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2018 ASNE-APME-APPM News Leadership Conference
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Sept. 11-12 at  AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center

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Monday, September 10
 

3:00pm

ASNE Foundation Board Meeting
Monday September 10, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Classroom 202 AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center

4:30pm

ASNE Board Meeting
Monday September 10, 2018 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Classroom 202 AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center

5:00pm

APME Dinner
Monday September 10, 2018 5:00pm - 8:00pm
TBA

7:00pm

ASNE Board and Past Presidents Dinner
Monday September 10, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm
TBA
 
Tuesday, September 11
 

7:30am

Registration
Tuesday September 11, 2018 7:30am - 9:00am
AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center 1900 University Ave. Austin, TX 78705

9:00am

Welcome
Opening remarks from ASNE, APME and APPM presidents. Conference chairs welcome.

Speakers
AC

Alfredo Carbajal

Managing editor; President, Al Día (The Dallas Morning News); ASNE
BC

Bill Church

Senior vice president of news, GateHouse Media
EG

Emilio Garcia-Ruiz

Managing editor/digital, The Washington Post
JH

Jeremy Harmon

Director of photography, The Salt Lake Tribune
JS

Jim Simon

Managing editor; President, Honolulu Civil Beat; APME


Tuesday September 11, 2018 9:00am - 9:15am
Salon C AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center

9:15am

What Do I Need to Know?
It is impossible to keep up with all the latest developments in an industry that is constantly evolving so we will do it for you. You will learn the latest in everything from visual storytelling breakthroughs to new business models. What does it do? How much does it cost? How do I use it to tell stories in a newsroom my size? You will leave with recommendations on where you should invest your resources. We will update you on the state of video and podcasts and report back on the new startup moves in journalism, fueled by Spirited Media and The Athletic.

Speakers
JG

Jeremy Gilbert

Director of strategic initiatives, The Washington Post


Tuesday September 11, 2018 9:15am - 10:15am
Salon C AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center

10:45am

Big J Track: Building Trust
What can you do to increase the trust that your readers have in your work? There are now at least seven funded projects around the world tackling this question and offering real solutions that you can implement immediately. Meet the folks behind these efforts and see the early results of their work.

Tuesday September 11, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am
Salon D-E AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center

10:45am

Innovation Track: Serving Your Readers in 2018
How can you use human-centered design to put the audience first and produce impactful storytelling? We will review a project done by the Philadelphia Media Network and the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, which recruited three real Philadelphians to participate in a half-day human-centered design exercise. They interviewed these volunteers about their habits and priorities, discovered real needs and brainstormed service journalism story ideas. A popular series called “We The People” came out of it.

Speakers
KF

Kim Fox

Managing editor of audience development, Philadelphia Media Network
MG

Marie Gilot

Director of professional development, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism


Tuesday September 11, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am
Salon A-B AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center

11:45am

Break
Tuesday September 11, 2018 11:45am - 12:00pm
AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center 1900 University Ave. Austin, TX 78705

12:00pm

Lunch
Lunch speaker TBD.

Tuesday September 11, 2018 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Salon C AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center

1:30pm

Break
Tuesday September 11, 2018 1:30pm - 1:45pm
AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center 1900 University Ave. Austin, TX 78705

1:45pm

Big J Track: Comments: A Path to Subscribers
Turning off comments had become a trend, almost a point for pride, in recent years for editors fed up with the level of nastiness on their articles. But in the past year, as subscriptions became a more important part of the revenue stream, publishers found some interesting data. It turns out subscribers are far more likely to comment on articles or read the comments themselves, making them a critical selling and retention tool. And then a new open-source commenting system, funded by the Knight Foundation, was released, decreasing costs for publishers and improving moderation. So where does that leave us now? We will walk through the latest thinking with nationally renowned researcher Talia Stroud of the Center for Media Engagement at the University of Texas.

Speakers
AL

Andrew Losowsky

Project lead, The Coral Project
TS

Talia Stroud

Associate professor of communication studies, The University of Texas at Austin


Tuesday September 11, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Salon D-E AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center

1:45pm

Innovation Track: Changing You and Your Team
In a newsroom, change can’t happen unless it starts with leaders like you. What are the key steps to getting into the right frame of mind to change the way you work, so you can then change how your team works? What is it about our brains that make us slaves to old processes? How do we break free?

Tuesday September 11, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Salon A-B AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center

2:45pm

Break
Tuesday September 11, 2018 2:45pm - 3:00pm
AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center 1900 University Ave. Austin, TX 78705

3:00pm

Harassment in the Newsroom
In the year of #metoo, newsrooms are confronting incidents of sexual harassment by reporters and editors. What have we learned? Drawing on the lessons of the Newseum's groundbreaking Power Shift Summit, Jill Geisler will lead a wide-open conversation focused on changing the way we hire, train, and respond to issues of workplace misconduct and revisiting the systems that led to years of silence. We will look at which publishers are examining the intersection of harassment, discrimination and incivility and taking on the big challenges. Who’s recognizing that things that aren’t necessarily illegal are still unacceptable? Who’s looking out for the least powerful in newsrooms: our interns, temporary workers and freelancers?

Moderators
JG

Jill Geisler

Bill Plante Chair in Leadership and Media Integrity; Newseum Institute Fellow in Women’s Leadership, Loyola University Chicago

Tuesday September 11, 2018 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Salon C AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center

4:15pm

Break
Tuesday September 11, 2018 4:15pm - 4:30pm
AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center 1900 University Ave. Austin, TX 78705

4:30pm

Innovator of the Year
Tuesday September 11, 2018 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Salon C AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center

6:00pm

Opening Reception
Tuesday September 11, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Salon C AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center
 
Wednesday, September 12
 

7:30am

ASNE Board Meeting
Passing of gavel and business meeting.

Wednesday September 12, 2018 7:30am - 8:30am
AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center 1900 University Ave. Austin, TX 78705

8:00am

Registration
Wednesday September 12, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center 1900 University Ave. Austin, TX 78705

9:00am

The Tool Shed
What are the key technological tools that you can implement to make your newsroom more effective and efficient? Are you using the right ones? ASNE and APME have whittled down the list of competing companies and have invited the best ones to Austin to explain why other newsrooms have hired them and why you should, too. Editors will have the opportunity to ask questions about the product. You will leave with a far greater understanding of how technology can make you a better editor.

Wednesday September 12, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Salon C AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center

10:00am

Proof of Concept: One tool you must know about right now
Improvements in transcription software technology have made this an indispensable item for newsrooms seeking to improve the efficiency of their writers and video teams. No more hours spent painfully transcribing long interviews. One of the leaders in the field, battle tested at The Washington Post among others, is Trint.

Wednesday September 12, 2018 10:00am - 10:15am
Salon C AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center

10:15am

Break
Wednesday September 12, 2018 10:15am - 10:30am
AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center 1900 University Ave. Austin, TX 78705

10:30am

Innovation Track: Measuring Success
Publishers are creating their own analytics, combining proprietary data with Omniture and Chartbeat, to better match the goals of their newsrooms. These new scores do a much better job of judging the work of reporters and editors in the age of the subscriber. How do you develop proprietary analytics that help your newsroom succeed in its mission?

Speakers
TR

Tom Rosenstiel

Executive director, American Press Institute


Wednesday September 12, 2018 10:30am - 11:15am
Salon A-B AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center

11:15am

Big J Track: When the Trolls Turn On Your Reporters
Social media attacks against reporters are becoming more common, with women in fields like sports especially likely to face sexist vitriol. Meet the journalists who have gone through this experience and hear from experts on what you should do as a newsroom manager to help and support your staff.

Wednesday September 12, 2018 11:15am - 12:00pm
Salon D-E AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center

11:15am

Innovation Track: Table Stakes
What are the best solutions that have emerged from the Table Stakes/Lenfest effort across all newsroom sizes? What did they learn? How are the newsrooms evolving? What are the early wins in terms of audience, workflow and realignment of traditional structures? The project has moved into addressing the needs of smaller newsrooms. How have they progressed?

Wednesday September 12, 2018 11:15am - 12:00pm
Salon A-B AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center

12:00pm

Break
Wednesday September 12, 2018 12:00pm - 12:15pm
AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center 1900 University Ave. Austin, TX 78705

12:15pm

Lunch keynote, Announcement of Innovator of the Year
Lunch speaker TBD

Wednesday September 12, 2018 12:15pm - 1:30pm
Salon C AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center

1:30pm

Break
Wednesday September 12, 2018 1:30pm - 1:45pm
AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center 1900 University Ave. Austin, TX 78705

1:45pm

Big J Track: Editing the Archives
One of the most sacred beliefs for news organizations is that we do not take down published articles or photos. But editors are having to balance that belief with the knowledge that even the most trivial crime brief, although factually correct, can have a devastating effect on someone's life 10 years later. Editors are fielding an increasing number of appeals from the subjects of these stories who argue that the photos should be removed or the articles should at least be updated with the resolution to the case. What should you do? When should we order up more reporting? Should a story ever come down?

Speakers
KG

Kevin Goldberg

Attorney; Legal counsel, Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth; ASNE


Wednesday September 12, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Salon D-E AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center

1:45pm

Innovation Track: Does Local Opinion Still Matter?
In one word: Yes. How can you focus your opinion writing on issues that are critical to your community and make changes? What are the new digital storytelling techniques, other than narrative argument, that you can use to state your case?

Wednesday September 12, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Salon A-B AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center

2:45pm

Break
Wednesday September 12, 2018 2:45pm - 3:00pm
AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center 1900 University Ave. Austin, TX 78705

3:00pm

Hollywood and You
Your newsroom creates thousands of pieces of valuable intellectual property each week, and publishers are moving quickly to better control and monetize it. The New York Times is partnering with a production company. POLITICO signed with ICM. McClatchy, The Washington Post, The Guardian, Daily Beast and NPR are represented by Storied Media Group in Hollywood. We'll explain the newest revenue stream and how you can capitalize on it. 

Speakers
TH

Todd Hoffman

CEO, Storied Media Group


Wednesday September 12, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Salon C AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center

4:00pm

Proof of Concept: The Story of APB
We follow one piece of journalism from news article to broadcast television. How did a New York Times magazine article, “Who Runs The Streets of New Orleans,” become a Fox TV series about a technically innovative police force in Chicago? What benefits did the Times reap from the exercise? What are the journalistic or ethical issues the writer, David Amsden, faced?

Speakers
DA

David Amsden

Freelancer


Wednesday September 12, 2018 4:00pm - 4:15pm
Salon C AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center

4:15pm

Break
Wednesday September 12, 2018 4:15pm - 4:30pm
AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center 1900 University Ave. Austin, TX 78705

4:30pm

Using Opinions to Reach Young People
How can your opinion journalism bridge the gap between potential college-age audience members’ political activism and their lack of knowledge and access to high-quality information. How do you cut through the noise and provide the structure and reliability young people seek with the goal of fostering a vibrant democracy and a more unified civic -- and civil -- life? This generation has had less civic education than previous generations, especially in K-12. It has been eliminated from school curricula across the country. A recent Knight Foundation/Gallup said that more than 60 percent of college students show strong support for the First Amendment. However, some say that diversity and inclusion are more important to a democracy than free speech.

Wednesday September 12, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Salon A-B AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center

4:30pm

Diversity Report
The release of the annual ASNE diversity survey. We will examine the representation of diverse backgrounds/experiences in newsrooms and news coverage. We will pair strategies, tools and tactics with results of the diversity survey to give you guidance on how to lead your newsroom in this critical area.

Wednesday September 12, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Salon C AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center

5:30pm

ASNE and APME Awards Presentation/Reception
Wednesday September 12, 2018 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Salon C AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center

6:30pm

APME Board Meeting
Wednesday September 12, 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm
TBA