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.


 Gunnar Høidahl Award for Excellence in the News Exchange 2016 - by Justyna Kurczabinska, Head of Eurovision News Exchange  Members Only
 Interactive session based on questions from Members - by Henrik Keith Hansen, International media and management consultant; former Head of DR TV News  Members 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 journalist  Members Only
 New(s) dimensions - Eurovision UGC Verification Network - by Majd Khalifeh, VRT Journalist  Members Only
 New(s) dimensions - SR case study - by Emmy Rasper, show host at Swedish Radio talk radio P1  Members Only
 New(s) dimensions - BBC case study - by Cordelia Hebblethwaite, BBC journalist  Members Only
 New(s) dimensions - NRK case study - by Kristin Granbo, Multimedia Journalist  Members Only
 New(s) dimensions - VRT case study - by Ezra Eeman, Head of News Hub  Members Only


 Opening intro Best of EVN - by Julian Tarrant (EBU)  Members Only
 Gunnar Hoidal Nominees - by Julian Tarrant (EBU)  Members Only
 Digital Transformation in the Newsroom - by Ray Colgan, Eurovision News Editor  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


Location: Copenhagen, Denmark


Register by: 21 Nov 2016

Members Only


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