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

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.
Confirmed Panelists:
Cameryn Beck
, E.W. Scripps Company, Senior Director of Content Strategy
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

Featuring: Sam Peterson, Bitcentral, VP, Product Management

2:00 - 2:45 p.m.

Day One Keynote: Greta Van Susteran, Gray Television, Chief National Political Analyst

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

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?
Confirmed Panelists:
Mike Fass
, Gray Television, VP, Broadcast Technology
Emily Stone, Fox Television Stations, VP, Digital Content Operations

3:45 - 4:00 p.m.

Fireside Chat

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?

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?
Confirmed Panelists:
Paul Capizzi, Fox Corp, CIO

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

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.