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International Editors to Visit US Media Innovators

The World Editors Forum will take a group of editors from around the world to visit both traditional and new media organisations in New York and Washington, D.C., next month, to see how leading news companies are responding to the disruptive changes they face today.

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The US Study Tour, organised in cooperation with the Newspaper Association of America, will visit established media organisations like the New York Times and the Washington Post, as well as companies that are changing the landscape -- The Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, Facebook and others.

"In today's media environment, editors are looking far and wide for good ideas to develop in both print and digital," said Cherilyn Ireton, Executive Director of the World Editors Forum, the global organisation for newsroom personnel within the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA). "We want to give them a look at the best strategies, no matter where they originate."

There is still time to register for the tour, which will run from 4 to 8 November

Among the highlights of the study tour:

- A morning at the Washington Post, where editors will attend the morning editorial meeting and talk with Executive Editor Marty Baron and other top editors to learn how The Post is adapting to the media world and the paper's new owner, Jeff Bezos of Amazon.

- A meeting with key editors of The Wall Street Journal followed by a conversation with Raju Narisetti, deputy head of strategy for News Corp.

Confirmed visits for the tour include The Washington Post, USA Today, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Digital First's Thunderdome Newsroom, Buzzfeed, Facebook and The Huffington Post. Participants will also take a private tour of the Newseum, a popular Washington museum dedicated to the history of news and journalism.

The World Editors Forum is the world's leading community of editors, with members in more than 120 countries.

www.wan-ifra.org

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