Breakout Session I: Recruiting for a Changing Industry

Apr 11, 2017, 2:40 PM
3:30 PM
News companies have undergone a lot of change in recent years, but the wild ride is hardly over. The rise of mobile distribution and video, the advent of Big Data and chatbots, and the need for constant technological change and adaptation continue to impact news organizations. This panel will explore the factors that are changing news companies, look at the new skills needed to keep up with change, and provide case studies in how successful news organizations are managing change. The skills most needed, such as software development, social media, metrics analysis, and video production, are often the hardest to find because of the competitive landscape beyond the newspaper industry.