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Join us for a national conversation about local journalism sustainability issues – including business model disruption, revenue, emerging technologies and more.  
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Friday, October 7 • 9:30am - 10:45am
Morning Keynote: The current state of business models supporting local journalism and what's next

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A overview of the state of current journalism business models at the local level, and a discussion about what comes next, moderated by Merrill Brown and featuring:

Gordon Borrell, CEO, Borrell Associates
Sandra Clark, Vice President for News and Civic Dialogue, WHYY
Geneva Overholser, Senior Fellow, Democracy Fund
Roger Keating, Senior Vice President, Hearst Television Inc.
Craig Anderson, Center for Innovation and Sustainability in Local Media, UNC-Chapel Hill


Moderators
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Merrill Brown

Director of the School of Communication and Media, Montclair State University
As one of the pioneers who launched CourtTV and the founding editor-in-chief of MSNBC.com, Merrill Brown has demonstrated a strong commitment to bring the news into the 21st century.  Brown continues to break new ground in his role as Director of the newly opened School of Communication and Media, where he applies his past experience in digital and traditional media.  He gained extensive media expertise as founder and... Read More →

Speakers
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Craig Anderson

Project Director, Center for Innovation and Sustainability in Local Media
Project Director, Center for Innovation and Sustainability in Local Media. | Email: anderscd@email.unc.edu
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Gordon Borrell

CEO, Borrell Associates
Gordon Borrell is a sought-after speaker for conferences and company meetings and is the local media industry’s leading analyst. He is ranked in the top 2% among Gerson Lehrman Group’s 150,000 consultants worldwide and is quoted frequently in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Ad Age, Forbes and other publications. He has appeared on CNN and other TV and radio programs discussing trends and forecasts for local media. Prior... Read More →
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Sandra Clark

Vice President for News and Civic Dialogue, WHYY
Before becoming the Inquirer's managing editor in 2014, Clark served as a senior news editor and deputy managing editor for digital news operations. Under her leadership, the paper won a Pulitzer Prize for criticism in 2014. Clark also implemented two of PMN's most successful reader-engagement initiatives: "My Daughter's Kitchen," a healthy-meals cooking program now in 25 schools, and "Black History: What I Wish I Knew." Clark came to... Read More →
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Roger Keating

Senior Vice President, Hearst Newspapers Digital Media
Roger Keating joined Hearst Television, Inc., in July 2008 as senior vice president overseeing the company's growing Digital Media unit, bringing with him a broad background in various sectors of the media industry. | | Keating has run large cable TV operations at Comcast and most recently at Time Warner, where he presided over the integration of the Adelphia acquisition in the Los Angeles Region. He ran the voice services business at AOL... Read More →
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Geneva Overholser

Senior Fellow, Democracy Fund
Geneva Overholser is a senior fellow at the Democracy Fund. She was until 2013 director of the USC Annenberg School of Journalism, and is now an independent journalist in New York City, speaking and writing about the future of journalism. She  serves on the boards of the Rita Allen Foundation, Northwestern University in Qatar and the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism Foundation. Previously she held the Curtis B. Hurley Chair in Public... Read More →


Friday October 7, 2016 9:30am - 10:45am
Room 1 (Main Room) University Hall 7th Floor, 1 Normal Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07043

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