Better Weekly Contest Awards Lunch

Vanderbilt I
Noon – 2:00 pm

For a list of winners in random order, please click here. The final list of winners will be available at 3:00 pm on Friday, August 11, 2017. Tickets to the awards presentation and luncheon can be purchased for $65 ($75 after July 15). Register today!

 

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Digital Transformation

Estuary II
11:00 am – Noon

How four metropolitan newsrooms have pivoted from print-centric to audience obsessed. A panel of top editors involved in the Knight-Lenfest Table Stakes Project share lessons learned.

Moderator and presenter: Aminda “Mindy” Marques Gonzalez, Executive Editor and senior VP for News, Miami Herald

Panelists:

Matt Karolian, Director of Audience Engagement, Boston Globe

Sandra Shea, Director, Strategic Partnerships, Philadelphia News Network and Editorial Page Editor, Daily News

Mike Wilson, Editor, Dallas Morning News

 

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Digital for Fun and Profit

Estuary I
11:00 am – Noon

Using video to increase sales, provide engaging content and to grow your audience.

Speakers: Robert Lee, Sun Coast Media Group; Robin Lankton, Naples Daily News; Michelle Mitchell, Sarasota Herald-Tribune; Andy Blizzard, Palm Beach Post; Emily Walsh, Observer Media Group; Sarah Cooksey, Orlando Sentinel

 

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The Pulitzer Prize

Estuary II
10:00 – 10:55 am

One team covered the worst mass shooting in modern history. Another was part of an unprecedented cross-continental collaboration. And one reporter worked on her own to uncover deceit in a new dining trend. A panel of Florida’s 2017 winners and finalists talk about delivering prize worthy journalism.

Moderator: Jennifer Orsi, Managing Editor, Tampa Bay Times

Panelists:

John Cutter, Managing Editor, the Orlando Sentinel – Pulse Nightclub Shooting, finalist, Pulitzer Prize, Breaking News

Nicholas Nehamas, investigative reporter, the Miami Herald – The Panama Papers, Winner, Pulitzer Prize, Explanatory

Laura Reiley, restaurant critic, Tampa Bay Times – Farm to Fable, finalist, Pulitzer Prize, Criticism

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Meeting the Changing Needs of Local Advertisers

Estuary I
10:00 – 10:55 am

How you can provide your advertisers with the digital and social media tools they want and need to reach their audience.

Speakers: Dana Wardeh, Orlando Sentinel Media Group and Mark Nusbaum, Florida Times-Union

 

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FNAME Business Meeting

Port Royal I
10:00 – 10:55 am

10:00 a.m. – 10:05 a.m.
Sponsor  –  Capitol Marketing

10:05 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.
FNAME Business Meeting

 

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Why Print Still Matters

Vanderbilt I
9:00 – 9:45 am

Speakers: David Dunn-Rankin, President, SCMG; Mark Nusbaum, President, Times-Union Media; Bruce Faulmann, VP Advertising & Marketing, Tampa Bay Times and Pason Gaddis, President & CEO, Florida Weekly

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Round-table discussions

Vanderbilt I
8:00 – 8:45 am

Meet with advertisers and speakers for three 20 minute round-table discussions

Round Table Topics

Advertiser insights: Florida Telecommunications Relay, Inc.
Elissa Moran, Outreach Manager, Florida Telecommunications Relay, Inc.

Advertiser insights: Florida Medical Hearing Centers
Paul Campoamor, President and Co-Founder, Florida Medical Hearing Centers

Weekly Newspaper Idea Exchange
Dan Autrey, Publisher & President, Tampa Bay Newspapers

Daily Newspaper Idea Exchange
Joe DeLuca, Vice President and Tampa Publisher, Tampa Bay Times

Magazine Idea Exchange
Jaime Mark, Chief Creative Officer, Akers Media Group

Ad Directors Idea Exchange
Kelly Spamer, National Advertising Manager, Tampa Bay Times

Editors Idea Exchange
Aminda Marqués Gonzalez, Executive Editor & Vice President, Miami Herald

 

 

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