Building an Independent, Yet Interdependent, News Ecosystem
- Erin Millar
- Ryan Sorrell
- Annelise Pierce
- Duc Luu
Moderated by Gabe Schneider
When it comes to independent journalism, what does it mean to actually do things differently? How can we build an indie news ecosystem that is more trustworthy, responsible and...
Bringing Local News Back: Leveraging Independent Content Creators to Help Irrigate News Deserts
- Vincent Wu
- Greg Vederman
- Jamie Burton
Shifting reading habits, social media, and 24-hour cable news have created “news deserts” throughout the country, where local news no longer exists. News Break will be...
How to Start a News Outlet During a Pandemic
- Tasneem Raja
Moderated by Karen Rundlet
Despite the fact that news consumption has risen to unprecedented levels during the pandemic, more than 50 local newsrooms across the country have closed their doors. But even in...
The Art of the Pitch
This event is presented by NBCUniversal The Art of the Pitch: Hear from some of NBC’s senior newsroom leaders about what makes for a successful editorial pitch. Selected...
Things I Wish I’d Known Before Launching My Media Startup
- Tracie Powell
- Tyree Worthy
- Tasneem Raja
- Jiquanda Johnson
From formation to funding, hyper-local publications are complex, challenging, impossible projects to launch. Join this essential conversation to learn about the pitfalls and...
Fireside Chat with Medium CEO Ev Williams
- Ev Williams
Moderated by Manoush Zomorodi
When Medium arrived on the web, it offered a number of intriguing features: a publishing platform that existed somewhere between a tweet and a blog post; a stab at fixing broken...
Hunting, Gathering and Accounting: Freelance Survival Skills
- Katherine Reynolds Lewis
- Rob Pegoraro
We’ll help aspiring freelancers — or staffers who might wind up having to freelance next week — accelerate the learning curve with advice about issues that may seem obvious...
reported.ly: The Story of Digital Media
Moderated by Mathew Ingram
Unique and experimental in its focus, structure and revenue stream, the two-year-old social news-wire project reported.ly uses social media platforms as a home for real-time news...
Fail Fest 2015: I Failed, It Sucked, But Here’s How I Bounced Back
- David Cohn
- Kim Fox
- Mariana Santos
The mantra from Silicon Valley is that failure is OK, as long as you fail rapidly and learn something from it. We’ll have a series of rapid-fire presentations from our brave,...