Monday Agenda

Location: Murray Hill Suite, Second Floor

Time Session
1:00 - 1:40 p.m.

Imagining the Newsroom of the Future

From news sharing and production in the cloud to social media, multi-platform distribution and the rise of IP, the needs of news and technology managers are inspiring plans for overhauling the newsroom. Our panel of technology, news and digital leaders assesses the possibilities.
Moderator: Harry Jessell, TVNewsCheck, Editor and Co-Publisher
Roger Keating
, Hearst Television, Chief Strategy Officer
Frédéric Roux, Dalet, Director of Sales, Americas

Sean McLaughlin
, E.W. Scripps, VP, News
Steve Schwaid, Crawford Johnson & Northcott, VP, Digital Strategies

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1:40 - 2:00 p.m.

Q&A: Newsy’s General Manager Blake Sabatinelli on Monetizing News with OTT

How will escalating competition among OTT programmers and apps affect the news industry? What are the best monetization strategies for news apps? How can news services and/or apps get discovered by OTT audiences?
Interviewed by: Michael Depp, NetNewsCheck, Editor

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2:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Keynote Interview: Andrew Morse, CNN U.S., EVP Editorial, and CNN Digital Worldwide, GM

Interviewed by: Harry Jessell, TVNewsCheck, Editor and Co-Publisher

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2:30 - 2:45 p.m.

Networking Break

2:45 - 3:30 p.m.

TV Graphics – State of the Art

Increasingly, reporters are creating graphics for their stories and controlling how augmented reality enhances them. This panel will explore the real-world experience of more deeply integrating news graphics into the newsroom workflow.
Moderator: Phil Kurz, TVNewsCheck, Technology Editor
Suzanne Grethen, Hearst Television, VP, Promotion and Marketing
Joel McDonald, WUSA, Manager of Technology
Lucy Paynter, Vice Media Group, Real-Time Graphics Art Director

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3:30 - 3:45 p.m.

Avid and WGBH Case Study: Order from Chaos – Moving to an Integrated Production Ecosystem

WGBH, PBS’ largest content provider, recently re-imagined its production ecosystem to better serve their different brands from long-form documentaries to a daily new program. Public Media veterans, Bob Judge and Chris Fournelle present how one such brand, WGBH News, changed several components to leverage its expanded mission using Avid products.
Chris Fournelle
, The OutPost at WGBH, Director of Post-Production
Bob Judge, WGBH News, Production Manager, Boston
Bill Reinhart, Avid, Account Manager

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3:45 - 4:15 p.m.

Is Facebook Eating Television?

Distributed content offers a critically important outlet — and potential competitor — for reaching news consumers not tuned into traditional media. What are the indispensable platforms? What does a robust distributed content strategy cost?
Moderator: Michael Depp, NetNewsCheck, Editor
Michael Fabac, News-Press & Gazette Company, Director, News and Marketing
Frank Mungeam, Tegna, VP, Digital Content
Gloria Stitt, Shareablee, Head of Marketing and GM of Media
Adam Wiener, CBS Local Digital Media, EVP and GM

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4:15 - 4:30 p.m.

Case Study: SocialNewsDesk

Kim Wilson
, SocialNewsDesk, Founder and President

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4:30 - 5:15 p.m.

Chasing Millennials with Streaming Media, Mobile & OTT

They don’t want linear, but they love video and they watch the news on many different platforms. How can traditional news organizations produce and deliver news that builds audience among tomorrow’s more important consumers?
Moderator: Harlan Neugeboren, Media Innovations, CEO and Chief Innovator
Dhiya Kuriakose
, Condé Nast Entertainment, Head of Syndication and Social Video
Blake Sabatinelli, Newsy, General Manager
Mike Savello, LiveU, VP, Sales
Versha Sharma, Now This News, Managing Editor

Emily Stone, WTTG Washington (Fox), Director of Multi-Platform Content

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5:15 - 7:00 p.m.

Cocktails with SVG Summit