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New strategies for AI, philanthropy and local sales at the 2024 Mega-Conference

Jeremy Gilbert

AI is impacting the local news environment at a rapid speed. It's not just about content, it's also changing the way sales and operations will be run. Jeremy Gilbert, professor and Knight Chair in Digital Media Strategy at Medill, Northwestern University, will delve into the ways AI is transforming the landscape of local news media, from content creation to audience engagement.

Additional sessions will focus on how AI-powered tools and technologies can streamline workflows and improve productivity from distribution to human resources and sales. 

Strategic Philanthropy — Stacy Sullivan, director of local philanthropic partnerships at USA TODAY Network | Gannett, will discuss how philanthropic partnerships can be utilized to meet the coverage needs of local communities. Discover innovative approaches to community engagement and support through strategic philanthropy.

Putting Local in Local Sales — Mike Blinder, publisher of E&P Magazine, will lead this fast-paced panel discussion with three industry leaders focusing on where their local sales success is coming from and how you can adopt their ideas into your local operation, today.