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This one is different.

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What would your perfect industry gathering be like?

Would you be surrounded by people who care? Would you play a significant role in the discussion? Would you be exposed to exciting new ideas? Would you come home energized?  Would you be eager for the next gathering?

Introducing Executive Voices, the first Inland sponsored discussion designed for the newspaper industry's top executives. It’s a conference that promises to be all of this and more. A conference where your voice will be heard and diversity of opinion and experience matter.

It all starts with you.

You won't see the usual talking heads at the podium at Executive Voices. In fact, there won't really be a podium. This one is different. Just a simple and robust discussion of the most vexing issues and exciting opportunities for a profitable future. A discussion led by and for people who care. Here are some of the topics to be discussed:

Important Topics. Great Discussions. No Talking Heads

Terry Kroeger

P. J. Browning

Amy Glennon

Jeremy Gilbert

Mark Aldam

Doug Phares

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You'll Network & Learn

Build relationships and share ideas at the reception and dinner where Executive Voices participants will enjoy a reception with passed appetizers, followed by a three-course meal with food demonstrations by a top Eataly Chicago chef. Buon appetito! 

Hear New Ideas. See New Faces, New Approaches

Chicago's City Bureau is a fascinating new approach to community journalism. Meet some of the young founders, learn what motivates them, how City Bureau is working and what it could mean for you.

The schedule:

Wednesday, December 6

6 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. Reception with passed appetizers


6:45 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 3-course meal with food demonstrations and more at La Scuola di Eataly!


Thursday, December 7

8:00 a.m. Registration and light breakfast


8:15 a.m. Welcome and Introductions


8:30 a.m. If Not Daily, Then How Often
Daily publication has served newspapers well for a couple hundred years. Is now the time to change?
Discussion facilitated by Doug Phares, President & COO, Sandusky Newspapers, Inc.


9:30 a.m. Break


9:45 a.m. Digital Media
Why, despite all our best efforts does digital still lag in revenue? How do we profitably grow digital in the future? 
Discussion facilitated by Amy Glennon, Publisher, Vertical Businesses, Cox Media Group


10:45 a.m. Break


11:00 a.m. Paywalls
Are paywalls a vital tool to protect our content or do they block our digital growth and profitability? 
Discussion facilitated by Mark Aldam, President, Hearst Newspapers


12:00 Lunch and Special Presentation

A New Approach to Community Journalism
from Chicago’s City Bureau, with Bettina Chang, Editor; Darryl Holiday, Editorial Director; Harry Backlund, Director of Operations


1:30 p.m. Culture
How do we cultivate a culture on innovation, enthusiasm and engagement? How do we recruit and retain the best of the best, especially young talent?
Session facilitated by Terry Kroeger, BH Media


2:30 Break


2:45 p.m. New Revenue
What new business models show promise of filling the revenue gap? What's working? What's not? What new innovations are on the horizon? 
Discussion facilitated by P.J. Browning, President Newspaper Division, Evening Post Industries


3:45 p.m. Break


4:00 p.m. Future Content
What's It Like. Are there new ways we can present and share content to better engage our audiences?
Discussion facilitated by Jeremy Gilbert, Director Strategic Initiatives, The Washington Post


5:00 p.m. Adjourn


The discussion will not be complete without you.

Contact Patty Slusher to reserve your place today. Email: pslusher@inlandpress.org or phone 847.795.0380