Europe's newsrooms are facing multiple challenges as they adjust to a more populist environment, greater competition from digital rivals and continued financial constraints. For the sake of citizens, societies and world order, journalists and publishers must now navigate an ever more complex landscape to hold power to account.
Following a decade of technology disruption, some traditional news organisations are emerging leaner, stronger and stealthier, having learned to battle - and partner - with digital rivals both large and small. Those that are succeeding boast executive and editorial teams that embrace innovation, engagement with consumers, and fresh growth strategies.
How are the continent’s news outlets planning for the future, given the unbridled access we have gained to media across platforms, geographies and belief systems? What data can companies harness for themselves - and offer to advertisers - without betraying consumers’ privacy? Which new roles, skills and characteristics are most in demand against the backdrop of social and generational shifts? And how can media businesses ensure they remain human amid dizzying transformation?
Held in Amsterdam, this year’s FT Future of News Europe will gather top editors, executives and dealmakers from across print, TV and digital to debate how to secure growth, safeguard transparency and promote quality journalism for the next generation.