Digital Media North America 2019

Digital Media North America 2019

24 Jun 2019
New York City
United States of America (the)


Digital Media North America 2019:

take a deep-dive into product's key role in news media companies today!

 A big thank you to all our participants and sponsors!

Our 2019 edition focused on the importance of product in today’s news media companies.
Product roles are increasingly becoming a must-have for news publishers wishing to strengthen their digital strategy. However, this often raises several questions and challenges, which will be tackled through the following sessions:

  • Why have product roles become crucial in news media companies?
  • Product strategy and revenue objectives.
  • Breaking newsroom walls. Aligning company goals. Responding to the audience’s needs.
  • Elements of success: user-experience and design.
  • Defining priorities and changing cultures in local media companies.
  • Recruiting, retaining and empowering: the intricacies of product roles.
  • Portfolio: What makes a product (un)successful?

Check out the agenda


  • Chief Product Officer, theSkimm, USA
  • Chief Operating Officer, Vox Media, USA
  • Head of Audience and New Content Strategies, The Financial Times, UK
  • Deputy Head of Digital, The Times & Sunday Times, UK
  • Partner Operations Lead, News and Search, Google, US
  • Executive Managing Director, Styria Content Creation, Austria
  • Chief Product Officer, Bloomberg Media Group, USA
  • Chief Strategy Officer, Local Media Association, USA
  • President of Digital Media, Hearst Newspapers, USA
  • Senior Director - Product, The Atlantic, USA
  • Greg Doufas
    Chief Technology and Digital Officer, The Globe and Mail, Canada
  • Director of Innovation & Leadership, Craig Newmark J-School/CUNY, USA
  • Deputy Off-Platform Editor, The New York Times, USA
  • Director of Product, Chartbeat, USA
  • Senior Director of UX and Design, Gannett | USA TODAY NETWORK, USA
  • Director of Newsroom Product, The Washington Post, USA
  • Director of Product, McClatchy, USA





“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, former 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



North American Digital Media Awards 2019


WAN-IFRA's North American Digital Media Awards recognize publishers who have adopted digital media and mobile strategies as part of their total product offering to meet the major changes in how people consume news and information today.





Winners will immediately qualify to compete for WAN-IFRA's World Digital Media Awards in 2020 against the best digital projects of Africa, Asia, Europe, LATAM, the Middle East and South Asia!

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