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SESSION HIGHLIGHTS - PIVOT 2020

Diversity and Inclusion: Why it matters now more than ever

Thursday morning during PIVOT will be devoted to discussions of how newspapers across the country can ensure that their organizations are meeting expectations for diversity, inclusion and equality.  Our presenters will be talking about how those commitments will impact content and product plans, as well as financial and social aspects of the business.

The Future of Content: A documentary and discussion on how Youngstown is sustaining local news

With last year's closing of The Vindicator, the city of Youngstown, Ohio, no longer had a daily newspaper.  A new digital news outlet called Mahoning Matters was launched about two months later, as part of The Compass Experiment — a partnership between Google and McClatchy to explore sustainable business models for local news. Next Thursday afternoon during PIVOT 2020, attendees will have the opportunity to view a documentary on what's happened since The Vindicator closed, and hear from three panelists who will talk about lessons learned that will benefit the industry as a whole.

Non-Profit Models: Funding options for newspapers today

Journalism funded through non-profit means is one of the emerging and most important models for local newspapers to consider. This session will explore philanthropic and community funding options and opportunities for local newsrooms.

Microsoft executive to deliver keynote address at PIVOT 2020

Mary Snapp, vice president, strategic initiatives with Microsoft, will present a keynote address at PIVOT 2020 on Wednesday, Oct. 7, with a look at a new initiative launched by Microsoft to help journalists.  Other speakers include Gannett CEO Mike Reed; Gordon Borrell; Cheryl Brown, Doris Truong and Neil Brown with Poynter and many more!

Where's the opportunity? Trends that will impact newspapers going forward

Gordon Borrell of Borrell Associates will lead an information-packed session at next month's PIVOT 2020 that will provide guidance for 2021 planning and strategies for your sales teams to follow.

Gannett CEO to deliver keynote address at PIVOT 2020

One of the biggest names in the news industry today — Gannett's Mike Reed — has confirmed plans to deliver the opening keynote address at PIVOT 2020, the virtual conference of America's Newspapers.  Reed is scheduled to speak live on Tuesday, Oct. 6, at 11 a.m. EDT, 10 a.m. CDT.

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