Monday Agenda

Monday, December 16, 2019
Location: Murray Hill, Second Floor
1:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Time Session
1:00 - 1:45 p.m.

Technology and 2020 Election Coverage

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What are the latest broadcast and digital tools newsrooms are bringing to bear on their 2020 election coverage? Our panel looks at how coverage strategies are evolving and employing new technologies to veer away from fake news and get the best pulse on the electorate.
Moderator: Michael Depp, TVNewsCheck, Editor
Cameryn Beck
, E.W. Scripps Company, Senior Director of Content Strategy
Jamie Burgess, Microsoft News Labs, AI Innovation Lead
Barb Maushard, Hearst Television, SVP, News
Brian Scanlon, AP, Global Director, U.S. Election Services

1:45 - 2:00 p.m.
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Bitcentral Fireside Chat: Transforming the Business of Local TV Online

Local TV stations are generating significantly more ad impressions on their online properties by improving the user experience with more video, personalized video streams, and targeted advertising. Thanks to workflow enhancements and playlist automation, content managers are able to focus on creating content and the technical solution presents it in a way that engages the viewer and keeps up with demand.
Featuring: Sam Peterson, Bitcentral, VP, Product Management
Interviewed by: Kathy Haley, NewsCheckMedia, Co-Founder and Publisher

2:00 - 2:45 p.m.

Day One Keynote: Gary Wordlaw

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The news chief for the soon-to-launch cable network frames out his content strategy and value proposition as a new entrant to a hyper-competitive market.
Featuring: Gary Wordlaw, Black News Channel, VP, News
Interviewed by: Harry A. Jessell, TVNewsCheck, Co-Founder and Editor at Large

2:45 - 3:00 p.m.
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Networking Break

3:00 - 3:45 p.m.
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Multiplatform Production Without the Pain

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How are newsrooms and the technologies they use progressing toward the goal of Storycentric Workflow? What new platforms are emerging to disrupt this space? What are engineers, news operations leaders and vendors doing to work around stumbling blocks?
Moderator: Glen Dickson, TVNewsCheck, Contributing Editor
Mike Fass
, Gray Television, VP, Broadcast Operations
Emily Stone, Fox Television Stations, VP, Digital Content Operations
Ray Thompson, Avid, Director Broadcast and Media Solutions Marketing
Fabian Westerwelle, ABC News, Executive Director, Media and Technology

3:45 - 4:00 p.m.

Fireside Chat

4:00 - 4:45 p.m.
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Cybersecurity in the Newsroom and the Field

Many news technology platforms, built 20 years ago before security was a major issue, are now connected to the internet and must be protected from cyber criminals. How are IT and security leaders at the networks and major station groups securing the production environment and field operations? What are essential steps for smaller news operations that may not be able to afford the highest level of security?
Speakers unpublicized for security reasons.

4:45 - 5:30 p.m.
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Second Annual Social Media Excellence Awards

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The awards recognize extraordinary achievements among stations, station groups and news talent in engaging audiences, advancing social storytelling and using technology to expand impact. Awards precede a panel discussion with this year’s winners.
Moderator: Kim Wilson, Social News Desk, Founder and President
Tony Keith, KKTV, Executive Digital Content Producer/Weekend Anchor
Michael Koenigs, Disney ABC Television Group, Executive Producer
Hanna Maxfield, KABC, Director of Digital Operations
Caroline Patrickis, WJLA, Digital Reporter