As traditional business models for news have weakened, the news industry must look to innovators, entrepreneurs, and emerging technologies to help ensure a future for quality, public-interest journalism. But how can the industry ensure that the audience will be there, too?
Andrew Heyward, Monitor Group/MarketspaceNext; former president, CBS News
Paresh Dave, Co-Editor-in-Chief, Neon Tommy (USC's Annenberg School of Communication & Journalism)
Alyssa Katz, Editor, The New York World (Columbia Journalism School)
Andy Mitchell, Manager, Strategic Media Partnerships, Facebook
Lauren Offers and John Ward, Aurasma
Evan Ratliff, Cofounder/Editor, The Atavist
Jim Roberts, Assistant Managing Editor, New York Times
Laura Ruel, Hugh Morton Distinguished Associate Professor, UNC-Chapel Hill, Executive Producer, News21’s “Powering A Nation”
John Tayman, Founder/CEO, Byliner.com
Rafat Ali, Founder, paidContent.org and TraveliQ.com
Sean Branagan, Director, Center for Digital Media Entrepreneurship, Newhouse School, Syracuse University
Soraya Darabi, Digital Strategist, ABC News
Betsy Frank, Chief Research & Insights Officer, Time Inc.
Saul Hansell, Big News Editor, AOL Huffington Post Media Group
Larry Kramer, Founder and Former CEO of CBS Marketwatch.com
Susan King, VP/Program Director, The Carnegie Corporation of New York
Jennifer 8. Lee, Hacks/Hackers and Plympton
Betsy Morgan, President, The Blaze
Dave Morgan, CEO, Simulmedia
Alan Patricof, Founder and Managing Director, Greycroft Partners
Howard Schneider, Dean, Stony Brook University Journalism School
Vivian Schiller, Chief Digital Officer, NBC News
Stephen Shepard, Dean, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
Michael Silberman, General Manager, Online, New York Magazine
Paresh Dave, Co-Editor-in-Chief, Neon Tommy (USC's Annenberg School of Communication & Journalism).
Andrew Heyward is a former President of CBS News, serving from January 1996 until early November 2005. Currently, he is a Senior Advisor to Marketspace LLC, Monitor Group's digital media practice, where he works with clients to create and strengthen original online content, make more effective use of broadband video, deepen engagement through online communities, and develop new business models for the digital era.
Alyssa Katz, Editor, The New York World (Columbia Journalism School).
Andy Mitchell, Manager, Strategic Media Partnerships, Facebook.
Lauren Offers, Aurasma.
Evan Ratliff is a contributing editor for Wired magazine.
He writes on science, technology, crime, and the environment, and last year undertook a Navigenics DNA scan for a piece in Men's Journal. He is the co-author of Safe: The Race to Protect Ourselves in a Newly Dangerous World (HarperCollins, 2005), about innovation and counter-terrorism.
Jim Roberts, Assistant Managing Editor, New York Times.
Laura Ruel, Hugh Morton Distinguished Associate Professor, UNC-Chapel Hill, Executive Producer, News21's "Powering A Nation."