagena de Indias

    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.

  • 18:00

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    Welcome Reception

    Location: 
    Esplanada de San Francisco

    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.

Jun 13   
  • 08:00

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    Bloomberg All-Day Coffee 08:00 - 18:00

    Location: 
    Hall Grau, Convention Center Cartagéna de Indias

    Bloomberg Content Service Coffee Break & All-Day Coffee

    Sponsored by

     
  • 09:00

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    World Media Trends 2016: Exclusive presentation

    Location: 
    Auditorio Getsemani, Level 2, Convention Center Cartagena de Indias

    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.

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  • 09:30

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    Transforming for the Future (Part 1)

    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.

    The Means for Our Success

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    Fireside Chat

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      President, Global Partnerships, Google, USA
  • 10:30

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    Coffee Break / Opening of Congress Exhibition

    Location: 
    Claustro de las Animas, Level 1, Exhibition and Catering Hall, Convention Center Cartagena de Indias
  • 11:15

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    Transforming for the Future (Part 2: Success Stories)

    Location: 
    Auditorio Getsemani, Level 2, Convention Center Cartagena de Indias

    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.

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      President, Groupe Le Monde, France
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      Executive Chairman, Independent Media, and Founder & Chairman, Sekunjalo Group, South Africa
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      President and Publisher of La Presse, Canada
  • 13:00

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    Lunch and Exhibition

    Location: 
    Claustro de las Animas, Level 1, Exhibition and Catering Hall, Convention Center Cartagena de Indias
  • 14:30

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    Third Party Distributors and the Battle for Your Audience

    Location: 
    Auditorio Getsmani, Level 2, Convention Center Cartagena de Indias

    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?

    Moderator 

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      Professor of Professional Practice; Co-Director, Media, Economics and Entrepreneurship; Director, Future of Journalism at the Annenberg Innovation Lab, USA

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      Professor and Director, Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, USA
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      CEO, NZZ Mediengruppe, Switzerland
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      Managing Editor for Digital, The Washington Post, USA
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      Vice-President, Newspapers & Digital Media, RBS Group, Brazil

    FIRESIDE CHAT

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      Professor and Director, Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, USA
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      Director of Global News Partnerships, Facebook, USA
  • 16:00

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    Coffee Break

  • 16:00

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    World Media Policy Forum

    Location: 
    Salón Arsenal

    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.

     

    Moderator 

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      Advocacy Director, Committee to Protect Journalists, USA

    Speakers 

  • 16:30

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    New Frontiers: Virtual and Augmented Reality in News and Advertising

    Location: 
    Auditorio Getsemani, Level 2, Convention Center Cartagena de Indias

    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.

    Moderator 

    Keynote 

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      Virtual Reality Evangelist, NextVR, USA

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  • 17:30

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    Innovations in Newspapers 2016: Hot off the Press

    Location: 
    Auditorio Getsemani, Level 2, Convention Center Cartagena de Indias

    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.

    Moderator 

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      Partner, Innovation International Media Consulting Group, UK
  • 19:00

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    Gala Dinner

    Location: 
    Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas

    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.

Jun 14   
  • 08:00

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    Breakfast Session hosted by Google

    Location: 
    Salón Pegasos, Convention Center Cartagéna de Indias

    Sponsored by:

     
  • 08:00

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    Bloomberg All-Day Coffee 08:00 - 18:00

    Location: 
    Hall Grau, Convention Center Cartagéna de Indias

    Bloomberg Content Service Coffee Break & All-Day Coffee

     
  • 09:00

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    A New Economic Model for Today’s Publishers

    Location: 
    Salón Barahona 1-2, Level 2, Convention Center Cartagena de Indias

    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?

    Speakers 

  • 09:00

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    Next Level Journalism

    Location: 
    Salón Barahona 3, Convention Center Cartagena de Indias

    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?

    Chairman 

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      Executive Director of Journalism, Zero Hora & President, World Editors Forum, Brazil

    Keynote 

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      Deputy Editor in Chief, The Wall Street Journal, USA
  • 09:30

    Rebirth of Trust

    Location: 
    Salón Barahona 3, Convention Center Cartagena de Indias

    Moderator 

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      Director of the Program on Independent Journalism, Open Society Foundations, UK/Colombia

    How the Panama Papers Changed the Mood in Journalism

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    Digital Fragmentation: Risks for Journalism and Democracy

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    Building Community Trust

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      President World Editors Forum, Editor-in-Chief and Managing Director, Kristeligt Dagblad, Denmark

    Tools of Trust

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      Director Digital News Projects, Washington Post, USA
  • 10:45

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    Coffee Break

    Location: 
    Claustro de las Animas, Exhibition and Catering Hall, Convention Center Cartagena de Indias
  • 11:30

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    What Is Your TV/Video Strategy and Should You Have One?

    Location: 
    Salón Barahona 1-2, Level 2, Convention Center Cartagena de Indias

    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.

    Moderator 

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      Principal Consultant, WAN-IFRA & Senior Advisor, Schibsted, Sweden

    Speakers 

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      Digital Content Manager, Artear, Grupo Clarín, Argentina
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      Executive Producer, Video, Refinery29, USA
  • 11:30

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    Next Level Newsroom

    Location: 
    Salón Barahona 3, Convention Center Cartagena de Indias

    10 Ideas to Recreate the Newsroom and How to Build Them

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    Driving Innovation and Integration

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      Group Editor-in-Chief, Independent News and Media (INM), Ireland

    What's New at El Colombiano?

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  • 11:30

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    AdBlockers: Actions and Developments

    Location: 
    Salón Barahona 4, Level 2, Convention Center Cartagena de Indias

    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.

    Q&A with Ben Shaw

    Speakers 

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      Director, Global Advisory - WAN-IFRA, Germany
  • 12:15

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    Can Publishers Trade “Exposed Time” as an Advertising Currency, Not Just Impressions?

    Location: 
    Salón Barahona 4, Level 2, Convention Center Cartagena de Indias

    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.

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      Vice President of Advertising in the Americas, Financial Times, USA
  • 12:30

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    Making a Difference

    Speakers 

  • 13:00

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    Lunch in Our Daylight Exhibition Hall

    Location: 
    Claustro de las Animas, Convention Center Cartagena de Indias
  • 13:00

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    Lunch: Interactive Session on Ethics for Editors

    Location: 
    Salón Pegasos, Convention Center Cartagena de Indias
  • 14:30

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    Learning from Labs: The 2016 Edition

    Location: 
    Salón Barahona 1-2, Level 2, Convention Center Cartagena de Indias

    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.

    Moderator 

    Speakers 

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      Publisher and CEO, The Globe and Mail, Canada
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      Director of Research and Innovation, College of Culture and Creative Industries, University of Central Lancashire, UK
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      Partnership Strategist, Newsela, USA
  • 14:30

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    Next Level Storytelling

    Location: 
    Salón Barahona 3, Convention Center Cartagena de Indias

    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.

    Moderator 

    Video and Engagement at the Huffington Post

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      Executive Editor, The Huffington Post, USA

    Small Screen Journalism

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      Editor, Mobile Innovation Lab, Guardian News & Media