This is an overview of the programme of the European Newspaper Congress.
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May 12th, Museums Quartier Wien

Ovalhall, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna

04:30 p.m. Admission
05:00 p.m. Opening and awards ceremony of the Awards of Excellence and the Special Awards (magazine and digital)
06:00 p.m. Visit of the exhibitions
07:00 p.m. Networking evening


May 13th, Vienna city hall

Vienna City Hall, Friedrich-Schmidt-Platz 1, 1010 Vienna

08:45 a.m. Registration
09:30 a.m. Opening
Sebastian Kurz
10:00 a.m. Freedom I mean
Philipp Welte | Hubert Burda Media
10:20 a.m. Digital transformation: a new concept for our printed newspaper
Hans Spoelman | "fd"
10:40 a.m. The subscription model of The Economist
Marina Haydn | The Economist
11:00 a.m. Future business podcast for magazines
Patrick Horton | Bauer Media Group London
11:20 a.m. Subscribers appreciate the narrative formats
Yannick Dillinger | Schwäbische Zeitung
11:40 a.m. Segmenting, segmenting, segmenting
Sebastian Turner | "Tagesspiegel"
12:00 -
1.00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. Pralines for newspaper readers
Norbert Küpper | Newspaper designer
1:20 p.m. The other form of local journalism
Magne Kydland and Lena Herland Eide | "Sunnhordland"
1:40 p.m. Quality beyond the mainstream
Michael Angele and Lisa Kolbe | "Der Freitag"
2:00 p.m. A digital concept without tricks and gimmicks
Andreas Arntzen und Dennis Ballwieser |
2:20 p.m. Leadership in times of digital change
Julia Maria Bönisch |
2:20 -
3:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. Online first in the local
Uwe Vetterick and Ludwig Zeumer | "Sächsische Zeitung"
3:20 p.m. A clever combination of print and online
Kirsti Husby | Adresseavisen
3:40 p.m. TV took over the lead in news production
Niki Fellner | "Österreich"
4:00 p.m. The digital transformation of 24sata
Boris Trupčević | Styria Croatia
04:30 p.m. End of conference
07:00 p.m. Admission Winners Dinner
07:30 p.m. Winners Dinner at the Vienna City Hall and awards ceremony of the main categories (European Magazine Award, European Digital Publishing Award, European Newspaper Award, kress Award)


May 14th, Vienna city hall

Vienna City Hall, Friedrich-Schmidt-Platz 1, 1010 Vienna

09:30 a.m. Keynote – Does Europe make enough for the media?
Thomas Krüger | President of the Federal Agency for Civic Education, Berlin
9:40 a.m. Discussion – What does Europe do for the media?
Corinna Milborn, editor in chief Puls 4, Austria |
Michal Hvorecky, author and writer, Slovakia |
Rubina Möhring, Reporters without Borders, Austria |
Maria Exner, Deputy Editor in Chief zeit online, Germany |
Thomas Krüger, President of the Federal Agency for Civic Education, Germany
10:40 a.m. "Europe speaks": Live journalism in the digital age
Maria Exner and Martin Kotynek | "Zeit Online" and "der Standard"
11:00 a.m. The project Tobi: From data journalism to robot journalism
Barnaby Skinner | Tamedia
11:20 a.m. The Editorial Hub of the BMW Group
Bill McAndrews | BMW Group
11:40 a.m. The rediscovery of the printed job advertisement
Michael Kretz | "Bezirksblätter"
12:00 -
12:40 p.m.
12:40 p.m. From clickbait to fake news: Does anyone win?
Sorin Tudor |
1:00 p.m. How quality media can survive in the world of fake news and clickbaits?
Igor Trosnikov and Elizaveta Golikova | RBC
1:20 p.m. Discussion – Fake news in Russia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan
George Sharashidze | Georgia Today
02:00 p.m. awards ceremony of the Awards of Excellence Newspaper
03:00 p.m. End of the event