A Way Forward: Solving the Challenges of the News Frontier

Carnegie Corporation of New York in partnership with The Paley Center for Media



Tune in February 12 at 8:30am--see below which sessions will be streamed





A Way Forward: Solving the Challenges of the News Frontier
Meeting Agenda


Thursday, February 11



6:00-8:00 pm   Welcome Reception and Discussion Session (Lobby/Main Theater)
A Conversation with Vartan Gregorian, President, Carnegie  Corporation of New York; and Alberto Ibargüen, President and CEO, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
Moderator: Lorraine Branham, Dean, SI Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University
 
Friday, February 12



8:00-8:30 am   Continental Breakfast and Check-in (Lobby)
8:30-8:45 am   Welcome (Main Theater)
Remarks by Christy Carpenter, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, The Paley Center for Media; and Susan King, Vice President, External Affairs; and Program Director, Journalism Initiative, Special Initiatives, and Strategy, Carnegie Corporation of New York
8:45-10:00 am   STREAMED: The Hunt for the Newsroom of Tomorrow (Main Theater)
The digital revolution has forever changed the way we get information and the rise of this new era has dealt a serious blow to traditional news outlets. What will the new business model be and what has to happen to secure the Fourth Estate’s place as one of the pillars of democracy?

Moderator: Andrew Heyward
Panelists:
Josh Cohen, Senior Business Product Manager, Google News
Marty Moe, Senior Vice President, AOL Media
Alan Murray, Deputy Managing Editor and Executive Editor, Online, The Wall Street Journal
Eliot Pierce, Vice President, Advertising and Digital Strategy, Business Development and Ad Operations, The New York Times
10:00-10:15 am   Break
10:15-11:00 am   Breakout Session I (Four Simultaneous Sessions)
Students and faculty will be assigned to one of the following:

Newsroom 2020
(Kissinger Global Conference Room 10th Floor)
A focused discussion on the practical and technical skills required to make it as a journalist in the 21st century.
Discussion with:
Jean Folkerts, Dean, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, UNC
Ed Pilkington, New York Bureau Chief, The Guardian

STREAMED
: Social Media and Journalism (Main Theater)
Information sharing has never been so easy—but how can online networks play a role in news gathering and what can be done to ensure accuracy?
Discussion with:
Robert Mackey, Blogger, The Lede, The New York Times
Max Robins, VP and Executive Director, Industry Programs, The Paley Center for Media
Rachel Sterne
, CEO and Editor in Chief, GroundReport.com

The News 21 Experience (Goodson Theater, 2nd Floor)
Hear from the leaders of this revolutionary project launched by the Carnegie-Knight Initiative on the Future of Journalism. There will also be a short presentation by Thomas E. Patterson, Research Director of the Shorenstein Center; and Bradlee Professor of Government and the Press, Harvard Kennedy School, on the Journalist's Resource, a new Web site designed to promote knowledge-based reporting and another project of the Carnegie-Knight Initiative.Discussion with:
Jody Brannon, National Director, News21

The New World of International News
(Boardroom, 11th Floor)
International news coverage has steadily diminished over the past decade. What, in a digital world, can be done to combat this trend?
Discussion with:
Neil Henry, Dean, Graduate School of Journalism, UC Berkeley
Kira Kay, Cofounder, Bureau for International Reporting
Kelly Golnoush Niknejad, Founder, Tehran Bureau
 
11:15 am-12:30 pm   STREAMED: Real Tales from the Real World: Education of the Entrepreneurial Journalist (Main Theater)
One increasingly important real world skill is an entrepreneurial spirit and drive that leads to new models for journalism. We talk with entrepreneurial journalists who have changed the rules for the profession.

Moderator: Jeff Jarvis, Buzzmachine.com; and Associate Professor of Journalism, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
Panelists:
Rafat Ali, Editor/Publisher, ContentNext Media
Phil Balboni, President and CEO, Global Post.com
John Harris, Editor in Chief, Politico.com
Geneva Overholser, Director, School of Journalism, USC
John Thornton, Chairman, The Texas Tribune.org
12:30-1:30 pm   Lunch (Main Lobby)
1:30-2:15 pm   Breakout Session II (Four Simultaneous Sessions)
The same sessions will be repeated in front of a different audience.

Newsroom 2020
(Goodson Theater, 2nd Floor)
Merrill Brown, Founder and Principal, MMB Media LLC
Jean Folkerts, Dean, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, UNC
Ed Pilkington, New York Bureau Chief, The Guardian

Social Media and Journalism (Boardroom, 11th Floor)
Robert Mackey, Blogger, The Lede, The New York Times
Max Robins, VP and Executive Director, Industry Programs, The Paley Center for Media
Rachel Sterne, CEO, Ground Report

The News 21 Experience (Kissinger Global Conference Room, 10th Floor)
Jody Brannon, National Director, News21

STREAMED: The New World of International News (Main Theater)
Neil Henry, Dean, Graduate School of Journalism, UC Berkeley
Kira Kay, Cofounder, Bureau for International Reporting
Kelly Golnoush Niknejad, Founder, Tehran Bureau
 
2:30-3:45 pm   STREAMED: Reaching the Audience in a Fragmented Media Landscape (Main Theater)
Gone are the days when the Brahmins of the industry dictate what the audience should know. What does the journalist of the 21st century have to know about listening to the crowd? And how can he or she break through the information overload to reach the public?

Moderator: Andrew Golis, Editor of Blogs, Yahoo!
Panelists:
Ted Anthony, Assistant Managing Editor, The Associated Press
Bill Adair, Founder, PolitiFact.com
Rachel Davis Mersey, Assistant Professor, Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University
Amy S. Mitchell
, Deputy Director, Project for Excellence in Journalism
Jack Wakshlag, Chief Research Officer, Turner Broadcasting System