Contact us if you need hotel room for Hacking News Leadership

No time to consider whether to attend Hacking News Leadership: Part 2 at Poynter! Read what your colleagues say about why this is a must-come conference, and sign up today!

The block of rooms we had reserved at the Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront expired Nov. 11, but we have some rooms reserved at the $129/night rate. Contact Cindy Roe at as soon as possible if you haven't made your hotel reservation. 

Here are several reasons why Hacking News Leadership: Part 2 is so valuable for you to attend: 

Former ASNE President David Boardman, dean, School of Media and Communication at Temple University
"I can't think of a better way for journalism educators to get up to speed on the challenges and opportunities presented by the latest news technologies. My data-journalism faculty colleague and I found it a fun and fascinating weekend."

ASNE Board of Directors member 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." 

This draft of the agenda is a great way to review sessions and discussions we have planned for the conference. We begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, and end at noon Sunday, Dec. 7

Sign up today to attend the conference, and if you haven't made your hotel reservation, email ASNE Finance Director Cindy Roe at as soon as possible. The block of hotel rooms we had reserved expired Tuesday, but we will be able to provide some rooms at the $129/night rate on a first-come, first-served basis.  

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, Alley Interactive and are our generous sponsors. If interested in being a sponsor or learning more about the conference, then contact ASNE Communications Coordinator Jiyoung Won at