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Friday, October 7
 

11:00am EDT

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
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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... Read More →

Speakers
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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... Read More →
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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... Read More →
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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... Read More →


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

3:45pm EDT

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
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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... Read More →
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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... Read More →
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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... Read More →
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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... Read More →
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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 EDT
Room 1 (Main Room) University Hall 7th Floor, 1 Normal Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07043