Journalism Creator Summit

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NFTs. DAOs. The Metaverse. What’s next and new can be overwhelming and confusing. That’s why this Journalism Creator Summit, hosted by J+ at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY, will tackle the universe of Web3.

• When? Friday, June 17th, 11:00am - 4:00pm et

• Where? Zoom! You will receive an email closer to June 17th inviting you to access the event online

• Cost? Free of charge!

• What if I can't make it? All registrants will get access to a recording of the event afterwards - but you must RSVP in advance!

​The summit is hosted by CUNY's Newmark Graduate School of Journalism and sponsored by the Meta Journalism Project.

​🔥 Check out our virtual session lineup and speakers:

⚡️ Keynote: How the blockchain impacts the future of publishing - 11am ET

• Keith Grossman, President of TIME

Moderator: Nitasha Tiku, tech culture reporter for The Washington Post 

⚡️ The potential and pitfalls of web3 - 12pm ET

• Patrick Workman, VP of Business Development and Partnerships at Unlock

• Camila Russo, Founder of The Defiant and author of The Infinite Machine

Moderator: Yvonne Leow, Creator in Residence at CUNY's Newmark Graduate School of Journalism, CEO of Bewilder

⚡️ How news orgs and creators use NFTs - 1pm ET

  • Dwayne Desaulniers, Director of Web3 Blockchain & Data at the Associated Press

  • Zack Guzman, crypto reporter 

Moderator: Dan Keeler, Editor-in-chief of Blockworks 

⚡️ Designing a DAO for your brand - 2pm ET

  • Cherie Hu , Founder and publisher of Water & Music, a newsletter and research DAO focused on analyzing music/tech trends

  • Alanna Roazzi-Laforet,  Publisher and Chief Revenue Officer of the popular crypto news site Decrypt. 

Moderator: Daisy Alioto, co-founder of Dirt Media 

⚡️ Exploring the Metaverse: a dystopian or utopian future - 3pm ET

  • Nina Jane Patel, Entrepreneur, psychotherapist, and co-founder of Kabuni Ventures

  • Laura Hertzfeld, Emmy-winning writer, editor, and producer 

  • Alexander Lee, Gaming and esports reporter, Digiday

Moderator: Hillary Frey, Creator in Residence at CUNY's Newmark Graduate School of Journalism, Editor in Chief at Slate.

⚡️ Closing Remarks - 3:50pm ET

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