NewsTECHForum: News Leaders On How They’re Adapting To A Culture Of Continuous Crisis

Top news executives from Tegna, Hearst Television, The Weather Channel, Spectrum Networks and The Weather Company will share how they’re hardening their newsrooms and operations — and helping staffers adapt — to a nonstop barrage of major breaking events, threats and crises in the kickoff panel at TVNewsCheck’s NewsTECHForum conference at the New York Hilton on Dec. 12. Register here.

The pace of TV newsroom life no longer allows for periods to regroup between major stories. Journalists are grappling with burnout, a barrage of threats both virtual and in person, an erosion of their collective mental health and job insecurity. TV stations must harden their physical infrastructure against devastating weather events and better train their staffs to be safer in the field.

A panel of top-level news executives will discuss how the industry can evolve fast enough to sustain the incessant red line of pressure on which it now operates daily in the title panel of TVNewsCheck’s NewsTECHForum conference at the New York Hilton on Dec. 12.

Speakers are Ellen Crooke, SVP of news, Tegna; Barb Maushard, SVP of news, Hearst Television; Nora Zimmett, president, news and original series, The Weather Group; Sam Singal, Group VP of editorial and content, Spectrum Networks; and Joe DiGiovanni, head of North American sales, The Weather Company, an IBM Business. Michael Depp, chief content officer of NewsCheckMedia and TVNewsCheck’s editor, will moderate the discussion.

“Every day I speak with news organizations that have seen their capacities tested to the limit by the sheer velocity of major events, the unremitting stresses on their personnel and infrastructure and the widening damage done by consumers’ erosion of trust,” Depp said. “This panel opens NewsTECHForum by engaging all the industry’s most pressing crises head on and laying out the key issues we’ll spend the rest of the day tackling.

“Ellen, Barb, Nora, Sam and Joe are confronting these crises every day and can share insights and nascent solutions that their unique vantage points offer,” he added.

NewsTECHForum, now in its 10th year, is co-located with the Sports Video Group Summit.


Featured sessions are:

  • Keynote: Democracy, Technology, TV Journalism and the 2024 Election
  • Reassessing the Streaming News Content Strategy
  • Harvesting the Archive for New Content and Opportunities
  • Building the Architecture of More Collaborative Content Creation
  • Agility in News Production
  • Chasing AI: Threatening or Enhancing the News?

Register here.

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