Media and Innovation: How to Play in the Sandbox

Course Overview

Media and Innovation: How to Play in the Sandbox
Originally Broadcast On:
November 18, 2014
Time Estimate:
One hour for the main presentation and questions. Sometimes presenters stay longer to answer additional questions from participants.

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This Webinar was originally broadcast on:
November 18, 2014 Enroll Now
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Newsroom leaders seem to understand that being innovative is important to surviving and even thriving in an ever-changing media environment. But what does it mean to be innovative? How does it work?

In this Webinar, learn what innovation means, why it’s more than the latest buzz word, and how to change your organization’s thinking. The Webinar will provide tips that fit all newsrooms.

This high-energy session draws upon lessons learned from the Sept. 15-17 ASNE-APME conference in Chicago (with a few surprises thrown in).

What Will I Learn:
  • How thought leaders define innovation
  • Strategies on creating a “sandbox” for innovation
  • Best practices from innovation experts
  • How playing with purpose can spark newsroom change
Who Should Take this Course:

Editors, producers, reporters and all those who collect and sort information for readers, helping to organize, sort and make sense of news on the Web.

Course Instructor:

Bill Church

Bill Church is the senior vice president for news at Gatehouse Media and formerly the executive editor of the Herald-Tribune in Sarasota, Florida. During his tenure, the Salem (OR) Statesman Journal in 2010 and Herald-Tribune in 2014 were named APME Innovator of the Year Finalists. He is a member of the Associated Press Media Editors’ national board and a Robert G. McGruder Diversity Leadership Award recipient. He served as a Pulitzer jurist in 2014. He has a bachelor’s degree in economics and master’s degree in administration.

Training Partner:

American Society of News Editors

The American Society of News Editors, founded in 1922 as a nonprofit professional organization, focuses on leadership development and journalism-related issues. ASNE promotes fair, principled journalism, defends and protects First Amendment rights, and fights for freedom of information and open government. Leadership, innovation, diversity and inclusion in coverage and the journalism work force, youth journalism and the sharing of ideas are also key ASNE initiatives.

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