Tuesday Agenda


Time Session
9:00 - 9:45 a.m.

State of the Art: Drones & News Photography

Broadcasters are using drones to cover the news from a unique perspective. Experts in drone photography will review the challenges they face and the storytelling they’ve been able to accomplish in this video-rich session.
Confirmed Speakers:
Jon Ollwerther
, Measure, VP Media
Jeff Rose, Sinclair Broadcast Group, Chief UAS Pilot

9:45 - 10:15 a.m.

Keynote: Micah Gelman, Washington Post, Director, Editorial Video

TVNewsCheck Special Projects Editor Michael Depp will interview Micah Gelman, director of video and senior editor at the Washington Post, about the Post’s ambitious video strategy, this year’s biggest initiative at the Jeff Bezos-owned paper.

10:15 - 10:30 a.m.

Case Study

10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

Tech Leaders on the Future of Newsroom Technology

How will AI, big data, the cloud and other technologies influence the way news stories are selected, interpreted and produced? Will the cloud, MAM and newsroom computer enhancements enable producers to excell in ways they haven’t been able to in the past? Leading technology futurists offer their predictions and talk about priorities at their organizations.
Moderator: Andrea Berry, The G.A.P. Media Group, CEO
Confirmed Speakers:
Mohamed Abuagla, Al Jazeera, CIO/CTO
Del Parks, Sinclair Broadcast Group, SVP and CTO

11:15 - 11:30 a.m.

Case Study

11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Digital Chiefs on the Multiplatform News Jungle

Digital producers follow a very different workflow than their colleagues producing TV news. How is technology helping or hindering them? What would they change about the newsrooms where they work, if they had the power? What advice do they have for news and technology management? What new technologies would help them do their jobs better?
Confirmed Speakers:

Catherine Badalamente, Graham Media Group, VP, Digital Media
Joe Fiveash, Raycom Media, EVP, Digital and Strategy
Anthony Katsur, Nexstar Media Group, SVP Platforms
Frank Mungeum, Tegna Media, VP, Digital Content