Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagements

News Media Alliance leadership frequently participates in well-respected and widely attended industry and key vertical conferences. Upcoming events featuring our executives are listed below.

Upcoming Events

There are currently no upcoming events. Check back regularly for updates.

Past Events

Through the Noise Podcast: News Media Alliance President & CEO David Chavern

May 7, 2019

David Chavern appeared on Through the Noise,  a podcast that explores “’the business of communicating’ through conversations with [business leaders] who deal with the management – technical or creative – process of communications.” In this in-depth interview, Chavern talked with host Ernesto Gluecksmann about the News Media Alliance and the state of the news media industry.

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 Mega-Conference 2019

February 25-27, 2019, Las Vegas, NV

On Tuesday, February 26 at 8:00 a.m., Alliance President & CEO David Chavern will moderat a panel, Leaders in Transformation, which will feature the leaders of the companies that are adapting to the changes in the market the fastest.

Panelists include:

Moderator: David Chavern, President & CEO, News Media Alliance

– Rob Barrett, president of Hearst Newspapers Digital Media

– Jeff Elgie, CEO, Village Media, a network of local news and information sites that serves markets across Canada.

– Alan Fisco, president and chief financial officer The Seattle Times

More about the panel

Mega-Conference program

America East News Media and Technology Summit

April 1-3, 2019, Hershey, PA

On Monday, April 1 at 12:00 p.m., Alliance President & CEO David Chavern will moderate the Executive Keynote Luncheon Panel on Success Stories — Several Ideas that Work, which will include short individual presentations from top industry executives.

AT&T Forum for Technology, Policy, and Entertainment Symposium on Application Programming Interfaces and Privacy

February 5, 2019, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Livestream

Len Cali, Senior Vice President, Global Public Policy, AT&T, led an in-depth discussion on Application Programming Interfaces (API) and privacy, featuring a keynote address from Thomas Norton, Executive Director, Fordham Center on Law and Information Policy, and Florian Schaub, Assistant Professor, University of Michigan. The event included an in-depth panel discussion with policy experts, moderated by Axios Reporter Sara Fischer.

Alliance Senior Vice President, Strategic Initiatives Danielle Coffey participated as a panelist. Panelists included:

Moderator: Sara Fischer, Reporter, Axios

  • Danielle Coffey, Senior Vice President, Strategic Initiatives and Counsel, News Media Alliance
  • David LeDuc, Vice President, Public Policy, Network Advertising Initiative (NAI)
  • Maureen Ohlhausen, Partner and Co-Chair, Antitrust Practice, Baker Botts
  • Michelle Richardson, Director of the Privacy & Data Project, Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT)
  • John Verdi, Vice President of Policy, Future of Privacy Forum

View Agenda and bios.

Watch the archived livestream.

Advertising Week New York 2017

September 27, 2017, 9:30 am, NASDAQ MarketSite, 4 Times Square, 2nd Floor, New York City

News Media Alliance President & CEO David Chavern will moderate a panel of news media executives on September 27 at 9:30 am:

Session Title: Tried, Trusted and True:  Premium publishers deliver the right audiences to your brands.

Description: While business models have changed, the audience for high-quality journalism is bigger than ever.

David and the panel will share tips and strategies for:

  • Navigating the world of proliferating platforms & technologies
  • Focusing on targeting vs. brand advertising
  • Evaluating content proximity and risks of being “content neutral”
  • Utilizing news properties as brand safe environments that attract public interest

Lisa Ryan Howard, SVP of advertising, New York Times
Erin Waters, President, Real Clear Media Group.

Click here to register.

No Labels Foundation New Center Ideas Summit

September 17, 2017, New York, NY

News Media Alliance President & CEO David Chavern will participate in a panel on technology.

MediaPost’s Publishing Insider Summit

June 4-7, The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, Florida

MediaPost’s Publishing Insider Summit—an exclusive 3.5-day deep dive into all things publishing, with a focus on revenue growth and monetizing quality. The 2017 summer Summit features industry thought leaders, including News Media Alliance’s VP of Innovation, Michael MaLoon, as well as top publishers such as Smithsonian, Bonnier, Bauer Xcel Media, Meredith, Nylon, TEN, AccuWeather, Trusted Media Brands and many more.

Visit the Publishing Insider Summit website for more information and to register. Use discount code NMA17P for a special discount for NMA membershttp://bit.ly/2q8kOYq

Digital Publishing Innovation Summit

December 5-6, 2016 in San Francisco, CA

How can you expand your audience and advertising revenue further? Better understand how to create new revenue streams, improve content ROI and overcome ad-blockers with actionable insight from the Digital Publishing Innovation Summit.

Learn from and connect with attendees from companies that include: GoogleRedditPearsonBloombergNews CorporationNBC UniversalThe Wall Street JournalNational GeographicUSA Today & many more.

In addition, News Media Alliance’s VP of Innovation Michael MaLoon has been confirmed as a speaker.

*Alliance members can save $200 off two day passes with the code NMA200.

Pennsylvania News Media Association 92nd Annual Convention

November 2-4, Omni Bedford Springs Resort, Bedford, PA

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from industry leaders on new revenue streams, circulation revenue, print revenue, data, readership and advertising strengths, new wage and hour rules, and much more.

News Media Alliance president & CEO David Chavern will speak at the convention on Friday morning, Nov. 4, on news media innovation and trends.

Visit the PNA website for more information and to register.


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