On June 1st, Wan-Ifra will open the 71st World News Media Congress at the Scottish Event Campus in Glasgow. Facebook’s News Partnerships team and the Facebook Journalism Project will participate again this year as a Gold Sponsor and Nick Wrenn, Head of News Partnerships, EMEA, Facebook, will host a Sustainable Solutions for Local News breakout session on Saturday, June 1st at 14.30. He will be joined on stage by Joanne Butcher, Chief Executive, National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ), and Chris Louw, Head of Content, Caxton. The session will be open to all registered attendees of the World News Media Congress.
About the Facebook session:
The Facebook Journalism Project is committed to strengthening communities by connecting people with meaningful journalism. Local newspapers play a vital role in providing their communities with authentic, reliable news and information. In this session, Facebook, the National Council for the Training of Journalists and Caxton, South Africa’s leader in community news, will discuss the progress of the Community News Project to hire and train 82 community news reporters and embed them in local newsrooms as well as the need to build other solutions for different business models in different countries, including audience and video accelerators.
About the World News Media Congress:
A global gathering of chief editors, publishers and CEOs, passionate about media freedom and taking action to ensure a sustainable news industry. For 70 years the World News Media Congress has drawn together news and media executives from all over the world for critical discussions and strategic exchanges about the state of the industry and its future. The Congress is a vital forum for discussions – on the future of news, press freedom and issues facing our society and its citizens. Learn more here.