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Saturday, May 4 • 9:00am - 9:50am
Is the News Broken?

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A decade after Seattle became a one-daily town, local journalists continue to lose their jobs, most recently with the closures of Seattle Weekly and City Arts magazine. On the national scene, Buzzfeed News, Vice and Huffington Post have announced major layoffs, prompting a new question: Is there a path forward for any news organization? Bosses from both legacy and digital media outlets in Seattle search for answers. 

This session is sponsored by Mike & Becky Hughes. 

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Victor Hernandez

Executive Editor, Crosscut
Victor Hernandez is a digital journalism leader focused on the big picture of the rapidly changing news economy. Hernandez currently serves as the Executive Editor of Cascade Public Media, the home of K CTS9 and Crosscut.com. He brings more than two decades of leadership experience... Read More →

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Jill Jackson

News Director, KUOW
Jill Jackson is an Emmy award-winning journalist who runs KUOW’s news coverage. Jackson started her news career as an intern at KUOW in 2003 before heading to Washington, D.C., to report on politics and the U.S. Congress for Capitol News Connection with Public Radio International... Read More →
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Evonne Tersiisky

Director of Digital Media, KING 5 Media Group
Evonne Tersiisky is a digital journalist, who started her career in broadcast news. Her particular focus is on KING 5's digital and social platforms with an emphasis on audience engagement. Evonne uses data and metrics to help the KING 5 newsroom make editorial choices and reach audiences... Read More →
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Christopher Chan

Head of Content, Cut.com
Christopher Chan is a Visual Anthropologist and Director of Content at Cut.com. He is also a PhD candidate and instructor in Anthropology at the University of Washington. As an anthropologist, his research investigates the relationship between content, capitalism, and attention in... Read More →

Saturday May 4, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am PDT