Saturday, May 19, 2018 • San Francisco, CA

ONA SF Ideas Forum: Sustaining Quality Journalism

 An ONA Local event, hosted by ONA SF

ONA SF has brought together a diverse range of speakers to explore leading strategies for sustaining quality journalism. Topics will include insights into emerging revenue opportunities, as well as tools & techniques being used to nurture a media ecosystem of quality information. Speakers will represent a diverse range of backgrounds, including online platforms, traditional publishers, media startups, and academia. Each speaker will focus on their area of expertise, providing insights into their work and thoughts about future trends. After speakers have presented for 5-10 minutes each, there will be a discussion panel with moderated Q&A. There will be an opportunity to network and meet with panelists and other attendees afterwards. Light refreshments will be served.

Doors open at 2 p.m., event starts at 2:30 p.m.


  • Mark Glaser, founder of MediaShift
    Glaser is a longtime journalist who explores how the shifting media landscape is changing the way we get our news and information.


  • James Slezak, CEO & Co-founder, Swayable
    Slezak leads Swayable, a media analytics startup that helps measure the impact of stories about important issues. Formerly he was VP & Chief of Operations for New York Times Global.
  • Jahna Berry, Head of Content Operations, WIRED
    Berry helps the editor-in-chief oversee daily operations across all WIRED platforms, and helped oversee implementation of WIRED’s paywall subscription strategy.
  • Michael Stoll, Executive Director, SF Public Press
    Stoll heads the San Francisco Public Press, a nonprofit, public-interest news project. The publication has no advertising, and is completely funded by its community of readers.
  • Alex Clark, Founder & CEO, PressPatron
    Clark founded PressPatron, a membership & donation platform for supporting quality journalism. Previously, he conducted research into media business models.
  • Max Levy, Product Marketing Manager, Twitter
    Levy leads marketing for Twitter’s publisher initiatives and is working on the development of new revenue opportunities for their media partners.
  • Dr. Seema Yasmin, Stanford JSK Fellow
    Yasmin is a medical doctor, journalist and professor researching techniques that can limit the spread of misinformation during a public health crisis.
  • Phillip Smith, Stanford JSK Fellow
    Smith is a news innovation consultant researching effective strategies that reporters can adopt to start their own media companies.
  • Don Day, Stanford JSK Fellow
    Day is the founder of BoiseDev, an Idaho-based independent local news site, and is evaluating strategies to modernize media business models.

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We'll explore leading strategies for sustaining quality journalism.


Saturday, May 19, 2018
2 pm-5 pm