Top speakers named for Copenhagen Congress

Mar 03, 2024 at 10:34 am by admin

Three of the most respected names in the news media industry are among speakers lined up for WAN-Ifra’s World News Media Congress in Copenhagen in May, the seventy-fifth anniversary of the Congress.

Legendary US editor Marty Baron (left) is slated to talk about power and the press. His remarkable legacy with newsrooms under his leadership including the Boston Globe and the Washington Post, during which time he amassed 18 Pulitzer prizes. Now retired, his views in this election year will be of interest to all those invested in independent journalism.

Another speaker is Rappler chief executive and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Maria Ressa (right) who has turned her energy to the issues of AI and democracy as a distinguished fellow of the new Institute of Global Politics at Columbia University.

She is focused on the breakdown of our global information ecosystem and how interconnected communities can protect democratic values.

Keynote speaker at this year’s Congress (May 27-29) will be John Ridding, chief executive of the Financial Times Group.

At the helm of the Financial Times since 2006 – a period of transformation and growth of the FT – he has strong views about the future and how media organisations must adapt.

Two study tours are planned to coincide with the congress.

A study tour from May 20-25 focusses on Scandinavian media transformation, visiting Oslo, Stockholm and Copenhagen

A second, after the congress, is being held from May 29-31, looks at AI innovation, looking at trends driving the media industry in Copenhagen.

Organisers WAN-Ifra suggest early planning for the event, including checking visa requirements and starting the application process as soon as possible.

Early bird registrations are currently available. GXpress is a media partner.

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