2015 Convention Sponsors
Democrat and Chronicle Media is the premier news media and marketing solutions company in serving the greater Rochester (NY) area by informing and engaging more than 460,000 adults each week. Our portfolio of trusted brands delivers high-quality and engaging content across print, digital, social and video platforms. Democrat and Chronicle Media is part of Gannett Co., Inc. Through trusted, compelling content and unmatched local-to-national reach, Gannett touches the lives of nearly 100 million people monthly. With more than 100 markets internationally, it is known for Pulitzer Prize-winning newsrooms, powerhouse brands, such as USA TODAY and specialized media properties.
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation welcomes ASNE-APME to the Bay Area. Founded in 1966, the Hewlett Foundation provides support to organizations that help people build measurably better lives. The foundation concentrates its resources on activities in education, the environment, global development and population, performing arts, and philanthropy, as well as support for disadvantaged communities in the San Francisco Bay Area. Its newest initiatives focus on promoting healthy, functioning U.S. representative institutions, and on building a robust cybersecurity field that serves the public interest. (The foundation, created through the personal philanthropy of HP founder Bill Hewlett, is not affiliated with HP or its corporate foundation.) For more information: www.hewlett.org | 650-234-5755.
The Houston Chronicle, the largest newspaper in Texas, has evolved into a multi-media company producing a portfolio of print and online products that serve the diverse audiences within Houston, in English and Spanish. The Houston Chronicle’s suite of digital products include Chron.com, HoustonChronicle.com, lavozdehouston.com and fuelfix.com. Houston Chronicle Media Group (HCMG) creates unique community and Hispanic experiences through its Community Extra publications by serving 11 distinct areas in and around Houston and through La Voz by serving as a key source of local news for Houston Hispanics. In addition to its core product portfolio, HCMG reaches key Houston growth audiences with specialized publications, including HealthZone that brings comprehensive health technology news to the healthcare industry monthly and FuelFix that provides news and analysis to the energy sector.
The John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships at Stanford is celebrating its 50th year of supporting journalists and journalism. We focus on journalism innovation, entrepreneurship and leadership. Each year, we select about 20 journalists to pursue their ideas for meeting the challenges facing journalism today. Some recent fellows are now leading innovation in established news organizations. Others have launched journalism startups, created cross-border investigative reporting partnerships and built tools to help journalists and citizens more easily file FOI requests, to cite a few examples. Our fellows come from all over the world and from all types of journalism. We currently focus on deepening our ties and collaborations with established newsrooms.
Headquartered in Milwaukee, Journal Media Group (JMG) is a media company with print and digital publishing operations serving 14 U.S. markets in nine states, including the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Naples Daily News, The Commercial Appeal in Memphis and Ventura County Star in California. Formed in 2015 through a merger of the newspaper operations of The E.W. Scripps Company and Journal Communications, Inc., the company serves local communities with daily newspapers, affiliated community publications and a growing portfolio of digital products that inform, engage and empower readers and advertisers. Learn more at www.journalmediagroup.com.
Knight Foundation supports transformational ideas that promote quality journalism, advance media innovation, engage communities and foster the arts. The foundation believes that democracy thrives when people and communities are informed and engaged. For more, visit knightfoundation.org.
The Marquette University Diederich College of Communication’s O’Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism is for journalists who investigate problems and the best practices known to address them. Journalism that encourages progress rather than cynicism. Not advocacy. Not good news. But expert, in-depth, professional reporting that provides context and adds knowledge so that a well-informed, self-governing public can make remedies. Backed by the resources of Marquette and the Pulitzer Prize-winning Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, O’Brien Fellows spend nine months researching, reporting and writing the stories they care most about — stories with the potential to change policies and improve lives in their communities and beyond. This fully funded fellowship allows journalists to do critical work on issues of vital importance while they mentor the next generation of journalists as internship supervisors. So what could one of your best reporters or editors cover in a yearlong journalism project? For more information, visit marquette.edu/obrien-
NerdWallet gives consumers clarity around key financial decisions at every stage of their lives. When it comes to credit cards, insurance, loans or expenses, such as hospital costs, consumers make almost all their decisions in the dark. NerdWallet is changing that by helping guide consumers’ decisions with free, accessible tools, research and expert advice that can’t be found anywhere else. We call it putting knowledge in your wallet.
The New York Times, through the News Service and Syndicate, develops multi-platform content solutions for media organizations and other companies using content and best journalistic practices from our flagship title and other world-recognized media leaders. We syndicate material (in English and in translation) to existing publications, license stand-alone print magazines and digital verticals, and we work with publishers to create bespoke print and multiplatform publications.