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World Newspaper Congress Gathers Top News Media Strategies

The annual World Newspaper Congress has always offered value for news executives seeking the latest on trends and strategies for news media, especially in a transformative age. But this year's event in Torino, Italy, will offer even more for time-pressed publishers, editors and everyone working at a senior level in news publishing.

Torino 2014, the global summit meetings of the world's press to be held from 9 to 11 June, will offer five separate events for one ticket in one venue:

- The 66th World Newspaper Congress, which will focus on emerging business models and revenue streams.

- The 21st World Editors Forum, which will examine innovations in journalism and newsroom organisation.

- The 24th World Advertising Forum, which will offer successful strategies for increasing advertising revenues from digital, mobile and print.

- The Energy Lounge, a new venue for discovering and examining disruptive technologies.

- The social events, which offer a long-proven networking platform for the publishing industry.

The events, organised by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), offer "an essential moment for everyone invested in newspapers to pause and quickly come to grips with what's working and what's not." That's how John Stackhouse, Editor-in-chief at The Globe and Mail in Canada, described the events.

"There is no better opportunity to bring together global experiences and thinking," he said.

This year's speakers will include: John Elkann, Chairman, Fiat and Editrice La Stampa; Carlo de Benedetti, Chairman, Gruppo Editoriale L'Espresso; John Paton, CEO, Digital First Media; Pietro Scott Jovane, CEO, RCS Media Group; David Callaway, Editor-in-chief, USA Today; Jason Seiken, Editor-in-chief and Chief Content Officer, The Telegraph; Amy Webb, Founder and CEO, Webbmedia Group; Gary Pruitt, President & CEO, The Associated Press; Andrew Betts, Director, FT Labs; Raju Narisetti, Senior Vice President and Head of Strategy, News Corp.; Yoichi Nishimura, Director of Digital Business and International Affairs, Asahi Shimbun; Sarah Marshall, the Wall Street Journal's social media editor for Europe, the Middle East and Africa; and many others.

Here's what others are saying about the Congress and Forums:

"It is the right place to be. Don't waste your time traveling around the world. Just go to this event." Eric Siereveld, Vice President, Scoopshot, The Netherlands.

"A wide variety of exciting, passionate speakers showing off some really fantastic ideas and practices that have relevance for many newsrooms." Steve Matthewson, Managing Editor, Business Day & BDlive, South Africa.

"A worthy event for exchanging ideas, be in the company of motivated peers, a refresher on committing to journalism and its future." Meidyatama Suryodiningrat, Chief Editor, The Jakarta Post.

www.wan-ifra.org

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