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Thursday, October 6
 

6:00pm

Welcome keynote and private networking cocktail reception, sponsored by American Press Institute

6 p.m.: Conference attendees are invited to a private networking reception and cocktail hour in the President's Room at The Conference Center at Montclair State University. 

6:45 p.m.: Welcome presentation by opening night sponsor American Press Institute.

7 p.m.: Keynote presentation by Gordon Borrell, CEO of Borrell Associates, followed by Q&A.

 


Speakers
avatar for Gordon Borrell

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 →
avatar for Liz Worthington

Liz Worthington

Data-Driven Content Strategist, American Press Institute
Liz manages API's program to help publishers create data-driven content strategies. | | She joined API after nearly 10 years as a reporter and editor for various newspapers and digital platforms. Just before joining the team, Liz served as the Senior Editorial Trainer for Patch.com where she built an editorial curriculum that focused on enhancing the field's digital news, social media and audience development skills. Prior to training, Liz... Read More →



Thursday October 6, 2016 6:00pm - 8:30pm
President's Room University Hall 7th Floor, 1 Normal Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07043
 
Friday, October 7
 

8:00am

Registration and breakfast networking hour

Doors open at 8 a.m. at The Conference Center in University Hall at Montclair State University. Have a cup of coffee (or two), enjoy breakfast, meet fellow journalists and folks interested in the future of the business.  

Don't forget to use #SustainLocal2016 to join the conversation on social media!

 



Friday October 7, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
Room 1 (Main Room) University Hall 7th Floor, 1 Normal Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07043

9:00am

Welcome Session

Daniel Gurskis, Merrill Brown, and Stefanie Murray will host the welcome session to kick off the day of panels and speakers. Don't forget to follow the conversation on Twitter using #SustainLocal!


Speakers
avatar for Merrill Brown

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 →
avatar for Daniel Gurskis

Daniel Gurskis

Dean, College of the Arts, Montclair State University
Gurskis comes to Montclair State from Brooklyn College of the City University of New York where he is a professor and chair of the Department of Film and a special assistant to the president. Most recently at Brooklyn College, he has overseen the creation of a new graduate school of cinema to be located at Steiner Studios, the largest film and television production facility outside of Los Angeles. In addition to his academic experience... Read More →
avatar for Stefanie Murray

Stefanie Murray

Director, Center for Cooperative Media
An award-winning journalist and editor, Murray was the recipient of an Associated Press News Writing Award in 2008 (public service) and 2010 (breaking news) during her time as a reporter in Michigan. She later was part of the original editorial team that launched AnnArbor.com for Advance Publications. Subsequently, Murray was assistant managing editor/digital media of the Detroit Free Press and also served as a member of a special... Read More →


Friday October 7, 2016 9:00am - 9:30am
Room 1 (Main Room) University Hall 7th Floor, 1 Normal Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07043

9:30am

Morning Keynote: The current state of business models supporting local journalism and what's next

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
avatar for Merrill Brown

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
avatar for Craig Anderson

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
avatar for Gordon Borrell

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 →
avatar for Sandra Clark

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 →
avatar for Roger Keating

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 →
avatar for Geneva Overholser

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

11:00am

What's next? A peek into the future of business models supporting local journalism

Bryan Mercer, Executive Director of the Media Mobilizing Project, will moderate a discussion about the future of the business models that support local journalism, featuring:

Jeff Jarvis
, Director, Entrepreneurial Journalism program at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
Robertson Barrett, President, Digtal Media at Hearst Newspapers
Jim Friedlich, Executive Director, Institute of Journalism in New Media in Philadelphia


Moderators
avatar for Bryan Mercer

Bryan Mercer

Executive Director, Media Mobilizing Project
Bryan Mercer is a Philadelphia native who began volunteering with Media Mobilizing Project after returning home from college. Bryan is now Executive Director of MMP, using strategic media and communications to strengthen and connect communities organizing for their human rights. Bryan also works on state and national media policy advocacy as a board member of the Media Action Grassroots Network to create a ground-up approach to securing media... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Robertson Barrett

Robertson Barrett

President, Hearst Newspapers Digital Media
Robertson is the president of Hearst Newspapers Digital Media.
avatar for Jim Friedlich

Jim Friedlich

Director, Institute for Journalism in New Media
Jim Friedlich co-founded Empirical Media in 2011 and serves as its CEO. Jim is a highly experienced media operating and investment executive, with a background in private equity, venture capital, and both traditional and digital media. Jim leads client engagements for news organizations, both traditional and native digital, focusing on the creation of successful business models for great journalism. | | From 1990 to 2000, Jim managed the... Read More →
avatar for Jeff Jarvis

Jeff Jarvis

Director of the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
Jeff Jarvis, a national leader in the development of online news, blogging, the investigation of new business models for news, and the teaching of entrepreneurial journalism, writes an influential blog, Buzzmachine.com. He is author of the books What Would Google Do? and Public Parts: How Sharing in the Digital Age Improves the Way We Work and Live as well as the e-book Gutenberg the Geek. | | He has also consulted for media companies... Read More →


Friday October 7, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 1 (Main Room) University Hall 7th Floor, 1 Normal Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07043

11:00am

Monetization strategies: Diversify your revenue by thinking creatively about what you can sell

Mark Effron will moderate a discussion about diversifying your revenue streams and "finding your trampoline," featuring:

Celeste LeCompte
, Director of Business, ProPublica
Anastasia Cole Plakias, Brooklyn Grange


Moderators
avatar for Mark Effron

Mark Effron

Clinical Specialist, School of Communication and Media, Montclair State University
Mark Effron is a clinical specialist in the School of Communication and Media, where he teaches as well as coordinates the multi-platform newsroom in the new state-of-the-art headquarters for the school. Before that, Mark was an adjunct at Montclair State as well as a full time faculty at William Paterson University. For most of Mark’s career, he was a news executive for such companies as MSNBC, where he ran breaking news and daytime... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Celeste LeCompte

Celeste LeCompte

Director of Business Development, ProPublica
Celeste LeCompte is a media entrepreneur and journalist with a special focus on innovation, sustainable business and open technologies. She has advised on product development and content strategy for numerous media companies, nonprofits and corporate clients. LeCompte previously served on the launch team for Gigaom Research, a market research service specializing in emerging technologies. As director of product and special projects editor, she... Read More →
avatar for Anastasia Cole Plakias

Anastasia Cole Plakias

Vice President & Founding Partner, Brooklyn Grange
Anastasia Cole Plakias is co-founder and Vice President of Brooklyn Grange Rooftop Farm. A published writer and photographer, Anastasia is a passionate and outspoken crusader for fresh, healthy foods and greener, more sustainable cities. Her love of food began early, cooking up elaborate meals in the tiny, galley kitchen of her family’s West Village, NYC apartment. After some years spent freelance writing for magazines, Anastasia landed in... Read More →


Friday October 7, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 2 University Hall 7th Floor, 1 Normal Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07043

11:00am

Nonprofit business models: How 501(c)3 news organizations are finding sustainability

Professor Marc Rosenweig Montclair State University's School of Communication and Media will moderate a discussion about how 501(c)3 nonprofit business models are finding sustainability, featuring:

John Mooney
, Founding Editor and Education Writer, NJ Spotlight
Rebecca Ross, COO, Chalkbeat
Sue Cross, CEO and Executive Director, Institute for Nonprofit News



Moderators
avatar for Marc Rosenweig

Marc Rosenweig

Associate Professor, Montclair State University
Marc Rosenweig is associate professor of Television and Digital Media at Montclair State University. He spent more than three decades as a television reporter, producer, executive producer and program executive. He was a member of program management teams that launched CNBC and the YES Network for the New York Yankees. Marc was senior vice president of programming and production for King World Productions and senior executive producer at... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Sue Cross

Sue Cross

Executive Director, Institute for Nonprofit News
Sue Cross directs INN services and programs to support innovation, growth and sustainability in members' public interest news organizations. She joined INN in September 2015 after running Cross Strategy, helping companies and causes build revenue, craft alliances and leverage strategic communications in fast-changing environments. She founded the consultancy after 20+ years as a reporter, editor and business executive for The Associated Press... Read More →
avatar for John Mooney

John Mooney

CEO, Founding Editor, and Education Writer, NJ Spotlight
Before founding NJ Spotlight in 2009, John Mooney covered education in New Jersey for 15 years as a reporter for The Newark Star-Ledger and The Bergen Record and as a contributing writer for The New York Times. He has won numerous state and national awards, including honors from the Education Writers Association and the American Society of News Editors. John also has spoken at conferences and other events regarding school issues facing New Jersey... Read More →
avatar for Rebecca Ross

Rebecca Ross

Chief Operating Officer, Chalkbeat
Rebecca Ross is Chalkbeat’s Chief Operating Officer. Rebecca has over fifteen years of experience designing innovative programs and products that create social impact and building the capacity of organizations that execute them. She has been a Vice President at ideas42 and Seedco where her work focused on issues of poverty, education and financial services for the poor in New York City and nationally. Rebecca has a BA from Vassar College... Read More →


Friday October 7, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 3 University Hall 7th Floor, 1 Normal Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07043

12:00pm

Lunch and Mid-day Keynote

Michael Oreskes, Senior Vice President of News and Editorial Director of NPR sits down for a lunchtime keynote discussion with Merrill Brown, director of Montclair State University's School of Communication and Media.



Moderators
avatar for Merrill Brown

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
avatar for Michael Oreskes

Michael Oreskes

Senior Vice President of News, National Public Radio
Oreskes formerly the vice president and senior managing editor at the AP, where he oversaw the giant international news wire's daily report. In an interview, Oreskes described NPR as one of a handful of news outlets that have proved themselves to be indispensable to the nation and therefore must thrive despite financial challenges during rapid technological change.


Friday October 7, 2016 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Room 1 (Main Room) University Hall 7th Floor, 1 Normal Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07043

1:30pm

Attracting new money: How local outlets can capture national marketing dollars

Maribeth Papagua, Executive-in-Residence, BIA/Kelsey
David Card, Research Director, StreetFight

(Moderated by TBA)

 


Speakers
avatar for David Card

David Card

Research Director, Street Fight
David is an industry analyst who has been following the intersection of technology, media, and consumer behavior for over 25 years at Gigaom Research, Jupiter Research, IDC, and Forrester. He was previously a research VP for Gigaom, where he helped pioneer a premium research service for that respected tech blog. He lives in New York City. Contact David regarding industry briefings and research projects.
avatar for Maribeth Papuga

Maribeth Papuga

Executive-in-Residence, BIA/Kelsey
Maribeth Papuga, a 25-year media, marketing and advertising veteran, serves as executive in residence to BIA/Kelsey. She advises the company and participates in its practice areas including industry coverage, research, consulting, and forecasting projects related to local media strategy and investment. Her areas of specific concentration are local activation of national brands and overall media strategy as it relates to local measurement and... Read More →


Friday October 7, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 1 (Main Room) University Hall 7th Floor, 1 Normal Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07043

1:30pm

Revenue Diversity: The importance of building a pipeline of consumer revenue

Mary Barr Mann, cofounder and editor of the Village Green, will moderate a discussion about the importance of diverse revenue streams and customer revenue pipelines, featuring:

Mary Walter-Brown
, Publisher, Voice of San Diego
Tim Griggs, Innovator in Residence, Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas; and Center for Cooperative Media


Moderators
avatar for Mary Barr Mann

Mary Barr Mann

Cofounder and editor, Village Green
Mary is the cofounder and editor of the Village Green, serving the communities of Maplewood and South Orange in New Jersey. She was editor of Maplewood Patch from October 2009 through May 2012. She formerly worked at the Springfield Avenue Partnership and for and with other area business and neighborhood economic development agencies (in Red Bank, Philadelphia, Newark, Bloomfield, DUMBO, Long Island City), and was most recently... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Mary Walter Brown

Mary Walter Brown

Publisher, COO, Voice of San Diego
Mary is the publisher and Chief Operations Officer at Voice of San Diego. She is also a consultant, a mom, and a problem-solver. She oversees the Voice of San Diego's marketing, development and civic engagement strategies, focusing on raising awareness and building diverse and sustainable revenue streams.
avatar for Tim Griggs

Tim Griggs

Local/national partnerships liason, Center for Cooperative Media
Innovator in Residence at the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas and University of Texas at Austin School of Journalism. Passionate digital media leader dedicated to creating business models to support purpose-driven journalism. | | Tim Griggs is an independent consultant and advisor to media organizations, digital startups and foundations. He focuses on helping organizations with entrepreneurship, revenue growth, sustainability... Read More →
avatar for Lance Knobel

Lance Knobel

Cofounder & Editor, Berkeleyside
Lance Knobel (co-founder of Berkeleyside.com) is an international consultant and professional writer. In 1999-2000 he was director of the Programme of the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos. He was also editor-in-chief and managing director of World Link, the magazine of the World Economic Forum. He was an adviser in Prime Minister Tony Blair’s Strategy Unit in London. His journalism credentials include being... Read More →


Friday October 7, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 2 University Hall 7th Floor, 1 Normal Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07043

1:30pm

New Jersey's $2 billion question: It's time to reimagine public media

Margarethe Laurenzi, Director of Leadership and Grantmaking at the Community Foundation of New Jersey, will lead a panel discussion on New Jersey's upcoming spectrum auction and how we might use the money to reimagine the future of public media, featuring:

Chris Daggett
, President and CEO, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation
Craig Aaron, President and CEO, Free Press


Moderators
avatar for Margarethe Laurenzi

Margarethe Laurenzi

Director of Leadership, Grantmaking, and Engagement, Community Foundation of New Jersey
Laurenzi comes to CFNJ from the Rutgers University Foundation where she was a Development Officer in its Corporate & Foundation Relations office.  In her new role, she will guide CFNJ’s leadership grantmaking and work with its family of foundations to find and implement effective interventions to society’s philanthropic challenges. | | Laurenzi’s previous experience includes leadership consulting roles with Columbia... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Craig Aaron

Craig Aaron

President & CEO, Free Press
Craig has led Free Press and the Free Press Action Fund since 2011. For more than a decade, he has been a leader in major campaigns to safeguard Net Neutrality, stop media mergers and consolidation, oppose unchecked surveillance, defend public media and sustain quality journalism. He works in Washington and speaks often to the press and the public on media and technology issues. His commentaries appear regularly in The... Read More →
avatar for Chris Daggett

Chris Daggett

President & CEO, Dodge Foundation
Chris Daggett has been a respected leader in New Jersey’s nonprofit world for nearly 20 years, serving on a number of boards, including the Schumann Fund for New Jersey, Regional Plan Association, and The Trust for Public Land. As the independent candidate for governor in 2009, he was the first independent candidate to raise the threshold amount of money to qualify for public matching funds and to participate in public debates with the... Read More →


Friday October 7, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 3 University Hall 7th Floor, 1 Normal Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07043

2:30pm

Building a revenue strategy: Make sure you've got a foundation for success

Travis Hardman, COO of the Daily Voice, will moderate a discussion about the importance of building a strong foundation when constructing a revenue strategy, featuring:

Eleanor Cippel
, Coats2Coats
Kenny Katzgrau, Broadstreet Ads
Emily Lowery, Magic City Media


Moderators
avatar for Travis Hardman

Travis Hardman

COO, Daily Voice
Travis is the Chief Operating Officer at the Daily Voice. He uses technology to solve problems and help businesses meet their goals. He's a generalist with a comprehensive knowledge of best practices around web product development. He specializes in achieving business outcomes through design, programming, analytics, and product management methodology. He designs, develops, and manages teams that build technology platforms, overseeing all stages... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Eleanor Cippel

Eleanor Cippel

Lead Consultant, Coats2Coats
With extensive local media experience (digital, print, cable) Eleanor Cippel is skilled at both high level strategy and street level execution in all revenue segments, sales, marketing, training and business development. As Senior Vice President of Advertising and Marketing for The Denver Post and Regional Vice President for Digital First Media, Eleanor was responsible for leading sales initiatives and driving new strategic opportunities... Read More →
avatar for Kenny Katzgrau

Kenny Katzgrau

Founder & CEO, Broadstreet
Startup bootstrapper, software engineer, speaker and open source developer with business sense and an imagination.  | | Winner of StartupWeekend NYC, speaker at Wordcamp NYC, CICON, Hack and Tell NYC, | Founder of GetSparks.org, the CodeIgniter Package Repository, and Engineer on the popular CodeIgniter PHP framework. | | Broadstreet is an industry-shifting advertising platform for news organizations. It serves thousands of publications... Read More →
avatar for Emily Lowery

Emily Lowery

Founder & CEO, Magic City Media
Founder, Magic City Media


Friday October 7, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 3 University Hall 7th Floor, 1 Normal Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07043

2:30pm

Events: Lessons from building a revenue and engagement strategy IRL

Professor Kelly Whiteside of Montclair State University's School of Communication and Media will moderate a discussion about the value of leveraging events to build a revenue and engagement strategy in real life (IRL), featuring:

Chris Krewson
, Editor, Billy Penn 
Liz Kelly Nelson, Director, Events and Strategic Consumer Engagement, USA TODAY Network



Moderators
avatar for Kelly Whiteside

Kelly Whiteside

Assistant Professor of Sports Media and Journalism, Montclair State University
Kelly Whiteside brings her experience as a sports journalist into the classroom, focusing on critical issues in sport and their impact on society. At USA Today, she was the lead Olympics writer, World Cup soccer writer and the national college football writer. Prior to USA Today, she was a reporter at Newsday and a staff writer at Sports Illustrated. Her work has also been published in the New York Times.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Krewson

Chris Krewson

Editor, Billy Penn
Chris Krewson is the Editor of BillyPenn. He’s the former executive editor, online of The Philadelphia Inquirer, where he worked from 2007-2010, leading the digital efforts of Pennsylvania’s largest newspaper. While at the Inquirer, Chris launched a quick-response breaking news team in the newsroom. He revamped the staff’s multimedia efforts, and oversaw the newsroom’s Continuous News Operation, including breaking news and... Read More →


Friday October 7, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 1 (Main Room) University Hall 7th Floor, 1 Normal Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07043

2:30pm

The importance of engagement: How investing in a deep audience connection can pay dividends

A discussion about the value and importance of engagement with your audience, moderated by Keith Hammonds of Solutions Journalism Network, featuring:

Chris
 Satullo, Principal, Keystone Civic Ventures
Terry Paris Jr., Digital production and engagement, ProPublica
Carrie Brown , Director, Social Journalism Program, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

 


Moderators
avatar for Keith Hammonds

Keith Hammonds

President & COO, Solutions Journalism Network
Keith Hammonds is the President & COO at Solutions Journalism Network, a new non-profit organization that builds the capacity for rigorous reporting on the responses to urgent social issues. | | Keith comes to the Solutions Journalism Network from Ashoka, where he started and led the News & Knowledge Initiative, advancing the work of hundreds of social entrepreneurs in media around the world. He also has been executive editor at Fast... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Carrie Brown

Carrie Brown

Director of Social Journalism, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
Dr. Carrie Brown heads the CUNY J-School’s new M.A. in Social Journalism program. She was most recently an associate professor of journalism at the University of Memphis, where she earned recognition in 2014 as the national Educator of the Year from the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication’s Newspaper and Online Division. A pioneer in changing journalism education, she has developed and taught new courses in... Read More →
avatar for Terry Parris, Jr.

Terry Parris, Jr.

Community Editor, ProPublica
Terry is ProPublica's community editor. Prior to joining ProPublica, he led digital production and engagement at WDET 101.9 FM, NPR’s affiliate in Detroit.
avatar for Chris Satullo

Chris Satullo

Principal, Keystone Civic Ventures, LLC
Before working at Keystone Civic Ventures, Chris led the newsroom at WHYY, growing it from 20 or so to 50-plus employees. Launched the NewsWorks.org local news website in 2010, to feature coverage by WHYY newsroom plus a network of partners, bloggers and freelance contributors. Launched the NewsWorks Tonight nightly radio newsmagazine in 2011, the First weekly newsmagazine in 2009 and the Pulse weekly health/science show in 2014. Led the... Read More →


Friday October 7, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 2 University Hall 7th Floor, 1 Normal Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07043

3:45pm

Spotlight on local news entrepreneurs

Professor Tara George of Montclair State University's School of Communication and Media will moderate a panel that focuses on local news entrepreneurs and the different ways each of them is working toward sustainability both at home and on the job, featuring:

Josh Fenton
, CEO, GoLocal24.com
Andaiye Taylor, Founder, Brick City Live
Michael Shapiro, CEO, TAPinto.net
John Ward, Founder, Red Bank Green
Traven Rice , Co-Founder and Publisher, The Lo-Down
Liena Zagare , Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, Corner Media Group


Speakers
avatar for Josh Fenton

Josh Fenton

CEO & Cofounder, GoLocal24
Josh Fenton has a track record of success as an entrepreneur and has successfully launched and grown communications and media concerns. In 2010, he co-founded and launched GoLocalProv, the first digital platform of GoLocal24 – a digital media firm. Since then, GoLocal24 has launched two more cities. He has driven GoLocal’s growth from a one city platform that recorded 100,000 pageviews a month to a profitable multi-city media company... Read More →
avatar for Traven Rice

Traven Rice

Cofounder & Arts Editor, The Lo-Down
Traven is the co-founder and arts editor at Lo-Down Productions LLC. We publish local news at www.TheLoDown.nyc. We profile people in the neighborhood and cover crime, politics, events, arts, real estate and restaurants on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. | | She is also a filmmaker based in New York City. She recently wrote and directed the short film, SIDE EFFECTS. The film won the Audience Award at the Boston Sci-Fi Festival. Carla Quevedo... Read More →
avatar for Mike Shapiro

Mike Shapiro

CEO & Publisher, TAPinto.net
Hyperlocal media expert. Hyperlocal news entrepreneur and attorney. I currently own and operate TAPinto.net, http://www.tapinto.net, a network of more than 50 all-online hyperlocal newspaper franchises in New Jersey and New York with more than 4M readers. We are currently franchising TAPinto to local owner/publishers throughout New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Florida and beyond: http://tapinto.net/pages/start-tap
avatar for Andaiye Taylor

Andaiye Taylor

Founder & Publisher, Brick City Live
Founded and edit a hyperlocal news site and social media properties that cover business, entrepreneurship, arts, entertainment, politics, and lifestyle in Newark, New Jersey’s most populous city. Brick City Live is as much an experiment in local news sustainability as it is a digital publication about a city. As one of six member news properties in the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation's Local News Lab, we continuously test cutting-edge ideas... Read More →
avatar for John Ward

John Ward

Founder & Publisher, Red Bank Green
Over his three decades in the news business, site founder John T. Ward has worked as a reporter at the Asbury Park Press and the Star-Ledger and as a magazine freelancer. He serves as publisher and editor.


Friday October 7, 2016 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Room 1 (Main Room) University Hall 7th Floor, 1 Normal Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07043

4:45pm

Cocktail and networking hour, sponsored by Broadstreet

Conference attendees are invited to a networking reception and cocktail hour in the Main Conference Room at The Conference Center at Montclair State University, sponsored by Broadstreet.



Friday October 7, 2016 4:45pm - 6:00pm
Room 1 (Main Room) University Hall 7th Floor, 1 Normal Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07043