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Friday, October 7

11:00am EDT

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

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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... Read More →

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Robertson Barrett

President, Hearst Newspapers Digital Media
Robertson is the president of Hearst Newspapers Digital Media.
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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... Read More →
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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... Read More →

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

1:30pm EDT

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

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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... Read More →

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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... Read More →
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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... Read More →

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