Rethinking Leadership and the Future of Media



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Save the date! Participants from our Executive Program in News Innovation and Leadership will present the transformative learnings from their final projects on Friday, April 1 at 11 am ET virtually over Zoom. The cohort is made up of newsroom leaders from around the world and presentations will answer critical questions and explore unique findings on rethinking leadership and the future of media.  

The Executive Program trains news media leaders to navigate the intersections of product, business, editorial, and technology. It brings together a select and diverse cohort each year to acquire the knowledge, skills, and networks necessary to lead transformation in the news business.

Rethinking Leadership and the Future of Media will feature presentations on:

• Innovation Soup for The Newsroom's Soul: A Framework for New Ideas with Gabriel Sama, Independent media consultant

• Who saves Superman? Lessons Learned from Community Journalism that Activate Audiences with Shana Black, Founder and Publisher of Black Girl Media

• Can Robots Restore Local News? with Cynthia DuBose, Managing Editor of Audience Engagement at McClatchy

• Barista of News: Coffee Fortune Telling - The Future of Community Journalism with Maritza L. Félix, Independent Journalist & Founder of Conecta Arizona

• Can We Make the Experience of Being Laid Off Less Miserable (Especially for Employees)? with Hillary Frey, Creator in Residence at CUNY J+ 

• From Lost Vote to Strategic Chance: Building a Public Infrastructure for the Recovery of the Swiss Media Industry with George Sarpong, Co-Founder of Swiss Media Incubator

• Taking Investigative Journalism to Hollywood with Amanda Pike, Director of TV and Documentaries at The Center for Investigative Reporting

• Crafting Better Pitches for Cross-Newsroom Collaborations with Tiff Fehr, Project Lead & Staff Engineer at The New York Times

• Post the Pay: How Salary Transparency Can Make Newsrooms More Diverse in the UK with Rossalyn Warren, Audience Editor at Reuters

• Identity-Based Media is the Next Journalism Frontier—If We Can Save It in Time with Soraya Membreno, Nonprofit Media Consultant; Former Publisher at Bitch Media

• Transformation from Within: Empowering Journalists for a Future of Constant Change with Noel Algarín, Deputy Information Editor at El Nuevo Día

• Rules of Engagement: Adopting Community-Based Reporting in a Newsroom Founded on Traditional Investigations with Geraldine Sealey, Managing Editor at The Marshall Project

• Reconnecting Media Companies in Times of Hybrid Work, Transformation and Change with Daniel Kempf, Managing Director at PD Digital 

• Take Note HR: If You Want to Keep your Employees, Talk to Those You've Lost with Antonia Götsch, Editor-in-Chief of Harvard Business Manager

• Dealing with Metrics Overload: How to Choose KPIs that Matter for Journalists and the Business with Daniela Flor, Audience Product Owner at Estadão

• How to Deal with Misinformation, Disinformation and Hoaxes with Angela Moon, Managing Editor of Breaking News at Bloomberg

• Who Exactly Leads? Five Most Important Themes I Learned When I Wanted to be a Better Product Leader with Annika Ruoranen, Head of Digital Services at Yle

• Defining and Shaping the Chief of Staff Role with Anna van Koetsveld, Chief of Staff to Executive Board at Bauer Media Group

• Corporate Culture as a Driver of Innovation - How Can Employees Become Open to Innovation? with Christian Moser, Chief Content Manager and Editor-in-Chief of Audio at Michaelsbund

• The Do's and Dont's of Leadership Transition in Nonprofit Journalism with Sewell Chan, Editor-in-Chief of The Texas Tribune

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