Event Overview

Now in its third hugely successful year, the FT Future of News conference provides an unparalleled insight into the challenges and opportunities facing the media industry. Taking place on 14 October 2020, it delivers 12+ hours of insights from c-suite executives and senior officials of world-leading news and media organisations. Skillfully moderated by leading correspondents from the FT, the 2020 conference provides a unique opportunity to hear from and develop relationships with 800+ senior leaders from the global media sector in a new and exciting digital format.

Discuss the financial, organisational and journalistic priorities of c-suite executives and editors across the media industry

Digitally connect with over 800 of the most influential players in the global media industry

Gain insight into the the challenges faced in funding journalism and reaching audiences in a time of unprecedented global instability and polarisation

Over 12 hours of FT-curated content designed to help re-shape the media industry

Bringing a unique digital dimension to the news sector’s premier industry event

Ted Merz, CFA, Bloomberg
“Every June in New York, the FT puts on one of the best media conferences in the world.”

Confirmed speakers include:

Roula Khalaf,


Financial Times

Zanny Minton Beddoes,


The Economist 

Norman Pearlstine,

Executive Editor,

Los Angeles Times

Emma Tucker,


The Sunday Times

Craig Newmark,


Craig Newmark Philanthropies

Stephen J. Adler,

Editor-in-Chief, Reuters


Over 25 industry leading speakers
12+ hours of content and networking opportunities
80% C-suite / senior level officials in attendance