*Times and dates are subject to change
7:30 – 8:30 a.m.
8:30 – 9:00 a.m.
And, the Winner is ... Mega-Innovation Award
The two finalists for this year's Mega-Innovation Award will talk about their entries and how your organization can learn and benefit from their innovations. Award to be announced by Jason Taylor, president, Ventures, Gannett Media
FINALIST: Honolulu Star-Advertiser / Oahu Publications, Inc.
Entry presented by Aaron J. Kotarek, senior vice president, audience and operations
FINALIST: Richner Communications
Entry presented by Zachary Richner, director, and Stuart Richner, CEO
Buy or sell. What is your newspaper worth?
Mike Blinder, publisher of Editor & Publisher Magazine, will host a panel of some of the industry’s most respected media brokers who will offer the latest insights into the current buy/sell environment. With Sara April, partner at Dirks, Van Essen & April, and John Thomas Cribb, director of Cribb, Cope & Potts
Coffee break in the Town Square
Modernize Your Recruiting to Deliver Top Talent
Noted recruitment expert Julian Placino will lead this session on how newspapers can get creative and ignite their recruitment culture now. In a competitive job market, it’s critical for newspapers to modernize how they recruit employees by focusing on people first (the who) and then focus on what they’re trying to accomplish. You’ll leave this session with a practical and actionable roadmap on how to energize your recruitment efforts.
GNI America’s Newspapers Cohort - Program Takeaways
Moderator and cohort participants to be announced soon
Digital Transformation Strategies to Future-Proof Your Business Model
Digital engagement experts discuss strategies, tactics and philosophies that yield tangible results. Case studies and proof of concepts will be explored that detail how to increase digital audiences, revenue, retention levels and overall engagement and identify key performance indicators to scrutinize potential barriers to success. Panel moderated by Aaron Kotarek, senior vice president, audience and operations, Oahu Publications, Inc.
12:15- 1:15 p.m.
Lunch in the Town Square
1:15 – 2:30 p.m.
Idea Exchange Roundtables
Exchange ideas directly with other attendees and come away with as many ideas as possible.
2:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Advocating for Newspapers
Learn about the latest advocacy efforts to protect local journalism, what the future holds for legislation and how publishers can get involved to help protect local journalism.
Dean Ridings, CEO, America’s Newspapers
Danielle Coffey, executive vice president and general counsel, News/Media Alliance
3:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Refreshment break in the Town Square
Buses depart for The Dallas Morning News
4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Dallas Morning News Sessions:
Reenergizing Your Newsroom to Reach New Readers with Audience-Focused Data
Katrice Hardy, executive editor, The Dallas Morning News
Pete Doucette, senior managing director, strategy, Mather Economics
Unlocking Revenue Through Cause Marketing
Gillian Breidenbach, partner + chief community officer, Medium Giant
Closing Mega Reception hosted by The Dallas Morning News
Dinner on your own in Downtown Dallas!
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