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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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Tuesday, September 11
 

8:30am

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

Speakers
avatar for Alfredo Carbajal

Alfredo Carbajal

Managing editor; President, Al Día (The Dallas Morning News); ASNE
ALFREDO CARBAJAL is managing editor of Al Día at The Dallas Morning News , where he practices journalism for digital and print platforms in English and Spanish. He has reported and edited news projects in both the U.S. and México. Carbajal is the 2017-18 president of the American... Read More →
avatar for Bill Church

Bill Church

Senior vice president of news, GateHouse Media
BILL CHURCH is senior vice president of news for GateHouse Media and based in Austin.  He is past president of the Associated Press Media Editors, a 2016 Knight Visiting Nieman Fellow at Harvard and a two-time Pulitzer jurist. He is a longtime member of the Asian American... Read More →
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 →
avatar for Jeremy Harmon

Jeremy Harmon

Director of photography, The Salt Lake Tribune
avatar for Jim Simon

Jim Simon

Managing editor; President, Honolulu Civil Beat; APME
JIM SIMON is managing editor of Honolulu Civil Beat, a nonprofit news site focused on public affairs and watchdog reporting in Hawaii. He previously worked at The Seattle Times for more than three decades as a reporter and editor, including managing editor.  


Tuesday September 11, 2018 8:30am - 8:45am
Salon C AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center

8:45am

Keeping Our Newsroom Safe
What do we need to know to ensure the well-being of our reporters and editors? How do you defuse potentially troublesome situations and keep them from growing into something bigger? We will review industry best practices and examine the difficult decisions we make every day.

Moderator
avatar for Emily Ramshaw

Emily Ramshaw

Editor-in-chief, The Texas Tribune
EMILY RAMSHAW is editor-in-chief of The Texas Tribune. Under her leadership, The Tribune has won a Peabody Award, nine national Edward R. Murrow Awards and several honors from the Online News Association. Before helping to launch The Tribune, Ramshaw spent six years at The Dallas... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Trif Alatzas

Trif Alatzas

Publisher and editor-in-chief, The Baltimore Sun Media Group
TRIF ALATZAS is publisher and editor-in-chief of Baltimore Sun Media Group, which includes The Sun, the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, the Carroll County Times and other news sites. An award-winning reporter and editor during the past 29 years, he has held several roles at The Sun... Read More →
avatar for Pete Blair

Pete Blair

Executive director, Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT)
PETE BLAIR, the executive director of the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) Center at Texas State University, is recognized as a leading expert in the field of active shooter events.  He is the lead author on the authoritative book on the active shooter... Read More →
avatar for Sally Buzbee

Sally Buzbee

Executive editor, The Associated Press
SALLY BUZBEE is executive editor of The Associated Press, running a global staff of video, text and photo journalists. She previously was AP’s Washington bureau chief and before that ran Iraq war coverage as Middle East regional editor from 2005 to 2010. Buzbee holds a journalism... Read More →
avatar for Chase Cook

Chase Cook

Reporter, The Capital
CHASE COOK is the state and county government reporter for The Capital newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland. His stories hold politicians accountable and highlight interesting facts about government and development. He has a journalism degree from the University of Oklahoma. On June... Read More →
avatar for C. Danny Spriggs

C. Danny Spriggs

Vice president, global security, The Associated Press
DANNY SPRIGGS s is vice president of global security at The Associated Press where he facilitates all security-related tactical, operational and strategic planning for the media agency’s global network that includes 254 locations in 101 countries. He spent 28 years in the Secret... Read More →


Tuesday September 11, 2018 8:45am - 10:15am
Salon C AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center

3:00pm

Workplace Integrity: Eliminating Harassment and Discrimination in Media
In the year of #metoo, newsrooms are confronting incidents of sexual harassment by reporters, photographers, editors and photo 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?

Speakers
avatar for Jean Hodges

Jean Hodges

Senior director of news, GateHouse Media
JEAN HODGES is senior director of content at GateHouse Media, where she works with newsrooms across the country on digital transformation, ethics and leadership. She’s a UC-Berkeley Knight digital fellow, and she was a part of the inaugural Newseum training for the Power Shift Summit... Read More →
avatar for Mizell Stewart

Mizell Stewart

Vice president for news operations, Gannett and USA TODAY Network
MIZELL STEWART III is vice president for news operations at Gannett and the USA TODAY Network. He is the former chief content officer of Journal Media Group, acquired by Gannett in 2016, and VP/Content for the newspaper division of the E.W. Scripps Company. Previously, he led newsrooms... Read More →


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

4:30pm

Innovator of the Year
Finalist: "NewsSlide," The Blade of Toledo, Ohio, and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
 
For a collaboration that shows the elegant side of storytelling. With stunning visuals, photo galleries and videos, NewsSlide delivers an immersive, dynamic and intuitive experience.
 
Finalist: “Longform template,” GateHouse Media
 
For creating a template that can be used by all GateHouse publications. It allows readers to experience news and features in a whole new way.

Finalist: “Cap Times Idea Fest,” The Capital Times of Madison, Wisconsin

For embracing the role of good newsrooms to promote public discourse and be a community-thought leader. The Cap Times did this through a gathering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison that drew 70 guest speakers and 20 moderators for a daylong, immersive discussion on the issues of the day.

Moderator
avatar for Angie Muhs

Angie Muhs

Editor, State Journal-Register
ANGIE MUHS, editor of the State Journal-Register in Springfield, Illinois, will become APME president at the 2018 convention. She came to the SJ-R in 2014 after holding various positions, including managing editor at the Portland (Maine) Press Herald. Muhs also has held editing and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Tyson Bird

Tyson Bird

Projects designer, GateHouse Media
TYSON BIRD is a projects designer GateHouse Media, with a focus on development, video and data visualization. Originally from Sandpoint, Idaho, he studied journalism graphics and entrepreneurial management at Ball State University. He now blurs the line between design and development... Read More →
avatar for Mara Corbett

Mara Corbett

Projects designer, GateHouse Media
MARA CORBETT is a projects designer at GateHouse Media, with a focus on user experience, project management and typography. She graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in graphic design after spending four years involved with student media, including one year as editor-in-chief... Read More →
avatar for Larry Graham

Larry Graham

Assistant managing editor, The Blade
LARRY GRAHAM, assistant managing editor of digital, joined The Blade in Toledo, Ohio, in 2017 as a NewsSlide news editor. Prior to The Blade, he was the executive sports editor for The San Diego Union-Tribune, a general NFL editor for ESPN.com and covered the Green Bay Packers for... Read More →
avatar for Jim Iovino

Jim Iovino

Deputy managing editor, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
JIM IOVINO is deputy managing editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, where he manages content creation on all of the Post-Gazette's award-winning digital properties. Previously, he was senior news editor of operations for NBC Owned Television Stations’ digital group.
avatar for Chris Murphy

Chris Murphy

Managing editor, The Capital Times
CHRIS MURPHY is the managing editor of The Capital Times, a 100-year-old media outlet in Madison, Wisconsin, and the principal organizer of Cap Times Idea Fest, now in its second year.


Tuesday September 11, 2018 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Salon C AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center
 
Wednesday, September 12
 

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.

Companies presenting:

Chartbeat and Parse.ly - Newsroom analytics
Dataminr - Story idea generation from social sites
Echobox and SocialFlow - Easy hands-free social media posting
Naytev and Taboola - A/B testing



Speakers
avatar for Antoine Amann

Antoine Amann

Founder and CEO, Echobox
ANTOINE AMANN is the founder and CEO at Echobox. After graduating from Cambridge, Antoine went into journalism with the Financial Times. He left the FT to develop the initial version of Echobox in 2013. Echobox has grown rapidly ever since, and its AI technology is being used by publishers... Read More →
avatar for Jim Anderson

Jim Anderson

CEO, SocialFlow
JIM ANDERSON, CEO of SocialFlow, has a distinguished track record in technology with 20+ years of experience spanning the development, productization and sale of technology solutions. He has spent the past 10 years on the cutting edge of social media, helping brands and marketers... Read More →
avatar for Patrick Costello

Patrick Costello

Co-founder, Naytev
PATRICK COSTELLO is the co-founder of Naytev, a Y Combinator-backed company where he oversees product and sales. He works with leading media teams to improve digital content performance with data-driven storytelling. Costello is based in San Francisco, and in his free time, he loves... Read More →
avatar for John Levitt

John Levitt

General manager, Parse.ly
As general manager at Parse.ly, JOHN LEVITT oversees strategy and operations across the business. Previously, he was director of Publisher Development where he directly worked with media companies to develop data-informed editorial and audience engagement strategies. In addition... Read More →
avatar for Tim Ruder

Tim Ruder

Managing director, audience development, Taboola
TIM RUDER, managing director of audience development at Taboola, has more than 20 years experience working with digital news organizations to grow audiences, institutionalize editorial best practices, create new products and get the most from tools and technologies to drive great... Read More →
avatar for Garrett Santora

Garrett Santora

Director of News, Dataminr
GARRETT SANTORA is a director of news at Dataminr. Santora has been with Dataminr for five years, predating the launch of Dataminr for News. As part of the Dataminr team, he has helped grow Dataminr for News from one newsroom to over 400 worldwide. Prior to Dataminr, Santora was a... Read More →
avatar for John Saroff

John Saroff

CEO, Chartbeat
JOHN SAROFF is chief executive officer of Chartbeat, the leading content intelligence platform used by more than 50,000 of the world's top media properties in over 60 countries. Chartbeat believes that meaningful stories matter wherever they live, and that in an increasingly mobile... Read More →



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.

Speakers
avatar for Jeffrey Kofman

Jeffrey Kofman

President, Trint
JEFF KOFMAN is CEO and founder of Trint, a fast-growing software start-up focused on  automated transcription. Before becoming an inventor and entrepreneur, he spent 30+ years as  a foreign correspondent and war correspondent with ABC, CBS and CBC News. Kofman won an Emmy for his... Read More →



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

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
avatar for Todd Hoffman

Todd Hoffman

CEO, Storied Media Group
TODD HOFFMAN is founder & CEO of Storied Media Group, Hollywood’s leading “agency agnostic” representative of high-end non-fiction intellectual property. The most trusted and award-winning publications in the world, including The Washington Post, The Guardian, NPR, The Wall... Read More →


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
avatar for David Amsden

David Amsden

Novelist and magazine writer
DAVID AMSDEN is a novelist and long-form magazine writer who splits time between Brooklyn, New Orleans and Los Angeles. Formerly a contributing editor at New York Magazine, he now writes regularly for the New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone and Travel + Leisure, where he is the... Read More →


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

4:30pm

Diversity Report
For the first few minutes, ASNE will talk about the extension of data collection for the 2018 diversity survey to drive greater participation.

We'll move onto a panel with top officials from the Maynard Institute for a truncated version of its highly sought-after Fault Lines training program and learn how its diversity framework can help your staff produce better journalism.

Moderator
avatar for Karen Magnuson

Karen Magnuson

Executive editor and vice president of news, Rochester (New York) Democrat and Chronicle
KAREN MAGNUSON is executive editor of the Democrat and Chronicle in Rochester, New York, and editor of the northeast region for the USA TODAY Network. She is a past president of APME and the APME Foundation. Magnuson is a board member of ASNE and is co-chair of the ASNE Diversity... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Meredith Clark

Meredith Clark

Assistant professor, University of Virginia Department of Media Studies
Meredith D. Clark is an assistant professor in the Department of Media Studies at the University of Virginia. Clark’s research, which focuses on the intersections of race, media and power, is informed by her experience in the newsroom. She has worked as a copy editor, reporter... Read More →
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LaToya Drake

Google News Lab
avatar for Teri Hayt

Teri Hayt

Executive director, ASNE
TERI HAYT became executive director in March 2015. Previously, she was executive editor of GateHouse Media Ohio and managing editor of the Arizona Daily Star. During 35 years in the publishing industry, she has held staff management positions at Time-Life Books, Inc., Sports Illustrated... Read More →
avatar for Evelyn Hsu

Evelyn Hsu

Co-executive director, Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education
EVELYN HUS is co-executive director, programming and operations, at the Maynard Institute . She joined the institute in 2004 as director of programs and most recently was senior director for programs and operations. Previously, she was a reporter at the San Francisco Chronicle and... Read More →
avatar for Martin Reynolds

Martin Reynolds

Co-executive director, Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education
MARTIN G. REYNOLDS is co-executive director of the Maynard Institute for Journalism Education. He also directs the Reveal Investigative Fellowships. Reynolds is the former editor-in-chief of The Oakland Tribune in California and was a lead editor on the Chauncey Bailey Project, formed... Read More →
avatar for Hollis Towns

Hollis Towns

Executive editor/vice president of news, Asbury Park Press
HOLLIS R. TOWNS is an award-winning senior news executive who has a passion for news and community interests. He is currently regional editor of Gannett New Jersey, a group of eight dailies and websites, and the executive editor and vice president/news of the Asbury Park Press, which... Read More →


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
Come celebrate and honor the winners of the 2018 ASNE and APME awards for best journalism, who showed the positive impact of watchdog reporting and shed light on issues affecting underrepresented communities.

The Robert G. McGruder Award for Diversity Leadership, as well as the Innovator of the Year, will be presented during the reception.

There will be appetizers and a cash bar.

Speakers
avatar for Alfredo Carbajal

Alfredo Carbajal

Managing editor; President, Al Día (The Dallas Morning News); ASNE
ALFREDO CARBAJAL is managing editor of Al Día at The Dallas Morning News , where he practices journalism for digital and print platforms in English and Spanish. He has reported and edited news projects in both the U.S. and México. Carbajal is the 2017-18 president of the American... Read More →
avatar for Jim Simon

Jim Simon

Managing editor; President, Honolulu Civil Beat; APME
JIM SIMON is managing editor of Honolulu Civil Beat, a nonprofit news site focused on public affairs and watchdog reporting in Hawaii. He previously worked at The Seattle Times for more than three decades as a reporter and editor, including managing editor.  


Wednesday September 12, 2018 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Salon C AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center