If content is king, then distribution are all the roads leading to, and from, the kingdom. Those used to be toll roads: A simple transaction defined by use. But today, distributed content, in its many forms, has made that transaction complex. Even confusing. Distribution isn’t just about the pipelines of ingress and regress. It’s about relationship building. In a constantly evolving distribution ecosystem, what are effective distribution strategies on- and off-platform? This spring, the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute tackles distribution from all angles —  from processes, procedures, platforms and the all-important payment structure, and more. 

Join us March 20 and 21, 2017, for Distribution: What do you really own? What do you really want?

Speakers include:

Nicole Young, Senior Producer, CBS News/60 Minutes

Nicole Young is one of the most awarded producers in broadcast journalism under the age of 40. She is a senior producer at the CBS Evening News and a producer for 60 Minutes, the most watched news program in America.

Few producers have done as much as Young at her age.  Since becoming a producer at 60 Minutes many of the major awards won by the broadcast have been for stories produced by Young. She has been honored with 10 News and Documentary Emmy Awards, three Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia Awards, two Gerald Loeb Awards, two Sigma Delta Chi Awards, two National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Salute to Excellence Awards, a George Foster Peabody Award, a George Polk Award, an Edward R. Murrow Award, an Investigative Reporters & Editors Award, a Gracie Award, a Media for Liberty Award, a Writer’s Guild Award and a Wilbur Award.

During her time with 60 Minutes, Young has followed the trail of toxic electronic waste illegally sent to China, documented the plight of lost children in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, and recorded the after-effects of unemployment in a small Ohio town after the closing of a DHL plant.  She has reported on civilian deaths due to airstrikes in Afghanistan, on how gold mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo is helping to fuel one of Africa’s deadliest wars, and was on the ground 24 hours after a magnitude-9 earthquake shook northeastern Japan, unleashing a savage devastating tsunami.  Some of Young’s most important stories, however, are those focusing on job loss, poverty, homelessness, and especially child hunger in the United States.

Young arrived at CBS News as an intern at the age of 19 and has worked in the Washington, D.C., Bureau, London Bureau and CBS News Productions.  She joined 60 Minutes in 2004 as Scott Pelley’s assistant and became his producer a few years later. Then in 2014, she became a senior producer for the CBS Evening News. She currently lives in the New York area.

Tim Roesler, American Public Media

TimRoeslerTim Roesler is Chief Business Development Officer and Senior Vice President for American Public Media (APM).   APM is the largest owner of public radio stations nationwide and one of the largest producers and distributors of public radio programming in the world with a portfolio including A Prairie Home Companion®, Marketplace®, Performance Today® and The Splendid Table® reaching nearly 20 million listeners on more than 900 radio stations nationwide each week.

Tim supervises business development, business planning, sponsorship sales (underwriting), e-commerce, and ticketed events for APM and its subsidiaries Minnesota Public Radio, Southern California Public Radio.  Tim is also president of MPR’s Fitzgerald Theater Company and reports to the CEO-President of APM, Jon McTaggart.Uzodinma

Chukuka Iweala M.D., Ventures Africa Magazine

Uzodinma Iweala is the CEO, editor-in-chief and co-Founder of Ventures Africa Magazine, a publication that covers the evolving business, policy, culture and innovation spaces on the continent of Africa. He is an award-winning writer, a filmmaker, and a medical doctor.

Iweala was a Radcliffe Fellow at Harvard University where he worked on a novel about Washington, D.C., titled "Speak No Evil." His first novel, "Beasts of No Nation," was released in 2005 to critical acclaim, and won numerous awards. "Beasts of No Nation" was translated into 14 languages and selected as a New York Times Notable Book. It has been adapted as a major motion picture staring Idris Elba. His second book, Our Kind of People, a non-fiction account of HIV/AIDS in Nigeria, was released in 2012 in the United States and the United Kingdom. Iweala is the producer of the short documentary Waiting for Hassana, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2017.  He has published numerous short stories, articles, and essays in addition to appearing as a guest on various international cable TV news shows.

He was the founding CEO of the Private Sector Health Alliance of Nigeria an organization that promotes private sector investment in health services and health innovation in Nigeria. He is also a founding partner of Txtlite Nigeria Ltd, a company that provides off-grid solar solutions across Africa.

Iweala holds an AB, magna cum laude, in English and American Literature and Language from Harvard College and is a graduate of Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons. 

Aela Callan, Documentarian

Aela Callan is an Australian documentary filmmaker and journalist who's passionate about reaching new audiences. She led digital strategy at Al Jazeera's Asia current affairs program, 101 East, where she produced more than two dozen films and won several major awards. At Stanford University, she was a 2014 Knight Fellow for journalism innovation, where she explored ways media in Myanmar could counteract online hate speech and fake news. 

Archie Thornton, The Thornton Works, Inc.

Archie Thornton, The Thornton Works, Inc. For more than two decades, Archie J. Thornton has been the president and CEO of The Thornton Works, Inc., a boutique investment and advisory firm dedicated to providing companies in the technology, travel, and entertainment industries with access to seed capital, expansion financing, strategic alliances, and transitional management support.

 

Jason Abbruzzese, Mashable

Jason Abbruzzese, MashableJason Abbruzzese is the business section editor at Mashable. He also covers the media and telecom industries with a particular focus on how the internet is changing these markets and impacting consumers. Prior to working at Mashable, he served as markets reporter and web producer at the Financial Times. Abbruzzese holds a bachelor's in journalism from Boston University and a master's in international affairs from Australian National University. 

Daniel Alvarez, The Huffington Post

DanielAlvarezDaniel Alvarez is the director of product at The Huffington Post, where he joined a little over a year ago to lead the product management team aiming to deliver the best and most innovative user experiences for readers while serving the journalistic mission of the organization. Although fairly new to the media landscape, he has been working in product roles for close to 10 years, focusing primarily on mobile experiences, in companies such as: Motorola, Verizon International, Nextel International and AOL. He's originally from Venezuela and has a background in engineering and UX.

Wade Beavers, Newscycle Corp.

Wade Beavers, NEWSCYCLE Corp.Wade Beavers is the president of mobile for Newscycle Corp. where he leads a team that has built the largest market in mobile app distribution ranging from clients in newspaper publishing, broadcast, and radio to professional sports teams like the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Before joining Newscycle, Beavers was one of the founders and CEO of DoApp Inc., which developed mobile apps for healthcare, news publishing and real estate management. DoApp developed three of the first 500 apps that ever appeared in the Apple App Store. He has been featured in Business Week, ESPN the Magazine, Bloomberg, and iPhone Life on mobile technologies and innovation.

Beavers held two CEO positions from 2009 to 2012 as CEO of both DoApp and mRemedy, a tech startup in partnership with the Mayo Clinic. Beavers successfully delivered both companies to successful exits in 2012, 2014, and 2016.

Aela Callan, Documentarian 

AelaCallanAela Callan is an Australian documentary filmmaker and journalist who's passionate about reaching new audiences. She led digital strategy at Al Jazeera's Asia current affairs program, 101 East, where she produced more than two dozen films and won several major awards. At Stanford University, she was a 2014 Knight Fellow for journalism innovation, where she explored ways media in Myanmar could counteract online hate speech and fake news. 

Mohini Dutta, Antidote Games

mohiniduttaMohini Dutta runs Antidote Games, a play consultancy facilitating the work of journalists, scientists, and organizations around the world. 

Adam Falk, The Wall Street Journal

AdamFalkAdam Falk is a news editor for The Wall Street Journal, though he thinks that title is a little too general. Specifically, he produces graphic explainer videos that are aimed at Facebook but play across a variety of WSJ's platforms. He recently started this project, after launching and running WSJ's news-digest app, What's News. Before that, Adam produced videos and graphics for Newsy. He's a proud University of Missouri grad and would be happy to give you some Columbia suggestions.

Kim Garretson, Realizing Innovation

Kim Garretson, 2013-2014 RJI Fellow, runs Realizing Innovation, an innovation discovery service for media, retailers and brands. He currently is advising technology companies, advertisers and media properties on intelligent triggered alerting, or permission marketing and media content as a way to counter ad blocking and declining email effectiveness.

Garretson has been a founder of three digital agencies, including what is now Arc Worldwide at Leo Burnett. He was also Best Buy's liaison to the venture capital industry, and began his career as an editor at Meredith Corporation. Garretson received his bachelor's degree in journalism in 1973.

David Gehring, Relay Media

DavidGehrringDavid Gehring is a digital media executive and entrepreneur focused on the news media industry with a goal to establish a scalable economic framework for quality original journalism.  

He is the CEO and co-founder of Relay Media, which is leveraging a new web publishing standard (Accelerated Mobile Pages) to build a highly efficient, infinitely scalable platform for distributing quality news and content across the open web.  The platform addresses publishers’ need for extended reach and revenue beyond their owned properties, and advertiser demand for high-performance, brand-safe inventory.

Prior to Relay Media, Gehring worked with Guardian Media Group and as a strategic adviser to a coalition of European News Media companies to form the Digital News Initiative alongside Google focused on strategic initiatives including the launch of the AMP Project in 2015.

Before his involvement with the Guardian/DNI, he held various roles at Google and YouTube, always focused on the media sector in general and the news media industry in particular.

David Germano, Empower MediaMarketing

DavidGermanoDavid Germano is the vice president and managing director of Magnetic Content Studios, a division of Cincinnati-based Empower MediaMarketing, focused on sustained content marketing.  For more than 15 years Germano has helped brands develop and operationalize content marketing strategies that drive meaningful audience engagement. 

Germano joined Empower MediaMarketing and launched the content studios in 2011 directly from his previous role as the general manager of ManoftheHouse.com, a joint venture between BBDO’s Proximity and Procter & Gamble Entertainment. 

An early adopter of content marketing, Germano has helped numerous brand marketers develop content marketing strategies that help brands sustain marketing innovation and deliver business results.

Nathan Giannini, Yahoo

Nathan Giannini is a social media editor at Yahoo focused on creating native, mobile-first content and implementing best practices across the company.

Prior to working at Yahoo, he served as a news editor at AOL where he led breaking news and 2016 election coverage.

A graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism, Giannini couldn’t quite bring himself to leave Columbia, so he started his career at Newsy. In that role, he led the online video company’s fledgling distribution business.

Alejandro González, 14ymedio

Alejandro González, 14ymedioAlejandro González leads development and innovation efforts at 14ymedio, Cuba’s first independent digital news platform founded by acclaimed independent journalist, Yoani Sánchez. In this capacity, he is responsible for expanding partnerships, growing audiences and creating innovative revenue streams for the news platform.  

González works with a dynamic team willing to take on the challenge of opening a greater space for independent media to thrive in Cuba. With correspondents and reporters around the island, 14ymedio is positioning itself as the news platform that accompanies Cuban citizens during these times of great change on the island.

Prior to his current role, González was a senior analyst at a startup advisory firm, directly responsible for crafting market expansion strategies for leading U.S. companies and institutions seeking to expand their business into Latin America.

A graduate of Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, González has a strong passion for initiating positive disruptive change in society. He serves as a mentor to first-generation Georgetown students and is the curator of the Global Shapers Miami Hub, a community of the World Economic Forum. He is an avid globetrotter and loves salsa dancing.

González resides in Miami, Florida, surrounded by a fun and eclectic Cuban family, and is constantly on WhatsApp chatting with The G19, his group of friends who live all over the world.

John Hall, Influence & Co. 

johnhall John Hall is the co-founder and CEO of Influence & Co., which helps companies create and distribute engaging content to educate a specific audience.

He was one of the winners of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year award in 2016 for “Best Emerging Company,” and was listed as one of BizJournals Top 100 Visionaries. Hall has grown Influence & Co. into the largest provider of expert content to online publications. His company, No. 239 on the Inc. 500 in 2016, has also ranked No. 72 on Forbes’ “Most Promising Companies in America” list and was recognized at the United Nation’s for being Empact’s “Best Marketing and Advertising Company of 2014.”

He has been called “one of the most powerful people in media who you’ve never met”  in Inc. and a “must-see keynote speaker” in Forbes. Hall is consistently mentioned in major publications as a top influencer, leader, and speaker. He has weekly columns for Forbes and Inc., and he’s contributed to more than 50 online publications, including Harvard Business Review, Entrepreneur, Fast Company, and Mashable.

When Hall isn’t working, he loves spending any extra time with his beautiful wife, Lindsay, and two adorable daughters. 

Victor Hernandez, Banjo

Victor Hernandez, BanjoA recent profile piece on Victor Hernandez began with the following statement, "With what he’s wearing, Victor Hernandez seems to be part human and part robot." And while all human cyborg rumors can neither be confirmed or denied, Hernandez has developed a reputation for infusing traditional journalism leadership with new media applications. Hernandez is the Director of Media Innovation at Banjo, a fast­growth startup specializing in event detection used everyday by thousands of journalists. He recently concluded a year­long academic fellowship with the Reynolds Journalism Institute at University of Missouri focused on the opportunities and challenges of Apple Watch for newsrooms.

Sarah Hill, StoryUP

Sarah Hill, StoryUPAward-winning storyteller Sarah Hill is the CEO and chief storyteller for StoryUP VR, an immersive media company that creates stories to try to shift pro-social emotional states. She holds a provisional patent on immersive story for VR therapy. Hill is a former interactive news anchor for the NBC and CBS affiliates in mid-Missouri. Her team at KOMU-TV pioneered the use of multi-way video chat during a newscast. An alumna of the Missouri School of Journalism and former adjunct faculty, her reporting has taken her team around the globe capturing VR stories about the human spirit in the Amazon, UAE, Congo, Haiti and Zambia. Hill is fascinated with what she calls "Human Media," or the evolution of communication to a three-dimensional world. Virtual and Augmented Realities are two mediums in which Hill likes to create. StoryUP's roots are in virtual travel for Veterans. In 2015, Sarah built a program called "Honor Everywhere," that uses virtual reality to allow aging World War II veterans the opportunity to see their WWII memorial. As chief storyteller at Veterans United Foundation, she told stories about veterans and military families and used Human Media to give a voice to military charities. She's covered the aftermath of the 2004 tsunami in Sri Lanka and Indonesia and produced documentaries in Vietnam and Guatemala on the world's mobility problem. Most recently, her team produced VR documentaries from the Amazon and eastern Congo about energy poverty. StoryUP creates content at the intersection of Journalism and Neuroscience. You can read StoryUP's case studies about immersive media and its impact on brain wave patterns for empathy, motivation and mindfulness here: http://www.story-up.com/ Let's StoryUP!

Uzodinma Chukuka Iweala M.D., Ventures Africa Magazine

UzodinmaIwealaUzodinma Iweala is the CEO, editor-in-chief and co-founder of Ventures Africa Magazine, a publication that covers the evolving business, policy, culture and innovation spaces on the continent of Africa. He is an award-winning writer, a filmmaker, and a medical doctor.

Iweala was a Radcliffe Fellow at Harvard University where he worked on a novel about Washington, D.C., titled "Speak No Evil." His first novel, "Beasts of No Nation," was released in 2005 to critical acclaim, and won numerous awards. Beasts of No Nation was translated into 14 languages and selected as a New York Times Notable Book. It has been adapted as a major motion picture staring Idris Elba. His second book, "Our Kind of People," a nonfiction account of HIV/AIDS in Nigeria, was released in 2012 in the United States and the United Kingdom. Iweala is the producer of the short documentary Waiting for Hassana, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2017.  He has published numerous short stories, articles, and essays in addition to appearing as a guest on various international cable TV news shows.

He was the founding CEO of the Private Sector Health Alliance of Nigeria an organization that promotes private sector investment in health services and health innovation in Nigeria. He is also a founding partner of Txtlite Nigeria Ltd, a company that provides off-grid solar solutions across Africa.

Iweala holds an AB, magna cum laude, in English and American Literature and Language from Harvard College and is a graduate of Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons. 

Jessica Krampe, Success Magazine

JessicaKrampeJessica Krampe is the digital managing editor for Succcess.com, the online home of Success Magazine. Success is a national newsstand publication that serves as a guide for personal and professional development through inspiration, motivation and training. A graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism, Krampe has worked for news, entertainment, business and lifestyle publications. Outside of the daily grind, she enjoys happy hours, live music and traveling.

Francesco Marconi, Associated Press

MarconiFrancesco Marconi works at the Associated Press in New York City, where he focuses on media strategy in virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence and Data.

Also a Tow Fellow at Columbia University, Marconi explores how journalists and entrepreneurs can adopt tomorrow's technologies to tell powerful stories today. His ideas have been featured in Inc. Magazine, Huffington Post, MediaShift, Quartz and MIT Media.

A passionate innovator and experienced media strategist, Marconi has advised several new media and technology companies. He studied management and journalism at the University of Missouri and did his post graduate work at Harvard University and Columbia Business School.

Chad Martin, VML

ChadMartinChad Martin is a pioneer in social media marketing, and has a total of 25 years of strategic and creative marketing experience.

Martin leads a social media practice that has earned 11 Cannes Lions since 2012 and is ranked “Best in Class” by Facebook. VML, where Martin works, is also the first national agency network to complete Twitter Flight School.

His team leads strategic social communication efforts for a number of clients, including Wendy’s, Gatorade, Brisk, Eggo, Kellogg's Pop-Tarts, Krave, Tyson and the U.S. Navy. He is driven by the philosophy that a social platform is a tool and not the idea and he believes that building influence via one-to-one relationships with consumers is the most powerful way to get them to react and convert.

Prior to joining VML in 2012, Martin was the co-founder of Digital Royalty in Phoenix, where he created social media campaigns for travel and tourism accounts, the Super Bowl Host Committee, Shaquille O’Neal, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and the UFC. His campaigns, “Random Acts of Shaqness” and “Twitter Tag,” have been widely copied by social media users large and small and have become mainstream.

He is married and lives in Kansas City with his wife and two dogs and is a lover of the outdoors. He is also considered a sneakerhead because of his large collection of limited-edition sneakers.  

Cecilia Meis, Success Magazine

CeciliaMeisCecilia Meis is the integrated content editor for Success Magazine and Success.com. She recently earned a bachelor's degree from the Missouri School of Journalism. A Kansas City native, Meis enjoys sand volleyball, new stationery and a heaping plate of burnt ends.

Ben Norskov, Antidote Games

Ben NorskovBen Norskov runs Antidote Games, a play consultancy facilitating the work of journalists, scientists, and organizations around the world. 

John Rampton, Founder, Due 

RamptonJohn Rampton is an entrepreneur, investor, online marketing guru and startup enthusiast. He is founder of the online payments company Due. Rampton is best known as an entrepreneur and connector. He was recently named #2 on the Top 50 Online Influencers in the World list by Entrepreneur Magazine, as well as a blogging expert by Time.

Zahra Rasool, Al Jazeera International 

Zahra Rasool, Al JazeeraZahra Rasool is part of the Innovation Team at Al Jazeera and is currently leading the immersive media arm for the network. She is the studio's editorial lead and focuses on the production of compelling 360-degree video, virtual reality and augmented reality content.


Before joining Al Jazeera's innovation team, she was the managing editor of Huffington Post RYOT where she was responsible for RYOT's editorial strategy, managing the content team and combining journalistic storytelling with VR and 360-degree technology.

In 2015, she founded her own startup Gistory that provides complete, concise and contextual news on a world map. She also worked with Fault Lines, an Emmy award-winning investigative documentary show on Al Jazeera. Her background is in documentary filmmaking and she is very passionate about new emerging platforms and immersive storytelling in shaping the future of the media.

Tim Roesler, American Public Media 

Tim Roesler is chief business development officer and senior vice president for American Public Media.   APM is the largest owner of public radio stations nationwide and one of the largest producers and distributors of public radio programming in the world with a portfolio including A Prairie Home Companion®, Marketplace®, Performance Today® and The Splendid Table® reaching nearly 20 million listeners on more than 900 radio stations nationwide each week.

Roesler supervises business development, business planning, sponsorship sales (underwriting), e-commerce, and ticketed events for APM and its subsidiaries Minnesota Public Radio, Southern California Public Radio.  He is also president of MPR’s Fitzgerald Theater Company and reports to the CEO-President of APM, Jon McTaggart.

Roesler has been with APM for 15 years.  Prior to his promotion in 2012 to CBDO, Roesler was SVP - general manager of Minnesota Public Radio (APM's largest business unit) for 4 ½ years.  He doubled as head of APM Music services including shows like Performance Today and regional music networks Classical MPR, The Current (Indie Rock), and Classical South Florida.  Previously, Roesler also held the titles of VP sales; and SVP sales/marketing/distribution during which time APM/MPR achieved record sales and distribution revenues. 

Prior to joining APM, he spent 22 years in commercial broadcasting, serving in various management positions in Omaha (KFAB/KGOR), Nebraska, Monterey (Henry Broadcasting), California, San Francisco (CBS), and Minneapolis, Minnesota (Clear Channel).  Before joining APM in 2001, Roesler was director of sales for Internet Broadcasting (now Lakana), which created and operated digital assets for commercial TV companies like Hearst-Argyle, Post-Newsweek, and NBC-TV.

Roesler has a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Nebraska, and an Master of Arts in Telecommunication from Michigan State University.  At NU, Tim was involved in several professional organizations, and campus leadership roles.  He and his wife Marci live in Deephaven, Minnesota, and have two daughters.

Brice Sander, Entertainment Tonight

Brice Sander is a producer and digital host for Entertainment Tonight based in Los Angeles. An entertainment lover from a young age, Sander now covers all things pop culture for the iconic brand – his specialty is reality TV, specifically The Real Housewives. Before ET, he was a producer and host for Newsy, as well as a pop culture writer at Buzzfeed. He graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism in 2012 with a degree in broadcast journalism.

Sarah Springer, RYOT

Sarah Springer, RYOTSarah Springer is a documentary filmmaker and journalist. Although she may have grown up in the small city of Bakersfield, California, she managed to evolve into a world traveler. So much so that after studying abroad in Spain while at the University of Southern California, it didn’t take long after graduation for her to travel to Ethiopia, Africa, where she filmed her first documentary on the healthcare system there. Her rich heritage coupled with her zest for life and love for people has led her to her work in storytelling. Although Spring has been writing and reporting since high school, it was in Africa where she found her passion for documentary film. Since then she’s received a master’s degree from New York University, worked at CNN where she reported stories about race and identity in America, has worked at ABC, CBS, VICE Media and currently works as a creative content producer for RYOT. She is passionate about film and media and hopes to promote inclusion in these spaces through Minorities in Digital Media, an organization she co-founded in April 2016. She also serves on the board for a nonprofit organization supporting orphans in Ethiopia.

Archie Thornton, The Thornton Works, Inc.

Archie Thornton, The Thornton Works, Inc.For more than two decades, Archie J. Thornton has been the president amd CEO of The Thornton Works, Inc., a boutique investment and advisory firm that is dedicated to providing companies in the technology, travel, and entertainment industries with access to seed capital, expansion financing, strategic alliances, and transitional management support.

In this role, he is currently a director of California-based Tsunami AR/VR, the leading provider of immersive software applications for Fortune 500 companies with major global practices in the aerospace and defense, automotive, energy, healthcare and heavy machinery industries.

Prior to the founding of The Thornton Works, he spent nearly three decades in the advertising industry, where he served as managing director of Ogilvy and Mather Worldwide.  During his career with this iconic global agency, he served as the managing partner for the Travel Group of accounts (which included American Express, the Hawaii Visitors & Convention Bureau, and Hawaiian & Korean Airlines).

Previously, he headed up the General Foods World Trade and Asia/Pacific accounts for the agency managing the advertising and promotion for more than 17 brands in 14 countries.

Before joining Ogilvy & Mather, he was the worldwide director of advertising for the VF corporation’s Lee & Lee Rider Jeans brands.

Over the course of his career, Thornton has been a frequent speaker at advertising industry functions, technology conferences, and travel marketing organizations.  His first book, "Tales of a Madman, Advertising Secrets to Success in the Digital World," will be in bookstores early this summer. 

Nicole Young, Senior Producer, CBS News/60 Minutes

Nicole Young is one of the most awarded producers in broadcast journalism under the age of 40. She is a senior producer at the CBS Evening News and a producer for 60 Minutes, the most watched news program in America.

Few producers have done as much as Young at her age.  Since becoming a producer at 60 Minutes many of the major awards won by the broadcast have been for stories produced by Young. She has been honored with 10 News and Documentary Emmy Awards, three Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia Awards, two Gerald Loeb Awards, two Sigma Delta Chi Awards, two National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Salute to Excellence Awards, a George Foster Peabody Award, a George Polk Award, an Edward R. Murrow Award, an Investigative Reporters & Editors Award, a Gracie Award, a Media for Liberty Award, a Writer’s Guild Award and a Wilbur Award.

During her time with 60 Minutes, Young has followed the trail of toxic electronic waste illegally sent to China, documented the plight of lost children in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, and recorded the after-effects of unemployment in a small Ohio town after the closing of a DHL plant.  She has reported on civilian deaths due to airstrikes in Afghanistan, on how gold mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo is helping to fuel one of Africa’s deadliest wars, and was on the ground 24 hours after a magnitude-9 earthquake shook northeastern Japan, unleashing a savage devastating tsunami.  Some of Young’s most important stories, however, are those focusing on job loss, poverty, homelessness, and especially child hunger in the United States.

Young arrived at CBS News as an intern at the age of 19 and has worked in the Washington, D.C., Bureau, London Bureau and CBS News Productions.  She joined 60 Minutes in 2004 as Scott Pelley’s assistant and became his producer a few years later. Then in 2014, she became a senior producer for the CBS Evening News. She currently lives in the New York area.

Hotel

Rooms are available at a discounted rate starting at $129 at The Tiger Hotel for the nights of March 19-21. To book your stay, call (573) 875-8888 and reserve a room in the "RJI Distribution" conference block. The reservation deadline is March 1 or until the block is full.
 
The Tiger Hotel is located just a few blocks from the Reynolds Journalism Institute. Parking is available for $12 a night.
 

Getting to Columbia

 
Driving
Columbia is located in the heart of Missouri between St. Louis and Kansas City, about two hours from each city. It can be accessed by Highway 63 from the north/south and Interstate 70 from the east/west.
 
Columbia Regional Airport 
Columbia Regional Airport has a few flights a day from Dallas and Chicago. It is located about 20 minutes from downtown Columbia. Ground transportation options include taxis and car rental. It is advised to call and reserve a taxi when you get to your connecting airport (Taxi Terry's is a reliable option).
 
St. Louis International Airport
St. Louis International Airport is about two hours away from Columbia. This airport offers more flight options than the other two. Ground transportation options include Columbia's MoX shuttle service (door-to-door service available), or car rental. 
 
Kansas City International Airport
Kansas City International Airport is about two and a half hours away from Columbia. This airport is a little smaller than the St. Louis airport. Ground transportation options include Columbia's MoX shuttle service (door-to-door service available, although there are less frequent shuttles to Kansas City than St. Louis), or car rental. 
 

Parking

The Tiger Hotel parking
Parking is available at the hotel for $12 a night. The Tiger Hotel is located just a few blocks from RJI.
 
Campus parking 
Parking is available at the Hitt St. Garage on campus for those who are not staying at The Tiger Hotel. You must request a parking permit when you register, or contact Event Coordinator Tricia Morgan at morganps@rjionline.org.

About the area

This map includes pins showing a walking path between the Reynolds Journalism Institute and the Tiger Hotel, and the Reynolds Journalism Institute and the Hitt St. Garage. It also shows The Wine Cellar and Bistro, where the Monday evening reception will take place.
 
The District
The Reynolds Journalism Institute is located at the University of Missouri School of Journalism in downtown Columbia, also known as The District. There is an abundance of restaurants, coffee shops, retails stores and more in downtown Columbia. To explore the area, visit discoverthedistrict.com.

Cost

There is no cost to register for this event, but registration is required. Registration will close March 16.

What does registration include?

Registration includes admission to the event, two lunches and one reception, available to general attendees and presenting attendees while space allows. You can select your meals in the registration form. Meals are not included in the student ticket.

How to register

Select the applicable ticket type below and then the "Register" button at the bottom of the ticket window. You can also visit the Eventbrite page to register. Register by March 16.

How to view your registration information after you register

After you register, you will receive a confirmation email with your registration information. You can also also visit Eventbrite and log in using the same email address you used to register. 


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