2014 Convention Sponsors

Combining a vast collection of the world’s best sources and a rich tradition of journalistic excellence, Tribune Content Agency is a single destination for a range of quality content services for all types of publishers and audiences.  Tribune News Service (formerly MCT News Service) provides access to the work of more than 60 leading news companies, including Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Miami Herald, Dallas Morning News and Philadelphia Inquirer.  Tribune Content Agency represents and syndicates leading columnists such as Arianna Huffington, Ask Amy, Mitch Albom, Clarence Page, Cal Thomas, Mario Batali and Rick Steves.  Our Premium Content menu includes Rolling Stone, Ebony, the Atlantic, Fast Company, Kiplinger, Mayo Clinic, Harvard Health, Variety and more.      

Tribune Content Agency traces its beginning to 1918 when it was formed as the Chicago Tribune Newspapers Syndicate.  We’ve gone by other names over the years, including Tribune Media Services.  We became Tribune Content agency in 2013 and in 2014 absorbed the former MCT Information Services.

With a portfolio of over 40 newspapers and 46 websites, Sun-Times Media is a trusted source for millions of people across the Chicago region. For over 150 years, Sun-Times Media publications have delivered award-winning content into local communities with hyperlocal publications, spearheaded by Chicago Sun-Times, the 2011 recipient of three Pulitzer prizes for local reporting.

With 45 domestic and international editorial operations, CNN Newsource is one of the world’s most extensively used news services, providing 1,000+ local news organizations the video, text and photos they need to produce compelling news products. One of our most powerful resources for digital and print journalists is the CNN Wire, with access to the same newsgathering platform that powers CNN.com, the #1 TV and mobile news site and the most-followed news brand on social media.

Desk-Net helps you manage your multi-platform newsroom more efficiently. Newsrooms in nine countries use Desk-Net for better story planning, assignment management and staff coordination. Multi-platform story planning is at the core of Desk-Net. Manage your story flow from idea to published story across any number of platforms. Managing assignments becomes much more efficient. Have a story with two assignments that needs to be planned for publication on two platforms? That is just one entry in Desk-Net. No need to manually keep several calendars and story lists updated. Coordinate your internal and external staff with Desk-Net. See who is available, assign users and manage editorial shifts. Every user has personal assignments, shifts and absences synced to their smartphone’s calendar. Our customers use Desk-Net in conjunction with their content management and other editorial systems. Desk-Net is cloud-based, easy to use and sets up in minutes. Get your free test account now or meet our CEO Matthias Kretschmer at the ASNE-APME 2014 conference in Chicago.

The John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships program serves the needs of journalism in an ever-changing media environment by fostering innovation, entrepreneurship and leadership. Knight Fellows spend a year leveraging the resources of Stanford University and Silicon Valley to broaden their skills and perspectives while developing their own proposals to benefit journalism and journalists. The new deadline for U.S. applications is Dec. 1.


The E.W. Scripps Company serves audiences and businesses through a growing portfolio of television, print and digital media brands. Scripps owns 21 local television stations as well as daily newspapers in 13 markets across the United States. It also runs an expanding collection of local and national digital journalism and information businesses including online multi-source video news provider Newsy. Scripps also produces television programming, runs an award-winning investigative reporting newsroom in Washington, D.C., and serves as the long-time steward of one of the nation’s longest-running and most successful educational programs, the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

In 2015, Scripps and Journal Communications plan to merge their broadcast operations and spin off and then merge their newspapers, creating two focused and separately traded public companies. The merged broadcast and digital media company, based in Cincinnati, will retain The E.W. Scripps Company name. The newspaper company will be called Journal Media Group and will combine Scripps’ daily newspapers, community publications and related digital products with Journal Communications’ Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Wisconsin community publications and affiliated digital products. The company will be headquartered in Milwaukee.

The Financial Times, one of the world’s leading business news organizations, is recognized internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. Providing essential news, comment, data and analysis for the global business community, the FT has a combined paid print and digital circulation of almost 629,000 (Deloitte assured, Q3 2013). Mobile is an increasingly important channel for the FT, driving more than 40% of total traffic and a quarter of digital subscriptions.  FT education products now serve 34 of the world's top business schools.

The Marquette University Diederich College of Communication’s O’Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism is for journalists who investigate problems and the best practices known to address them. Journalism that encourages progress rather than cynicism. Not advocacy. Not good news. But expert, in-depth, professional reporting that provides context and adds knowledge so a well-informed, self-governing public can make remedies. Backed by the resources of Marquette and the Pulitzer Prize-winning Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, O’Brien Fellows spend nine months researching, reporting and writing the stories they care most about — stories with the potential to change policies and improve lives in their communities and beyond. This fully funded fellowship allows journalists to do critical work on issues of vital importance while they mentor the next generation of journalists as internship supervisors. So what could one of your best reporters or editors cover in a yearlong journalism project? For more information, visit marquette.edu/obrien-fellowship.

The Houston Chronicle, the largest newspaper in Texas and the nation’s sixth-largest newspaper, has evolved into a multi-media company producing a portfolio of print and online products serving the diverse audiences within Houston, in English and Spanish.  As part of its core product portfolio, Houston Chronicle Media Group (HCMG) creates unique community and Hispanic experiences through its Community Extra publications, serving eleven distinct areas in and around Houston, and La Voz, serving as a key source of local news for Houston Hispanics.  In addition to its core product portfolio, HCMG reaches key Houston growth audiences with specialized publications including HealthZone, bringing comprehensive health technology news to the healthcare industry monthly and FuelFix, a daily news gathering organization and publication providing analysis and perspective to the energy sector. The Houston Chronicle is owned by the Hearst Corporation. Follow the Houston Chronicle on Twitter at @Houstonchron . Websites: HoustonChronicle.com, Chron.com and Fuelfix.com.

More Content Now is part of GateHouse Media LLC and is based at GateHouse’s Center for News & Design in Austin, Texas, where more than 100 GateHouse daily and weekly newspapers are designed. MCN is also behind much of GateHouse Media sites’ syndicated content. Find out more at MoreContentNow.com.

The New York Times, through the News Service and Syndicate, develops multi-platform content solutions for media organizations and other companies using content and best journalistic practices from our flagship title and other world-recognized media leaders. We syndicate material (in English and in translation) to existing publications, license stand-alone print magazines and digital verticals, and work with publishers to create bespoke print and multiplatform publications. 


Reuters News Agency provides real-time, high-impact multimedia news. Our Reuters America service delivers all the essentials to meet your needs for breaking national and world news, as well as business, sports, entertainment and lifestyle news. With an emphasis on flexibility, cost-efficiency and customer service, Reuters America is designed to address your editorial requirements and changing needs. With over 160 years of experience in the news industry and over 2,600 journalists, photographers and video crews in 200 locations providing award-winning pictures, newswires, graphics, fully-packaged reports, and live streamlining and web-ready videos, we empower your newsroom with accurate and unbiased coverage.

The Robert R. McCormick Foundation is committed to fostering communities of educated, informed and engaged citizens. Its focus areas include journalism and the First Amendment , early childhood education, youth civic engagement, assistance for disadvantaged communities, and serving veterans. The foundation was established in 1955 under The Last Will and Testament of Col. Robert R. McCormick, long time publisher and editor of the Chicago Tribune. McCormick Foundation ground its work in the intent and values of its founder Col. McCormick, a citizen soldier, crusading publisher and philanthropist who cared deeply for Chicagoland.