I’m also happy that Jane Harrigan, the awesome editor of my new book, will be there, too. After reading about many of the people on the agenda through draft, first edit, second edit, and on and on, she’s excited to see some of them in real life.
And, after working with Jane on two books over the past few years, I’m excited to meet her for the first time IRL, too!
10:00 a.m. Welcome / Introductions
An overview of how local news startups are expanding
Jan Schaffer, J-Lab director
10:10 – 10:45 a.m. Long-Livers Live to Tell
Secrets of surviving more than 5 years.
Melissa Bailey, Managing Editor, NewHavenIndependent.org
Debbie Galant, Founder, BaristaNet.com
10:45 to 11 a..m. Break
11 – 11:45 a.m. Expanding to Nearby Communities
When do you expand to satellite site?
Cory Bergman, Founder, Next Door Media
David Boraks, Founder, DavidsonNews.net
11:45 – 12:15 p.m. Creating Formal Networks
Making smaller efforts have a larger impact
Debbie Galant, Authentically Local network
Ross Catrow, Publisher, RVANews.com and Richmond Ad Network
Mark Briggs, Director, Digital Media, KING 5, Author, Entrepreneurial Journalism
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Luncheon Speaker
Is the Vermont Journalism Trust a national model?
William Schubart, Founder, Vermont Journalism Trust, parent of VtDigger.org
Schubart was founder and president of Philo Records recording company, and later Resolution, a media-manufacturing facility and e-commerce services partner for major media companies including the BBC, The New York Times, NPR, National Geographic, USNews, The History Channel, Bloomberg, The Nature Conservancy and Sesame Street. He is also a commentator for Vermont Public Radio.
1:30-2:15 p.m. New Twists in Collaboration
Topic collaboration: Erich Schwartzel, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette business reporter, project leader of Pipeline
Public Media Collaboration: Chris Satullo, Executive Director, News and Civic Dialogue WHYY’s Newsworks.org
2:15 – 3:15 p.m. Emerging Revenue Stream
Developing revenues from training, events, consulting, syndication
Joe Bergantino, New England Center for Investigative Reporting – Syndicating Content
Nicole Hollway, General Manager, St. Louis Beacon – “Spadvertising,” Events
Mark Miller, Editor, Texas Tribune – Events, Corporate Sponsorships
3:15 p.m. Break
3:30 – 4 p.m. Rules of the Road: Emerging Ethics for Entrepreneurial News Startups
Scott Rosenberg, founder, Media Bugs, Author of new J-Lab publication: ”Rules of the Road: Navigating the New Ethics of Local Journalism.”