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Oct. 8-11 at Washington Marriott Wardman Park

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Sunday, October 8
 

9:30am

Registration at the Marriott
Sunday October 8, 2017 9:30am - 4:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

10:00am

Pre-conference workshop: Community engagement — Convene and welcome
This is the first pre-conference worshop scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 8. It will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Advance registration required.

Panelists/Speakers
avatar for Bill Church

Bill Church

Senior vice president for news, GateHouse Media
BILL CHURCH is senior vice president of news for GateHouse Media and 2016-17 APME president. Previously he was executive editor of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune and Southeast Regional Editor for GateHouse. Church was a 2016 Knight Visiting Nieman Fellow and a 2010 recipient of the... Read More →
avatar for Mizell Stewart

Mizell Stewart

Vice president of news operations / President, Gannett and USA TODAY Network / ASNE
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 new... Read More →


Sunday October 8, 2017 10:00am - 10:15am
Madison B

10:15am

Worried about trust? Let's do something about it: Keynote by Joy Mayer
(Pre-confernece workshop on community engagement, advance registration required.)

Don't just accept that people in your community don’t trust “the media.” Instead, educate them about what you offer and why you need their support. Learn to speak their language, then empower yourselves and your newsrooms with some research-driven strategies aimed at building credibility.

Panelists/Speakers
avatar for Joy Mayer

Joy Mayer

Community engagement strategist
JOY MAYER is a community engagement strategist based in Sarasota, Florida. Her work focuses on audience engagement in journalism — how communicators can foster two-way conversations, collaborate with their communities and know who they’re serving and how well they’re doing. Previ... Read More →


Sunday October 8, 2017 10:15am - 11:00am
Madison B

11:00am

Doing journalism, regaining trust, building community
(Pre-confernece workshop on community engagement, advance registration required.)

Panelists will share perspectives on ways news organizations can rebuild trust with readers and stronger connections between citizens and news organizations utilizing community engagement best practices and technology solutions.

Panelists/Speakers
avatar for Andrew Losowsky

Andrew Losowsky

Project Lead, The Coral Project, Mozilla Foundation
ANDREW LOSOWSKY is the Project Lead of The Coral Project at Mozilla, where he helps journalists get closer to the communities they serve. He has previously worked on a mobile storytelling platform for News Corp, as a Senior Editor at The Huffington Post, and led editorial operati... Read More →


Sunday October 8, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
Madison B

12:30pm

Break
Sunday October 8, 2017 12:30pm - 1:00pm
TBD Washington Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Road NW

1:00pm

Can I do this?
(Pre-confernece workshop on community engagement, advance registration required)

Practical tips from a panel of editors and other journalists who have mounted successful efforts to engage their communities.

Panelists/Speakers
avatar for Mark Baldwin

Mark Baldwin

Executive editor, Rockford Register Star
MARK BALDWIN was appointed executive editor of the Rockford Register Star in 2012 after previously working for newspapers in Wisconsin, Kansas, Florida and Chicago. In Rockford, he led the movement to get news literacy training into the classroom and introduced structured public... Read More →
avatar for Summer Moore

Summer Moore

Digital and audience engagement editor, The Times of Northwest Indiana
SUMMER MOORE is digital and audience engagement editor for The Times of Northwest Indiana. In 2015, she helped launch Community Civility Counts. The campaign received APME’s Innovator of the Year award and helped The Times to be named one of Editor & Publisher’s 10 Newspapers Tha... Read More →
avatar for David Plazas

David Plazas

Opinion and engagement director, USA TODAY Network
DAVID PLAZAS is the Opinion and Engagement Director of the USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee and the Opinion and Engagement Editor for The Tennessean, one of six Tennessee network publications. He previously worked at The News-Press in Fort Myers, Florida.
avatar for Joe Woolley

Joe Woolley

State coordinator, ASNE's Tennessee Tough Issues Forum
JOE WOOLLEY is state coordinator of the Tennessee Tough Issues Forums, an initiative of ASNE’s National Community and News Literacy Roundtables Project. The Tennessee Tough Issues Forums have been held across the state on education issues using the principles of news literacy and... Read More →


Sunday October 8, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Madison B

2:00pm

ASNE Foundation board meeting
Not open to the public.

Sunday October 8, 2017 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Wilson C Washington Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

2:00pm

Pre-conference workshop: Knight Foundation's "Table Stakes" project
This is the second pre-conference workshop. Advance registration required.

In this "don't-miss" session, leaders from newsrooms participating in the Knight Lenfest News Initiative ("Table Stakes") will share results, insights and lessons learned. In addition, the American Press Institute will unveil the Better News Hub, an essential resource for news leaders seeking to transform their organizations and sustain the connections among audiences, local journalism, financial sustainability and democracy.  Also, attendees will receive free copies of the newly released Table Stakes Manual, a 400-page step-by-step guide on how to make sure your news enterprise has what's needed to succeed.

Attendees will have lots of opportunity to ask questions and discuss with the leaders who are involved in the table stakes effort.

Moderators
Panelists/Speakers
avatar for Vernon Loeb

Vernon Loeb

Managing Editor, Houston Chronicle
Vernon Loeb is managing editor of the Houston Chronicle. He studied journalism at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and spent the first 16 years of his career at The Philadelphia Inquirer during the editorship of Gene Roberts. At The Inquirer, Loeb covered the Delaware and Pennsylvania legislatures, the Philadelphia public schools, twice served as City Hall bureau chief and was the... Read More →
RT

Robyn Tomlin

Managing Editor, The Dallas Morning News
ROBYN TOMLIN is managing editor of The Dallas Morning News, where she joined from the Pew Research Center in Washington, D.C. Tomlin was the founding editor of Digital First Media’s Project Thunderdome in New York City. Prior to that, she was an editor and directed editorial innovation at the now-defunct New York Times Regional Media... Read More →


Sunday October 8, 2017 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Hoover Washington Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

2:30pm

APME board meeting
Not open to the public.

Sunday October 8, 2017 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Madison B

5:30pm

Registration at the zoo
Sunday October 8, 2017 5:30pm - 7:30pm
TBA

5:30pm

Shuttle between Marriott and opening reception
Transportation to/from the Washington Marriott Wardman Park and the opening reception at the Smithsonian's National Zoo, running every 15 minutes. Buses will pick up at the 24th Street entrance of the hotel (not the front lobby entrance) and drop off in front of Amazonia, where the reception takes place.

The first bus leaves the Marriott at 5:30 p.m., and the last bus leaves the zoo at 9:30 p.m.

Sunday October 8, 2017 5:30pm - 9:30pm
24th Street entrance of the Marriott

6:00pm

Opening reception
Hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar (CASH ONLY) in the Amazonia Habitat and Amazonia Science Gallery at the Smithsonian's National Zoo. If you'd like, say hello to the following Amazon rainforest animals:

Animals that people will be able to see: 
Panamanian golden frogSmooth-sided toad
Roseate spoonbill
African clawed frog
Aquatic caecilian
Arapaima
Barred tiger salamander
Black pacu
Brazilian rainbow boa
flagtail characin
Fowler's toad
Goliath bird-eating tarantula
Gray tree frog
Banded leporinus
Plecostomus
Red-bellied piranha
Red-footed tortoise
Silver arowana
Sunbittern
Twig catfish
Yellow-spotted Amazon River turtle
Freshwater stingray
Tanagers
Poison frogs
Matamata turtle

Panelists/Speakers
avatar for Bill Church

Bill Church

Senior vice president for news, GateHouse Media
BILL CHURCH is senior vice president of news for GateHouse Media and 2016-17 APME president. Previously he was executive editor of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune and Southeast Regional Editor for GateHouse. Church was a 2016 Knight Visiting Nieman Fellow and a 2010 recipient of the... Read More →
avatar for Mizell Stewart

Mizell Stewart

Vice president of news operations / President, Gannett and USA TODAY Network / ASNE
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 new... Read More →



Sunday October 8, 2017 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Smithsonian's National Zoo 3001 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20008
 
Monday, October 9
 

7:30am

ASNE board meeting
Monday October 9, 2017 7:30am - 8:45am
McKinley Washington Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

8:30am

Registration
Monday October 9, 2017 8:30am - 5:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

9:00am

Welcome
Remarks from ASNE, APME and APPM leaders

Monday October 9, 2017 9:00am - 9:30am
Salon 1 Washington Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

9:35am

Break
Monday October 9, 2017 9:35am - 9:45am
TBD Washington Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Road NW

9:45am

APPM: Covering the Trump White House
How covering the Whitehouse under Trump differs from previous admistrations

Panelists/Speakers
avatar for Carolyn Kaster

Carolyn Kaster

Photojournalist, The Associated Press
CAROLYN KASTER is a photojournalist for The Associated Press based in Washington, D.C. She has covered the presidential campaigns of Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain, and her work now deals primarily with U.S. politics, including the Trump White House.


Monday October 9, 2017 9:45am - 10:55am
Hoover Washington Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

9:45am

Leadership Development Track: Reimagining your newsroom
Having your newsroom strategy and structure correctly aligned is critical to the success of digital publishers and even moreso to those also competing in print. The Washington Post will share findings from its recent work in this area to help you think about your options. Director of Design Greg Manifold and Director of Operations Megan Chan will join Emilio in a session that is designed for publishers of all sizes. They will lead an exercise designed to have you leave the room with a better idea of whether you are on the right track.

Panelists/Speakers
avatar for Emilio Garcia-Ruiz

Emilio Garcia-Ruiz

Managing Editor, Digital, The Washington Post
Emilio Garcia-Ruiz drives digital journalism at The Washington Post. He oversees digital initiatives and operations, including a fast-growing 70-person video team and a world-class digital graphics department. Previously, he was The Post's digital strategy editor. When he was the... Read More →


Monday October 9, 2017 9:45am - 10:55am
Salon 1 Washington Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

11:00am

APPM: Connecting with readers through photos and video
How can we engage more readship from a visual perspective? Here's one successful model.

Panelists/Speakers
avatar for Kathy Kieliszewski

Kathy Kieliszewski

Photo and video director, Detroit Free Press
Detroit Free Press Photo and Video Director KATHY KIELISZEWSKI is a four-time National Emmy Award-winning journalist and documentary filmmaker. She most recently completed “12th and Clairmount,” a documentary about the Detroit riot of 1967. Kieliszewski co-founded the Freep Film... Read More →


Monday October 9, 2017 11:00am - 11:55am
Hoover Washington Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

11:00am

Leadership Development Track: Digital storytelling in your newsroom — what's in, what's out
Media outlets need to adapt to an audience that is getting more content via social media and mobile phones. Join us for a discussion about what works and what doesn’t for 360 videos, podcasts, video animations, graphics, iPhone videos and other digital products. Plus we’ll offer tips on how to best outfit your newsroom without breaking the budget.

Panelists/Speakers
avatar for Scott Mayerowitz

Scott Mayerowitz

Digital storytelling editor for business news, The Associated Press
SCOTT MAYEROWITZ is digital storytelling editor for business news for The Associated Press. He drives experimentation and training to let reporters tell stories in creative and visually appealing ways. Previously he covered airlines at the AP, travel and business at ABC News and... Read More →


Monday October 9, 2017 11:00am - 11:55am
Marriott Balcony A Washington Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

11:00am

White House-media relations
The Trump administration has hurled charges of "fake news" and called the news media the "enemy of the people." White House-media relations, never in perfect harmony, have taken a turn for the worse under President Donald Trump. We explore how the two sides co-exist and what it's like inside the Pennsylvania Avenue vortex.

Moderators
Panelists/Speakers
avatar for J. David Ake

J. David Ake

Deputy chief of bureau, The Associated Press Washington bureau
An award winning photojournalist, J. DAVID AKE is currently the Deputy Chief of Bureau for visual journalism in The AP’s Washington bureau. Ake directs photo coverage of several high profile beats, including the White House. Ake has guided coverage of multiple news events includi... Read More →
avatar for Jeff Ballou

Jeff Ballou

News editor, Al Jazeera Media Network
JEFF BALLOU is news editor at Al Jazeera Media Network and is the 110th president of the National Press Club. A Pittsburgh native, Ballou helped launch Al Jazeera Media Network’s English language channel in 2006. He has worked WTTG-TV/FOX 5 DC, at CONUS and at C-SPAN.
avatar for Major Garrett

Major Garrett

Chief White House Correspondent, CBS News
avatar for Steve Herman

Steve Herman

White House bureau chief, Voice of America
STEVE HERMAN is White House bureau chief for Voice of America. He spent 26 years in Asia, including Tokyo and subsequent stints as VOA’s correspondent and bureau chief in India, South Korea and Thailand. He also served as VOA’s senior diplomatic correspondent, based at the State... Read More →


Monday October 9, 2017 11:00am - 11:55am
Marriott Balcony B Washington Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

12:00pm

A conversation with Leonard Pitts Jr.
“Guts: False Objectivity and the Danger of Truth,” an argument that when news media embrace polite euphemism - “racially charged” as a description for the Charleston marches, “misleading” for the lying president – they disserve the public and abdicate one of the primary functions of journalism, which is to impose judgment.

Moderators
avatar for Mark Russell

Mark Russell

Executive Editor, The Commercial Appeal
MARK RUSSELL is executive editor of The Commercial Appeal in Memphis where he previously served as managing editor, news director and head of opinion & engagement. He started his career as a reporter for The Wall Street Journal and was managing editor and then executive editor of... Read More →

Panelists/Speakers
avatar for Leonard Pitts Jr.

Leonard Pitts Jr.

Columnist, Miami Herald
In a career spanning more than 35 years, Miami Herald columnist LEONARD PITTS JR. has been a columnist, a college professor, a radio producer and a lecturer. But if you ask him to define himself, he will invariably choose one word. He is a writer, period, author of one of the most popular newspaper columns in the country and of a series of critically acclaimed books, including his latest, a novel... Read More →


Monday October 9, 2017 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Salon 1 Washington Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

1:30pm

Break
Monday October 9, 2017 1:30pm - 1:45pm
TBD Washington Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Road NW

1:45pm

APPM: Dakota Pipeline coverage
Richard Tsong-Taatarii shares some creative solutions for working in a remote location with very limited resources for communication.

Panelists/Speakers
avatar for Richard Tsong-Taatarii

Richard Tsong-Taatarii

Staff photographer, Minneapolis Star Tribune
RICHARD TSONG-TAATARII is a staff photographer at the Minneapolis Star Tribune. During his tenure, Rich has covered the aftermath of the Red Lake High School massacre, the death of US Senator Paul Wellstone, the collapse of the 35W Bridge, last year’s protests after two black men... Read More →


Monday October 9, 2017 1:45pm - 2:55pm
Hoover Washington Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

1:45pm

Leadership Development Track: Fake news, politics and reporting in the age of Trump
President Trump and White House officials have hurled charges of fake news and accused the media of being the "enemy of the people." In thte face of such tension, news reporters are seeking to do their jobs and deal with a sometimes-hostile White House.

Moderators
avatar for DeWayne Wickham

DeWayne Wickham

professor / dean, School of Global Journalism, Morgan State University
DEWAYNE WICKHAM is professor of journalism and dean of the School of Global Journalism and Communication at Morgan State University. He has worked for CBS News, BET and U.S. News & World Report, and was a nationally syndicated columnist for USA  Today. He is a founding member of... Read More →

Panelists/Speakers
avatar for Brian Carovillano

Brian Carovillano

Vice president and managing editor, The Associated Press
As vice president and managing editor for The Associated Press, BRIAN CAROVILLANO is responsible for the AP’s global news report in all media formats. Carovillano was previously AP’s vice president for U.S. news. He has worked for AP Rhode Island, Boston, San Francisco, and Atlanta. In 2010, he moved to Bangkok, Thailand to lead AP's journalism in the Asia-Pacific... Read More →
avatar for Susan Page

Susan Page

Washington Bureau chief, USA TODAY
SUSAN PAGE is the Washington Bureau chief of USA TODAY, having covered six White House administrations and 10 presidential elections. She’s interviewed the past nine presidents and reported from six continents. She regularly appears on the PBS NewsHour, CBS’ Face the Nation, Fox... Read More →
avatar for Aaron Sharockman

Aaron Sharockman

Executive director, PolitiFact
AARON SHAROCKMAN is executive director of PolitiFact, overseeing operations, development and revenue, assisting in its journalistic mission and leading efforts to develop new products. Sharockman is a 2016-17 Reynolds Fellow at the University of Missouri and co-teaches a class on political fact-checking at the school... Read More →
avatar for Liz Spayd

Liz Spayd

Former public editor, Formerly with The New York Times
LIZ SPAYD recently held the position of public editor of The New York Times. Most of her career was spent at The Washington Post, where, while national editor, her staff won four Pulitzer Prizes, including for its coverage of the 9/11 terrorist attack.  After leaving The Post in... Read More →


Monday October 9, 2017 1:45pm - 2:55pm
Marriott Balcony B Washington Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

3:00pm

APPM: The President's Photographer
The Ford admistration from the perpective of his personal photographer.

Panelists/Speakers
avatar for David Hume Kennerly

David Hume Kennerly

Photographer
DAVID HUME KENNERLY won the 1972 Pulitzer Prize for his photos from the Vietnam War, the Ali-Frazier fight, refugees from East Pakistan in India, and combat in Cambodia. Two years later, at age 27, he was appointed President Gerald R. Ford's personal photographer.  Kennerly was n... Read More →


Monday October 9, 2017 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Hoover Washington Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

3:00pm

How the world sees US: Press freedom in Trump era
Visiting world editors (Bangladesh, Britain and Jordan) from the International Press Institute comment on how the embattled American press is having a ripple effect in other countries. Tables have turned, and the world now sees the United States no longer has a leader in free press issues. A discussion with the world panelists and the audience, moderated by IPI Chair John Yearwood, former world editor of the Miami Herald, and Marty Steffens, IPI board member and a professor at the University of Missouri School of Journalism.

Moderators
avatar for Marty Steffens

Marty Steffens

Professor & SABEW Chair in Business and Financial Reporting, University of Missouri School of Journalism
MARTY STEFFENS teaches at the University of Missouri School of Journalism, which she joined after a 30-year career in the news industry. The former executive editor of the San Francisco Examiner, she has also worked at the (Binghamton, NY) Press & Sun-Bulletin and the Los Angeles... Read More →
avatar for John Yearwood

John Yearwood

Chair, International Press Institute
John Yearwood is President and CEO of Yearwood Media Group, a global consulting and conference moderating firm. He is the former World Editor of the Miami Herald and former host of the Herald’s World Desk, which focuses on global issues and newsmakers. Yearwood’s department won numerous awards during his leadership, including two McClatchy Company... Read More →

Panelists/Speakers
avatar for Mahfuz Anam

Mahfuz Anam

Editor and Publisher, The Daily Star
Mahfuz Anam is editor and publisher of The Daily Star, the largest circulated English-language newspaper in Bangladesh. Under his editorship (1993 to date), The Daily Star has become the most respected and trusted English-language newspaper in the country and his occasional column "Commentary" enjoys a wide following. He began his journalism career in 1972 as a correspondent for the Bangladesh Observer and later as assistant editor of the Bangladesh Times before embarking on a 14-year career with UNESCO, working in various public affairs and media capacities in Paris, New York and Bangkok. Anam co-founded The Daily Star in 1991 and was named publisher and CEO of Media world Ltd, the owning company of The Daily Star, in 1998. He is the founding president of the Newspapers Owners Association of Bangladesh (NOAB) and current secretary general of the... Read More →
avatar for Daoud Kuttab

Daoud Kuttab

Director General, Community Media Network
Daoud Kuttab is the director-general of Community Media Network (CMN), a non-profit NGO dedicated to advancing independent media in the Middle East. CMN is registered in both Jordan and Palestine and administers AmmanNet and Radio Al Balad. Amman-Net, which Kuttab established in 2000, was the Arab... Read More →


Monday October 9, 2017 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Marriott Balcony A Washington Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

3:00pm

Leadership Development Track: Table talks learning and networking session
Join us for a dynamic learning experience on five topics facing newsroom leaders, including newsletters and social video. The session will be designed to maximize learning, connections and networking.

Panelists/Speakers
RT

Robyn Tomlin

Managing Editor, The Dallas Morning News
ROBYN TOMLIN is managing editor of The Dallas Morning News, where she joined from the Pew Research Center in Washington, D.C. Tomlin was the founding editor of Digital First Media’s Project Thunderdome in New York City. Prior to that, she was an editor and directed editorial innovation at the now-defunct New York Times Regional Media... Read More →


Monday October 9, 2017 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Madison B

4:20pm

Innovator of the Year
Conference attendees will choose the winner of APME's annual Innovator of the Year award. Each of three finalists will make a brief presentation on their innovation and take audience questions. The finalists are:
  • Los Angeles Times for "SNAP" (Simple News Assembly Platform) - presented by James Perez, software engineering lead, and Evan Wagstaff, newsroom product engineer
  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel for "Just the FAQs" - presented by Greg Borowski, deputy managing editor for projects, investigations and digital innovation
  • WBUR Boston for its website redesign and associated audience engagement efforts - presented by Tiffany Campbell, executive editor for digital

Panelists/Speakers
avatar for Greg Borowski

Greg Borowski

Deputy managing editor/projects, investigations & digital innovation, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
GREG BOROWSKI is the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's deputy managing editor for projects, investigations and digital innovation, as well as editor of PolitiFact Wisconsin. As an editor, he has overseen projects that have received the Pulitzer Prize, the Worth Bingham Prize for Inves... Read More →
avatar for James Perez

James Perez

Los Angeles Times
JAMES PEREZ is a lead software engineer for Tronc Inc. and the Los Angeles Times with a BS in Computer Science from the University of North Texas.  Initially a WordPress consultant for LAT special projects, he now leads the SNAP team in developing cool new tools for all of Tronc&rsquo... Read More →
avatar for Evan Wagstaff

Evan Wagstaff

Newsroom product engineer, Los Angeles Times
EVAN WAGSTAFF is a newsroom product engineer and builds special projects as a member of the Los Angeles Times data desk. He also develops SNAP, the custom content creation application that powers the Los Angeles Times and other Tronc newsrooms across the country.


Monday October 9, 2017 4:20pm - 5:25pm
Salon 1 Washington Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

5:30pm

Pepper Hamilton private reception
By invitation only: Private reception with Pepper Hamilton lawyer and friends. Boards of ASNE, APME, AOJ and others will be invited.

Monday October 9, 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Lebanese Taverna 2641 Connecticut Ave. NW Washington, D.C., 20008

6:30pm

ASNE Board and Past Presidents Dinner
Cocktails at 6:30 p.m. Dinner at 7 p.m.

By invitation only
.

Monday October 9, 2017 6:30pm - 9:00pm
LiLLies Restaurant & Bar 2915 Connecticut Ave. NW

7:00pm

APPM: Portfolio Review
APPM student outreach night and portfolio review with local students and professionals

Monday October 9, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Hoover Washington Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008
 
Tuesday, October 10
 

8:00am

Registration
Tuesday October 10, 2017 8:00am - 5:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

8:30am

APPM: Nikon
The latest cameras and gear from Nikon

Panelists/Speakers

Tuesday October 10, 2017 8:30am - 9:00am
Hoover Washington Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

8:30am

Leadership Development Track: Becoming a two-track leader — the power of relationships
Every manager has responsibility to focus on the staff’s work. The best managers focus on the people who do the work. They understand why building productive relationships with the individuals they supervise is the smartest long-term strategy for producing excellent journalism. Here’s how to do it.

Panelists/Speakers

Tuesday October 10, 2017 8:30am - 9:40am
Salon 1 Washington Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

9:05am

APPM: Canon
The latest cameras and gear from Canon

Panelists/Speakers

Tuesday October 10, 2017 9:05am - 9:35am
Hoover Washington Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

9:45am

APPM: Drones and news coverage
Drones let us produce striking photos and videos from a new perspective previously never available. But it's important to comply with the regulations so news outlets can retain this newsgathering tool.

Panelists/Speakers
avatar for Mickey Osterreicher

Mickey Osterreicher

General counsel, National Press Photographers Association
MICKEY H. OSTERREICHER specializes in Media & First Amendment Law and serves as general counsel to the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA). Mickey helped develop the drone journalism school where he also instructs and is an award-winning photojournalist with over forty... Read More →
avatar for Dave Russell

Dave Russell

Management and Program Analyst, Federal Aviation Administration
DAVE RUSSELL is a retired lieutenant colonel from the Army National Guard, and previously served in the US Marines as a helicopter pilot. He currently is a program analyst for the Federal Aviation Administration’s Unmanned Aircraft System’s Integration Office.
avatar for Matt Waite

Matt Waite

Professor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications
MATT WAITE is a professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications, teaching reporting and digital product development. He previously was  the senior news technologist for the St. Petersburg Times of Florida and the principal developer o... Read More →


Tuesday October 10, 2017 9:45am - 10:55am
Hoover Washington Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

9:45am

Kerner Commission, 50 years later
On March 1, it will be 50 years since the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders, known as the Kerner Commission, shook the news media with its declaration that "the journalistic profession has been shockingly backward in seeking out, hiring, training and promoting Negroes." What did the news industry get right in heeding the commission's recommendations? Where do we go from here?

Moderators
avatar for Richard Prince

Richard Prince

Journalist, Journal-isms.com
RICHARD PRINCE, a former Washington Post journalist, writes “Journal-isms,”a column on diversity issues in the news business at journal-isms.com and TheRoot.com. He was an editorial writer and columnist at the Democrat and Chronicle in Rochester, N.Y., returned to the Post as a part-time foreign desk copy editor and is a member of... Read More →

Panelists/Speakers
avatar for Paul Delaney

Paul Delaney

Retired senior editor / Co-founder, Retired from The New York Times / NABJ
PAUL DELANEY served as senior editor and as a reporter in Washington, Chicago and Madrid for The New York Times. Delaney was a co-founder of the National Association of Black Journalists and the National Association of Minority Media Executives, was an editorial writer at the Bal... Read More →
avatar for Al Fitzpatrick

Al Fitzpatrick

Retired editor / Former vice president of diversity, Akfron Beacon Journal / Knight Ridder Inc.
ALBERT E. FITZPATRICK, retired vice president for diversity at Knight Ridder and former executive editor of the Akron Beacon Journal, was a member of ASNE’s Minorities Committee when ASNE introduced its diversity goals in 1978. He has been NABJ president and chairman of the Natio... Read More →
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Dorothy Gilliam

Formerly with The Washington Post
DOROTHY BUTLER GILLIAM was the first black female reporter at The Washington Post, where she worked as a reporter, assistant editor and columnist. She created the Post’s Young Journalists Development Program. She chaired the board of the Maynard Institute for Journalism Education... Read More →
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Charlayne Hunter-Gault

Journalist, PBS NewsHour
CHARLAYNE HUNTER-GAULT helped train African American reporters in the first program to help meet the Kerner Commission’s recommendations. She has worked at The New Yorker, The New York Times and the “PBS NewsHour,” and covered South Africa for NPR and CNN.  In 1961, she became th... Read More →


Tuesday October 10, 2017 9:45am - 10:55am
Salon 1 Washington Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

9:45am

Turning the page: How four journalists reinvented their careers
In an industry where pressure to change is constant, some journalists are choosing to reinvent themselves by entering new fields. We talk with four pros who successfully made the switch. What lessons can we draw from their experiences.

Moderators
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David Boardman

Dean of the Klein College of Media and Communication, Temple University
DAVID BOARDMAN is Dean of the Klein College of Media and Communication at Temple University in Philadelphia. Previously, he served as Executive Editor and Senior Vice President of The Seattle Times, which won four Pulitzer prizes and 10 Pulitzer finalists under his leadership.

Panelists/Speakers
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Anne Gordon

Senior vice president of marketing, media and communications, Philadelphia Eagles
ANNE GORDON is the senior vice president of marketing, media and communications for the Philadelphia Eagles, overseeing marketing and media assets. She also oversees the Eagles public relations group. Previously, she was the managing editor and vice president of news for The Phil... Read More →
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Ebony Reed

Director of Innovation and the Futures Lab, Reynolds Journalism Institute
EBONY REED, Director of Innovation and the Futures Lab, at the Reynolds Journalism Institute, is also an Associate Professor at the Missouri School of Journalism. She works on testing new journalism platforms and revenue models. She has more than 15 years of media industry experi... Read More →
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Otis Sanford

Hardin Chair of Excellence in Economic and Managerial Journalism, University of Memphis
OTIS SANFORD holds the Hardin Chair of Excellence in Economic and Managerial Journalism at the University of Memphis, and is the author of “From Boss Crump to King Willie: How Race Changed Memphis Politics.” Sanford is a commentator for WREG-TV Channel 3 in Memphis and is the for... Read More →
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Chris Seper

Regional general manager for digital, E.W. Scripps
CHRIS SEPER serves as the regional general manager for digital at E.W. Scripps, where he is a member of the national digital leadership team responsible for contributing to and implementing digital strategy for Scripps' television markets. He is responsible for supporting and man... Read More →


Tuesday October 10, 2017 9:45am - 10:55am
Marriott Balcony A Washington Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

11:00am

APPM: Verse interactive
Interactive video storytelling

Panelists/Speakers
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Antonio Bolfo

Co-founder / Photographer, Verse
ANTONIO BOLFO is an award-winning photographer with an extensive background in the arts, including film, animation and video game design. Bolfo created the interactive video platform Verse to tell the kind of stories he loves — rich, immersive multimedia experiences — without hug... Read More →


Tuesday October 10, 2017 11:00am - 11:55am
Hoover Washington Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

11:00am

Trump's America: Inside and outside the beltway
The impact of the tumultuous early months of the Trump Administration extends beyond Washington to datelines like Aberdeen, Washington and Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. AP Washington bureau chief Julie Pace joins reporters chasing those stories outside of Washington for a conversation on Trump's America.

Panelists/Speakers
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Claire Galofaro

Administrative correspondent, The Associated Press Appalachia bureau
CLAIRE GALOFARO is the AP’s administrative correspondent for the Appalachia bureau, leading news coverage of Kentucky, Tennessee and West Virginia. Galofaro has been documenting the struggles in rural America since joining AP. She previously worked at The (Louisville) Courier-Jou... Read More →
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Martha Irvine

National writer and multiplatform journalist, The Associated Press
MARTHA IRVINE is a national writer and multiplatform journalist for The Associated Press, based in Chicago. This year, she’s been part of a team that has explored issues of importance in rural America — aka Trump Country. She has received multiple awards, including a Studs Terkel... Read More →
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Julie Pace

Washington bureau chief, The Associated Press
JULIE PACE is Washington Bureau Chief for Associated Press, directing AP’s coverage of the presidency, politics and the U.S. government. For the past decade, she anchored AP’s report from the White House on politics and about Washington. Pace won a White House Correspondents award in 2013 for reporting on... Read More →
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Errin Whack

Member of Race and Ethnicity team, The Associated Press
ERRIN HAINES WHACK is a member of The Associated Press' Race and Ethnicity team, covering the intersection of race, politics and culture. Her recent stories include coverage of NFL protests against police brutality, the debate over Confederate monuments, and the legacy of civil r... Read More →


Tuesday October 10, 2017 11:00am - 11:55am
Marriott Balcony A Washington Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

12:00pm

In conversation with Facebook Journalism Project's Jason White
Launched in January 2017, the Facebook Journalism Project’s mission is to strengthen the platform’s relationships with the news industry by developing new tools and trainings for both journalists and news consumers. Jason White, who oversees Facebook's partnerships with news media, will discuss the efforts thus far and what’s ahead.

Moderators
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Bill Church

Senior vice president for news, GateHouse Media
BILL CHURCH is senior vice president of news for GateHouse Media and 2016-17 APME president. Previously he was executive editor of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune and Southeast Regional Editor for GateHouse. Church was a 2016 Knight Visiting Nieman Fellow and a 2010 recipient of the... Read More →

Panelists/Speakers
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Jason White

Manager of U.S. news media partnerships, Facebook
JASON WHITE oversees Facebook’s partnerships with news media in the United States. His team is responsible for the platform’s relationships with major news organizations across product areas. His team was instrumental in the rollout of video on Facebook, Instant Articles, and Liv... Read More →


Tuesday October 10, 2017 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Salon 1 Washington Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

1:40pm

APPM: National Geographic's Your Shot photo community
User-generated content done right

Panelists/Speakers
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Matt Adams

Producer, National Geographic
MATT ADAMS is a producer at National Geographic, where his focus is working on building the “Your Shot” photo community. Matt previously worked as a freelance photojournalist, doing assignment work for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Spin Magazine, Alternative Press, Guitar World, T... Read More →


Tuesday October 10, 2017 1:40pm - 3:00pm
Hoover Washington Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

1:40pm

Diversity recruitment and retention
Need more diversity in your newsroom? Get quick tips from industry leaders. This panel takes a fresh look at recruiting and retaining journalists of color in the digital age. On Tuesday, Oct. 10, our experts will provide insight on today's journalism graduates and talented folks with potential working in the digital space. How do we retain journalists of color who are worried about the future and are tempted to seek employment in public relations, academia and other "more stable" professions?

Moderators
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Karen Magnuson

Executive editor, Democrat & Chronicle
KAREN MAGNUSON is executive editor of the Democrat and Chronicle in Rochester, N.Y. 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 Comm... Read More →

Panelists/Speakers
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Peter Bhatia

Editor and vice president, Detroit Free Press
PETER BHATIA is editor and vice president of the Detroit Free Press. Most recently, he was editor and vice president of audience engagement at The Cincinnati Enquirer. He has served as a newsroom leader in San Francisco, Dallas, Sacramento, Portland and York, Pennsylvania. He is... Read More →
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Cynthia DuBose

Senior Manager/product management team, Fans 1st Media
CYNTHIA DUBOSE is senior manager for the product management team at Fans 1st Media, a family of digital websites owned by Cox Media Group. She is a former digital senior editor who focused on growing digital websites at the Atlanta Journal Constitution and the former Editor of AJ... Read More →
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Katrice Hardy

Editor / Southeast regional editor, The Greenville News / USA TODAY
KATRICE HARDY is the editor of The Greenville News and USA TODAY Southeast Regional Editor. She was previously the Managing Editor of The Virginian-Pilot. Katrice is a member of National Association of Black Journalists and APME. She graduated from Louisiana State University.
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Carlos Sanchez

Editor, McAllen (Texas) Monitor
CARLOS SANCHEZ is editor of the McAllen (Tex.) Monitor. Previously, he was managing editor of the Baton Rouge, La., bureau of the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Sanchez served for nearly a decade as executive editor of the Waco Tribune-Herald. He also has worked at the Austin Americ... Read More →


Tuesday October 10, 2017 1:40pm - 3:00pm
Marriott Balcony B Washington Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

1:40pm

What does it mean to be an opinion editor today?
How has the role of opinion writing changed? How can opinion writing engage the public around important community problems in a thoughtful and productive way in an era of rapid-fire social media outbursts, fractured media and hyper-partisanship?

Moderators
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Jennifer Hemmingsen

Editorial writer, Cayman Compass
JENNIFER HEMMINGSEN is an editorial writer in the Cayman Islands, a global financial center with residents hailing from more than 100 countries. A former columnist and opinion editor, Hemmingsen’s work has focused on media literacy, audience trust, community problem solving, repr... Read More →

Panelists/Speakers
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Alex Kingsbury

Deputy editor of the ideas section, The Boston Globe
ALEX KINGSBURY is deputy editor of the ideas section and sits on the editorial board of The Boston Globe. Before joining the Globe, Kingsbury worked as a senior producer at WBUR, Boston's NPR news station and at US News & World Report.
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Betty Knighton

Director, West Virginia Center for Civic Life
BETTY KNIGHTON is the director of the West Virginia Center for Civic Life, a nonprofit, nonpartisan group that promotes public dialogue on issues that affect the quality of life in West Virginia. Her work has focused on building a network for civic engagement in the state through... Read More →
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Colleen McCain Nelson

Vice president and editorial page editor, The Kansas City Star Media Co.
COLLEEN McCAIN NELSON is vice president and editorial page editor of The Kansas City Star Media Co. Nelson, a Pulitzer Prize winner, previously worked as a White House correspondent for The Wall Street Journal and as an editorial writer and columnist for The Dallas Morning News.


Tuesday October 10, 2017 1:40pm - 3:00pm
Marriott Balcony A Washington Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

3:00pm

Break
Tuesday October 10, 2017 3:00pm - 3:15pm
TBD Washington Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Road NW

3:00pm

APPM: Diversity in hiring
Building a diverse visual staff

Panelists/Speakers
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Brent Lewis

Senior photo editor, ESPN's The Undefeated
BRENT LEWIS is the Senior Photo Editor for ESPN’s The Undefeated based in Washington D.C., after stints as a staff photographer at the Chillicothe Gazette, the Rockford Register Star and The Denver Post. He also founded Diversify.Photo, a website dedicated to showcasing the work... Read More →
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Daniella Zalcman

Documentary photographer
DANIELLA ZALCMAN is a documentary photographer based in London and New York. She is a multiple grantee of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, a fellow with the International Women’s Media Foundation, and a member of Boreal Collective. She founded Women Photograph, an initiat... Read More →


Tuesday October 10, 2017 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Hoover Washington Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

3:15pm

Watchdog journalism on a shoestring
No newsroom is immune to the pressures of a smaller staff, but it doesn't mean that watchdog journalism is a lost cause. Hear from a panel of award-winning journalists, including two 2017 Pulitzer winners, about how they've managed limited resources and still produced compelling investigative journalism. 

Moderators
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Jane Elizabeth

Senior Manager, American Press Institute
JANE ELIZABETH is a senior manager at the American Press Institute, a non-profit, non-partisan think tank that focuses on helping the news media advance. A former Washington Post editor, she has worked as an editor and reporter at four other U.S. newspapers and has taught journalism at three universities. She currently is a Knight-Nieman fellow at... Read More →

Panelists/Speakers
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Tom English

Executive Editor, The Southern Illinoisan
TOM ENGLISH is executive editor of The Southern Illinoisan in Carbondale, Illinois. He has been at The Southern for 17 years, and was previously the night editor and city editor. He is a member of the Illinois APME Board, serving his first year on the board in 2018.
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Sheila McCann

Managing editor, The Salt Lake Tribune
SHEILA McCANN, a managing editor at The Salt Lake Tribune, has reported and edited at newspapers in Washington and Idaho and at The Tribune. She has guided projects that have won regional and national journalism awards, including campus sexual assault coverage that won the 2017 P... Read More →
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George Stanley

Chief executive of news / Regional editorial director for Wisconsin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / Gannett
GEORGE STANLEY is chief executive of news for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Gannett’s regional editorial director for Wisconsin. Stanley has recruited a number of fellowships that support in-depth reporting projects. The Journal Sentinel has received numerous national awards... Read More →


Tuesday October 10, 2017 3:15pm - 4:25pm
Marriott Balcony A Washington Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

3:15pm

What we missed: Covering economic diversity
In the aftermath of Election 2016, observers across the country agreed that mainstream journalists had failed to appreciate the economic distress of white working-class voters. Listen to a panel of journalists, including two Pulitzer Prize-winners, discuss how they manage to connect with people on the margins.

Moderators
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Mark Russell

Executive Editor, The Commercial Appeal
MARK RUSSELL is executive editor of The Commercial Appeal in Memphis where he previously served as managing editor, news director and head of opinion & engagement. He started his career as a reporter for The Wall Street Journal and was managing editor and then executive editor of... Read More →

Panelists/Speakers
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Rochelle Riley

Columnist, Detroit Free Press
ROCHELLE RILEY has been a Detroit Free Press columnist since 2000. She has worked at The Washington Post, The Dallas Morning News and The Courier-Journal in Louisville, Ky. Her awards include a National Headliner Award, a National Scripps Howard Award and numerous first-place hon... Read More →
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Connie Schultz

Connie Schultz is a nationally syndicated columnist for Creators Syndicate, and Professional in Residence at Kent State University’s journalism school. In 2005, she won the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary for columns that judges praised for providing “a voice for the underdog and the... Read More →
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Michael Williamson

Staff photographer, The Washington Post
MICHAEL S. WILLIAMSON is a two-time Pulitzer Prize winning photographer who joined The Washington Post after working for the Sacramento Bee. His work on the homeless and poor yielded several books, including,  “And Their Children After Them,” coauthored with Dale Maharidge, which... Read More →


Tuesday October 10, 2017 3:15pm - 4:25pm
Marriott Balcony B Washington Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

4:45pm

Awards ceremony
From life-saving public service journalism to gripping news reporting to compelling storytelling, last year brought out the best in our industry. With an expanding toolkit to reach new audiences, news organizations across the country embraced change and innovation while valiantly continuing the fight to preserve and protect the First Amendment principles that are our foundation. Come celebrate and honor your colleagues.

Tuesday October 10, 2017 4:45pm - 6:15pm
Salon 1 Washington Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

5:30pm

APPM board meeting
Tuesday October 10, 2017 5:30pm - 6:30pm
McKinley Washington Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

6:30pm

Dinner with the Australian ambassador (CLOSED EVENT)
This event, which required a pre-registration, is closed.

Joe Hockey
, Australian ambassador to the United States, will be hosting 80 people at his residence. We will have cocktails and dinner, followed by a Q&A and other fun, engaging conversations. 



Panelists/Speakers
avatar for Joe Hockey

Joe Hockey

Australian ambassador to the United States, Embassy of Australia


Tuesday October 10, 2017 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Residence of the Austalian ambassador 3120 Cleveland Ave. NW
 
Wednesday, October 11
 

7:30am

ASNE board meeting
Wednesday October 11, 2017 7:30am - 8:30am
McKinley Washington Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

7:30am

Registration
Wednesday October 11, 2017 7:30am - 10:30am
Washington Marriott Wardman Park 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

8:00am

Coffee with your counsel
Eli Segal of Pepper Hamilton law firm and David Bralow of First Look Media will brief you on the latest developments in the courts and statehouses that directly impact your ability to gather news. And they'll field questions from the audience in this informative, freewheeling session. It’s your chance to quiz two of the country’s top First Amendment lawyers on access issues, libel laws, open records and other hot media topics. Don’t miss what’s always one of the conference’s most valuable sessions.

Panelists/Speakers
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David Bralow

First Amendment/newsroom counsel for The Intercept, First Look Media
DAVID S BRALOW recently joined First Look Media as the First Amendment/newsroom counsel for The Intercept. Bralow also serves as the Legal Director of The Press Freedom Defense Fund. Prior to joining FLM, David was of counsel in the Media, Communications and Entertainment Practic... Read More →
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Eli Segal

Attorney, Pepper Hamilton LLP
ELI SEGAL is an attorney with the Philadelphia office of Pepper Hamilton LLP, joining the firm in 2008. He is a member of the Media and Commercial Litigation Practice Groups, and focuses his practice on those two areas. In his media practice, Eli defends clients against defamation claims and represents them in... Read More →


Wednesday October 11, 2017 8:00am - 8:45am
Marriott Balcony A Washington Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

9:00am

Announcing CrowdTangle for local news
In December of 2016, Facebook acquired CrowdTangle, a leading social analytic and discovery tool used by hundreds of publishers around the world. Since the announcement, CrowdTangle has been made free as part of the Facebook Journalism Project and has announced a series of major product updates. In this session, CrowdTangle CEO Brandon Silverman will share the latest product update that will benefit local news publishers, as well as the future roadmap of the platform and what’s coming up next in 2018.

Panelists/Speakers
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Brandon Silverman

CEO and co-founder, CrowdTangle
BRANDON SILVERMAN is the CEO and co-founder of CrowdTangle, a leading social analytics and discovery platform acquired by Facebook.Silverman also helped start a nonprofit that trained civic and nonprofit leaders how to use emerging digital tools to advocate for their issues.


Wednesday October 11, 2017 9:00am - 9:45am
Marriott Balcony B Washington Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

9:15am

Special briefing by U.S. Department of State
Join us for a special briefing at the U.S. Department of State. This annual event, organized by ASNE's Opinion Committee, gives attendees an around the world tour in one day as journalists meet with diplomats responsible for U.S. policy around the globe. Registration for this event is closed.

Wednesday October 11, 2017 9:15am - 3:45pm
TBD Washington Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Road NW

10:00am

After the storms: Lessons learned from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma
A discussion with journalists on the frontlines covering two historic storms. What journalism and life lessons did they learn?

Moderators
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Peter Kovacs

Editor, The Advocate
PETER KOVACS is editor of The Advocate, which publishes daily editions in New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Lafayette. He has run news coverage of Hurricane Katrina flooding and the August 2016 flooding of a quarter of the homes near Baton Rouge. He was named 2016 editor of the year by the National Press Foundation in recognition of the... Read More →

Panelists/Speakers
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Penny Fisher

News Director, Naples Daily News
Penny Fisher’s love affair with journalism began in rural southern Indiana. She grew up in a 500-person town just down the road from Milan, Ind., the real-life inspiration for the movie Hoosiers. Penny joined her high school newspaper staff during her junior year and has spent ev... Read More →
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Noreen Gillespie

Deputy Managing Editor for U.S. news, The Associated Press
NOREEN GILLESPIE is the deputy managing editor for U.S. news at Associated Press. During Hurricanes Irma and Harvey, she worked with journalists in Florida, Texas, the Caribbean and beyond to cover the storm.Previously, she served as AP’s deputy sports editor and has worked in Ha... Read More →
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Vernon Loeb

Managing Editor, Houston Chronicle
Vernon Loeb is managing editor of the Houston Chronicle. He studied journalism at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and spent the first 16 years of his career at The Philadelphia Inquirer during the editorship of Gene Roberts. At The Inquirer, Loeb covered the Delaware and Pennsylvania legislatures, the Philadelphia public schools, twice served as City Hall bureau chief and was the... Read More →
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Mary Kelli Palka

Florida Times-Union
MARY KELLI PALKA is editor of The Florida Times-Union in Jacksonville. She previously served as the Times-Union’s managing editor and investigative editor. Palka was a reporter for the Times-Union, the Burlington Times-News in North Carolina and the Naples Daily News in southwest... Read More →
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Wendy Fullerton Powell

Fort Myers News Press
Wendy Fullerton Powell has been with The News-Press Media Group/USA TODAY Network for 28 years. She started as a reporter and has also served as business editor, deputy metro editor and assistant managing editor for targeted content before becoming News Director. She’s covered an... Read More →
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Pat Rice

Daytona Beach News-Journal
PAT RICE has been the editor of The Daytona Beach News-Journal since 2010 and has lived in Florida since 2004. During that time, he has helped direct coverage of five hurricanes: Ivan, Dennis, Katrina, Matthew and Irma. Before working for GateHouse Media, Rice was an editor with... Read More →


Wednesday October 11, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
Salon 1 Washington Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008