Reshaping your news organization and its journalism

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World Editors Forum

The WAN-IFRA will organize the 70th World News Media Congress and 25th World Editors Forum in Estoril, Cascais, Portugal, from 6 to 8 June 2018. One of the topics discussed will be on newsrooms will shape up in the coming year.

Four speakers will talk on the subject of how you should reshape your organisation and its journalism to get the best from new forms, formats and platforms. The speakers will give their view on the people, skills, tools and philosophies needed to serve an increasingly image, video and audio driven world.

One of the speakers, Alexis Lloyd’s work focuses on exploring the newly available possibilities of emerging technologies. She designs and builds compelling user experiences that demonstrate innovative ways of engaging with information and with the world around us, currently as the chief design officer at Axios and prior to that as the creative director of The New York Times R&D Lab.

Alexandra Borchardt is director of Strategic Development at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism. Borchardt holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from Tulane University, New Orleans (1994), and in 2013 completed a Programme for Management Development at IESE Business School, Barcelona.

Jessica Stahl is the director of audio at The Washington Post, where she oversees a team developing popular podcasts like ‘Can He Do That?’ and ‘Constitutional,’ and experimenting in audio storytelling with programs like ‘Letters From War’ and ‘Retropolis.’

The fourth speakers, Carlos Guyot is a journalist, designer and founder of Next Idea Lab. He is the former Editor-in-Chief of Argentina’s La Nación, a role he relinquished in 2017.

The Covid-19 pandemic led to the country-wide lockdown on 25 March 2020. It will be two years tomorrow as I write this. What have we learned in this time? Maybe the meaning of resilience since small companies like us have had to rely on our resources and the forbearance of our employees as we have struggled to produce our trade platforms.

The print and packaging industries have been fortunate, although the commercial printing industry is still to recover. We have learned more about the digital transformation that affects commercial printing and packaging. Ultimately digital will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future.

Web analytics show that we now have readership in North America and Europe amongst the 90 countries where our five platforms reach. Our traffic which more than doubled in 2020, has at times gone up by another 50% in 2021. And advertising which had fallen to pieces in 2020 and 2021, has started its return since January 2022.

As the economy approaches real growth with unevenness and shortages a given, we are looking forward to the PrintPack India exhibition in Greater Noida. We are again appointed to produce the Show Daily on all five days of the show from 26 to 30 May 2022.

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– Naresh Khanna

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