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.
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!
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!
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.