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

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Big J Track [clear filter]
Tuesday, September 11
 

10:45am

Big J Track: What Do You Need to Know, An Executive Briefing
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. And lastly, what is Bitcoin and how is it going to save the industry?

This session is sponsored by the Austin American-Statesman and GateHouse Media.

Speakers
avatar for Jeremy Gilbert

Jeremy Gilbert

Director of strategic initiatives, The Washington Post
JEREMY GILBERT is The Washington  Post’s director of strategic initiatives. He leads the newsroom to identify and create unique digital products and storytelling. He built an algorithmic  storytelling engine, created The Post’s first virtual and augmented reality stories and... Read More →



Tuesday September 11, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am
Classroom 203 AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center

1:45pm

Big J Track: Comments: A Path to Subscribers
In recent years, the level of nastiness on comments on stories have left editors tormented about how to handle them, with some news organizations ditching comments from their site all together. 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 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 and Andrew Losowsky of The Coral Project.

This session is sponsored by the Austin American-Statesman and GateHouse Media.

Moderator
avatar for Zahira Torres

Zahira Torres

Editor, El Paso Times
ZAHIRA TORRES is editor of the El Paso Times. She is the second woman and first Latina to lead the 137-year-old newspaper. As a reporter in El Paso, Torres uncovered a cheating scheme led by the superintendent of the city’s largest school district that denied numerous students their... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Losowsky

Andrew Losowsky

Project lead, The Coral Project
ANDREW LOSOWSKY is the project lead of The Coral Project, which is dedicated to bringing journalists closer to the communities they serve. The project's open-source software is currently used in more than 30 newsrooms in 10 countries.
avatar for Talia Stroud

Talia Stroud

Associate professor of communication studies, The University of Texas at Austin
NATALIE (TALIA) JOMINI STROUD is an associate professor of Communication Studies and Journalism, founding and current director of the Center for Media Engagement and assistant director of the Strauss Institute in the Moody College of Communication at the University of Texas at Austin... Read More →



Tuesday September 11, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Classroom 203 AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center
 
Wednesday, September 12
 

10:45am

Big J Track: Newsroom 2020: Legal Hotline Live
An opportunity for you to get any information you need about the critical legal issues facing journalism today in a free-wheeling conversational format. ASNE Legal Counsel Kevin Goldberg, after introducing ASNE’s new and improved Legal Hotline, will lead editors as we discuss your own concerns, as well as the trending topics he’s seeing in his work for ASNE and elsewhere. The increase in lawsuits stemming from inadvertent, unauthorized use of photos and the growing trend of retaliatory lawsuits filed against FOIA requesters are just two of the possible topics for this lively discussion that focuses on the issues you want to learn about.

This session is sponsored by the Austin American-Statesman and GateHouse Media.

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Goldberg

Kevin Goldberg

Attorney; Legal counsel, Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth; ASNE
KEVIN M. GOLDBERG is a member of the law firm of Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth PLC. His expertise is in First Amendment, FOIA and intellectual property issues. Goldberg works with several major press organizations, including ASNE. He currently serves as president of the D.C. Open Government... Read More →



Wednesday September 12, 2018 10:45am - 11:25am
Classroom 203 AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center

11:25am

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.

This session is sponsored by the Austin American-Statesman and GateHouse Media.

Moderator
avatar for Sandra Clark

Sandra Clark

Vice president for news and civic dialogue, WHYY
SANDRA CLARK is vice president for news and civic dialogue at WHYY, Philadelphia’s leading public media outlet. Clark was previously managing editor at the Philadelphia Inquirer. Clark serves on the boards of APME, PAPME and the University of Kansas William Allen White School of... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Gina Chen

Gina Chen

Assistant professor, School of Journalism at The University of Texas at Austin
GINA MASULLO CHEN is an assistant professor in the School of Journalism and assistant director of the Center for Media Engagement, both at The University of Texas at Austin. She is author of Online Incivility and Public Debate: Nasty Talk and co-editor of Scandal in a Digital... Read More →
avatar for Suzanne Halliburton

Suzanne Halliburton

Sports reporter, Austin American-Statesman
SUZANNE HALLIBURTON is a sportswriter at the Austin American-Statesman, where she’s covered Texas, Texas A&M, TCU and Baylor football, as well as the career of Lance Armstrong. Her work has been honored nationally by APSE, the Women’s Sports Foundation and the Center for Sports... Read More →
avatar for Helen Ubiñas

Helen Ubiñas

Columnist, Philadelphia Media Network
HELEN UBINAS is an award-winning columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News and Philly.com. Prior to coming to Philadelphia, Ubiñas was a reporter and columnist for the HartfordCourant, where she was awarded numerous honors, including a team Pulitzer Prize for... Read More →



Wednesday September 12, 2018 11:25am - 12:20pm
Classroom 203 AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center

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 fromthe 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?

This session is sponsored by the Austin American-Statesman and GateHouse Media.

Moderator
avatar for Emilio García-Ruiz

Emilio García-Ruiz

Managing editor/digital, The Washington Post
As the managing editor in charge of digital at The Washington Post, EMILIO GARCIA-RUIZ oversees the newsroom’s development, implementation and execution of digital strategy. Over the past few years, The Post has become one of the world's fastest-growing media companies. Among his... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Manny García

Manny García

Regional editor, USA TODAY Network
MANNY GARCIA is the east regional editor of the USA TODAY Network, who oversees 50-plus newsrooms. He previously served as executive editor of the Naples Daily News andNaplesnews.com and VistaSemanal.com. He currently serves on the boards of ASNE, Reporters Committee for Freedom of... Read More →
avatar for Jeremy Harmon

Jeremy Harmon

Director of photography, The Salt Lake Tribune



Wednesday September 12, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Classroom 203 AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center