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Friday, June 19 • 17:10 - 17:50
Hyperlocal News: The Comeback

Some digital publishers spent tens of millions of dollars on local news and at the same time, many individual or community initiatives sunk: hyperlocal news was ill-fated. It was a good idea on the paper, but implementation failed. 2015 marks a new era for local news with new initiatives and new business models. Hear from new players who have learned from the failures of their predecessors.


Moderators
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Marie Gilot

Media Innovation Associate, Knight Foundation
Marie Gilot joined Knight Foundation in September 2012. She makes grants to institutions such as newsrooms, journalists' organizations, and journalism schools.  Gilot is experienced in both journalism and nonprofit management. Most recently, she was the publisher of Newspaper Tree, a nonprofit journalism project in El Paso, Texas. She also worked as the director of nonprofit legal services provider Las Americas Immigrant... Read More →

Speakers
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Tarek Atia

Publisher, Mantiqti and Zahma
A journalist and early online innovator in Egypt in the late 1990s, Tarek Atia founded web portals cairolive.com and zahma.com, was assistant editor-in-chief of Al-Ahram Weekly, and has had his writing published in prominent international media outlets including The Washington Post and Neue Zurcher Zeitung.Since 2006, he has worked in media development, designing and implementing capacity building programs for... Read More →
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Jim Brady

CEO & Founder, Billy Penn
Jim Brady is the CEO of Spirited Media, which operates the news platform Billy Penn. Before entering the pure startup world, Jim served as Executive Editor of washingtonpost.com, Editor-in-Chief of Digital First Media, General Manager of TBD and Programming Director of News & Sports for America Online. He is a Past President and current board member of the Online News Association, and also serves on the boards of... Read More →
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Julie Costes

Director, Paid-for Digital Services, Le Parisien


Friday June 19, 2015 17:10 - 17:50
Sala Teatre