Building the Newsroom of the Future

September 8-11

With consumers rapidly changing the way they access news and the demand for accurate, trustworthy information at record levels, this September’s News Technology Summit will be a must attend event for industry executives navigating a period of unprecedented change.

Drawing upon the deep industry-wide contacts and expertise of the editors and writers who produce the industry’s largest TV trades, B+C, Multichannel News and TV Technology, the News Technology Summit will address the biggest tech issues with insights and practical advice from senior industry executives, compelling case studies, demos of new technologies and original research you won’t find at any other event.

What to expect:

  • Keynotes will provide valuable insights into strategies for attracting new audiences and winning market share in an increasingly competitive news landscape.
  • Researchers will present data on consumer trends to better boost the popularity and profitability of your news operations.
  • Experts will discuss new software, equipment and tech strategies that can save your operation money.
  • Digital executives will discuss how news organizations can use TikTok, Facebook, Zoom and a host of other social media platforms to boost audiences on all their platforms.

 

AGENDA

Tuesday, September 8, 2020
1:00 PM - 1:25 PM (EDT)

Opening Keynote – Winning Strategies for Streaming the News

The head of CBS News’ digital operations talks about how their fact-based digital news streaming services like CBSN and their digital programming strategies are producing record growth and attracting younger audiences.

1:25 PM - 2:05 PM (EDT)

Panel: News Tech Under Fire

The news business is struggling with a host of unprecedented issues, from rapid changes in the way consumers access media and COVID-19 restrictions on its operations to political attacks on its reporting and the difficulties of covering widespread political protests. This panel will explore what those issues mean for the kind of technologies needed to produce and deliver better quality news.

Moderator: George Winslow - News Technology Summit

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2:05 PM - 2:15 PM (EDT)

News Tech Keynote: What’s Next in News Operations?

Delbert Parks, Senior VP and CTO and the Sinclair Broadcast Group will discuss the future of news operations and some of the technologies that are helping them improve their operations.

Interviewer: George Winslow - News Technology Summit
Interviewee: Del Parks - Sinclair Broadcast Group

 

2:15 PM - 2:30 PM (EDT)

Case Study: Next Generation Newsrooms and Facilities

Hear how executives and engineers at the NBC owned stations used new technologies to build a new Boston facility in Boston that allow them to more efficiently deliver high quality local news to their audiences.

Moderator: George Winslow - News Technology Summit

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Wednesday, September 9, 2020
1:00 PM - 1:25 PM (EDT)

Opening Keynote – How TEGNA Delivers the News

The president and CEO of TEGNA shares his insights on building high quality news operations for broadcast and digital that provide local viewers with the information they need in these uncertain times.

Interviewer: Tom Butts - Future PLC
Interviewee: David Lougee - TEGNA

1:25 PM - 2:05 PM (EDT)

Panel: The News Consumption in a Digital Age

This panel will feature presentations from major research companies documenting how consumers are getting their news and information. Data from these trends will help attendees understand what kind of technologies they will need for operations and to attract younger audiences.

Moderator: George Winslow - News Technology Summit

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2:05 PM - 2:15 PM (EDT)

News Tech Keynote: What’s Next in News Production?

Hearst Television's Director of Technology Projects Joe Addalia will discuss embedded media and efforts too maximize the value of news video.

2:15 PM - 2:30 PM (EDT)

Case Study: Digital First

Gain valuable insights in delivering content across digital and TV platforms from Axios CEO Jim VandeHei, Axios Political Reporter Alexi McCammond, and "Axios on HBO" Directors and Producers Matthew O'Neil and Perri Peltz.

Moderator: George Winslow - News Technology Summit

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Thursday, September 10, 2020
1:00 PM - 1:25 PM (EDT)

Opening Keynote – Keeping Local News Relevant and Popular

The president of local media at E.W. Scripps offers his perspective on the importance of local news and their successful strategies for attracting new audiences on multiple platforms.

Interviewer: Tom Butts - Future PLC
Interviewee: Brian Lawlor - The E.W. Scripps Company

1:25 PM - 2:05 PM (EDT)

Panel: The Future of News Technologies

This panel will feature several case studies and explore how new technologies, such as cloud-based systems, IP infrastructures and Artificial Intelligence (AI) tool, can help news organizations cut costs, streamline operations and most importantly expand their delivery of content to more devices and more people.

Moderator: George Winslow - News Technology Summit

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2:05 PM - 2:15 PM (EDT)

Keynote: Tips and Tech for Fact Checking

Hari Sreenivasan, the anchor of PBS NewsHour Weekend, and host of public television’s YouTube series Take on Fake will offer practical tips and ideas for journalists trying to fact check information on social media and the web.

 

2:15 PM - 2:30 PM (EDT)

Case Study: TikTok and Social Media for News

In the race of younger audiences, TikTok executives and partners will discuss how stations and networks can use the 2nd most widely downloaded app in 2019 to engage younger audiences.

Moderator: George Winslow - News Technology Summit

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Friday, September 11, 2020
1:00 PM - 1:25 PM (EDT)

New News Tech for the Hispanic Audience

Jeffrey Liebman, Director, Network News Operations, at NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises will discuss how Telemundo’s news operations are using new technologies to better serve Hispanic audiences.

Interviewer: George Winslow - News Technology Summit
Interviewee: Jeffrey Liebman - NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises

1:25 PM - 1:35 PM (EDT)

News Tech Keynote: Virtualized News Production

Jorge Dighero, Senior Solutions Architect at Vizrt who focuses on live production, automation and Cloud centric workflows, will present Vizrt’s software-based production solutions that can be virtualized and support operations in cloud environments.

 

1:35 PM - 2:15 PM (EDT)

Panel: Election Tech in the COVID-19 Era

This panel will explore how the Covid-19 crisis has changed the way news organizations operate and discuss some of the developments in remote production, streaming, fact checking and other areas that are likely to have a big impact on the coverage of the 2020 election and the future of news operations.

Moderator: Phil Kurz - TVTechnology/Future

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2:15 PM - 2:30 PM (EDT)

Case Study: ATSC 3.0 and the Newsroom

As broadcasters roll out the next generation broadcast standard, news directors and engineers will explain how local stations can use ATSC 3.0 to greatly enhance their news operations and local news.

Moderator: John Lawson - AWARN Alliance

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SPEAKERS