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Google News Lab collaborates with journalists and entrepreneurs to build the future of media with Google. We do this through leveraging Google tools, Google data, and a series of programs we create to tackle some of the biggest opportunities in media today.For more information, visit www.g.co/newslab.



Parse.ly partners with digital media publishers to provide clear audience insights through an intuitive analytics platform. Thousand of writers, editors, site managers, technologists and analysts use Parse.ly to understand what content draws in website visitors, and why. Using our powerful dashboards and APIs, customers build successful digital strategies that allow them to grow and engage a loyal audience. More information is at http://www.parsely.com/



CNN Digital is the world’s most visited news site across desktop and mobile. So far this year, the site has claimed #1 in video streams and is the most followed and fanned news organization across social media. The CNN Digital portfolio includes CNN.com, CNNi.com, CNNMoney.com and the newly relaunched CNNPolitics.com, now the #1 politics site. More information can be found at www.cnn.com.


Disney Destinations Public Relations

For 60 years, there’s been one place where dreams really do come true – the Disneyland Resort. And now is the time to visit with family and friends as the Diamond Celebration sparkles with dazzling new entertainment experiences – Paint The Night parade; Disneyland Forever, an immersive street-to-sky after-dark spectacular, and World of Color: Celebrate! The Wonderful World of Walt Disney. More information can be found at www.disney.com.


Gannett Foundation

Gannett Co., Inc. is a new kind of media company committed to strengthening communities across the nation. Through trusted, compelling content and unmatched local-to-national reach, the company touches the lives of nearly 100 million people monthly. With more than 100 markets internationally, it is known for Pulitzer Prize-winning newsrooms, powerhouse brands such as USA TODAY and specialized media properties. More information can be found at www.gannett.com.


Los Angeles Times

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Marketwired is a global communications company providing full-service news distribution, content management, regulatory compliance and social media solutions to the world’s communicators. An innovator since its founding in 1983, Marketwired has changed the way companies do business with breakthroughs like social media releases, embedded multimedia, and real-time social media insight. Marketwired offers content from prominent newsmakers at no cost to members of the media. More information can be found at http://www.marketwired.com.



NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations includes 28 NBC and Telemundo local television stations, a regional news network and their associated websites and digital platforms, as well as a group of out-of-home properties, a production company, an in-house marketing and promotions company and COZI TV. The local stations produce and deliver compelling local news, information and entertainment programming to viewers in the communities they serve, with a goal of connecting to their English and Spanish-speaking audiences anytime and anywhere. More information can be found at http://www.nbclosangeles.com/.



We’re fueled by great storytelling and rigorous reporting. Our business is telling stories, small and large, that start conversations, increase understanding, enrich lives, and enliven minds. On the air, through digital platforms such as NPR One, and through live events, NPR and Member Stations are connecting with the audiences of today and tomorrow. Join us!



Storyful is the world’s first social news agency. Founding in 2010, Storyful combines world class journalism with industry leading technology to discover, verify and acquire the original content and on-the-ground sources news and media organizations need to tell the stories that matter to their audience. More information can be found at https://storyful.com/.



Twitter is a global platform for self-expression, conversation & news in real time. By developing a fundamentally new way for people to consume, create, distribute and discover content, Twitter enables any voice to echo around the world instantly and unfiltered. Available in 35 languages, Twitter has 316 million monthly active users. For more information, visit about.twitter.com or follow @twitter.


USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

The USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism is an innovative, comprehensive school within a networked university in the heart of the most global city in the United States. Located in Los Angeles at the University of Southern California, USC Annenberg is a national leader in education and scholarship in the fields of communication, journalism, public diplomacy and public relations. For more information, visit www.annenberg.usc.edu.



AFP offers 24/7 coverage of the events shaping the world today. Our news and content packages can easily be configured to deliver an engaging user-experience on any platform/device. From white-label apps to raw-content feeds, AFP is the reliable resource for HD video, hi-res photography, sports applications, illustrated stories and breaking-news alerts, as well as complete content packages for the Rio Summer Olympic Games and the UEFA Euro Cup. Our new Twitter-based apps allow you to follow select sports leagues in real-time through stats and tweets. Custom editorial services are also available, including special assignments and production assistance! More information can be found at http://www.afp.com/en.



Using powerful, proprietary algorithms, Dataminr instantly analyzes all public tweets to deliver the earliest signals for breaking news, real-world events, off the radar content, and pre-viral content. News Professionals are alerted to real-time leads based on their topics of interest and regions of focus via seamlessly integrated delivery methods including email, instant message, and mobile and desktop applications. More information can be found at www.dataminr.com.



ESPN, Inc., The Worldwide Leader in Sports, is the leading multinational, multimedia sports entertainment company featuring the broadest portfolio of multimedia sports assets with over 50 business entities. ESPN is based in Bristol, Conn., with 4,000 employees and 7,000 worldwide. The company is 80 percent owned by ABC, Inc., an indirect subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company. The Hearst Corporation holds a 20 percent interest in ESPN. More information can be found at espn.go.com.


Focus Features

Inspired by true events, SUFFRAGETTE is a moving drama exploring the passion and heartbreak of those who risked all they had for women’s right to vote. Directed by Sarah Gavron and written by Abi Morgan, SUFFRAGETTE stars Oscar nominees Carey Mulligan and Helena Bonham Carter, and Oscar winner Meryl Streep. SUFFRAGETTE was produced by Alison Owen and Faye Ward. More information can be found at https://www.facebook.com/SuffragetteMovie.


Media Impact Project

Media Impact Project provides services to help news organizations, documentary filmmakers and media funders define the impacts they want to make; acquire the data to learn how well they’re doing at it; and use that data to make decisions to improve effectiveness. Come to the Midway to talk to media metrics experts and see a demo of NewsLynx! More information can be found at mediaimpactproject.org/ONA.



SmartNews is the award-winning, news-discovery app loved by millions. Our machine learning algorithms evaluate tens of millions of articles, behaviors and social interactions to surface only the most interesting and important stories—impartially—on a global scale. Our unique, publisher-friendly approach supports sustainable journalism by generating traffic for publishers’ websites and enabling them to keep 100% of article ad revenue. More information can be found at http://www.smartnews.com/.



Whether you’re publishing at scale like CNN and The New York Times, or just putting together a clean and simple blog, WordPress.com can make it happen in minutes. With cast iron hosting, hundreds of themes, and a community of millions to put your work in front of, if you can think it, you can publish it, and get it seen. More information can be found at https://wordpress.com.



Chartbeat measures and monetizes attention on the web. It is most well known for the real-time analytics that help 80% of the top publishers in the US and ~50,000 media sites in over 60 countries around the world develop a defined loyal audience and monetize their time and attention. Chartbeat works with editorial teams to align them around the right audience development goals and give them the data they need to quantify their audience’s attention. More information can be found at https://chartbeat.com/.



Founded in 2004, Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected. People use Facebook to stay connected with friends and family, to discover what’s going on in the world, and to share and express what matters to them. More information can be found at www.facebook.com.



Graphiq (formerly FindTheBest) is a data aggregation and visualization company focused on turning complicated data into contextually-rich presentations of the world’s knowledge. For publishers, the company offers several solutions for improving audience engagement with embeddable, live-updating visualizations. For consumers, Graphiq operates 18 trusted vertical search engines, spanning tech gadgets (specout.com) and real estate (findthehome.com), to education (startclass.com) and government (insidegov.com). More information can be found at http://www.graphiq.com.



Inform partners with the top online publishers, content providers, and advertisers to drive increased revenue while bringing premium, brand-safe videos to millions of viewers. At no cost to publishers or content creators, Inform provides a robust video technology platform with advanced analytics; full service digital media management and CMS; 24/7 editorial support; and much more.


Mashable is a leading global media company that informs, inspires and entertains the digital generation. Mashable is redefining storytelling by documenting and shaping the digital revolution in a new voice, new formats and cutting-edge technologies. More information can be found at www.mashable.com.


Participant Media

Sony Pictures Classics, in association with Participant Media and Omidyar Network, presents “Merchants of Doubt,” a documentary that lifts the curtain on pundits-for-hire who present themselves in the media as scientific authorities, yet have the contrary aim of spreading confusion about well-studied public threats ranging from toxic chemicals to pharmaceuticals to climate change. More information can be found at www.takepart.com/doubt.



ProPublica is an independent, nonprofit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest. In 2010, it was the first online news organization to win a Pulitzer Prize. ProPublica is supported primarily by philanthropy and offers its articles for republication, both through its website and directly to leading news organizations selected for maximum impact. More information can be found at https://www.propublica.org/.


Robert R. McCormick Foundation

The Robert R. McCormick Foundation is committed to fostering communities of educated, informed and engaged citizens. Its focus areas include engaging citizens (especially young people) in the civic and political process, through news literacy and First Amendment awareness, early childhood education, 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. More information can be found at http://www.mccormickfoundation.org/.



SocialNewsDesk makes it easy for everyone in your newsroom to get the most out of social with leading-edge tools built just for them. SND’s publishing, discovery and analytics tools give you an advantage over the competition. Powerful solutions like SNDOnAir and SNDCampaigns make it simple to display and monetize social. And we’ll match you with a dedicated social media expert. More information can be found at www.socialnewsdesk.com.


The McClatchy Company

The McClatchy Company is a leading news and information provider, offering a wide array of print and digital products. McClatchy’s operations include 29 daily newspapers, community newspapers, websites, mobile news and advertising, niche publications and direct marketing services. McClatchy markets include the (Fort Worth) Star-Telegram, The Sacramento Bee, The Kansas City Star and the Miami Herald. More information can be found at http://www.mcclatchy.com/.



TinyLetter is an email newsletter service for people with something to say, brought to you by the people behind MailChimp. More information can be found at www.tinyletter.com.


Associated Press

The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats. Founded in 1846, AP today is the largest and most trusted source of independent news and information. On any given day, more than half the world’s population sees news from AP.


CNN Newsource

With 44 domestic and international editorial operations, and more than 4,000 CNN employees worldwide, CNN Newsource is the industry’s most powerful newsgathering resource. From our core broadcast products to digital services for online and mobile platforms, news organizations have relied on CNN Newsource for years to create compelling news. Visit cnn.com/newsource.


Columbia Journalism School

You are curious, open-minded, and like to write. Your engagement with the world makes you determined to live on the front lines and make a difference. If journalism is your calling, answer it at Columbia.


CUNY Grad School of Journalism

The CUNY Graduate School of Journalism offers multimedia-focused Master of Arts degrees in Journalism and Entrepreneurial Journalism in the heart of the nation’s media capital. In 2015, we expect to launch a new MA in Social Journalism. We also offer a one-semester advanced certificate in Entrepreneurial Journalism, and Summer Intensive Digital Journalism Workshops focused on emerging skill sets.



Desk-Net is a cloud-based tool helping local, regional, and national publications throughout the world to manage their newsrooms more efficiently. From story planning and the management of editorial appointments to the coordination of staff, Desk-Net’s rich feature set can be quickly and affordably implemented.



Geofeedia is the leader in location-based social media intelligence. Combining real-time social data and user-defined geographic search perimeters, Geofeedia aggregates content in real time for any location in the world across Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and more. Media companies use the patented platform for location-tagged data discovery, engagement and analytics. Geofeedia is based in Chicago with offices in Indianapolis and Naples.


Help a Reporter Out

Help a Reporter Out (HARO) connects journalists with relevant expert sources to meet journalists’ demanding deadlines and enables brands to tell their stories. Its straight-forward pitching process allows sources to find topics related to their experience, while allowing journalists to spend more time writing and less time sourcing. HARO reaches over 475,000 sources and 45,000 journalists.


Huffington Post

The Huffington Post is a Pulitzer Prize-winning source of breaking news, features, and entertainment, as well as a highly engaged community for opinion and conversation. The Huffington Post has editions in the UK, Canada, France, Spain, Italy, Japan, Maghreb, Germany, Brazil, South Korea, Greece and India. The Huffington Post is part of AOL Inc.



Medill offers digital-first programs in journalism and integrated marketing communications that combine enduring skills and values with new techniques and knowledge that are essential to thrive in today’s world. This includes everything from courses on data and design to multi-platform, mixed-media storytelling and publishing.

With a long-standing reputation for academic excellence and a flexible, modular curriculum, we’re training nimble journalists and integrated marketing communications professionals who are not only thriving in this evolving media landscape but also helping to shape it.


National Endowment for Financial Education

The National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) is a completely independent, nonprofit, and noncommercial foundation that inspires all Americans to make informed financial decisions in every stage of life. NEFE supports and encourages journalists from all disciplines to advance solid and reliable personal finance and consumer economic reporting. We provide expert resources, story ideas and more.



NewsWhip’s technology tracks and ranks what’s driving engagement on social media, to show editors and journalists the stories that matter in real time. Our platforms are used by some of the world’s leading digital newsrooms, including the Guardian, USA Today, BuzzFeed, and the Huffington Post. Drop by our stand in the exhibition hall to learn more about what we do.



Newzulu Platform (formerly Filemobile Inc.) is the engine room of Newzulu. Founded in 2006 Newzulu Platform builds custom UGC experiences for some of the world’s biggest publishers and brands to create compelling interactive online experiences.



Radix is a leading domain registry with exclusive rights to manage 7 of the new domain name extensions
including .PRESS, .WEBSITE, .SPACE, .HOST, .SITE, .ONLINE and .TECH; .PRESS domains were launched by Radix to create a differentiated internet namespace for journalists and news corporations. .PRESS domains enable you to have strong web identities that help you build relevant and engaged audiences for your content.



Reuters is the world’s largest international multimedia news provider, delivering an unrivaled range of real-time, high-impact and trusted content to the global media and across digital platforms with speed, impartiality and insight. With over 2,800 journalists in 200 bureaus worldwide, Reuters is the single source for a comprehensive spectrum of multimedia across general and political, science, business, entertainment and lifestyle news, with a range of integrated and online delivery options for broadcast, text, pictures, graphics and data feeds.



ScribbleLive is the leading content marketing software platform that helps businesses grow and expand the top of the marketing funnel using big data. The all-in-one SaaS solution combines predictive analytics with content planning, creation, and distribution technologies to deliver optimized business results.


SportsDirect Inc

SportsDirect Inc. is the leader in delivering high quality sports content and cross platform solutions. As part of the new Gracenote Sports Vertical along with InfoStrada Sports, SDI’s data coverage extends beyond 250 global leagues and events and data can be delivered across all digital or print platforms.


The NewsGuild-CWA

Working together, members of The NewsGuild-CWA have a collective voice to address the challenges and concerns of workers in our ever-changing newsrooms. In print, digital and broadcast journalism, Guild members stand together to advance the working conditions of journalists across North America. TNG is a labor union representing over 24,000 media workers as part of the 700,000-member Communications Workers of America.


The Sports XChange

The Sports Xchange is a leading content provider to digital and print clients across North America, featuring a full wire service. Backed by a network of more than 600 professional writers and editors, TSX products include breaking news, columns, features, insider team reports, player news wires and staffed coverage of more than 6,000 annual sporting events.


UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism

Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism is looking for the leaders of the next generation of journalists—strongly motivated individuals with reverence for truth, a hunger to discover and to inform, a deep regard for thorough analysis, and an ardent embrace of civic engagement. Our world needs professionals who are committed to reporting on contemporary realities with precision and eloquence. Applications available now for Fall, 2016.


Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard

The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard houses a dynamic set of initiatives to promote and elevate the standards of journalism and educate and support those poised to make important contributions to its future. We do this through our fellowship programs; our publications, online and in-print; and programming that convenes some of the leading thinkers of our time.



Ripple is a global platform for local storytellers. Post and discover stories that matter, but often go unnoticed. At our core, we’re building a community of journalists and passionate storytellers. We invite you to join our Ripple Corespondents Network, and amplify the reach of stories that need to be told.



SoundCloud, launched in 2008 by Alexander Ljung and Eric Wahlforss, is a social sound platform that gives users unprecedented access to the world’s largest community of music and audio creators. With unmuting the web as its continued ambition, SoundCloud allows everyone to discover original music and audio, connect with each other and share their sounds with the world. In addition, sound creators can use the platform to instantly record, upload and share sounds across the internet, as well as receive detailed stats and feedback from the SoundCloud community. For more information, go to: SoundCloud.