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SABEWDC16 is chaired by Mark Hamrick, Washington bureau chief and senior economic analyst for Bankrate.com. The conference is co-chaired by Cory Schouten, Knight-Bagehot Fellow at Columbia University and SABEW vice president.

Attire for SABEWDC16 is business casual for working sessions and business attire for receptions and awards dinner.

Refund Policy Reminder - SABEW will refund 100 percent of an attendee’s registration remittance if e-mail notice of cancellation is received at sabew@sabew.org by 5 p.m. EDT Thursday May 5, 2016. A 50 percent refund will be granted if notice is received at sabew@sabew.org by 5 p.m. EDT Thursday May 12, 2016. No refunds will be issued after 5 p.m. EDT May 16, 2016.
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Saturday, May 21 • 10:15am - 11:15am
Entrepreneurialism in Legacy Media

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More media organizations are embracing disruption from within, including from writers and editors with entrepreneurial instincts. And those that haven’t may just be waiting for your idea. Get tips on how to research, develop and pitch ideas for innovative digital news offerings that could move the needle in your organization.

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Cory Schouten

Vice president, SABEW
Cory Schouten is an experienced editor and writer who is wrapping up a Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Economics and Business Journalism at Columbia University, where he took courses in economics, accounting, finance, business analytics and leadership. Previously he served as managing editor of Indianapolis Business Journal, the SABEW Best in Business General Excellence winner for 2015. Prior to taking over as managing editor in 2013... Read More →

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Bill Adair

Creator and contributing editor, Professor, PolitiFact, Sanford School for Public Policy at Duke University
Bill Adair is the creator of PolitiFact and a professor at the Sanford School for Public Policy at Duke University. He also serves as a contributing editor for PolitiFact. He worked in Washington from 1997 to 2013 where he covered Congress, the White House, the Supreme Court, national politics and aviation safety. Adair is the author of "The Mystery of Flight 427: Inside a Crash Investigation," a behind-the-scenes account of how the National... Read More →
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Jim Brady

CEO, Spirited Media
Jim Brady is the CEO of Spirited Media, which operates the mobile news platform Billy Penn in Philadelphia, and intends to expand soon into other cities. 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 as head of News and Sports for America Online. Brady has served as public editor of ESPN since 2015.
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Vivian Schiller

Former CEO/Former Global chair of news, NPR/Twitter
Vivian Schiller is a longtime executive at the intersection of journalism, media and technology. She currently is an advisor to news organizations, brands, agencies and tech start-ups, and also serves on numerous boards including the Scott Trust, which owns the Guardian. | | Most recently, Schiller was the Global Chair of News at Twitter. In this role, she led the company’s strategy for news and partnership with journalism organizations... Read More →