IPI World Congress 2018 has ended

The International Press Institute (IPI) held its 2018 annual World Congress in Abuja, Nigeria from 21-23 June 2018. Under the theme “Why Good Journalism Matters”, the World Congress affirmed the indispensable role of quality media in building strong societies, showcasing investigative stories and projects that bring positive change to individuals and communities in Africa and around the world.

You can join the online conversation on Twitter by using the hashtag #IPIWoCo. Follow us on  @IPI_WoCo and @globalfreemedia for the latest news and updates.

IPI is a Vienna-based global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists. We are dedicated to furthering and safeguarding press freedom, protecting freedom of opinion and expression, promoting the free flow of news and information, and improving the practices of journalism. 
avatar for John Yearwood

John Yearwood

Yearwood Media Group
Miami, FL, USA
John Yearwood is President and CEO of Yearwood Media Group, a global consulting and conference moderating firm. He is the former World Editor of the Miami Herald and former host of the Herald’s World Desk, which focuses on global issues and newsmakers. Yearwood’s department won numerous awards during his leadership, including two McClatchy Company President’s Awards and the Arthur Ross Award for best coverage of Latin America. His coordination of the Herald’s Haiti earthquake coverage contributed to the newspaper’s being named a finalist for the 2011 Pulitzer Prize in Breaking News. After 13 years at the Miami Herald, he left his post as World Editor in March 2016. Yearwood was head of IPI’s North America National Committee from 2013-15 and has been Chair of the IPI Executive Board since 2015.

*John Yearwood is an IPI member.