Why you need to attend Hacking News Leadership

Read what your colleagues who attended the previous Hacking News Leadership conference in May in Austin, Texas have to say about why you need to attend the second conference at The Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Fla. 

Don't forget to sign up and book your hotel room by Nov. 11! 

Are you still considering to attend Hacking News Leadership: Part 2 Dec. 6-7 at Poynter? Here's what a couple of your colleagues who attended the previous conference have to say about why this is one of those must-come conferences:

Emily Ramshaw, editor, The Texas Tribune
"Hacking News Leadership gives newsroom editors the tools they need to speak, think and lead like digital natives -- even if they weren't born that way." 
Emily Chow, graphics editor, The Washington Post 
"It's a great opportunity to talk about the challenges and successes of coordinating large projects in front of the editors and managers who can make change happen." 
Sign up today and book your hotel room at the Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront for only $129/night by our extended deadline: Tuesday, Nov. 11. This conference will be even better because we're planning more inspiring and engaging sessions based on our previous experience.   

The conference will bring together people who do the hiring, budgeting and strategizing for news organizations to work with skilled developers, designers and data specialists on the following questions:

  • What should newsrooms do to fully tap the power of data and technology?
  • What are some easy technology tools editors and digital gurus can share in the newsroom?  How do editors hire and compete for a limited pool of highly skilled data journalists?
  • How can news leaders and technology specialists forge a successful partnership? How can they join forces to hack the future?

ASNE members receive a discounted registration rate of $175 for the first member of an organization and $99 for each additional staff member. And, yes, this conference will be richer if an editor attends along with a digital specialist. Nonmembers can attend for $275. 
Click here to register!
The conference will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, and conclude at noon Sunday, Dec. 7. A draft of the conference agenda will be available soon at In the meantime, take a look at the agenda from the previous Hacking News Leadership.  

ASNE Board of Directors members Jim Brady of Stomping Ground, Manny Garcia of the Naples Daily News, and Emily Ramshaw of The Texas Tribune; ASNE member Jennifer Orsi of the Tampa Bay Times; and Vicki Krueger of Poynter are spearheading the conference.

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is a key sponsor of the conference. If interested in being a sponsor or learning more about the conference, contact ASNE Communications Coordinator Jiyoung Won at or at 573-882-2430.