Editors, data specialists, journalism educators welcome!

Hacking News Leadership: Part 2 at Poynter is coming in a month and a half. Editors, attend this cutting-edge conference with data specialists; deans of journalism schools, send us your data journalism professors!
Did you miss the last Hacking News Leadership at the University of Texas at Austin? Come to Poynter in St. Petersburg, Fla., for Hacking News Leadership: Part 2 Dec. 6-7. We're planning even more inspiring and engaging sessions based on our experience with the previous conference. Sign up today and book your hotel room at the Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront for only $129/night by Nov. 4.  

The conference will bring together people who do the hiring, budgeting and strategizing for news organizations to work with skilled developers, designers and data specialists on the following questions:

  • What should newsrooms do to fully tap the power of data and technology?
  • What are some easy technology tools editors and digital gurus can share in the newsroom?  
  • How do editors hire and compete for a limited pool of highly skilled data journalists?
  • How can news leaders and technology specialists forge a successful partnership? How can they join forces to hack the future?

ASNE members receive a discounted registration rate of $175 for the first member of an organization and $99 for each additional staff member. And, yes, this conference will be richer if an editor attends along with a digital specialist. Nonmembers can attend for $275. 
Click here to register!
The conference will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, and conclude at noon Sunday, Dec. 7. A draft of the conference agenda will be available soon at In the meantime, take a look at the agenda from the previous Hacking News Leadership.  

ASNE Board of Directors members Jim Brady of Stomping Ground, Manny Garcia of the Naples Daily News, and Emily Ramshaw of The Texas Tribune; ASNE member Jennifer Orsi of the Tampa Bay Times; and Vicki Krueger of Poynter are spearheading the conference.

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is a key sponsor of the conference. If interested in being a sponsor or learning more about the conference, contact ASNE Communications Coordinator Jiyoung Won at or at 573-882-2430.