Session Overview

Keynote sessions:

  • May 11 – 1:00 PM (Eastern)

    • Joe Batista, Chief Creatologist, Dell Technologies

    • Dr. Tina M. Harris, Douglas L. Manship Sr.-Dori Maynard Race, Media, and Cultural Literacy Endowed Chair, LSU

  • June 15 – 1:00 PM (Eastern)

    • WFH: Managing a Remote Work Environment

      • Moderator – Michael Depp, Editor, TVNewsCheck

      • Panelists:

        • Don Thompson, EVP, HR, Sinclair

        • Joe Mechlinski, CEO, SHIFT

        • James Jefferies, VP, IT Operations, Gray Television, Inc.

        • Julie Anderson, Editor-in-Chief, South Florida Sun-Sentinel

  • July 13 – 1:00 PM (Eastern)

    • Maintaining Corporate Culture in a Changing World (note: still confirming speaker)

    • 2021 Media and Entertainment Industry Outlook (note: still confirming speaker)


  • June 22 – 1:00 PM (Eastern)

    • Driving Revenue Growth Through Diversity, Education and More Efficient B2B Marketing

      • Moderator – Jack Myers, Chairman and Media Ecologist,  Mediavillage+Advancingdiversity.Org


Planned breakout session topics include:

The pandemic hits everywhere 

  • Human Resource Issues - how does working from home affect morale, staff monitoring  and hiring/firing decisions?

  • Tax -- can they really charge you for working in your new location?

  • How do you position yourself for advancement?

  • How can you audit people working from home?

  • Are you more productive at home but less creative?


Other topics:

  • Changes in streaming habits

    • revenue issues and opportunities

  • The future of television

  • eSports

  • The newspaper print cycle

  • Changes in the labor equation

  • Optimizing credit card payments

  • Rethinking credit and collections

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