2014 FPA/FPF/FSNE Annual Convention

Coral Gables, FL
Thursday, July 10, 2014


2015 FPA - FPF - FSNE
Annual Convention



Please note: Room assignments are subject to change

Like last year, the FPA Better Weekly Newspaper and the FSNE contest awards ceremonies will take place on separate days. The FPA BWN presentation and luncheon will be held at noon Friday, July 11 and the FSNE Awards presentation and luncheon will be held at noon Thursday, July 10.

Thursday, July 10
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Registration desk open
Alhambra
9:00 – 11:30 am FPA/FPS board meeting

Prado

9:00 – 11:30 am FSNE board meeting Anastasia
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:00 - 7:30 pm
Exhibit hall open
Alhambra
Noon Conference begins  
Noon – 2:00 pm FSNE Awards Presentation & Luncheon
Keynote Speaker: Alberto Ibarguen, President & CEO, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
Granada
2:00 – 2:30 pm Dessert with Exhibitors Alhambra
2:30 – 3:15 pm Combined opening session: Gubernatorial Candidate Forum
Criteria for participation
Moderator: Terry Spencer, Florida News Editor, The Associated Press
Panelists: Brendan Farrington, Tallahassee Correspondent, The Associated Press; Rosemary Goudreau, Editorial Page Editor, Sun-Sentinel and Nancy Ancrum, Editorial Page Editor, The Miami Herald
Granada
3:15 – 4:15 pm Business Track: Publisher Peer Group Sessions
Moderators: David Dunn-Rankin, President, Sun Coast Media Group; Jim Gouvellis, Publisher, Lake Wales News; Melanie Mathewson, VP & CSO, Intersect Media Solutions; Gerry Mulligan, Publisher, Citrus County Chronicle
Granada
3:15 – 4:15 pm News Track: Digital Story Telling
News organizations of all sizes are finding innovative ways to engage digital audiences. This session explores video/integration strategies.
Moderator: Bill Church, Executive Editor, Sarasota Herald Tribune
Panelists: David Plazas, Senior Editor of Digital Engagement, The News-Press Media Group; Jim Ross, Managing Editor, Ocala Star Banner; Bill Duryea, Enterprise Editor, Tampa Bay Times
Prado
4:15 – 5:15 pm Business Track: New Ideas for Growing Your Business
Local retailers share successes in utilitizing unique client solutions with the Miami Herald Media Company
Panelists: Judy Zeder, EWM Realty; Sabring Bueno, TK's at the Villa Mayfair; Jay Fraiolo, Media Counselors; and Alex Villoch, Miami Herald Media Company
Granada
4:15 – 5:15 pm News Track: Extending your Reach
Partnerships and grants
Moderator: Mindy Marques, Executive Editor, The Miami Herald
Panelists: Chris Martin, President and VP for External Relations, Poynter Foundation; Neil Brown, Editor and Vice President, Tampa Bay Times; Michael Manness, VP/Journalism and Media Innovation, Knight Foundation
Prado
6:00 – 7:15 pm Reception / Hall of Fame Presentation / Friend of NIE / Silent auction ends Alhambra
7:30 until Dine Around – dinner on your own at the Fontana at the Biltmore or at Versailles Cuban Restaurant (sign up at registration desk)
 
Friday, July 11
7:30 am - Noon
Registration open
Lobby
7:30 – 8:45 am Continental breakfast with exhibitors
Alhambra
8:00 – 8:45 am FSNE general meeting Prado
8:00 - 8:45 am
Florida Press Foundation board of trustees
Isabella
9:00 – 9:45 am Combined session: Gubernatorial Candidate Forum (continued)
Criteria for participation
Moderator: Terry Spencer, Florida News Editor, The Associated Press
Panelists: Brendan Farrington, Tallahassee Correspondent, The Associated Press; Rosemary Goudreau, Editorial Page Editor, Sun-Sentinel and Nancy Ancrum, Editorial Page Editor, The Miami Herald
Granada
9:45 – 11:00 am News track: Florida 2020
A conversation about covering the changing demographics of the state & the inherent tension caused by this kind of shift.
Moderator: Kenny Irby, Senior Faculty, Director of Community Relations & Diversity, The Poynter Institute
Panelists: Jay Ducassi, Metro Editor, The Miami Herald; Brian Fuhrer, SVP, Prduct Leadership, Nielsen; Gregory Lee, Executive Sports Editor, Sun Sentinel; and Liz Roldan, News Director, WFOR-TV.
Prado
9:45 – 10:15 am Business track: The Idea Bar
How the Palm Beach Post is taking their digital initiative to the next level
Amy Royster, Director Client Solutions/Ideabar, The Palm Beach Post
Granada
10:15 - 11:00 am
Business track: Digital Agencies, The Sequel
Best practices at Florida's newspapers leading digital change.
Red Barrett, Digital Advertising Director, Sun-Sentinel; Brian Wallace, Digital Sales Manager, FLORIDA TODAY
Granada
11:00 – Noon News track: Building an Investigative Culture
A panel of top editors share how they have built or maintained investigative heft in their newsrooms.
Moderator: Manny Garcia, Editor, Naples Daily News
Panelists: Lenore Devore, Executive Editor, The Lakeland Ledger; Chris Davis, Deputy Managing Editor, Tampa Bay Times; and Howard Saltz, Executive Editor, Sun Sentinel
Prado
11:00 – Noon Business track: Event Management
How newspapers are using events to drive revenue, increase community engagement and build circulation
Panelists: Carlos Curbelo, Director of Client Development, Daily Business Review; John D'Orlando, VP/Advertising Director, Orlando Sentinel Media Group; Bob Geiger, Director ofAdvertising, The Daytona Beach News-Journal
Granada
Noon – 2:00 pm FPA Better Weekly Awards presentation luncheon
Passing of the gavel & FPA general meeting
Keynote speaker: David Dunn-Rankin
Alhambra
2:00 – 3:30 pm Bonus session: Best practices from three great Florida community newspapers
Kat Hughes, Executive Editor, The Observer Group; Ron Dupont, Editor, Venice Gondolier Sun; and Sandi Kemp, Publisher, Navarre Press.
Prado

 

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