Social Channels and Traditional Media: How Can They Co-Exist?

With the rise of Snapchat stories to Facebook Instant Articles and Apple News, more and more content is being consumed on platforms. This has big implications for publishers and audience alike. And what does it mean for the open web? In this panel we’ll hear from publishers, platform and thought leaders on the road ahead.

  • 5:30pm - 6:30pm Cocktail hour

    Welcome: Grab a cocktail and mingle with other attendees.

  • 6:30pm - 7:30pm Panel / Q&A

    Hear from news organizations and the platforms themselves.

  • 7:30pm - 8pm Networking

    Mingle with other attendees.


Vivian Schiller

Executive Editor-in-Residence, Weber Shandwick

Vivian is a longtime executive at the intersection of journalism, media and technology. Most recently, Schiller served as the Global Chair of News at Twitter. She has held several executive roles including President & CEO of NPR, Chief Digital Officer for NBC News, General Manager of, as well as positions at Discovery and CNN.

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Christina Farr


Christina Farr is a San Francisco-based award winning journalist with experience as an editor, beat reporter, writer and speaker. She covers the intersection of health and technology, exploring how recent policy changes have opened up both opportunities and risks for Silicon Valley. Before joining Fast Company, Christina worked as a reporter for VentureBeat, Reuters and KQED. Her byline has also appeared in USAToday, The Telegraph, Washington Post and Mashable.


Simon Rogers


Simon Rogers is currently a Data Journalist and Data Editor at Google. Simon was formerly a Data Editor at Twitter, News Editor at The Guardian, and authored the 2012 book, “Facts are Sacred’. Simon edited and created, an online data resource that publishes hundreds of raw datasets, and is considered the world’s most popular data journalism website. In addition to his current role at Google, Simon teaches data journalism at the University of California’s Berkeley Journalism school.


John Cantarella


John is the head of global influencer and cause partnerships at Facebook. Prior to joining Facebook, he was the president of digital of the news, business and sports properties at Time Inc. John also spent a number of years at The New York Times Company at running strategy, marketing and operations. Prior to working in digital media, John worked in film production in New York City.


Charlene Li


Charlene Li is a Principal Analyst at Altimeter, a Prophet company, and the author of five books, including the New York Times bestseller, Open Leadership and the co-author of the critically acclaimed book, Groundswell. She recently published her latest book, The Engaged Leader. She is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Business School and lives in San Francisco with her husband and two teenagers.


Jillian D'Onfro

Business Insider

Jillian is a Tech Reporter for Business Insider and focuses on covering Alphabet, Facebook, and e-commerce. Jillian has also written for Inc. Magazine, and its prestigious Inc. 500 and 5000 series. She graduated from Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications with a degree in magazine journalism and information management and technology.

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