We came together in Chicago this summer to discuss public media’s biggest opportunities and toughest challenges in today’s rapidly changing media environment. For those who could not travel to Chicago – and for those who want to experience the content again – we’re offering our virtual PMDMC22 Encore free and open to all viewers.
The Encore includes keynote presentations and two of the highest-rated sessions, so you can experience it with your teams and carry the content forward into the coming year.
Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr.
Aishah Rashied Hyman
Jacquie Gales Webb
Wednesday, September 21
- Leila Fadel, National Public Radio
- Emma Choi, National Public Radio
- John Lansing, National Public Radio
- LaFontaine Oliver, WYPR
- Lauren González, National Public Radio
- Will Lee, National Public Radio
Since we last gathered in person, we’ve experienced a generation’s worth of upheaval and changes that have focused us all on what matters most.
John Lansing, NPR’s President and CEO, will speak to how this era is beckoning public media with new opportunities and imperatives for equity and deep collaboration. Followed by NPR Morning Edition host Leila Fadel, who will share personal insights into her life and work experiences. Leila will then moderate a conversation among new and established leaders in our system about how they have been challenged and changed by recent years and what they see ahead. We’ll hear their stories and reflections as we as an industry look to grow, adapt, and serve audiences as never before.
- Celeste LeCompte, WBEZ Chicago
- Matt Moog, WBEZ Chicago
- Tracy Brown, WBEZ Chicago Public Media
WBEZ’s acquisition of the Chicago Sun-Times has created one of the largest nonprofit news organizations in the country, reaching more than 2 million Chicagoans a week across broadcast, print, and digital channels. Hear from CEO Matt Moog about Chicago Public Media’s vision and plans to “connect Chicagoans more deeply to each other, to their communities, and to the issues and solutions that shape their lives”, managing change along the way.
Thursday, September 22
- Aishah Rashied Hyman, KERA
- Bill Johnson, WRTI
- Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr., Harvard University
- Jacquie Gales Webb, Corporation for Public Broadcasting
- Kathy Merritt, Corporation for Public Broadcasting
- Patricia Harrison, Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Join CPB President and CEO Patricia Harrison and Executive Producer and Professor Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. for a discussion on the critical role public media serves in strengthening and advancing our civil society through national programming and local community engagement. Following the discussion, CPB’s VP of Radio Jacquie Gales Webb will host a panel focused on how public media stations are engaging their communities featuring Bill Johnson, general manager of WRTI and Aishah Rashied Hyman, SVP of development for KERA.
- Chelsea Naughton, America Amplified
- Kirsten Eamon-Shine, WFYI
- Sarah Neal-Estes, WFYI
- Stacey Stuteville, WFYI Public Media
WFYI Public Media and America Amplified integrated community engagement into grants, donor acquisition, and station branding with the goal of revealing how beneficial embracing this practice can be not just for news teams, but also for an organization’s overall financial vitality and local prominence. Attendees can expect to hear about the wins, challenges, and opportunities that the WFYI team (marketing and promotions, corporate development, and news) has faced in this journey as well as the lessons learned along the way.
- Jennifer Moss, Jennifer Moss, Inc.
As we begin to emerge from the pandemic, we’re pivoting to a return to work that carries a number of uncertainties and many unanswered questions. In this time of enormous change, we must prioritize workplace well-being to prevent employee burnout and increase motivation. We’re in a time, like no other in history, where organizations have been given an opportunity to redefine their workplace. Journalist, author, speaker, and strategist Jennifer Moss will discuss the burnout epidemic and what we can do about it.