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TVNewser Show Price Break Ends Thursday

tvnshowsmallThe TVNewser Show is coming together. As part of the lineup we’ve got Fox News anchor Bret Baier, Fusion anchor Alicia Menendez, Tribune Broadcasting president Larry Wert, NBC SVP Julian March, CNN VP Geraldine Moriba and many more joining us on April 29. And we’d love for you to join us as well.

We’ll be talking about Aereo, a service that broadcasters want to see shut down and the Supreme Court will be taking up just a week before the TVNewser Show. Also, the use of drones in newsgathering: revolutionary but controversial. The growth of Social TV, which is changing the way shows are produced and watched. Plus, we’ll introduce you to new Web TV experiences and we’ll get to the bottom of why Millennials are the hot new audience.

Check out the full program and speaker list for more details, and don’t forget to register today to save $200 off the full price.

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Longtime CNN Anchor Bernard Shaw Has Advice for Young CNNers

BlitzerShaw304CNN’s Diversity Council hosted a town hall meeting this morning featuring a Wolf Blitzer Q&A with Bernard Shaw, who spent more than 20 years as an anchor at CNN, departing in 2001. Originating from the DC bureau, the event was also watched live in the New York and Los Angeles bureaus and at CNN’s Atlanta HQ. “I wouldn’t think of myself as a journalist of color,” Shaw told his audience. “But I’m a journalist first. Strive to be the very best and use models that exemplify the very best.”

Shameless plug time: the head of CNN’s Diversity Council, Geraldine Moriba, will be a guest on our panel discussing diversity in the newsroom at the TVNewser Show next month. Click here for more information.

After the jump, a clip from today’s CNN event, which is meaningful for anyone who works in TV news.

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Bret Baier to Keynote TVNewser Show, April 29

BretBaierFox News “Special Report” anchor Bret Baier will be the morning keynote speaker for the TVNewser Show, April 29 in New York City. This being an election year, we’ll talk with Baier about what’s ahead for Washington, and about media coverage of policy, politics and politicians.

Baier will join decision makers and thought leaders from NBC News, ABC News, and CNN for the day-long conference. You may have seen the ads running on TVNewser and our other sites which explain the agenda, but what we’re trying to do with the show is bring the leading minds in the business in one room on one day to discuss where the business is going.

Just a week before the conference the Supreme Court will take up the case of Aereo. So we’ll talk about that. We’ll also talk about media consolidation, the second screen, newsroom diversity, how broadcasters are adapting to the growth of TV everywhere, and more. Other speakers include Tribune broadcasting president Larry Wert, Fusion anchor Alicia Menendez, CNN executive Geraldine Moriba and NBC News executive Julian March.

We’re also pleased to present the TVNewser Job Fair which will tap the resources of Mediabistro’s leading job service, bringing together the nation’s top media companies in one place, allowing attendees to meet one-on-one with hiring managers.

We’ll bring you updates about speakers and attendees in the coming weeks. We hope you’ll join us on April 29.

CNN Taps Geraldine Moriba As VP of Diversity

moribaCNN has named Geraldine Moriba VP of diversity and inclusion at the company, and she will become the chairperson of  its diversity council. Moriba will report on diversity and inclusion issues directly to CNN president Jeff Zucker.

“Geraldine is the ideal candidate to take on this very important role within the organization at a critical time for us,” said Zucker in a statement. “I had the pleasure of working with her prior to my time at CNN, and always found her to have a terrific sensibility and understanding of some of the complex issues we face when it comes to diversity and inclusion.  As we look to reimagine what CNN will be in the years to come, this role on my team will be invaluable in shaping the kind of organization we want and need to have.”

Moriba is also an executive producer for CNN’s Original Program Development, where she oversaw the “In America” documentary team. She will remain in that role, reporting to senior VP of talent and content development Amy Entelis. Before joining CNN she spent more than 16 years at NBC News, working in broadcast standards and serving as co-chair of its diversity council.

As we reported last week, the current chairperson of the CNN Diversity Council, Johnita Due, is stepping aside from that role but will remain with CNN as assistant general counsel. She will also continue to advise the Council.

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Soledad O’Brien Book Party at Russell Simmons Pad

TVNewser stopped by the book party for CNN anchor and special correspondent Soledad O’Brien Friday night at Russell Simmons‘ lower Manhattan apartment .

In The Next Big Story, co-authored by CNN producer Rose Arce, O’Brien takes a page from her award-winning …In America series, and other reporting experiences, and blends her personal story and mixed-race background (Cuban, Irish, Scottish, Long Island-ish) crafting an inspiring story of hope amidst the tragedies that are a staple of the TV news stories she covers.

The party was a mix itself, of hip-hop stars and tvnewsers: Katie Couric, HLN anchor Jane Velez-Mitchell, CNN correspondents Alina Cho, Susan Candiotti; CNN SVP Bart Feder, …In America EP  Geraldine Moriba, New York bureau chief Darius Walker, development EP David Doss and newly appointed EP of Piers Morgan‘s show Jonathan Wald were all in attendance.

O’Brien mingled with guests all while getting around with a cane. “It’s a step up from the crutches,” O’Brien told us. She’s still nursing a knee injury after being thrown from a horse in early October. O’Brien will continue the book tour with a stop in New Orleans. That event will be a fundraiser as residents continue to recover from Hurricane Katrina, a story O’Brien covered extensively.

Also at the party:

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Former NBC Producer Named CNN’s ‘In America’ EP

bia2_2-2.jpgFormer “Dateline NBC” producer Geraldine Moriba was announced as the new EP of CNN’s “In America” division today. Moriba was at NBC for 16 years and was most recently senior producer for Broadcast Standards. She had worked on “Dateline” for 12 years.

“It is an honor to join CNN and the ‘In America’ team,” Moriba said in a release. “I’m excited as I realize the magnitude of CNN’s field of vision, and my mission is to continue CNN’s tradition of telling underreported news stories first. I hope to raise the bar by delivering even more untold stories from underrepresented communities in new and innovative ways.”

Moriba is a five-time Emmy Award-winner and will be heading up the new network division devoted to “extending the ‘In America’ franchise anchored by Soledad O’Brien,” which has thus far included “Black in America 1 & 2″ and “Latino in America.”

Full release after the jump.

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