World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers


13th International Newsroom Summit

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  • CEO, RGB Media Inc, Israel
    Grig Davidovitz is a consultant specialising in Developing Journalism in the New Media Age. His areas of expertise are news design and usability, online revenue models and newsroom structure. His...
  • Bill Adair
    Knight Professor of the Practice of Journalism and Public Policy, Duke University and Founder, PolitiFact, USA
    Bill Adair is the creator of the Pulitzer Prize-winning website PolitiFact and the Knight Professor of the Practice of Journalism and Public Policy at the Sanford School for Public Policy at Duke...
  • Chief Production Editor, Financial Times, UK
  • Justin Arenstein
    Investigative Journalist, OpenData Advocate and Entrepreneur, South Africa
    Justin Arenstein is an investigative journalist, OpenData advocate and social entreprenuer from South Africa, who is working across Africa, with partners including Google, the African Media...
  • Director Digital News Projects, Washington Post, USA
    Greg Barber has made a career of startups within news organizations. After a stint growing the digital side of the PBS NewsHour, he’s spent 11 years at The Washington Post, helping to create and...
  • Digital Editor, La Stampa, Italy
    Marco Bardazzi is Digital Editor at La Stampa in Turin, Italy.   His career as a journalist began in 1986. He has worked for the ANSA news agency in Florence, Milan, New York, Washington DC...
  • Apps Editor, BBC World Service and Global News, UK
    Trushar is the Apps Editor for BBC World Service and Global News. He has over 20 years of experience working in the British media across newspapers, radio, TV, online and digital. He was previously...
  • Director of Communications for Europe, Middle East and Africa, Google
    Peter Barron has been Director of Communications for Europe, Middle East and Africa for Google since July 2013.  He joined Google in 2008 and was previously Director of Communications and Public...
  • Journalist & Editorial Developer at L'Echo/De Tijd, Belgium
    Nicolas Becquet is a journalist and editorial developer at Mediafin, publisher of financial and economic newspapers L'Echo and De Tijd in Belgium.Before joining Mediafin in 2010, he worked as a radio...
  • Fergus Bell
    UGC and digital news gathering expert, UK
    Fergus Bell is a UGC and digital newsgathering expert who has a passion for the positive development of this content in newsrooms and the wider industry. He is the co-founder of a committee for the...
  • Liam Corcoran
    Social Media Editor, NewsWhip, Ireland
    Liam Corcoran is NewsWhip's Social Media Editor. Used by some of the world's leading digital newsrooms, NewsWhip's technology tracks the spread of millions of stories, videos, and other content...
  • Digital Editor, WSJ.com, EMEA, UK
    John Crowley is the digital editor for WSJ.com in Europe, Middle East and Africa.
  • CEO, RGB Media Inc, Israel
    Grig Davidovitz is a consultant specialising in Developing Journalism in the New Media Age. His areas of expertise are news design and usability, online revenue models and newsroom structure. His...
  • Senior Lecturer, Wits Journalism University, South Africa
    Dr Glenda Daniels is a senior lecturer at Wits Journalism where she is project co-ordinator and lead researcher on the State of the Newsroom project. She has a PhD in Political Studies (Wits) and is...
  • Data scientist, former Knight-Mozilla fellow at The Guardian, UK/Belgium
    Stijn currently works as a freelance data scientist, helping news organizations make sense of their analytics. He just finished a stint at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism, and before that was...
  • Professor of Media Studies, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Mark Deuze is Professor of Media Studies, specializing in Journalism at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Humanities. From 2004 to 2013 he worked at Indiana University’s Department of...
  • New Media Consultant, Goodman Consulting, UK
    Garrett Goodman is a new media consultant based in London who works with tech startups and media companies, helping them to find new opportunities that give them the edge. He also runs...
  • Editor, Digital Innovation, Trinity Mirror Regionals, UK
    Alison Gow is a journalist and blogger who has worked in the UK regional press for more than 20 years. A former editor of Wales on Sunday and the Daily Post, she is now Editor, Digital...
  • Managing Editor and General Manager, Le Soir, Belgium
    Since 2010, Didier Hamann has been Managing Editor and General Manager of Le Soir - part of the Rossel Group and the leading quality francophone paper in Belgium. He is a former Editor-In-Chief of Le...
  • Editor, BBC News Online, UK
    Steve is the Editor of BBC News Online (bbc.co.uk/news), a role he has held since January 2006. He has overall responsibility for the digital output of BBC News on desktop website, tablet and mobile...
  • Ideas Editor, Quartz, USA
    S. Mitra Kalita is the ideas editor at Quartz. She worked previously at The Wall Street Journal, where she oversaw coverage of the Great Recession, launched a local news section for New York City and...
  • Publisher, Tablet Media, Czech Republic
    Michal Klíma is a senior media executive. Most of his professional life he worked as top executive in newspaper publishing business. He has been president and board member of the Czech Publishers...
  • Lisa MacLeod, GM Digital, Media24.com, South Africa
    Head of Digital, Times Media Group, South Africa
    Lisa MacLeod is Head of Digital at Times Media Group in South Africa. She was previously GM of Digital for Media24.com. A former head of operations for ft.com and Managing Editor of the Financial...
  • Ernst-Jan Pfauth, Publisher, De Correspondent, The Netherlands
    Publisher, De Correspondent, Netherlands
    Ernst-Jan Pfauth is the former Editor-in-Chief of Internet at NRC Media, as well as an acclaimed technology author and columnist. In 2008, he co-founded The Next Web blog, which is now amongst the 10...
  • Grzegorz Piechota
    Head of Innovation Lab at Gazeta Wyborcza and Vice-President, Agora Foundation, Poland
    As a head of an innovation laboratory at the biggest quality daily newspaper in Poland, Gazeta Wyborcza, Grzegorz Piechota explores advances in digital technologies, changes in social behaviour and...
  • Maria A. Ressa
    CEO and Executive Editor, Rappler, Philippines
    Maria A. Ressa is the CEO and Executive Editor of Rappler, a social news network which uses a hearts and minds approach to news through a unique mood navigator.  Rappler combines the best of...
  • Robyn Tomlin, Chief Digital Officer, Pew Research Center
    Chief Digital Officer, Pew Research Center, USA
    Robyn Tomlin is Chief Digital Officer at the Pew Research Center. Previously she was Editor of Digital First Media's Thunderdome. She joined the company in July 2012 to oversee the creation of the...
  • René van Zanten
    General Director, Dutch Journalism Fund, The Netherlands
    René van Zanten (1955) is the General Director of the Dutch Journalism Fund. After a few years of studying Economics, he started (1980) working as a journalist for one of the most prestigious...
  • Managing Director, TMG Landelijke Media, The Netherlands
    Frank Volmer (1966) has been managing director of TMG Landelijke Media since October 1st 2013. TMG Landelijke Media covers all TMG’s national brands (print, online, events). Under his responsibility...
  • Research Director, Tow Center for Digital Journalism, Columbia University, USA
    Claire Wardle is the Research Director at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University. She is also a co-founder of Eyewitness Media Hub. She has been researching UGC, social media,...

Date and Location

  • 13 Oct 2014 - 14 Oct 2014
    Amsterdam
    Netherlands

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