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Thursday, August 9


ELP Presents How Do We Make Money in Digital? Discussions About the Business of Journalism
The News Company is a legacy print organization with declining print subscriptions/ad revenue. The company’s goal is to have its digital product be the main revenue generator by 2020. What business models or revenue streams would you recommend to help The News Company reach its goal? Come brainstorm this problem real-time with experts from companies that have built new revenue streams in the digital media age. Each will share a specific example of a business model that is working to build a future for journalism.


Sharon Pian Chan

Vice President of Philanthropy, New York Times
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Lance Davis

Senior Content Strategist, Bankrate.com
Lance Davis is the senior content strategist for Bankrate.com. Lance sets the vision for the editorial team to ensure Bankrate helps its readers make smarter personal finance decisions. Previously, he worked as the optimization editor and social media and newsletter editor. He joined... Read More →


Thursday August 9, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm
Liberty 1777 Walker St


ELP Presents Making Moves: Finding and Transitioning to Your Next TV Market
Your contract is up and you're ready to move to a different market. When is the right time to start applying? Where do you look? How do you get your foot in the door and ace the interview?

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Natasha Chen

Correspondent, CNN
Natasha is a national correspondent for CNN Newsource in Washington, D.C. Natasha previously reported for KXXV in Killeen, TX, WREG in Memphis, TN, and KIRO in Seattle, WA, where she won a Northwest Regional Emmy. A West Coast native, Natasha has an M.A. from USC and a B.A. from Stanford... Read More →
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Shawn Chitnis

Reporter / MMJ, KCNC-TV
Shawn Chitnis joined KCNC-TV in 2015. Shawn reports for the 5 and 6 p.m. newscasts each weeknight for CBS4 as an MMJ. Before moving to Denver, Shawn spent several years in eastern Washington working in Spokane and Yakima. A Seattle native, it was a return to the Northwest after graduating... Read More →
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Elaine Kong

Reporter/MMJ, Local 12 WKRC
Elaine Kong joined the Local 12 team in April 2018 as a reporter/multimedia journalist. _x000D_ Elaine moved to WKRC after two years with KFDM/KBTV in Beaumont, Texas, where she reported live during breaking news situations including Hurricane Harvey and the World Series in Houst... Read More →
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Joanne Po

Managing Director, Fox News Digital
Joanne Po is Managing Director at Fox News Digital. She joined Fox News in May 2017 bringing over 20 years of television and digital video journalism experience. _x000D_ In her current role, Joanne manages teams of reporters, editors, video and multimedia journalists with a focus... Read More →
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Elaine Quijano

Correspondent and Anchor, CBS News
Elaine Quijano is a correspondent for CBS News contributing to all CBS News broadcasts and platforms. Her reporting is regularly featured on "CBS This Morning" and the "CBS Evening News." She also anchors the Sunday edition of the "CBS Weekend News" and is an anchor for CBSN, CBS... Read More →


Thursday August 9, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Liberty 1777 Walker St
Friday, August 10


ELP Presents Difficult Conversations in the Newsroom: Managing Up and Down
Understanding how to navigate the political terrain in your organization is essential to being a great leader and manager. This means knowing how to have difficult conversations while maintaining professional working relationships. This workshop explores tactics most useful for middle managers to effectively communicate with both supervisors and subordinates. This session is off the record.

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Caroline Ceniza-Levine

Career expert, SixFigureStart
Caroline Ceniza-Levine specializes in career change and has reinvented herself multiple times from traditional employee to co-founder of SixFigureStart® career coaching and CostaRicaFIRE.com, a travel, real estate and FIRE blog. Caroline is the creator and facilitator of Behind... Read More →
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Sonia Chopra

Director of Editorial Strategy, Eater/Vox Media
Sonia Chopra is Eater's director of editorial strategy at Vox Media. She also has a newsletter about South Asian culture called Namaslay (tinyletter.com/namaslay) and is working on her first novel.

Friday August 10, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm
Liberty 1777 Walker St


Dealing With Sexual Harassment
From small, local organizations to international publications, how should AAPI journalists handle sexual harassment at work? And when you’re a journalist of color, how does covering sexual harassment impact you more directly or intensely? Join us for an open discussion to help people find their voices.

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Hannah Bae

Journalist, Freelance
Hannah Bae is a nonfiction fellow at Asian American Writers' Workshop and president of AAJA NY. Her writing has been published in the anthology "(Don't) Call Me Crazy: 33 Voices Start the Conversation on Mental Health" and "The Monocle Travel Guide to Seoul," and her bylines include... Read More →
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Virgil L. Smith

Principal, Smith Edwards Group, LLC
Virgil Smith is a retired media executive having spent 20 years with McClatchy Newspapers and the 24 years with Gannett, where he served numerous roles, including president and publisher and corporate HR executive. He has recruited, mentored and coached hundreds of professionals from... Read More →

Friday August 10, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Liberty 1777 Walker St