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Saturday, March 24 • 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Keynote Panel: Keeping the (Narrative) Trains Running

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A panel of top editors/executives from across the media spectrum – Lydia Polgreen, Brian McGrory, Sam Fleming and Ann Marie Lipinski – discuss the threats, challenges, and opportunities media organizations face as they champion narrative storytelling as a central part of their audience engagement missions and their business models. Moderated by WBUR's Bruce Gellerman. 

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Sam Fleming

Director of News and Programming, WBUR
Sam Fleming has served as WBUR’s managing director of news and programming since 2004. He is responsible for supervising a staff of 75, including news managers, producers, reporters, writers, editors, hosts and production staff. Under his direction, WBUR’s news department has garnered more than 50 national and local awards recognizing the quality and depth of its news coverage. Sam brings to WBUR more than 25 years of experience in public broadcast media. He first worked at the station in 1981 as a general assignment reporter, but his longer tenure began 10 years later. In 1991, he returned as managing editor. The following year, he was made... Read More →
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Ann Marie Lipinski

Curator, Nieman Foundation
Ann Marie Lipinski is curator of the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard, overseeing its fellowships, programming and portfolio of publications, including Nieman Lab, Nieman Reports, and Storyboard—a showcase for exceptional narrative journalism and exploration of the future of nonfiction... Read More →
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Brian McGrory

Editor, The Boston Globe
Brian McGrory, who worked as an award-winning metro columnist and White House correspondent over his 27 years at The Boston Globe, is currently the editor. The news organization has won four Pulitzer Prizes -- for breaking news in its coverage of the Marathon bombings, for feature photography, for commentary, and for editorial writing -- since he became editor in late... Read More →
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Lydia Polgreen

Editor-in-Chief, The Huffington Post
Lydia Polgreen is Editor-in-Chief of HuffPost. She was named to that post in December 2016 after spending nearly 15 years at the New York Times, where she led an initiative to expand its audience outside the United States, with an initial focus on Latin America. Previously, Lydia was Deputy International Editor, the South Africa bureau chief, a correspondent for the New Delhi bureau and chief of the West Africa bureau. Before joining The Times, Lydia was a reporter in Florida and New York state. She began her career as assistant editor and business manager for The Washington (D.C.) Monthly. Lydia was a 2006 recipient of the George Polk Award for foreign reporting, in recognition of her travels deep into the war-torn western regions of Sudan to report on the carnage in... Read More →

Saturday March 24, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Metcalf Large

Attendees (10)