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12th 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 12th News Assembly took place at the Conference Centre Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam, on 13 and 14 November at the kind invitation of NOS.

News Committee Elections Members Only

Watch or read each of the statements from the 13 candidates who ran in this year's election. Click on their image below:

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Geertje Bal, VRT


Benoît Balon-Perin, RTBF

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Fiona Dodd, ITN

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Dick Jansen, NOS


Urmet Kook, ERR


Alban Mikoczy, FT


Andreas Mitschitz, ORF


Marit Moi, NRK

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Elina Ravantti, YLE


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Giuseppe Solinas, RAI


Staffan Svedberg, SVT


Sarah Ward-Lilley, BBC


Petra Zilken-Leitgeb, ZDF




Accommodation details will be available at registration


Beurs van Berlage Conference Centre 

Damrak 243, 1012 ZJ Amsterdam

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in association with



  • Noel Curran address to the News Assembly Members Only
  • New Activity Report 2016 - 2017 - Eurovision News ExchangeMembers Only
  • White Paper on the Future of the EVNs - EBU News CommitteeMembers Only
  • Revision of the Eurovision News Exchange Rules Members Only
  • Eurovision News Exchange Rules Revision: Intro - Justyna Kurczabinska, Head of News Exchange, EBUMembers Only
  • Eurovision News Exchange Rules Revision: Highlights - Ed Mulhall, Rules Revision Project LeadMembers Only
  • EBU News Finance and Governance - Emmanuel Frantz, Chief Financial and Administrative Officer, EBUMembers Only
  • Keynote Speaker: Taylor Owen. The Platform Press: How Silicon Valley Re-engineered Journalism - Taylor Owen, Senior Fellow at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at the Columbia School of JournalismMembers Only
  • Facebook: like it or not - Nick Wrenn, Facebook Head of news partnerships for EMEAMembers Only
  • New(s) Dimensions: Artificial Intelligence to translate and clip without human intervention - Peggy van der Kreeft, DWMembers Only
  • New(s) Dimensions: #tiomiljoner on real concerns of voters ahead of the general election 2018 (Winner of the Global Constructive Journalism Award 2017) - Olle Zachrison, Head of News and Current Affairs Department at Sveriges Radio/Swedish Broadcasting.Members Only
  • New(s) Dimensions: The Perfect Storm - Bill Dunlop, President and CEO of Eurovision Americas, Inc.Members Only
  • Journalism Endeavors in Russia: Øystein Bogen - Øystein Bogen, Foreign Correspondent, TV2 NorwayMembers Only
  • Journalism Endeavors in Russia: Jessika Aro - Jessikka Aro, investigative journalist, YLEMembers Only
  • How Manchester Stood Up in the Face of Terror - The Story of Grief, Strength and Unity - James Stirling, Head of Music, BBC - Tom Cuckson, Executive producer, BBC - Kate Squire, News Editor, BBC Manchester - Clare Fallon, Correspondent, North West Tonight, BBCMembers Only