Agenda

Thursday

May 31

8:15 a.m.
Departure via bus on study tour

The bus will board at the Intercontinental Hotel - The Wharf at 8:00 a.m. for an 8:15 a.m. departure. Dress is business casual. Wear comfortable walking shoes.

Location:
Intercontinental Hotel – The Wharf
801 Wharf Street NW

8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
National Press Club

529 14th Street NW
Truman Lounge, 13th Floor

The study tour begins at the National Press Club, a 100-year-old club that is a major meeting place for newsmakers and journalists from around the world. In addition to a welcome by INMA and an overview of the study tour, this opening will include a background on the National Press Club.

Study Tour Leader

Alan Mutter

Director of Membership, National Press Club

Suzanne Struglinski

Executive Director and CEO, INMA

Earl J. Wilkinson

The Washington Post

We will get an inside look at ARC, the house-built publishing system that powers content creation, audience acquisition and revenue generation at the newspaper owned by tech billionaire Jeff Bezos.

Arc Publishing Account Executive, The Washington Post

Alexander Remington

11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
U.S. News and World Report

1050 Thomas Jefferson Street NW
How a traditional print publication morphed to a digital-only enterprise that posted its best performance in 35 years in 2017.

Executive Editor of Consumer Advice, U.S. News and World Report

Kimberly Castro

Chief Operating Officer, U.S. News and World Report

Karen Chevalier

Editor and Chief Content Officer, U.S. News and World Report

Brian Kelly

1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Vox Media

1201 Connecticut Avenue NW
From a humble sports blog, Vox Media has grown into a multi-vertical digital publishing empire with a growing premium advertising network.

Vice President for Revenue, Vox Media

Ryan Pauley

3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Atlantic Media

600 New Hampshire Avenue NW, 8th Floor
We will hear how a company launched as a magazine for intellectuals in 1857 became one of the most innovative and closely watched digital publishers.

President, The Atlantic

Bob Cohn

Editor, TheAtlantic.com

Adrienne LaFrance

Senior Editor, The Atlantic

Gillian White

5:15 p.m.-7:15 p.m.
Watergate Rooftop Reception

2650 Virginia Avenue NW
The first day of the study tour will conclude with an INMA-hosted reception on the scenic rooftop of the historic Watergate Complex. The building is famed as the site of the break-in at Democratic Party headquarters that eventually led to the downfall of President Richard Nixon. We should return by bus to the Intercontinental - The Wharf by 7:30 p.m

Friday

June 01

7:45 a.m.
Departure point via bus on study tour

The bus will board at the Intercontinental - The Wharf at 7:30 a.m. for a 7:45 a.m. departure. Dress is business casual. Wear comfortable walking shoes.

Location:
Intercontinental Hotel – The Wharf
801 Wharf Street NW

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Gannett
USA Today

7950 Jones Branch Drive, McLean, Virginia
The INMA Study Tour will depart the Intercontinental Hotel - The Wharf at 8:00 a.m. for a visit to the Northern Virginia campus of the largest newspaper publisher in the United States. The tour will include a discussion of how the company projects its USA Today brand across some 180 print and digital properties.

Senior Director of News Strategy, Gannett

Josh Awtry

Editor in Chief, USA Today

Nicole Carroll

Vice President for Community News, Gannett

Randy Lovely

VP Strategic Content Development, Gannett

Liz Nelson

Head of Consumer Products, Gannett

Jason Jedlinkski

Design Director, Gannett

Ray Soto

VP Product for News, Gannett

Scott Stein

President, USA Today Network

Maribel Perez Wadsworth

VP of Strategy Development, Gannett

Judy Vogel

Chief Marketing Officer, Gannett

Andy Yost

12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Politico

1000 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, Virginia
Former Washington Post staffers in 2017 created the first major digital start-up to cover government and politics. We will hear how Politico expanded its portfolio and revenues.

Managing Editor, Politico

Sudeep Reddy

Vice President, Politico Pro

Danica Stanciu

2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
CQ Roll Call

1625 I Street NW, Suite 200
CQ (formerly Congressional Quarterly) and Roll Call are two of the earliest publications dedicated to covering government, politics and policy in the nation’s capital.

CEO, CQ Roll Call

Paul McHale

Senior Vice President/Chief Creative Officer, CQ Roll Call

Kris Viesselman

3:45 p.m.-5:15 p.m.
National Geographic

1145 17th Street NW
Founded in 1888, the legendary National Geographic today consists of a full array of print, digital and television media. Its publishing revenues are augmented by commerce, travel and other initiatives.

Lead User Experience Designer, National Geographic

Liz Calka

Sr. Director Audience Development, National Geographic

Kate Coughlin

VP Digital Editorial, National Geographic

Dan Gilgoff

SVP Digital Content and Audience Development, National Geographic

Jonathan Hunt

SVP Publishing Operations/General Manager, NationalGeographic.com

David Miller

5:15 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Tomb of Christ

We will conclude with a visit to the National Geographic Museum to view the acclaimed Tomb of Christ Experience, which leverages the latest Virtual Reality technology to trace the history and the restoration of the ancient Jerusalem shrine. We will return to the Intercontinental Hotel - The Wharf via bus by 6:30 p.m.

Location:
1145 17th Street NW