2018 Summit Videos


Greenlee School Director Angela Powers, Dean Beate Schmittmann of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Greenlee Advisory Council Chair Barb Iverson

Panel 1

Storytelling Safari: Stalking and Capturing the Attention of Elusive Media Audiences

Moderator: Dr. Su Jung Kim, Assistant Professor, Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication

Panelists: Brian Smith, Engagement Editor, Des Moines Register; Elias Johnson, Good Morning Iowa anchor at Local 5 ABC Des Moines; Monica Schneider, CLTV Weekday anchor and WGN 9 reporter Chicago.

Panel 2

Protecting Credibility in an Era of Fake News and Alternative Facts

Moderator: Kathie Obradovich, Political Columnist, Des Moines Register and Greenlee School Lecturer

Panelists: Michael Giudicessi, Partner at Faegre Baker Daniels; Walker McKusick, National Director of Vote Smart; Randy Evans, Executive Director of the Iowa Freedom of Information Council; Jennifer Jacobs, Contributor, Bloomberg News.

Keynote: Kellen Henry, assistant editor for digital platforms at the New York Times

Designing for Change: How to be fast and fearless when you can’t predict what’s next

Panel 3

Facebook’s Role as a Dominant Player in Driving Digital

(Where Strategy Hits the Screen)

Moderator: Dr. Jay Newell, Associate Professor, Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication

Panelists: Kelli Brown, Senior News Director, Digital, Des Moines Register; Joel Davis, Vice President/General Manager at KGTV/ABC 10 San Diego; Mel Inman, Executive Director, Digital Content Strategy and Operations, Meredith Corporation; Natalie Boike, Senior Content Strategist, Carmichael Lynch

Panel 4

It’s a Digital Advertising World

Moderator: Lawrence Cunningham, Publisher and General Manager, Iowa State Daily Media Group

Panelists: Mirtha Vaca-Wilkens, Senior Creative Project Manager, Communique USA; Kim Guthrie, President, Cox Media Group; Jerry Hoehle, Hearst KCCI Digital Director; and Jeff White, Vice President of Business Development and Strategy, Flynn Wright.