Agenda: All Sessions

Job Fair Hours: Tuesday, April 29, 9:00 am – 6:45 pm

April 29 8:15 am - 9:00 am Registration Opens
April 29 9:00 am - 9:45 am Morning Keynote With the 2014 mid-term elections approaching -- and many eyes already on 2016 -- we'll get the outlook from Washington with Fox News Channel's chief political anchor Bret Baier. We'll talk about the changing nature of political coverage, the cable divide, and how policy affects the business of news.
  • bretbaier Bret Baier Chief Political Anchor,
    FOX News Channel
  • chrisariens Chris Ariens Vice President & Editorial Director,
    Mediabistro (Moderator)
April 29 9:45 am - 10:30 am Aereo: Changing the Channels On April 22 the U.S. Supreme Court takes up the case of Aereo. A start-up that could up-end the TV business as we know it. At issue is whether it is legal for Aereo to provide its customers with Internet access to broadcast network television. Big broadcasters argue the service is an "unauthorized exploitation of the copyrighted works of others." If Aereo wins, will the broadcasters take their programming off the air and move it to cable? If Aereo loses, where does that leave viewers? There are many legal questions with big business implications.
  • timbukher Tim Bukher Partner,
    Thompson Bukher LLP
  • markfratrik Mark Fratrik Senior Vice President & Chief Economist,
  • tomtaylor Tom Taylor Assistant Managing Editor,
    United States Law Week
  • merrillknox Merrill Knox Senior Editor,
    TVNewser & TVSpy (Moderator)
April 29 10:30 am - 11:00 am Morning Break
April 29 11:00 am - 11:45 am Millennial TV If you were born between 1982 and 2002, TV networks want you! In just the past year, ABC and Univision launched Fusion, Participant Media created Pivot and HLN, once known for its newswheel, Headline News, has now become the home of Social TV with a focus on Millennials. What's beyond the explosive rise in content geared toward Millennials? And what does it say about our modern media culture?
  • cenkbulbul Cenk Bulbul Head of Strategy & Insights,
  • albiehecht Albie Hecht Executive Vice President & GM,
  • garyherman Gary Herman Executive Vice President,
    ONE World Sports
  • aliciamenendez Alicia Menendez Anchor,
  • alexweprin Alex Weprin Writer,
    Capital New York (Moderator)
April 29 11:45 am - 12:30 pm News Drones They may be the best way to take viewers to the scene of a news story, but the use of drones as a newsgathering device has privacy advocates and lawmakers concerned. As hobbyists and entrepreneurs take UAVs to new heights, capturing spectacular, newsworthy and otherwise unattainable footage, we'll give these eyes in the skies a run to see what they can really show.
  • ianhannah Ian Hannah Vice President,
    Professional Society of Drone Journalists
  • andrewkeisner C. Andrew Keisner Attorney, Intellectual Property and Litigation
    Davis & Gilbert LLP
  • ferguspitt Fergus Pitt Research Fellow,
    Columbia University's Tow Center for Digital Journalism
  • francisrabuck Francis Rabuck Technology Analyst,
    World Future Society
  • stephanietso Stephanie Tsoflias, Reporter,
    News 12 (Moderator)
April 29 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm The Rise of Social TV What are the news divisions at the major networks doing to make sure they’re part of the second screen revolution? How are they engaging their audience? And what about the ecosystem that has built up around social TV? We'll talk about about how TV networks are changing how they do business and how entrepreneurs are thriving on the new way to watch TV.
  • katyfinneran Katy Finneran Social Media,
    Bloomberg TV
  • julianmarch Julian March SVP, Editorial & Innovation,
    NBC News
  • jeffmisenti Jeff Misenti Chief Digital Officer,
    Fox News Channel & Fox Business Network
  • bradpelo Brad Pelo Co-Founder & CEO,
  • jordanchariton Jordan Chariton Editor,
    TVNewser & Lost Remote (Moderator)
April 29 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm Lunch
April 29 2:15 pm - 3:00 pm Afternoon Keynote 2013 was a year of consolidation in the TV business. Over the course of six weeks, $5 billion in deals was announced: Tribune acquired Local TV; Gannett scooped up Belo; and Sinclair bought Allbritton. What's behind the mega-deals? And what's on the horizon for local TV?
  • larrywert Larry Wert President, Broadcast Media,
    Tribune Company
  • brianstelter Brian Stelter Host of
    CNN's "Reliable Sources" (Moderator)
April 29 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm Newsroom Diversity Media companies have long know the value of a diverse newsroom. The producers, writers, reporters and anchors should reflect the audience they service. But as the media move from casting a wide net for viewers to programming to a niche, how does that change how companies hire and groom the next generation of talent?
  • barbarafedida Barbara Fedida Senior Vice President of Talent and Business,
    ABC News
  • tamronhall Tamron Hall Co-Anchor,
    NBC's "Today"
  • geraldinemoriba Geraldine Moriba Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion,
    CNN Worldwide
  • valerieberrios Valerie Berrios Managing Editor,
    Mediabistro (Moderator)
April 29 3:45 pm - 4:15 pm Afternoon Break
April 29 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm Web & Streaming TV: Complement or Replacement? Are services like Netflix and Amazon Prime a complement to TV viewing or a replacement for the old model?
  • briandutt Brian Dutt Advisory Services,
  • brianjaquet Brian Jaquet Director of Marketing and Communications,
    Sling Media
  • scottrosenberg Scott Rosenberg VP Business Development,
  • timstenovec Tim Stenovec Technology Reporter,
    The Huffington Post
  • stevekrakauer Steve Krakauer Vice President of Digital Content,
    TheBlaze (Moderator)
April 29 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm Navigating Privacy in a Connected World This panel will explore how the changing nature of privacy in the digital age is affecting journalists, publishers, whistleblowers and politically disfavored groups who resist or circumvent authoritarian measures. We will also address the limitations of various privacy-enhancing and censorship-resistant technologies like Tor, VPNs, Tails and Bitcoin and discuss what is being labeled as “the Snowden era of journalism.
  • bendoernberg Ben Doernberg Bitcoin Expert, Board Member,
    Dogecoin Foundation
  • jjemru J.J. Emru Strategist,
  • AllisonFitzpatrick Allison Fitzpatrick Partner,
    Davis & Gilbert
  • marchochstein Marc Hochstein Executive Editor,
    American Banker (Moderator)
April 29 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm Reception in Job Fair Hall

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