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11th News Assembly

The annual News Assembly offers news directors, editors in chief and foreign editors the opportunity to network and to exchange views about improving coverage, reducing costs and adapting to the changing media market.

The 11th News Assembly took place in the Studio 2 at the Koncerthuset in Copenhagen, Denmark at the kind invitation of our DR broadcasters.

The 2-day event will begin at 13:00 on Monday 28 November and close at 18:00 on Tuesday 29 November.

The News Assembly agenda is now available.


We are able to offer a special discount for your accommodation in two hotels, which are conveniently located next to the Koncerthuset. Availability now is very limited.

Radisson Hotel: approx. 200 EUR per night per person.
Crowne Plaza: approx. 160 EUR per night per person.

Booking details available online during the registration.


Koncerthuset - DR, Studio 2 
Emil Holms Kanal 20
0999 København
Copenhagen, Denmark



  • Gunnar Høidahl Award for Excellence in the News Exchange 2016 - by Justyna Kurczabinska, Head of Eurovision News ExchangeMembers Only
  • Interactive session based on questions from Members - by Henrik Keith Hansen, International media and management consultant; former Head of DR TV NewsMembers Only
  • Constructive News: Journalism with both eyes - by Ulrik Haagerup Executive Director of News (DR)Members Only
  • Day 2

  • Opening keynote on the state of journalism - by Helen Boaden, outgoing Director of Radio (BBC)Members Only
  • Covering Terrorism - by Justine Katz, Journalist specialized in terrorism (RTBF)Members Only
  • Digital transformation in the newsroom - by Atte Jääskeläinen, Director of News, Current Affairs, Sport & Regional Programming (YLE)Members Only
  • Digital transformation in the newsroom - by Olle Zachrison, Head of News, Swedish Radio (SR)Members Only
  • New(s) dimensions - SVT Case Study - by Martin Hedström, data journalistMembers Only
  • New(s) dimensions - Eurovision UGC Verification Network - by Majd Khalifeh, VRT JournalistMembers Only
  • New(s) dimensions - SR case study - by Emmy Rasper, show host at Swedish Radio talk radio P1Members Only
  • New(s) dimensions - BBC case study - by Cordelia Hebblethwaite, BBC journalistMembers Only
  • New(s) dimensions - NRK case study - by Kristin Granbo, Multimedia JournalistMembers Only
  • New(s) dimensions - VRT case study - by Ezra Eeman, Head of News HubMembers Only
  • Videos

  • Can we still make the difference? Members Only
  • Opening intro Best of EVN - by Julian Tarrant (EBU)Members Only
  • Gunnar Hoidal Nominees - by Julian Tarrant (EBU)Members Only
  • Hans Rosling media deadline - by Ulrik Haagerup (DR)Members Only
  • Constructive News - Example - by Ulrik Haagerup (DR)Members Only
  • Constructive News - Version 1 - by Ulrik Haagerup (DR)Members Only
  • Constructive News - Version 2 - by Ulrik Haagerup (DR)Members Only