Dublin 2003 - October 21-23


Quick Poll

Following the collapse of the CNN/ABC merger, can such newsgathering alliances between organisations that are obvious rivals on the ground ever be made to work?:

To have your say on any of the issues debated at News World, go to the agenda page.

Previous poll results:

1) Press speculation about the potential war in Iraq is growing more intense by the day. Does such exhaustive coverage make the public feel that war is justified?

Yes: 33%
No: 67%

2) Broadcast journalism is undoubtedly enhanced by the increasingly advanced equipment at its disposal. But is there a risk that the news agenda is being dictated by the technology which is meant to serve it?

Yes: 70%
No: 30%

3) Bearing Witness: Should journalists ever compromise their neutrality by giving evidence when the subjects of their stories face trial?

Yes: 62%
No: 38%



More than 450 participants attended News World Dublin 2002 - making it one of the most successful ever conferences in the event's eight year history. The best narrative essays online from this conference are collected in a list at the main page of the site. News World 2002 began with a keynote speech by Irish prime minister Bertie Ahern and ended three days later with a major debate on the disconnect between politics, press and the people, hosted by Sir David Frost.

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News World - the most important gathering of the year for broadcast news journalists - has brought its 2003 event forward by a month to give delegates an early opportunity to review the state of the news industry in what will almost certainly be the aftermath of war.

The ninth annual News World conference and exhibition, originally scheduled for late November, will now take place at The Burlington Hotel, Dublin, from October 21-23.

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Delegates are advised that according to your country of origin it can take several months to obtain a visa to enter Ireland, and we strongly advise you to allow at least three months if you are planning to attend News World in Dublin this coming October.

News World regrets that, with the possible exception of a small number of key speakers, it is in no position to help delegates with visa applications and does not issue letters of invitation as a matter of course.

All enquiries should be directed either to your nearest Irish embassy or consulate visa office or to:

The Department of Foreign Affairs
Visa Office
80 St Stephen’s Green
Dublin 2

NB: It is extremely difficult to contact the Visa Office by telephone, so all enquiries should be made by post.

News World Announces 2002 Award Winners

Sir David Frost became the fifth annual winner of the News World Lifetime Achievement Award at a glittering ceremony hosted by Reuters at the Dublin conference.

Sir David, who celebrates the 40th anniversary of his television debut as host of the satirical show That Was The Week That Was this month – said he was truly honoured to follow in the footsteps of veteran US news mogul Roone Arledge, CNN founder Ted Turner, Sony pioneer Masayuki Takano and legendary ITN editor and chairman Sir David Nicholas, who presented him with the 2002 award.

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News World - the guide 2002-2003

The News World guide was introduced at this year’s conference in Dublin. An exciting A5-size loose-leaf format publication, the guide has become an indispensable reference work for everyone involved in the news industry. In addition to the agenda for this year’s News World conference, plus sponsor and exhibitor information, the guide has detailed intelligence on the countries likely to be making the news in 2003. Combine that with a week-at-a-view desk diary, and News World - the guide becomes your year-round reference work you can use day after day.

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