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Saturday, March 12 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
How PBS and NPR Can Support Local Journalism

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As the digital revolution decimates traditional local news media, a variety of new organizations are emerging – fitfully – to fill the gaps. Some of their challenges, such as content creation and technology, are relatively easy to solve. But others – building an audience and finding sustainable revenues – are much harder. In this session, you’ll learn about current and upcoming experiments, partnerships and models – and how PBS, NPR and their member stations can support this new local-news ecosystem.

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Kevin Dando

Dir Digital Mktg & CommPBSKevin oversees PBS's social media initiatives for its broadcast and online programming, including its Twitter and Facebook pages, which together have 2M followers. He also manages PBS’s YouTube channel, which recently had its 140-millionth video view and... Read More →

Tom Davidson

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Jan Schaffer

Exec DirJ-LabJan Schaffer, executive director of J-Lab: The Institute for Interactive Journalism (www.J-Lab.org), runs the nation’s most successful incubator for news entrepreneurs and is a leading thinker on the emerging new media landscape. A former Business Editor and a Pulitzer... Read More →
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Amy Shaw

Sr VPNine Network of Public MediaAmy Shaw is the Senior Vice President of Community Engagement for the Nine Network of Public Media also known as KETC/Channel 9. The transition to the Nine Network of Public Media reflects the evolution of Nine from public television to public service... Read More →

Saturday March 12, 2011 5:00pm - 6:00pm CST
Sheraton, Capitol View Terrace

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