2013 Convention Schedule

This schedule is subject to change. Click on the panel title to read more about our speakers.

Monday, June 24

1:30-1:35 p.m. 
Welcome to ASNE! ASNE President Susan Goldberg and convention chairs Alfredo Carbajal, Anders Gyllenhaal and Melanie Sill. We’re off and running.
1:35-3 p.m.
View from the C-Suite. Media companies are reinventing the business of news and information, from how we gather the facts to how we disseminate them to how we get paid for our work. Top CEOs talk about what's working in their companies, what we've learned and where we're going. Featuring:
  • Gracia C. Martore, Gannett president/CEO 
  • Mark Thompson, The New York Times Co. president/CEO 
  • Patrick J. Talamantes, McClatchy president/CEO
  • Katharine Weymouth, Washington Post Media CEO and Washington Post publisher 
  • Moderator David Folkenflik, NPR media correspondent
3:10-4:15 p.m. 
Leading Innovation: The Short Takes and the Long View. In 2013, innovation no longer means incorporating a single new technology or approach – innovation has become essential for news leadership. Twenty years after the Internet emerged as both a disruptive and empowering force for organized journalism, we hear eight different short talks on innovation concepts and practices and share a discussion after about what’s working, what’s not and what’s next.
  • Dale Peskin, iFOCOS and WeMedia cofounder/managing director
  • Kevin Dale, The Denver Post news director
  • Brian Boyer, NPR news applications editor
  • Javaun Moradi, NPR product manager
  • Nancy Barnes, Minneapolis Star Tribune editor/senior VP
  • John Drescher, Raleigh News & Observer executive editor/senior VP
  • Tina Rosenberg, The New York Times contributor
  • Karen Magnuson, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle editor/VP of news
  • Moderator Val Hoeppner, Val Hoeppner Media and Consulting owner
4:15-5:15 p.m.
ASNE Writing Award Winners. Winners of the 2013 ASNE Awards discuss their craft and answer your questions. Featuring:
  • Joe Neff, Raleigh News & Observer; Karen Garloch, The Charlotte Observer (Local Accountability Reporting award)
  • Bob Moore, El Paso Times (Burl Osborne Award for Editorial Leadership)
  • Kim Marcum and Arelis Hernandez, Orlando Sentinel (Freedom Forum/ASNE Award for Distinguished Writing on Diversity)
  • Phillip Morris and Chris Quinn, The Cleveland Plain Dealer (Commentary/Column award)
  • Kevin Cullen, The Boston Globe (Batten Medal)
  • Joe Amon and Tim Rasmussen, Denver Post (Community Service Photojournalism award)
  • Jennifer Brown, Michael Booth, Ryan Parker, Kevin Dale and Dana Coffield, Denver Post (Deadline News Reporting award)
  • Hannah Fairfield, The New York Times (Punch Sulzberger Award for Online Storytelling)
  • Moderator Ken Paulson, First Amendment Center president/CEO
6:30 p.m. 
Opening Reception at the Newseum.
7:15 p.m. 
Honoring Two Breakthrough Female Editors: Sandy Rowe and Jill Abramson. Sandy and Jill have been blazing journalistic trails for two generations of women in the news business. We laud their accomplishments with a video and in person.

Tuesday, June 25
8:30-9 a.m.
What the Audience is Telling us About the Future of News. Presenter Tom Rosenstiel, American Press Institute executive director.
9-9:45 a.m.
Engagement and Experience: What the Boss Should Know. Getting to know your audience is both easier and harder than ever. So many tools to use. So many metrics to be considered. So many products to be designed. What's the best path to connecting, and how can you be nimble enough to adapt quickly? Four young leaders who are pioneering approaches at their news organizations offer us words of advice (and caution) on everything from engagement tools to where to focus scarce design and development resources. Featuring:
  • Melissa Bell, Washington Post director, digital development 
  • Tim Gowa, ABC News and 20/20 associate producer
  • David Wright, NPR design director
  • Amanda Zamora, ProPublica engagement editor
  • Moderator Matt Mansfield, National Geographic executive editor, digital content
9:45-11 a.m.
The Future of Print: Where the Print Edition Fits into Multi-Platform Strategies. Newsrooms are taking a variety of approaches with their print editions. Some are expanding with more pages and new sections, while others are cutting back delivery days. We’ll discuss what these strategies tell us about the role of print in the coming years. Featuring:
  • Jim Amoss, New Orleans Times-Picayune editor
  • Ken Brusic, Orange County Register editor
  • Joycelyn Winnecke, Chicago Tribune associate editor/VP
  • Karen Peterson, Tacoma News Tribune editor
  • Moderator Nancy Barnes, Minneapolis Star Tribune editor/senior VP
11 a.m.-noon
The Government vs. the Press. The long-running struggle for press freedom and access has taken a dramatic turn this year with the government prosecution of a series of leak cases. Featuring: 
  • Kathleen Carroll, Associated Press executive editor
  • James Rosen, Fox News chief Washington correspondent/host of Foxhole
  • Thomas Drake, National Security Agency senior employee turned whistle-blower (his prosecution under the Espionage Act collapsed in 2011)
  • Moderator Marty Baron, The Washington Post executive editor

Noon-2 p.m.
Lunch with Sen. Marco Rubio. Rubio -- often mentioned as a potential presidential contender in 2016 -- is the leading Senate Republican in an attempt to modernize the nation's immigration laws for the first time in a generation, providing new border security and immigration law enforcement as well as an eventual path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants currently in the United States. He will take questions from audience members following his remarks.

2-2:15 p.m.
Why Diversity Matters Now More than Ever. We’ll discuss the results of our annual newsroom census, our Minority Leadership Institutes and our potential partnership with Journalism that Matters.
  • Presenter Karen Magnuson, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle editor/VP of news
2:15-3 p.m.
Diversity: Where are We? What’s Working? Keith Woods leads a conversation about promoting diversity in the newsroom.
  • Presenter Keith Woods, NPR VP for diversity in news and operations
3:10-3:30 p.m.
Special Address on News Literacy. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan discusses the Obama administration's goals, challenges and achievements in education.
  • Introduction by Clark Bell, McCormick Foundation journalism program director
3:30-4:30 p.m.
News Literacy: What’s an Editor to Do? Today’s news audiences are bombarded by and overwhelmed with information. News literacy is the ability to use critical thinking skills to judge the reliability and credibility of news and information. We’ll discuss news organizations’ roles in helping audiences of all ages distinguish fact from opinion, propaganda or fiction. Featuring:
  • Alan Miller, The News Literacy Project president/CEO
  • Lyn Millner, Florida Gulf Coast University journalism professor
  • Dean Miller, Stony Brook University’s Center for News Literacy director
  • Brenda Butler, Columbia Links executive director
  • Moderator Rex Smith, Albany Times Union editor
4:30-5:30 p.m. 
Data Journalism: The Myths and the Magic. From simple reporting spreadsheets to data-driven reporting and news apps, data tools and skills offer newsrooms powerful new approaches to finding, analyzing and delivering news and trend stories. Four experts join our panel to help news leaders consider the opportunities and their own roles in helping their newsrooms unlock the power of data for 21st Century journalism. Featuring:
  • Rich Gordon, Medill School of Journalism professor of digital innovation
  • Michelle Minkoff, Associated Press interactive producer
  • Jennifer LaFleur, ProPublica director of computer-assisted reporting
  • Marc Lavallee, The New York Times deputy editor for interactive
  • Moderator Melanie Sill, Southern California Public Radio executive editor
5:30-7 p.m.
Creating a Startup Culture. Leaders of accomplished startups often credit their success to a shared vision; engaged staffers; and a willingness to fail, learn and try again. To succeed in the multi-platform future, newsrooms will need this "startup atmosphere" -- and leaders who can nurture it. Join this happy hour conversation about how your decisions can help create the startup culture your newsroom needs to succeed. 
  • Presenter Butch Ward, The Poynter Institute senior faculty

6-8 p.m.
JCamp Reception. Meet the future of journalism as 42 of the most promising teenage journalists from across the country wrap up their five-day conference by visiting with ASNE members. Stop by to say hello! Soft drinks and appetizers provided.

Wednesday, June 26
8-8:45 a.m.
Rise and Shine on Social Media: A Workshop for Early Birds. A fun, practical session for editors with all levels of social media experience. You'll learn the latest big-picture ideas and leave with useful tips you can put to work right away.
  • Presenter Sree Sreenivasan, Columbia University chief digital officer/journalism professor

8:45-9:45 a.m.
Improving Reliability: A Frank Talk about Errors, Plagiarism and Fabrication in Newsrooms. The public relies on us to get the facts right and to do honest work. But some journalists cut corners. They make mistakes, make up information or in at least 30 cases last year, represented other people’s work as their own. This panel will discuss the causes and effects of these problems as well as practices editors can use to develop a culture of accuracy, honesty and transparency. Featuring:
  • Teresa Schmedding, American Copy Editors Society president
  • Michael Oreskes, Associated Press senior managing editor
  • Marilyn Thompson, Reuters Washington bureau chief
  • Moderator Jack Shafer, Reuters columnist
9:45-10 a.m.
Sunshine in Government Award. The Sunshine in Government Initiative presents its annual Sunshine in Government Award to honor a government employee who has demonstrated a commitment to open government. The Sunshine in Government Initiative, a group of nine media organizations including ASNE, recognizes Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) for working to strip several provisions from the Fiscal Year 2012 Intelligence Authorization Act that would have significantly lessened reporters’ ability to access even unclassified national security and foreign affairs information. Presenters:
  • Kevin Goldberg, ASNE legal counsel
  • Rick Blum, Sunshine in Government Initiative coordinator
10:10-11:10 a.m.
Readers' and Viewers' Representatives: Who Needs Them? Tight budgets and the proliferation of media criticism on blogs and social media threaten to make the independent newsroom ombudsperson an extinct breed. With public distrust of media at an all-time high -- 60 percent of Americans have little or no faith in the accuracy and fairness of news reporting -- is the ombudsperson superfluous or more necessary than ever? For those who remain, how is the role evolving? Featuring:
  • Mike Getler, PBS ombudsperson
  • Margaret Sullivan, The New York Times public editor
  • Robert Lipsyte, ESPN ombudsperson
  • Moderator Clark Hoyt, Bloomberg LP senior adviser to the chief executive officer
11:10-11:30 a.m.
Knight Foundation. Presenter Mike Maness, VP of journalism and media innovation at the Knight Foundation.
11:30 a.m.-noon
ASNE Annual Meeting. ASNE President Susan Goldberg (Bloomberg News) passes the gavel to incoming president David Boardman (The Seattle Times). We’ll also announce the names of our newly elected board members.
Noon-1:45 p.m.
Lunch with Twitter CEO Dick Costolo. Listen to a talk given by the CEO of one of the world’s hottest social media sites.
  • Interviewer Cecilia Kang, The Washington Post technology correspondent
2-3:15 p.m.
Web, Tablets and Mobile: What's Working for Paywalls. There are a lot of options out there: paywall, subscriber content, metered content, membership access and more. We hear from top news executives in the frontlines of web/mobile pay subscription models about what’s working and what’s trending. Featuring:
  • Maribel Wadsworth, Gannett VP of audience development and engagement
  • George Rodrigue, The Dallas Morning News managing editor/VP
  • Jeremy Gockel, McClatchy Interactive product manager
  • Moderator David Boardman, The Seattle Times executive editor/senior VP
2013 information

Monday, June 24 - Wednesday, June 26

Capital Hilton, Washington, D.C



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