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Strategies for digital realities showcased at International Newsroom Summit

August 9, 2014

The World Editors Forum is teaming up with the Online News Association for the 13th International Newsroom Summit in Amsterdam in October, which will focus on synchronizing print and digital cultures to ensure growth in audience, engagement and loyalty.

“We are delighted that the ONA will be bringing some of the sharpest minds in digital journalism to Amsterdam for core sessions on the second day of the Newsroom Summit,” said Cherilyn Ireton, Executive Director of the Paris-based World Editors Forum.

The conference, to be held on 13 and 14 October during World Publishing Expo 2014, the largest global trade exhibition for newspapers and news publishers, will showcase strategies, case studies and insights into shifting culture and adapting to the competitive pressures.

“Traditional newsrooms need to be fast and agile to compete with digital start-ups, while at the same time need a slower, more magazine-like approach in print, to hold on to readership and revenue,” said Ms Ireton. “We are looking forward to great discussions in Amsterdam on how best to manage these two dynamics.”

First confirmed speakers include Frank Volmer, Managing Director of the Telegraaf Media Groep in the Netherlands, Robyn Tomlin, Chief Digital Officer at Pew Research Center, Alison Gow, Editor, Digital Innovation, Trinity Mirror regionals and Stijn Debrouwere, a Tow Center for Digital Journalism fellow. For the evolving conference programme and registration information, please consult

Issues to be covered during the Summit include:

-- How to prevent newsroom culture from blocking change;
-- Push content stategies to grow your audience;
-- Newsroom metrics that go beyond pageviews;
-- The ethical conundrums of the digital space;
-- Myths about mobile;
-- How to make a story go viral;
-- Effective digital tools – for free;
-- Plus much more!

The International Newsroom Summit is one of several strategic conferences taking place in Amsterdam during the World Publishing Expo, which will run from 13 to 15 October next. It is followed immediately by the Tablet and Apps Summit which is designed to get publishers and editors thinking mobile in all they do.

Full details of all the events can be found at

The World Publishing Expo, with 300 exhibitors drawing an expected 8,000 visitors, showcases the latest technologies and brings together suppliers to the industry with its thought leaders and decision makers. It is one of the world’s best venues for the latest developments in print, workflow efficiency, social-local-mobile, revenue generation, and more.

In addition to the exhibition itself – the largest annual global trade exhibition for the news publishing and media industry – the events at the RAI Exhibition Center will feature a variety of conferences and seminars, both paid and free, focusing on the major issues of concern to newspaper and news publishing editors and executives everywhere. More than 100 speakers and presenters will be featured over the Expo’s three days.

The World Editors Forum and the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) is calling on news media professionals from around the globe to nominate great speakers for the events. The organisation is especially interested to hear the stories from users, news media players and inspiring outsiders that could help facilitate the transformation of the news publishing industry. To nominate speakers, please go to

WAN-IFRA, based in Paris, France, and Frankfurt, Germany, with subsidiaries in Singapore and India, is the global organisation of the world’s newspapers and news publishers. It represents more than 18,000 publications, 15,000 online sites and over 3,000 companies in more than 120 countries. Its core mission is to defend and promote press freedom, quality journalism and editorial integrity and the development of prosperous businesses.

The World Editors Forum is the organisation within WAN-IFRA for chief editors and other senior newsroom personnel.

Inquiries to: Cherilyn Ireton, Executive Director, World Editors Forum, 96 bis, rue Beaubourg, 75003 Paris France. Tel: +33 1 47 42 85 00. Fax: +33 1 42 78 92 33. E-mail:

For more information contact:
Cherilyn Ireton
Executive Director
World Editors Forum
Phone: +33 1 47 42 85 00

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