Digital Media North America 2017

Digital Media North America 2017

19 Oct 2017 to 20 Oct 2017
The Thomson Reuters Building, New York City
United States of America (the)


We thank the 120 media executives from 17 countries

and 73 companies for joining us in New York on

19-20 October at the very first 

Digital Media North America!





Relive DMNA17!

- Watch the videos of the North American Digital Media Awards finalists!

- Download the speakers' presentations

- Visit our Twitter, and Flickr accounts


This two-day event, organized jointly by WAN-IFRA and the News Media Alliance (NMA), will provide a unique opportunity for North American news media executives to hear and discuss digital revenue strategy from the world's most advanced media companies.

WAN-IFRA’s Digital Media conferences have a huge reputation in the digital news publishing industry. In 1999, Elon Musk was one of first speakers. In 2016, more than 1,200 delegates from around the globe attended the Digital Media Europe (DME), Digital Media Asia (DMA), Digital Media LATAM (DML), Digital Media Africa and Digital Media India (DMI) events.  



Testimonials from previous Digital Media events worldwide: 


“A great opportunity to exchange ideas and learn about real-world approaches of companies that are having the greatest success with their products and cultural changes. It's well worth attending!”
Michael Golden, Vice Chairman, The New York Times Company


“I was very impressed by the scale and turnout of WAN-IFRA’s Digital Media Conferences.
Lots of inquisitive minds and thought provoking questions.”
Ryan Kellett, Director of Audience Growth, The Washington Post


“Incredible event! I have been in many events focused on digital in the US, but this was better.” 
Matt Sanders, General Manager, Deseret Digital Media


“I’ve followed the success of WAN-IFRA’s Digital Media conferences worldwide.
It’s a unique, invaluable forum on global trends in the news industry. Glad it finally arrives in North America!”
Rosental Alves, Founder & Executive Director, Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, University of Texas at Austin



Beyond the US and Canada, news media companies are successfully and radically transforming their business models, while finding effective results from ambitious digital subscriptions models, innovative advertising formats and creative alternative revenue streams.


  • 1

    Transformation Stories beyond North America

    How the world's leading news media companies are developing sustainable new revenues

  • 2

    Paying for quality

    Great journalism is driving global success of freemium and hybrid meter paywalls. The details are more important than ever. 

  • 3

    Better Ads and the Value of Context

    As programmatic stumbles, the rise of branded content and new partnership approaches to compete with Facebook and Google


North American Digital Media Awards

 Time to take on the world's digital news media elite!


Meet the winners


From Best Use of Online Video to Best News Website, from Best Advertising Campaign to Best Data Visualization Project, discover the 10 competing categories of this year's WAN-IFRA's North American Digital Media Awards .

Winners took part in our World Digital Media Awards and face-off  the elite from Europe, Asia, Latin America, India and Africa. They were announced at our World Digital Media Award Dinner in Berlin, Germany, last October 11. 

 Key dates:

  • 19 Oct 2017: Winners were be officially announced at the WAN-IFRA Digital Media North America in New York City.

Digital Media North America 2017

Strategic Partner



The News Media Alliance is a nonprofit organization headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, representing the news media industry, empowering members to succeed in today’s fast-moving media environment. Their members represent nearly 2,000 diverse news organizations in the United States and Canada—from the largest news groups and international outlets to hyperlocal news sources, from digital-only and digital-first to print news.

Platinum Sponsor

Reuters, the world’s largest international news agency, is the leading provider of real-time, high-impact, multimedia news content and services to newspapers, broadcasters & online platforms. Each day 2,500 journalists in nearly 200 bureaus around the globe deliver unparalleled international and national news coverage in 16 languages with speed, impartiality and insight.



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