ASNE Convention Program
Watergate 4.0: How would it unfold in the digital age?
In an era of slim profits, thin newsrooms and powerful boards of directors looking out for shareholder interests, would a modern news organization be able to withstand the potential loss of broadcast licenses and other threats to do what it takes to hold a corrupt administration accountable? On the other hand, would computer-assisted reporting, greater access to digital records, new potential partners, new venues and tools for honest people to leak documents and communicate wrongdoing all make it harder to hide executive crimes? Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein headline this session focusing on what has changed in the 40 years since the Watergate break-in.
Prescription Tablets: Paywalls and digital subscription plans
We've seen widespread adoption of new business strategies that include digital subscription plans with iPads at the center, higher print subscription prices, metered limits on free online news. What is working? What isn't? What are we learning from the data we're collecting?
What's Next?: The news business two years out
What do the best futurists and think tanks see coming down the road? Now that social networking platforms have been built around Facebook and Twitter, will a gaming platform come next and what implications does that have on local news, information, coupons, sales?
Skills We Need Today, Part 1:
How do we recruit, retain, develop and engage a workforce with the skills, flexibility, diversity, knowledge needed to build audience and a sustainable business in today's multimedia, social networking newsrooms? How do we maximize our existing staff skills when we are declining in size and have few, if any, openings?
Skills We Need Today, Part 2:
How do editors develop the skills they need to step up, grow and lead their companies? What do editors need to do to build their own career paths?
Shattered Ceilings and Walls: Leadership in an era of convulsive change
How do we remove barriers, open minds, promote innovation, gain audiences and make our work relevant to a new generation?
World-Class Leadership: 2012 Olympians and Coaches
What does it take to win at a world-class level and how do you lead your people there? This session will feature athletes and coaches from the 2012 U.S. Olympic team headed in July to the London Games.
Reception at the Newseum:
A brief entertaining program at the Newseum, which will open for editors and publishers to tour.