At a critical time for the media industry, says the FT, the event will examine themes including: how will the news industry stay in business, and find new revenue to support quality reporting? Will interventions on free expression help or hurt society? And what will entice readers to pay for news?
Jen Psaki will be interviewed by FT editor Roula Khalaf on ‘restoring trust in a divided nation’, and FT global media editor Alex Barker will hold keynote interviews with Tim Davie and Andrew Neil, Chairman of GB News.
FT CEO John Ridding will participate in a session to discuss ‘Funding the news: Strengthening journalism’s core business’, an insightful look at the growth in subscriber-centric models and discussion around potential new digital revenue sources. Other sessions will include ‘Monetising the news: The search for new revenue’, ‘Platforms and the News’ and a US editors panel on ‘The news business after the ‘Trump Bump’’.
Other confirmed speakers include:
- Rod Sims, Chairman, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
- Hamish McKenzie, Co-Founder, Substack
- Jeffrey Goldberg, Editor-in-Chief, The Atlantic
- Alessandra Galloni, Editor-in-Chief, Reuters
- Justin Smith, CEO, Bloomberg Media
- Almar Latour, CEO, Dow Jones
- Noah Oppenheim, President, NBC News
- Radhika Jones, Editor-in-Chief, Vanity Fair
- Emma Tucker, Editor, The Sunday Times
- Ben Smith, Media Columnist, The New York Times
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