The news industry's most provocative and most insightful experience AMSTERDAM, 15 - 16 NOVEMBER, 2017

What is News Xchange?

Over two days, the News Xchange conference focuses on bright ideas, opportunities and challenges for the international news industry. News Xchange brings together 500 executives, journalists, presenters, bloggers and start-up entrepreneurs from all around the world to share, learn and cross-pollinate ideas with an array of fellow journalists, experts, scientists, artists and international thought leaders.

News Xchange is the one event I wouldn't dream of missing. I learn so much and I get to spend time talking to colleagues, movers & shakers. The sessions rock. If you're serious about news, News Xchange is the place for you!News Xchange 2015 delegate


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Stephen Gaisford

Creative Communications Consultant

Stephen Gaisford works as a consultant for broadcast and corporate clients, with a particular focus on storytelling utilising the latest industry technology.

Stephen led Brunswick’s video offer across the Americas, where he advised and delivered across countless creative comms projects for tech, pharma and financial clients. 

Before that he worked as a Broadcast Consultant for ITN Consulting, launching new television stations and programmes, rebranding existing shows and training staff in a number of key roles. 

A seasoned journalist, with more than 20 years' experience working for major UK and international broadcasters, the majority of Stephen's career was spent in front of camera, fronting news programmes for Sky News, ITV News, BBC, and Al Jazeera.

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Gulnara Akhundova

Head of Department for Global Response

Akhundova brings to Global Response a deep knowledge of the key technical issues, politics, applicable research, and best practices pertaining to programs and issues in the region. She is a human rights defender with wide-ranging international advocacy expertise. Akhundova has reported on and advocated for scores of writers and journalists who have been censored, threatened, intimidated, unjustly prosecuted, imprisoned, attacked, blackmailed, or murdered. She speaks fluent English, Russian, Azerbaijani, and Turkish.

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Jacqueline Dozier

Product Manager, Schibsted Media Group

Jacqueline Dozier is a product manager who loves building great products with ambitious teams. She currently works at the Schibsted Media Group, building a software platform for creating great digital journalism. She has previously worked at Google and at several software startups in Sweden and Silicon Valley. Before entering the software industry, Jacqueline literally built bridges with a construction company, and she studied Civil Engineering at Stanford University. She's an avid reader of books and long-form journalism.

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Joanna Webster

Global Editorial Director, Reuters TV

Jo leads a global team of video journalists and technical staff producing programming for Reuters’ flagship consumer TV app, which launched in February 2015. She has spent the last two years developing the product and its editorial mission. Reuters TV is available on iOS, android, the web and Apple TV. It’s on-demand, relevant and mobile — putting users in control of what they watch and when they watch it. 

Before working on Reuters TV, Jo was Editor-in-Charge of Reuters Digital Video in EMEA. As well as determining the editorial agenda for Reuters Insider, Jo worked on key syndication deals. As a former CNBC producer, Jo had a front row seat to the 2007 financial crisis. She also delivers outside broadcasts including ‘Davos Today’ for the World Economic Forum, as well as newsmaker events such as ‘The Press We Deserve’ with Sir Harold Evans at Banqueting House in London. Jo is a keen runner and qualified hatha yoga instructor.

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Ulrik Haagerup

Executive director of News at DR and head of DR News

Born 1963 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Executive director of News at DR and head of DR News since 2007

Editor-in-chief at NORDJYSKE Media 2002-2007

Editor-in-chief at Morgenavisen Jyllands-Posten 1994-2002

Investigative reporter, senior managing editor at Jyllands-Posten 1986-1994

Consultant in media strategy and change 


Journalist from Danish School of Journalism 1986

John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University, USA, 1991-92.

Courses at INSEAD, IMD, Stanford Research Institute and Wharton University


Member of World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on the Future of Journalism

The Cavling Prize 1990

Author of “A Good Idea – Did You Get It?” (2005) and “Constructive News” (2014).

International public speaker on leadership, innovation and strategy.

Member of the board of “Folkeuniversitet”, Aarhus.

Member of Advisory Board at the Danish School of Media and Journalism.

Former chariman of Center of Journalism at the University of Southern Denmark 2002-2008.

“Ridder of Dannebrog” 2012.

Lives in Gl. Rye, Denmark with his wife, Dr. Annette Haagerup. They have three children.

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Patrick Worrall

Writer and researcher, FactCheck blog at Channel 4 News

Patrick Worrall is writer and researcher of the FactCheck blog at Channel 4 News. He started as a trainee on a local newspaper, then worked as an agency reporter at the Old Bailey, London's biggest criminal court. He was a video producer at ITN before joining the FactCheck team in 2011. FactCheck has won the Best Blogging/Commentary category at the Online Media Awards three times since then.

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Ece Temelkuran

Author and journalist

Ece Temelkuran is a Turkish author and journalist who has worked for a variety of news organisations including the Turkish newspaper Cumhuriyet and CNN International. She has worked as a journalist from Lebanon, Venezuela, Armenia and Tunisia. In 2012, she was fired from her job at the newspaper Miliyet because of her reporting of the Uludere massacre which left dozens of Kurdish children dead on Turkish-Iraqi border. She is a former fellow of the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at Oxford University.  she has published 12 books, the most recent of which "Turkey: The Insane And The Melancholy" was published by Zed Books in 2016.

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Wouter Zwart

Washington Correspondent, NOS

Wouter Zwart has been the North America correspondent for Dutch public broadcaster NOS since 2012. He provides reports and analysis for all NOS News platforms as well as the country's leading current affairs programme, Nieuwsuur (News Hour). From 2006 until 2012, Zwart was based in Beijing reporting on the Far East. Over the past 18 months he's travelled the length and breadth of the United States reporting on all points of view during the evolving election campaign.

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Matthew Boyle

Washington Political Editor, Breitbart News

Matthew Boyle joined Breitbart News in 2012 after doing critically acclaimed reporting on the “Fast and Furious” scandal, in which an operation intended to capture drug dealers in Mexico resulted in American-supplied weapons falling into the hands of drugs cartels. A fierce critic of the Washington mainstream media and career politicians, Boyle’s journalism has been personally praised by Donald Trump. He is described by Breitbart’s Executive Chairman and Trump campaign CEO Stephen Bannon as “one of the few reporters in Washington who isn’t afraid to ruffle the feathers of the establishment and relentlessly tell the stories grassroots conservatives care about.”

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Madiana Asseraf

Senior Media Development Manager, EBU

Madiana Asseraf studied Law, but she quickly realized that her passion was to understand the evolving needs of society and to contribute to solving these needs. She then studied Digital Media and Digital Business with the aim of facilitating dialogues and spreading strong and relevant messages at different levels. Madiana is currently the Senior Media Development Manager with the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), where she aims at bringing good people and good ideas together to innovate in public broadcasting services. She works closely with senior managers and with strategists, managers, editors and producers from EBU Member organizations to identify audience needs, latest developments, opportunities and solutions to support public broadcasters in their role of creating engaging experiences to connect with all audiences, and more specially with new and younger audiences. Since the beginning of her work within the EBU Media Department (2012), Madiana has launched, developed and managed several initiatives and networks in the fields of digital storytelling, content development and innovation. It is in her current portfolio of tasks to manage the EBU SkillsXchange project, an initiative launched by the EBU Media Department to create dialogues between different generations of media professionals to challenge the current workflows and services and to contribute to creating a better future for the industry.

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Nick Wrenn

Head of Facebook’s News Partnerships EMEA

Nick Wrenn is head of Facebook’s News Partnerships team for EMEA, based in London. Nick and his colleagues collaborate with publishers and broadcasters across the region. Nick joined Facebook in December 2014 after 24 years in newsrooms. He began his career as a newspaper reporter in England before moving to the UK Press Association and also working for Reuters. Nick was a member of the team that launched and grew the BBC News website, then spent 14 years at CNN. During his time there he was in charge of the London bureau, overseeing CNN’s newsgathering and programming for EMEA. Then he spent six years at CNN HQ in Atlanta as the VP in charge of international digital services.

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Jenni Sargent

Managing Director, First Draft News

Jenni Sargent is the Managing Director of First Draft News, an organisation set up in 2015 to provide guidance and training for journalists in social newsgathering and verification. In September 2016, she coordinated and launched the First Draft Partner Network, the first initiative of its kind to bring together global newsrooms and social networks to collaborate on tackling common issues relating to sourcing and reporting online information. Jenni is also a director of Eyewitness Media Hub and part of a research team responsible for exploring the impact of media attention on eyewitnesses who have shared their images online. Previously she founded Digital Skills Network, a digital training company that developed resources for newsrooms and NGOs.

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Geraldine Amiel

Paris bureau chief, Bloomberg News

Geraldine Amiel, 45, is Bloomberg News Paris bureau chief since September 2014. She joined after eight years as The Wall Street Journal/Dow Jones Newswires News Editor for its Paris bureau, where she also covered the energy industry. 

Prior to that, Geraldine was briefly CNCB's Paris correspondent after eight years at Agence France-Presse as deputy chief of the Economics department in Paris and various jobs in New York and London.

Geraldine holds a Master Degree in International Law and European Law from Assas-Paris II university and graduated from the Centre de Formation des Journalistes, one of France's top journalism schools.

Geraldine is fluent in French (native) and English, speaks and reads German and Spanish and can manage a little bit of Italian. She's also an alumnus of Die Zeit/Bucerius Foundation, a think-tank based in Hamburg and focused on foreign affairs and diplomacy.

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Dima Khatib

Managing Director, AJ+

Dima joined Al Jazeera in 1997 as a broadcast journalist in Al Jazeera's Doha newsroom. She quickly became a news producer, known for managing the coverage of the channel during the Iraq War. She set up bureaus in China and Venezuela for the network and was the first female bureau chief of Al Jazeera's (in Latin America). In 19 years, Dima has reported from over thirty countries, interviewing presidents and people from all walks of life. In 2012 Dima was classified as the most connected woman on Twitter in the Middle East. Dima has also worked for WHO, Swiss Radio International, Radio Qatar (French), AFP and has lectured in journalism at the American University in Dubai. Of Palestinian and Syrian heritage, Dima studied English Literature at Damascus University, holds a Masters' Degree in Translation, Geneva University, Switzerland. She speaks eight languages and writes in four of them. Dima has one published poetry collection in Arabic: Love Refugee.

Twitter: @dima_khatib

Facebook: Dima Khatib

Instagram: LaDimaKhatib

SoundCloud: DimaKhatib

Snapchat: dimatib

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Sarah Kendzior


I am a writer. I am best known for my critical take on the “prestige economy”, my reporting on St. Louis, my coverage of the 2016 election, and my academic research on authoritarian states in Central Asia. My essay collection, The View From Flyover Country, was published in 2015.

I am currently an op-ed columnist for the Globe and Mail, where I focus on US politics. I also am the US correspondent for the Dutch news outlet De Correspondent. Previously I was an op-ed columnist for Al Jazeera English, where I wrote about exploitation, particularly in higher education, the diminishing opportunities of America’s youth, andgentrification. I have also covered internet privacy, political repression, and how the mediashape public perception.  My April 2013 article “The wrong kind of Caucasian” is the most popular AJE op-ed of all time.

I have also written for POLITICO, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Guardian, Foreign Policy, Quartz, Slate, The Atlantic, Medium, Radio Free Europe, Opinio Juris, Alternet, HRDCVR, POLITICO Europe, The Chicago Tribune, Blue Nation Review,Alive Magazine, Ethnography Matters,, The Common Reader, The New York Daily News, La Stampa, The Brooklyn Quarterly, The Diplomat, World Politics Review andThe New York Times.

In August 2013, Foreign Policy named me one of “the 100 people you should be following on Twitter to make sense of global events”. In October 2013, St. Louis Magazine profiledme as one of 15 inspirational people under 35 in St. Louis. In September 2014, The Riverfront Times named me the best online journalist in St. Louis.

In addition to working as a journalist, I am a researcher and consultant. I have a PhD in anthropology from Washington University in Saint Louis and an MA in Central Eurasian Studies from Indiana University. Most of my work focuses on the authoritarian states of the former Soviet Union and how the internet affects political mobilization, self-expression, and trust.

My research has been published in American Ethnologist, Problems of Post-Communism, Central Asian Survey, Demokratizatsiya, Nationalities Papers, Social Analysis, and the Journal of Communication. I am a program associate for the Central Asia Program at the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University, and a research associate at the Russian, East European and Eurasian Center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

I am frequently interviewed by the media and have been a guest on NPR, MSNBC, Al Jazeera, CBC News, BBC World Service, Citizen Radio, FOX, HuffPost Live and other broadcast outlets, as well as an invited speaker at academic conferences and forums on foreign policy, education and technology. I am a recurring guest on the Chicago radio showThis Is Hell and on the Mark Sutcliffe radio show in Canada.

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Khadija Ismayilova

Investigative journalist

Khadija Ismayilova is an Azerbaijani investigative journalist and radio host who is currently working for the Azerbaijani service of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, until recently as the host of the daily debate show İşdən Sonra. She is a member of the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project. In December 2014, Khadija was arrested on charges of incitement to suicide, a charge widely criticized by human rights organizations as bogus. On 1 September 2015, Khadija was sentenced to seven and a half years in prison under charges of embezzlement and tax evasion. On 25 May 2016, the Azerbaijani supreme court ordered Khadija Ismayilova released on probation. 

Khadija was a speaker at News Xchange 2012 in Barcelona. Due to travel restrictions, Khadija is unable to be with us personally. However, her recorded interview, done specially for News Xchange by Deutsche Welle, will be be shared.

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Espen Egil Hansen

Editor in Chief and CEO, Aftenposten

Espen Egil Hansen is the Editor in Chief and CEO of the leading Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten, part of the Schibsted Media Group.

He has been a leading figure in developing digital media in Norway. He was the Managing Editor, later the Editor in Chief of VG Nett from 2000 to 2013.

He is a member of the Schibsted Senior Management group and the management group of Schibsted Norway. He is a board member of International News Media Association and has been on the board of the Norwegian Association of Editors. 

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Ludovic Blecher

Head of DNI Innovation Fund, Google

Before joining Google Ludovic was the director of the FINP, a digital press fund for French publishers backed by Google.

Ludovic is a journalist and has spent the past 15 years working in the news industry. He started as a reporter at, rising to Editor in Chief then Executive Director. He’s a 2012 fellow at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard and he was a member of the French Digital Council an independent advisory commission for the French Government. He’s also a board member of CFJ journalism school in France and President of the strategic Committee of W school.

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Gill Hicks

Survivor of the London terrorist Bombings (2005)

Gill Hicks is considered to be one of the most thought provoking, powerful and life affirming speakers in Australia and the UK. She is globally known as a survivor of the London terrorist Bombings on July 7th, 2005.

She survived, but suffered severe and permanent injuries, losing both legs from just below the knee. 

Originally from Adelaide, Australia, Gill  lived in London from 1991 to 2012, when she returned to Australia to run her not for profit M.A.D. for Peace network and do her Public Speaking work. 

Gill's unique and compelling projects and initiatives, aimed at both deterring anyone from following the path of violent extremism and building sustainable models for peace, draw upon Gill’s previous roles within the Arts.  

An impressive career, pre the bombings, included being at the helm of some of the UK’s most prestigious and respected institutions – including Publishing Director of the architecture, design and contemporary culture magazine, Blueprint, Director of the Dangerous Minds design consultancy and Head Curator at the Design Council. 

It wasn’t until after the bombings that Gill decided to dedicate her life to being an advocate for peace. 

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Jenna Russell

Investigative reporter, Boston Globe’s Spotlight Team

Jenna Russell is a reporter at the Boston Globe and a member of the Globe's investigative Spotlight Team. Her recent work on the six-part Spotlight series "The Desperate and the Dead" documented failures of the state's mental health care system and resulting tragic outcomes. Her examination of a decade of shootings by police in Massachusetts found that nearly half - 48 percent - involved a person suffering a mental health crisis.   

A longtime projects reporter for the Globe, Jenna produced the three-part series "Brave and Afraid", about one family's struggle to find mental health care for their son, in 2014. The project was recognized as a finalist for the Taylor Award for Fairness in Journalism by the Nieman Foundation at Harvard University. Previously, her reporting on the long-term effects of childhood bulling won a 2011 Dart Award, for excellence in coverage of trauma, from Columbia Journalism School. Jenna also worked on “68 Blocks: Life, Death, Hope,” the Globe's ground-breaking 2012 multimedia series based on a year-long immersion in one of Boston’s most violent neighborhoods, which won first place for journalistic innovation at the National Headliner Awards. Her work on another year-long series in 2011 – “Getting In: Inside Boston’s School Assignment Maze” – helped spur an overhaul of the city's system for assigning children to kindergarten. 

She is the co-author of two Globe books: Last Lion, a 2009 biography of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy and a New York Times best seller, and Long Mile Home, about the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, which the Washington Post said "succeeds in every way." Her deadline reporting on the bombing was part of the staff effort that won a Pulitzer Prize for breaking news reporting in 2014. 

She is a graduate of Dartmouth College, a resident of Plymouth, Mass., and the mother of two daughters, ages 6 and 7. 

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Jenn Abelson

Investigative reporter, Boston Globe’s Spotlight Team

Jenn Abelson is an investigative reporter for the Boston Globe’s Spotlight Team and has spent 2016 investigating sexual misconduct at prep schools in a series called Private schools, Painful secrets.

In 2015, she exposed how doctors were operating on two patients at the same time in Clash in the name of care. The Scripps Howard Awards named it a finalist in investigative reporting. The project also received honors from the Investigative Reporters & Editors Award, the National Headliner Awards, the Association of Healthcare Journalists, and The National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation.

Her 2014 project, Shadow Campus, exposed how a collision of greed, neglect, and mismanagement is endangering the lives of young people in America’s college capital. The three-part series was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Public Service and the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting.  

Abelson’s two-year investigation into the seafood industry was one of the first in the US to reveal widespread fish mislabeling at restaurants. The series, Fishy Business, received awards from the National Press Club, the Society for Features Journalism, the National Headliner Competition, and the Society of Business Editors and Writers. 

In 2012, Abelson participated in the International Women’s Media Foundation reporting trip to Morocco and Western Sahara . She also served as a Spring 2010 Jefferson Fellow with the East-West Center and traveled to Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Jakarta to examine the new realities in Asia in light of the economic crisis and environmental challenges.

She joined the Boston Globe in 2001 and graduated magna cum laude from Cornell University. Follow her on twitter @jennabelson.

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Andrew Morse

Executive Vice President of Editorial, CNN U.S.

Andrew Morse is Executive Vice President of Editorial for CNN U.S. and GM of CNN Digital Worldwide. He has oversight of the TV network's Domestic Newsgathering operations as well as the Washington Bureau and DC-based programming. In addition, Morse is responsible for CNN's global digital business, including editorial, product, technology, emerging platforms, business development and partnerships. He is also the co-founder of Great Big Story.

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James Longman

News reporter, BBC News

James began his career inside Syria at the beginning of the civil war, embedded with activist networks in Homs and the Damascus suburbs. He wrote for several UK papers and arranged access to the country for major broadcasters. A fluent Arabic and French speaker, he was hired by the BBC in 2012 for his specialism in Syria and the Middle East, working on stories around ISIS and terrorist activity across the region and in Europe. He has just spent the Autumn as BBC Beirut Correspondent covering events in Syria. 

In London, James works as a general news reporter for the Victoria Derbyshire programme on BBC2 and BBC News, where he makes short documentaries on a wide range of topics. These have included films on sex workers in Leeds, teenage MDMA use, child abuse in Rotherham and the inheritance of mental health issues.

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Andrew Morse

Executive Vice President of Editorial, CNN U.S.

Andrew Morse is Executive Vice President of Editorial for CNN U.S. and GM of CNN Digital Worldwide. He has oversight of the TV network's Domestic Newsgathering operations as well as the Washington Bureau and DC-based programming. In addition, Morse is responsible for CNN's global digital business, including editorial, product, technology, emerging platforms, business development and partnerships. He is also the co-founder of Great Big Story.

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Julien Pain

Editor-in-chief, franceinfo

Julien Pain is editor-in-chief at franceinfo, the news channel recently launched by the french public broadcaster France Télévisions. He's in charge of short programs and mobile first videos. He also presents and produces a weekly "debunking" program called Instant Détox. Before that, he created and managed the France 24’s Observers, a participative news project which produces web articles and tv programs in French, English, Arabic and Farsi. And before that, he set up and ran the new media desk at Reporters Without Borders.

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Yusuf Omar

Mobile Editor, Hindustan Times

Yusuf Omar is Mobile Editor at the Hindustan Times in India. He is currently building the world's largest mobile journalism team,  training 750 reporters to tell stories using their phones. 

Most recently, Yusuf was awarded at the world's first ever Snapchat awards - The Ghosties- for his use of social media for social good. 

Yusuf won the International Journalists' Network's Journalist of the Month  in September 2016, for his use of Snapchat to tell the stories of sexual abuse survivors in India — or rather, to allow them to tell their own stories through selfie journalism.

In 2015, Yusuf won Vodacom Journalist of the Year Editor's Choice, recognizing five years of mobile journalism and virtual reality stories in Africa. He has been named a ‘Top 20 Global Millennial To Watch In 2016’ by Cliff Central. 

At this year's Mobile Journalism Conference in Dublin, Yusuf won Mobile Journalist of the Year 2016. He has been researching Snapchat storytelling as #DukeMediaFellow in North Carolina, USA. 

Yusuf also recently graduated from the Thomson Foundation Media Convergence course in London. 

Omar's first forays in mobile journalism began in 2010, when he hitchhiked from South Africa to Syria with nothing but his smartphone and a small handheld camera to tell his story. Since then, he's used mobile technology to report from the frontlines of the Syrian war to the #ZumaMustFall protests in Johannesburg.

He was born in the UK, raised in Australia, studied in USA, worked in South Africa and currently lives in India. 

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Let's start with our opening session where we'll ask, Are we out of touch with our audiences?

Today, we are living in what many call the era of Post-Truth, where facts no longer matter and where extremes are becoming the mainstream. Some say the media is part of the problem...we're accused of living in (and reporting from) our liberal, educated, largely white filter bubbles, especially by those whose wages have failed to rise and who are fed up with politicians and the media. Social media and other sources of information people have access to can distort, reinforce and organize social movements. 

What would YOU like to explore? What would YOU like to discuss and challenge? This is where we want your help! Ideas, suggestions, topics, questions… all is welcome.




This year more than 500 executives, journalists, presenters, bloggers and start-up entrepreneurs are coming together in Copenhagen for News Xchange 2016. Download this year's attendee list here.


Experience tomorrow: Start-up tours around Copenhagen!

News Xchange delegates may now register for the Greater Copenhagen Private Innovation Tours, visiting sights, research hubs and startups in Copenhagen, all pushing new boundaries for innovation.

Arriving on Tuesday? Great! We have two tours available. Staying for the weekend? Also great! We have an outstanding Friday option, as well!

On Tuesday 29 November and on Friday 2 December, bookending the News Xchange conference, you may join one of three tours that will show you why Copenhagen has earned its reputation as one of the greenest, smartest, most creative and liveable cities.

Sign up if you want to experience tomorrow’s smart city solutions, learn about what advanced quantum computing can benefit your life or meet rising Danish media startups, pushing new ways to collaborate, publish and create content.

It is free to join the tours, but registration is on a first come, first served basis, and space is limited and open exclusively to registered News Xchange delegates. 

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The venue

An architectural landmark

News Xchange 2016 will be taking place in one of the most popular meeting destinations around the world, Copenhagen, and also in one of the most beautiful halls in the world: the Koncerthuset at DR Byen. The Concert Hall, designed by French architect Jean Nouvel, has won broad international recognition and numerous awards for both its architecture and acoustics. The Concert Hall has an impressive ’amphitheatre structure’ with seating for up to 1800 guests. Wherever you are seated, you are offered an intimate view of the stage. 

The conference venue:

DR Koncerthuset
Ørestads Boulevard 13
DK-2300 Copenhagen

The conference hotel:

Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel,
Amager Boulevard 70
DK-2300 Copenhagen
Tel: +45 3396 5000


Special News Xchange delegate rates for our guests


Set on the picturesque Stadsgraven Canal, this upscale hotel is 1.5 km from Tivoli Gardens and 2.3 km from the Nyhavn entertainment district, and it is convenient to our News Xchange venue.

Modern rooms and suites feature complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and minibars, plus floor-to ceiling windows and 24-hour room service. Upgraded rooms include free breakfast and Nespresso machines. Suites add separate living spaces. 

Amenities include Thai, Japanese and International dining, as well as a lobby bar and a casino/bar. There’s also a fitness center offering squash courts and massages, in addition to event space and a business center.

You will find the link to the hotel booking form on our hotel page.

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