18th World Editors Forum
Date and Location
12 Oct 2011 - 15 Oct 2011Vienna(EnglishFrenchGermanRussianSpanish)
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With the Congress and Editors Forum just days away, we've moved from online registration to registration in Vienna -- you can register onsite at the Reed Messe Vienna, site of the global meetings of the world's press.
The evening events are already fully booked, so we are afraid we can't guarantee a seat there. We apologise for that. But there is still plenty of room in the business sessions and we're happy to welcome you to the conferences.
Thank you very much and hope to see you in Vienna!
The editor as innovator, as businessman, as the centre of the community, and more: the 2011 World Editors Forum in Vienna will explore these multiple facets of an editor’s job and look at how he/she can excel at each but still maintain a key focus on good content.
The digital world of news is rapidly changing and the opportunities for newspapers, as well as the challenges that accompany them, are undergoing constant evolution. How can newspapers continue to fulfill their core mission of producing high quality journalism, and even improve on it, despite the myriad of new responsibilities of their editors?
Alexandra Föderl-Schmid has been Editor-in-Chief of Der Standard since 2007....
Anette Novak, is a media consultant focused on open journalism, innovation and startups. She is...
Azrul Ananda is President Director of PT Jawa Pos Koran. He joined the paper at the age of 22,...
Béla Papp, Publishing Director, Ringier Studios, Switzerland
For the past year Béla E. Papp has been a leading member of Ringier Studios,...
Bill Adair, Founder and Editor, PolitiFact, USA
Bill Adair is the founder and editor of PolitiFact, a fact-checking website...
Bill Mitchell, Leader of Entrepreneurial and International Programs, Poynter Institute, USA
Bill Mitchell leads the Entrepreneurial Journalism and International Programs...
Bobby Schweizer, co-author of 'Newsgames: Journalism at Play', USA
Bobby Schweizer is a doctoral student in Digital Media at the Georgia Institute...
Charlie Beckett, Director of POLIS, London School of Economics, UK
Charlie Beckett is the founding director of POLIS, the journalism think-tank in...
Chris Roper, Head of Online, Mail & Guardian, South Africa
Chris Roper is the editor of the Mail & Guardian Online, Africa’s first...
Christian Ortner, Editor-in-Chief, Vorarlberger Nachrichten, Austria
Christian Ortner is Editor-in-Chief of Vorarlberger Nachrichten. He studied law...
Dirk Nolde is Managing Editor of morgenpost.de, the digital venture of Berliner...
Eric Newton, Senior Adviser to the President, Knight Foundation, USA
Eric Newton is Senior Adviser to the President of the Knight Foundation. He...
Professor Brock became Professor and Head of Journalism at City University in September 2009....
Han Fook Kwang, Editor, The Straits Times, Singapore
Han Fook Kwang is editor of The Straits Times. He joined the paper in 1989 as...
Hoda Abdel-Hamid, Roving Correspondent, Al Jazeera English, Qatar
Hoda Abdel-Hamid is an award-winning roving correspondent for Al Jazeera...
Jacob Mollerup, President of The Danish Association for Investigative Journalism and The Organization of News Ombudsmen (ONO), Denmark
Jacob Mollerup is president of The Danish Association for Investigative...
Jim Brady, Editor-in-Chief, Journal Register Company, USA
Jim Brady is Editor-in-Chief at the Journal Register Company. He orchestrates...
Jim Roberts, Assistant Managing Editor, The New York Times, USA
Jim Roberts was named assistant managing editor for The New York Times in...
John Lloyd, Director of Journalism, Reuters Institute, UK
John Lloyd is a Contributing Editor for the Financial Times, Director of...
Justin Peters, Editor, Columbia Journalism Review, USA
Justin Peters is an editor at the Columbia Journalism Review, where he...
Magda Abu-Fadil, Director of the Journalism Training Program, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Magda Abu-Fadil is Director of the Journalism Training Program at the American...
Marcelo Rech is Director of Journalism for Brazil's RBS Group. Based in Porto...
Trained as a journalist, Mario is strongly committed to the idea that content is what determines...
Mark Johnson, Community Editor, The Economist, UK
Mark Johnson is The Economist's community editor. He manages and develops...
Mathias Müller von Blumencron
Mathias Müller von Blumencron has been one of the Editors-in-Chief of DER SPIEGEL since 2008, in...
Matthew Eltringham, Editor of the BBC College of Journalism website, UK
Matthew Eltringham joined the College of Journalism in May as Head of the...
Matúš Kostolný, Editor-in-Chief, SME, Slovakia
Matúš Kostolný was appointed Editor-in-Chief of the daily SME in October 2006....
N Ram, Editor-in-chief, The Hindu, India
N. Ram, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of The Hindu and other group publications...
Nicolas Kayser-Bril, data journalist, France/Germany
A datajournalist since 2007, Nicolas Kayser-Bril is a self-taught journalist...
Olalla Cernuda, Head of Online, ABC, Spain
Olalla Cernuda is the editor of the website of Diario ABC. As a deputy editor...
Paula Salovaara, Managing Editor, Helsingin Sanomat, Finland
Paula Salovaara is Managing Editor of Helsingin Sanomat, responsible for the...
Roberto Pombo, Editor-in-Chief, EL TIEMPO, Colombia
Roberto Pombo is Editor-in-Chief of EL TIEMPO, leading one of the most...
Roy Greenslade, Professor of Journalism, City University London, UK
Roy Greenslade has been Professor of Journalism at City University since 2003....
Scott Klein, Editor of News Applications, ProPublica, USA
Scott Klein is the Editor of News Applications at ProPublica, a non-profit...
Shyam Parekh, Editor, DNA Ahmedabad, India
Shyam Parekh is Editor of the Ahmedabad edition of DNA. He oversaw the launch...
Simon Kelner, Editor-in-Chief, The Independent, UK
Simon Kelner was appointed Editor-in-Chief of The Independent in May 1998 after...
Stéphanie Jolivot is an experienced communications professional with a varied...
Tom Kent, Standards Editor, Associated Press, USA
Tom Kent is Standards Editor of The Associated Press. He oversees editorial...
Wolfgang Blau is Editor-in-Chief of ZEIT ONLINE, the sister publication of Die Zeit. Zeit Online...
18th World Editors Forum
The World Editors Forum 2011 in Vienna, along with the World Newspaper Congress and IFRA Expo which together comprise the global annual summit of the world’s press, will bring together more than 1200 senior news editors and executives and will offer participants an array of ideas and practices to take back to their publications.
- What reporting techniques are justifiable in the public interest: where to draw the line?
- The evolution of content in print: is moving away from breaking news the best solution?
- Story-telling: looking beyond the article
- Making a paywall work, from a newsroom perspective
- What makes a successful tablet application for your paper
- Workshop with Facebook representatives
Latest confirmed speakers include:
- Jim Brady, Editor-in-Chief, Journal Register Company, USA
- Han Fook Kwang, Editor, The Straits Times, Singapore
- James Harding, Editor-in-Chief, The Times, UK
- Eric Newton, Senior Adviser to the President, Knight Foundation, USA
- Roberto Pombo, Editor-in-Chief, EL TIEMPO, Colombia