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The best year ever in the history of media

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The best year ever in the history of media

"I think 2012 is going to be the best year ever in the history of media", said Jonas Bonnier, CEO of Sweden-based Bonnier media, in a recent interview.

We at WAN-IFRA also believe that these are exciting times for newspapers, with new business models, new technology and new forms of journalism developing fast. In this ever-changing environment, newspapers and media houses around the globe have been searching for new business models and have developed a wealth of innovative ideas and successful approaches. The global summit meeting of the world's press will bring together the winners who are shaping the future of our industry.

Carlos Fernando Lindenberg Neto, CEO, Rede Gazeta, Brazil and Trevor Ncube, Deputy Executive Chairman, Mail & Guardian, South Africa, will present the media trends in Latin America and Africa, in the session "Around the World in 60 Minutes". The session will be moderated by Tomas Brunegård, CEO and President, Stampen Group, Sweden. Other top publishers from Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North America have been invited to present the trends in their regions.

Rainer Esser, Managing Director, Die Zeit, Germany, will take part in a discussion about print's prospects in tomorrow's publishing world. The quality weekly Die Zeit has developed a strategy that is increasing print readership.

The 64th World Newspaper Congress and 19th World Editors Forum, which will be held in Kiev from 2-5 September 2012, takes the theme "Shaping the Future of the Newspaper". Sessions will cover topics that are crucial to publishers and editors who are looking for print and digital success:

  • Around the world in 60 Minutes - trends from key regions
  • Winners shaping the future - best cases from inside and outside the industry
  • Leadership - Steering the new news organisation through unchartered waters
  • Revenue - Pinpointing sensible growth and new revenue strategies
  • Audience - Reeling in readers and advertisers the right way
  • Print's prospects for tomorrow's publishing ecosystem
  • Digital revolution - paid content, tablets and smartphones
  • Global report on innovations in newspapers

For the evolving programme, registration and other information, please visit our Congress website.

We look forward to welcoming you to Kiev!


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Ioana Sträter


2012-02-28 15:57

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