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Saturday, October 17 • 1:45pm - 2:45pm
The new sheriff in town

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Editors who’ve recently moved to top leadership roles share their strategies for innovation in a candid conversation with Jill Geisler.  How do they build traction and trust while implementing changes? What mistakes do they regret? What can other editors learn from their experience?

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Jill Geisler

Bill Plante Chair of Leadership and Media Integrity, Loyola University Chicago
Jill Geisler holds the Bill Plante Chair in Leadership and Media Integrity at Loyola University Chicago. She guided Poynter’s leadership programs for 16 years. She was one of the country’s first women to head a major market TV newsroom (at age 27.) She is the author of “Work... Read More →

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Katrice Hardy

Managing editor, The Virginian-Pilot
Katrice Hardy is the managing editor of The Virginian-Pilot. She has worked there in a number of roles, starting as a reporting intern before covering a number of reporting beats and then taking on numerous management positions. Before being named managing editor, Katrice was the... Read More →
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Michelle Holmes

Vice president/content, Alabama Media Group
Michelle Holmes was a 2012 John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford and has experience in startups, legacy newsrooms and digital transformation. As the vice president of content for Alabama Media Group, she oversees AL.com (named to Pew's list of the top 50 online news sites), The B... Read More →
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Mitch Pugh

Executive editor, The Post and Courier in Charleston, S.C
Mitch Pugh is the executive editor of The Post and Courier, a family-owned news organization based in Charleston, South Carolina, and winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. Previously, he was the editor of the Sioux City (Iowa) Journal and managing editor of The Suburban... Read More →
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Mike Wilson

Editor, The Dallas Morning News
Mike Wilson became editor of the Dallas Morning News in February. Before that, he worked for ESPN where he was managing editor of Nate Silver's data journalism website, FiveThirtyEight. He started his career in Florida; he worked for a dozen years at the Miami Herald before becoming... Read More →

Saturday October 17, 2015 1:45pm - 2:45pm PDT
LK101 & 102 (1st floor) Li Ka Shing Center