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Things I've Learned at Wikipedia (that might be useful for American public media)

Sue Gardner
2013 - Atlanta

Sue Gardner will kick off our morning-long examination about how to maintain our public service values while facing an ever more competitive funding and distribution landscape.  Described as "Librarian to the World" and "Mother Teresa of the Internet," Gardner's goal is to give everyone in the world free and easy access to the information they need.

Arthur Cohen - Conference Benediction

Arthur Cohen
2014 - Portland

After 36 years in public radio, PRPD President Arthur Cohen will retire at the end of this year. We’re honored to have him close our conference with his personal reflections on the evolution of public radio and public media. The breadth of Arthur’s career has been equaled only by the depth of his commitment. He brings a lifetime of knowledge and experience to his understanding of our field. This benediction is an opportunity to hear a unique and passionate perspective on the work that we do, and an opportunity to celebrate the man who has devoted his life to make that work better, more successful, and more meaningful for the American public.

The Risk of Reporting

Kelly McEvers, Jason Beaubien, David Gilkey, Elise Hu, Christopher Turpin
2014 - Portland

What will NPR journalists risk to bring great tape and powerful storytelling to your listeners? No matter where our stories take us – whether overseas or into our own communities – NPR journalists put themselves on the line to bring home the stories that need to be told. 

Public Radio Tech Survey 6: What 161,991 Public Radio Fans Have Made Perfectly Clear

Fred Jacobs
2014 - Portland

After six years of Public Radio Tech Surveys, some incredible trends have emerged to shape programming, marketing, and delivery strategies. In presenting this year's data, Jacobs Media’s Fred Jacobs takes a deep dive into these findings with a special emphasis on trending back to 2008 when these studies began.

Keynote: James Harding, BBC News

James Harding
2014 - Portland

James Harding joined the BBC as Director of News and Current Affairs in August 2013.  Prior to this appointment James was Editor of The Times from December 2007 to December 2012, having joined the paper in 2006 as Business & City Editor.  James worked at the Financial Times for several years, as Washington bureau chief from 2002-2004 and before that as the media editor

Getting Down to Business with Marketplace

Lizzie O'Leary, Jessica Pressler, Ben Walsh
2014 - Portland

The #1 name in business news, Marketplace is celebrating 25 years on the air. In honor of this milestone, we’re bringing a taste of what’s new at Marketplace to lunch, or maybe we should say Brunch

Jazz Is Not Popular: What Are you Going to Do About It?

Nick Francis
2014 - Portland

As Nick Francis leads a discussion with other programmers in the room, you'll hear segments from a variety of jazz recordings, both old and new. Be there to share your reactions, hear how other programmers approach their own "sound," and  discuss how we can make our sound more appealing to a wider audience while maintaining a balance between the commercial and the artistic.

Engagement: It’s Not Just for Romantic Partners

Bill Anderson, Mike Fancher, Jennifer Pemberton
2014 - Portland

More and more stations are talking about “engagement”.  But what does that mean?  Is it a catalyst for content creation?  Is it something we do through social networks or is it a mix of activities that includes face-to-face meetings with our community and audience?

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