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This conference is made possible by the generous support of Montclair State University, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
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Friday, April 25 • 9:30am - 10:30am
The New Normal

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The local media landscape is quickly changing. Even as many traditional media companies have narrowed their focus in light of dwindling resources, journalism startups -- big, small, general and niched -- have emerged. But what does this mean for the future of local journalism? Don't miss this exciting panel discussion to find out.

Moderators
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Merrill Brown

Director, Montclair State University School of Communication and Media
As one of the pioneers who launched CourtTV and the founding editor-in-chief of MSNBC.com, Merrill Brown has demonstrated a strong commitment to bring the news into the 21st century.  Brown continues to break new ground in his role as Director of the newly openedSchool of Communication and... Read More →

Speakers
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Jim Brady

Editor-in-Chief, Digital First Media
Jim Brady is the Editor-in-Chief of Digital First Media, which operates the Journal Register Company and MediaNews Group, and oversees the editorial strategy of its 75 daily newspapers and its hundreds of non-daily publications and digital sites. Brady is also overseeing the launch of Project Thunderdome, which will redefine how DFM produces journalism for the digital age by creating a centralized team that produces high-quality non-local journalism for all DFM properties on all platforms. Before joining DFM, Brady served as general manager of TBD, a new local news operation dedicated to comprehensive coverage of the Washington, D.C. region that combines the values of traditional journalism and the power of citizen journalism. Brady joined TBD after more than four years as executive editor of washingtonpost.com, where he led the site to numerous awards and accolades. As general manager of TBD, Brady was responsible for the business operations and editorial oversight of both TBD.com and TBD TV, a 24-hour local cable news station. On both platforms... Read More →
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Ken Doctor

Media Analyst, Newsonomics
Ken Doctor is an analyst with a ringside seat at the greatest story ever told about the global  | news media industry. Fully employing more than 35 years of experience across a wide  | range of media, he’s become a go-to speaker, press source and consultant for legacy and  | emerging press around the world, talking about emerging... Read More →
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Larry Kramer

President and Publisher, USA Today
Larry Kramer was named president and publisher of USA TODAY in May 2012. He is responsible for developing and executing the strategic vision for USA TODAY across all of its platforms, including the Sports Media Group, the Travel Media Group, Reviewed.com and USA WEEKEND. A leading digital media expert, Larry has more than 40 years of journalism experience... Read More →
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Tiffany Shackelford

Executive Director, Association of Alternative Newsmedia
Tiffany Shackelford is the Executive Director of the Association of Alternative Newsmedia, which represents 120 alternative news organizations across the U.S. and Canada. Previously, she served as Executive Director of Capitolbeat, the Association of Capitol Reporters and Editors... Read More →


Friday April 25, 2014 9:30am - 10:30am
MSU Conference Center: Main Ballroom University Hall, 1 Normal Avenue, Montclair, NJ

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