7 February: On March 22, 2018, the Financial Times will host the inaugural FT Future of News conference in New York City, at 10 on the Park, Columbus Circle.

This full-day event, programmed by FT’s global media editor Matthew Garrahan, will bring together top media executives, editors, academics and business leaders to discuss the forces transforming the news industry, from the impact of new technology to the challenges of an increasingly polarised political environment.

Speakers and moderators include (in alphabetical order):

  • Dean Baquet, Executive Editor, New York Times
  • Lionel Barber, Editor, Financial Times
  • Emily Bell, Director, Tow Center for Digital Journalism, Columbia University
  • Shannon Bond, US Media and Marketing Correspondent, Financial Times
  • Campbell Brown, Head of News Partnerships, Facebook
  • Ingrid Ciprian-Matthews, Executive Vice President, CBS News
  • Joanna Coles, Chief Content Officer, Hearst Magazines
  • Jim Cramer, Host, 'Mad Money with Jim Cramer', and Co-Anchor, ‘Squawk on The Street’, CNBC, and Founder, TheStreet Inc
  • Dominique Delport, Global Managing Director, Havas
  • Ken Doctor, President, Newsonomics
  • Ken Fisher, Founder, Executive Chairman and Co-Chief Investment Officer, Fisher Investments
  • James Fontanella Khan, US M&A Correspondent, Financial Times
  • Richard Gingras, Vice President of News, Google
  • James Goldston, President, ABC News
  • James Harding, former Director, News and Current Affairs, BBC
  • Tamara Ingram, CEO, J. Walter Thompson
  • Isaac Lee, Chief Content Officer, Univision Communications and Grupo Televisa
  • Jessica Lessin, Founder, CEO and Editor-in-Chief, The Information
  • Lydia Polgreen, Editor-in-Chief, HuffPost
  • John Ridding, CEO, Financial Times Group
  • Christopher Ruddy, CEO, Newsmax Media
  • Ben Smith, Editor-in-Chief, BuzzFeed
  • Gillian Tett, US Managing Editor, Financial Times
  • Josh Tyrangiel, Executive Vice President, Vice News
  • Jeff Zucker, President, CNN

Follow along on Twitter at: #FTFutureNews.

More information about the conference, including the full agenda, can be found here.

Members of the media who wish to attend must apply for credentials here and may be asked to submit a letter of assignment from an editor. The deadline to apply for media credentials is Monday, February 19.


For more information please contact:

Katrina Fedczuk

O: (917) 551-5093

C: (347) 213-1944

About the Financial Times:

The Financial Times is one of the world’s leading business news organisations, recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. The FT has a record paying readership of more than 910,000.