2018 Convention Sponsors



The Boston Globe is a 26-time Pulitzer Prize winning news source featuring premium national and local content daily.  With the largest newsroom in the region, The Boston Globe provides more news, analysis and information about community events, sports and entertainment than any other local news source.




The John S. Knight (JSK) Journalism Fellowships at Stanford University supports passionate innovators and entrepreneurs who are creating the new models, tools and approaches that are redefining journalism. We seek to improve the quality of news and information reaching the public while challenging misinformation and disinformation; holding the powerful accountable; strengthening local news; and fighting bias, intolerance and injustice. For more, visit jsk.stanford.edu.





The Lenfest Institute for Journalism is the first-of-its-kind non-profit organization whose sole mission is to develop and support sustainable business models for great local journalism. The Institute was founded in 2016 by cable television entrepreneur H.F. (Gerry) Lenfest. Lenfest gifted to the Institute an initial endowment of $20 million, which has since been supplemented by other donors, for investment in innovative news initiatives, new technology, and new models for sustainable journalism. Lenfest also gifted his ownership of the Philadelphia Media Network (The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News, and philly.com, the Philadelphia region’s largest local news website) and these news properties now serve as a live lab for the Institute’s innovation efforts.


Medill, a leader in education since 1921, offers programs in journalism and integrated marketing communications that combine enduring skills and values with new techniques and knowledge that are essential to thrive in today’s digital world. Medill has a long-standing reputation for academic excellence. As the media industry experiences unprecedented change,Medill leads the way. The school’s graduate and undergraduate programs are educating a new generation of multimedia journalists and integrated marketing communications professionals who are not only thriving in this evolving media landscape, but also helping to shape it.




The New York Times News Service and Syndicate curates and provides industry-leading content from The New York Times and other trusted sources to integrated media companies, businesses and brands around the world. Every day The New York Times sets the standard for trustworthy, ambitious journalism with innovative, on-the-ground reporting from around the world. We license this content along with articles, commentary and multimedia from over 30 of the world’s most renowned publications and thinkers, including National Geographic, Harvard Business Review and Jorge Ramos. Our portfolio spans a range of verticals and formats suitable for publishing across print, digital and social media. Speak with one of our attendees to find out how we can help you reach new audiences and discover new monetization opportunities with premium content you can’t get anywhere else.



The O’Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism backs reporters who spend nine months researching and writing the stories they care most deeply about — explanatory and investigative work with the potential to change policies. Fellows are in residence at Marquette University in Milwaukee and are assisted by a team of student journalists. Fellows receive a $65,000 salary stipend, plus generous funding for living expenses, travel and equipment. Fellows can access resources at the Pulitzer Prize-winning Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.


Philadelphia Media Network is the company behind the storied Philadelphia Inquirer, the Daily News and Philly.com. Our fast-changing newsroom is committed to creating difference-making journalism and deepening our connection with the communities we serve. We’re owned by the non-profit Lenfest Institute for Journalism, and we’re at the very center of the mission to create a lasting future for ambitious local journalism through rapid experimentation and rapid innovation.




The Seattle Times serves Washington state with independent, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalism, as the region’s most trusted news media company, dedicated to quality journalism and public service. The Seattle Times is the second largest newspaper on the West Coast and the most-visited digital information source in the state. We have a proud tradition of investigative and watchdog journalism, and we’re pioneering new business models with community funding for specialized journalism initiatives. Founded in 1896 by Alden J. Blethen, The Seattle Times’ stewardship is now led by the Blethen family’s fourth and fifth generations. The stewardship also includes the Yakima Herald-Republic and The Walla Walla Union-Bulletin.