3 ways to make our workforces ready for tomorrow

David Danto of Dimension Data has spent most of his career helping businesses from various disciplines collaborate and build their culture. He was a speaker at the Collaboration Culture Symposium March 21 at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute. Here are three ways Danto suggests will ensure workplaces are conducive to collaboration and are ready … Continued

5 lessons from Corey Ford for every entrepreneur

The following are highlights from Corey Ford’s presentation at the Collaboration Culture Symposium March 21 at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute. Ford is the co-founder and managing partner of Matter, a startup accelerator that focuses on supporting media-based companies. Its accelerators are located in San Francisco and New York City 1. Storytelling is the … Continued

Corey Ford: Using a Collaborative Experimental Culture to Drive Innovation

Corey Ford, Matter Corey Ford is the co-founder and managing partner of Matter, a startup accelerator for entrepreneurs building scalable media ventures that create a more informed, connected and empowered society. Matter invests seed capital and provides intensive support through a human-centered, prototype-driven startup accelerator in San Francisco. Prior to Matter, Ford built Runway, a pre-team, … Continued

Stan Silvey: Launching the SEC Network: The Mizzou Story

Stan Silvey, University of Missouri Department of Intercollegiate Athletics Stan Silvey is assistant athletic director of broadcast operations at the University of Missouri Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. In this position, Silvey is primarily responsible for producing SEC Network television and multimedia broadcasts for Mizzou Athletics. In addition, he leads teams that are responsible for the content … Continued

Kim Garretson and Andy Heddle: 1:1 Personalized News Alerts, Easy & Affordable

Kim Garretson, Realizing Innovation Kim Garretson, 2013-2014 RJI Fellow, runs Realizing Innovation, an innovation discovery service for media, retailers and brands. He currently is advising technology companies, advertisers and media properties on intelligent triggered alerting, or permission marketing and media content as a way to counter ad blocking and declining email effectiveness. Garretson has been … Continued

Bill Bledsoe: Collaborating Globally: Make it Easy!

Bill Bledsoe, Microsoft Store Bill Bledsoe is a multi-faceted marketing, technology and ecommerce leader who has been a part of companies like Microsoft, AT&T, Brown Shoe Company/Caleres and Omnicom Group. Bledsoe serves as worldwide site operations manager for emerging devices at Microsoft Store. In that role, Bledsoe is responsible for the global online ecommerce experience of Microsoft’s … Continued

Alex Kann: Meaningful Media: Making Change Through Creative Collaboration

Alex Kann, Media Trust Throughout his working life, Alex Kann has lived and breathed content – creating editorial propositions and stories driven by creativity, collaboration and innovation. At Media Trust he is director of community channel and audiences, responsible for the channel’s broadcast, digital, distribution and media and charity partnerships. Celebrating its 15th year of passionate … Continued

Katie Hawkins-Gaar: Old Walls, New Problems: Collaboration at Poynter

Katie Hawkins-Gaar, The Poynter Institute Katie Hawkins-Gaar is a member of the digital innovation faculty at The Poynter Institute, where she teaches journalists, stays on top of industry trends and geeks out about newsrooms testing new and exciting ideas. She is on a quest to prove that newsrooms don’t have to be unhappy places. Before joining Poynter, Hawkins-Gaar was … Continued

Mark Horvit: The Power and Peril of Collaboration

Mark Horvit, Investigative Reporters & Editors Mark Horvit is the executive director of Investigative Reporters & Editors. He oversees training, conferences and services for more than 5,000 members worldwide, and for programs including the National Institute of Computer-Assisted Reporting (NICAR) and DocumentCloud. Horvit also is an associate professor at the Missouri School of Journalism, where he teaches … Continued

Christina Hartman: Collaborating Up, Down and Laterally

Christina Hartman is an alumna of the University of Missouri who loves politics, cats and cooking. She’s a new mom happily married to a wonderful man with whom she likes pretending to be outdoorsy. At Newsy, she runs a newsroom of awesomely talented digital video producers who, despite practically sitting on top of each other, communicate and collaborate almost … Continued