Table Talks: Career Building

Consistently ranked among the best experiences of our conference, this series of participatory, inspiring conversations will address challenging topics in your area of expertise. You'll be able to choose your own conversation from the list of ideas below.

These discussions will give you an opportunity to collaborate with top minds in the field to explore new ideas on common issues you face.

Head to the room that has the topics that interest you most, sit anywhere, and our trained facilitators will you give you (very brief!) instructions on how Table Talks will work.

  • Get paid more. Salary negotiation for everybody. – Alex Laughlin
  • How women in leadership can expand influence and lead change – Angela Pacienza
  • How do we prevent burnout from working in today's media landscape and political climate? – Ashlyn Still
  • How to work across departments successfully – Elana Zak
  • Life after news: landing a communications role that's more about integrity than PR – Jason Fields
  • What are the skills needed to be an up and coming media business leader? – Kate Myers
  • Kind vs Nice: Can we be kind, effective and productive at the same time? – P. Kim Bui
  • How do we get more diverse collaborators involved in experiments in the newsroom? – Lakshmi Sarah
  • Culture change for small newsrooms – Penny Riordan
  • The struggle is real: having a rich and fulfilling personal life while working in digital journalism – Rubina Fillion
  • Fighting for legitimacy as young and emerging leaders in newsrooms – Tim Wong
  • Getting more women into leadership roles - Charo Henríquez
  • Speaker Resources


    Alex Laughlin - Podcast Producer, BuzzFeed
    @alexlaughs |

    Ashlyn Still - Graphics Developer, Reuters
    @ashlynstill |

    Angela Pacienza - Head of Newsroom Development, The Globe and Mail
    @AngelaPacienza |

    Elana Zak - Senior Multiplatform Editor, CNNMoney
    @elanazak |

    Jason Fields

    P. Kim Bui - Editor-at-Large, NowThis
    @kimbui |

    Kate Myers - Executive Director, Revenue and Operations, First Look Media Works / The Intercept / Field of Vision
    @Thekatemyers |

    Lakshmi Sarah - Cofounder / Digital Producer, Tiny World Productions / Fusion
    @lakitalki |

    Penny Riordan - Director of Digital Audience Engagement, GateHouse Media
    @PennyRiordan1 |

    Rubina Fillion - Director of Audience Engagement, The Intercept
    @rubinafillion |

    Timothy Wong - Sr. Director, UX & Design, USA TODAY NETWORK • Gannett
    @twong911 |

    Charo Henríquez - Senior Editor of Digital Storytelling and Training, The New York Times
    @charohenriquez |


    Federica Cherubini - Head of Knowledge Sharing, Condé Nast International
    @fedecherubini |

    Greg Emerson - Mobile Product Manager, The Wall Street Journal
    @emersongreg |