The Collaboration Culture Symposium
Today’s media companies are using collaboration as a way to stay ahead of rapid change. Efficient organizations understand their core capabilities, and what lies outside their expertise. Some are bartering core competencies in exchange for skills or products; others share technology, storytelling platforms and audience-facing insights.
A new “collaboration culture” is emerging and collaboration is becoming the go-to strategy to make things work in the media industries. Join us for this can’t-miss opportunity to hear from the organizations leading the way in the collaborative space.
Share what’s working.
Discuss barriers to success.
Engage in deep conversations.
Learn the skills of pivoting your organization.
Collaborate on collaboration.
View videos and presentations from the March 21–22, 2016, event at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute.
A not-so-subtle theme kept cropping up this week at the Collaboration Culture Symposium (#rjicollab) at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute: a superhero theme. Speakers conjured up images of caped crusaders in search of new alliances to fight the evils that have befallen The Fourth Estate. Those evils have eroded and disposed of the neophyte … Continued
Victor Hernandez, Banjo Victor Hernandez is a digital journalism strategist and new media thought leader with keen eyes and full attention toward the big picture of tomorrow’s rapidly changing media landscape. Hernandez is the director of media innovation at Banjo as well as an RJI Fellow, exploring the impact of wearable technologies on newsrooms. Hernandez worked extensively … Continued
Matt Booher, Scripps Media Digital Matt Booher brings more than 15 years of experience managing Web analytics implementations and digital marketing measurement strategies. As director of digital insights at Scripps Media Digital, Booher leads insight development for the Scripps core broadcasting digital operations and new business development teams. Booher’s previous agency experience includes client work … Continued
EDWARD MCCAIN: [Slide 1, 00:00] How many people here saw the film “Spotlight”? [Looks at hands raised.] I mean, I would think so. As you were sitting there, did you notice how many times — and how central a role — the news archive, the morgue, played in that movie? Would that story have been the … Continued
David Gehring, Relay Media David Gehring advises news media companies in Europe and the U.S with a focus on platform partnership strategy. Previously, Gehring worked for Guardian News and Media as VP of partnerships. At GNM, Gehring focused on developing and launching the Digital News Initiative with Google and seven other participating European news publishers. The goal of the … Continued
Carla Zanoni, The Wall Street Journal Carla is executive emerging media editor for the The Wall Street Journal, where she is responsible for exploring and developing state-of-the-art news delivery and storytelling, including new social media and mobile platforms. She also heads the newsroom’s audience development team, focusing on engagement and newsroom analytics. Before coming to … Continued
Sarah Hill, StoryUP Sarah Hill is the chief storyteller and CEO of StoryUP, a VR journalism startup based in Columbia, Mo. A former interactive news anchor and chief storyteller for Veterans United Foundation, Hill creates with human media, pushing the transition of text-based storytelling to a three-dimensional world. She was the first person to use … Continued
Nicholas Whitaker, The News Lab at Google Before joining Google in 2010, Nicholas Whitaker spent the previous decade producing, directing, editing, and shooting videos and still images for news, commercial, entertainment and advocacy media. Whitaker was also a professor at Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts and Marymount Manhattan College, teaching courses in … Continued
Kevin Poortinga, USA TODAY Kevin Poortinga leads the USA Today Lab, a department designed to quickly incubate concepts, new businesses and new initiatives for the media network, which consists of more than 100 local news organizations and flagship USA TODAY. When not prototyping or experimenting, the Lab also champions an internal innovation grants program, a hybrid … Continued
Cole Goins, Reveal, from The Center for Investigative Reporting Cole Goins is the senior manager for engagement and community collaborations at Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting, where he leads efforts to grow and empower Reveal’s audience. Working at the intersection of journalism, art and community engagement, he develops new opportunities for collaboration between newsrooms and … Continued