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Media Impact Funders Conference 2014 | June 2014 – Presentation on new trends in the media business, covering the rise of beat reporting and single-topic sites, nonprofit news, and growth in mobile news

Online News Association Conference 2013 | October 2013 – Co-presented “Journey into the Business Side,” a look at what journalists should know about the business models being employed by various media companies

National Association of Black Journalist 2013 Convention | July 2013 – Moderated panel on journalism fellowship programs with representatives from the Nieman Fellowships, John S. Knight Fellowships at Stanford, and the Knight-Wallace Fellowship at the University of Michigan

Minnesota Magazine Publishers Association | April 2013 – Workshop on how media organizations can experiment on the editorial and business side of the company.

Maynard Media Academy winter session | January 2013 – Workshop for media academy students on new business models in journalism

Online News Association Conference 2012 | September 2012 – Co-presented “Journey into the Business Side,” a look at what journalists should know about the business models being employed by various media companies.

WBUR 90.9, Boston Public Radio | June 2012- Guest on Radio Boston discussing The Boston Globe’s launch of RadioBDC, an online radio station.

National Association of Black Journalists 2012 Convention | June 2012 – Led workshop on mobile reporting tools for journalist as part of the ONA Camp at NABJ.

SXSW Interactive 2012 | March 2012 – Led “It’s not news, it’s business,” a discussion on business models for journalism, new product development, and applying design thinking concepts in media companies.

Excellence in Journalism 2011| September 2011 – Panel discussion on how social networks, mobile technology and online publishing are addressing (or failing to address), issues of diversity in online journalism, from newsroom staffs to beat coverage.

National Association of Black Journalists 2011 Convention| August 2011 – Part of a panel discussion on journalism innovation and research with representatives from the Poynter Institute, Northwestern University and Arizona State University.

Maine Youth Leadership | May 2010 – Keynote address on what is potential and how it impacts lives to high school students graduating from the program .

Maine Press Association Fall Conference | October 2009 – Offered a presentation on how social networking can aid journalists in finding sources, breaking news and encouraging reader engagement through sites like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

Social Media FTW | September 2009 – In Maine’s first conference on new media and social networking, I co-presented a workshop on the impact of social media on traditional media, from a local fire to Michael Jackson’s death and protests in Iran.

Liberation by Sound | August 2009 – As a guest on this weekly music and culture show on community radio, I talked about changes at the Portland Press Herald and the ongoing transformation of the news business, as well as conflicts of interest in blogging and whether there will be a dystopian controlled by robot overlords.

Knight Digital Media Center | May 2009 – Returning to the multimedia training program at the digital media center, I discussed my experience working on multimedia projects in a presentation called “There Will be Swearing, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Accept Mistakes”

What’s Next? I’m always willing and happy to speak to groups big, small, real or virtual. Head to the Contact page for information on how to schedule me for your event.

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