News futurist and keynote speaker Ross Dawson

Ross Dawson is viewed as one of the world’s leading figures in the future of news. His provocative Newspaper Extinction Timeline sparked global strategic conversations about the shift to digital platforms for news, while his annual Future of Media reports framed the transition of the news industry to new business models and structures. Dawson has worked with news organizations around the world on how to create a positive future for new and news organizations in a rapidly changing world.

Keynote speaker topic – Creating the Future of News


In an extraordinarily fast-moving world driven by the desire for instant information, the quality of our news will be at the heart of the future of society. While most news organizations around the world have been deeply challenged by these shifts, including from traditional formats to digital and mobile delivery, we have the potential to create a robust future for quality news and new organizations. Key aspects of that shift include tapping crowdsourcing, measuring news source reputation, personalizing media, and tapping AI content creation to allow skilled journalists to apply their uniquely human skills to uncovering and reporting news that has an impact. The future of news is ours to create, by building towards compelling visions and collaborating with participants across the news landscape.

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Ross Dawson delivers compelling keynotes on creating the future of news, and runs strategy workshops for senior news executives on framing and working towards a highly successful future.

Following is a video of Ross Dawson’s opening keynote on Creating the Future of News at the International News Media Association’s World Congress in New York.

His keynote attracted global attention for its positive frame on the future of news, the pragmatic insights, and commentary on shifts in the news landscape that have since been borne out.

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