Digital Leadership Summit for Public Radio Stations

December 6, 2009 - December 9, 2009
Annenberg School for Communication, University of Southern California

About | Agenda | Speakers | Fellows | Resources

About the Seminar

An invitation-only conference for top public radio news organizations who are transforming to meet the information needs of their communities in the digital age.


Paul Jacobs
General Manager, Jacobs Media

Geneva Overholser
Director, School of Journalism, USC Annenberg School of Journalism

Lee Rainie
director, Pew Internet & American Life Project

Paul Saffo
Forecaster, Futurist, and Essayist; Visiting Scholar, Stanford University

Ernest Wilson
Dean, USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism

Full Speaker List


Presentation materials and slide decks used during the seminar.

Link: Get ready for a new economic era
PDF: Harvard Business Review: Six Rules for Effective Forecasting
PowerPoint: Steve Safran’s Presentation
PDF: The Death of “Radio”
PDF: The New News Mediascape

Full Resource List


December 06, 2009, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Opening Lunch - Transforming a News Organization

Welcome and introductions, overview of program and expected outcomes

Keynote by Ernest Wilson III

Presentation by:

  • Ernest Wilson, Dean, USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism

December 06, 2009, 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

The BIG Picture: The Digital Consumer

Presentation by:

  • Lee Rainie, director, Pew Internet & American Life Project

December 06, 2009, 1:45 PM - 3:15 PM

The BIG Picture: The Changing Media Landscape Models of Transformation

An audience analysis and a competitive analysis

Presentation by:

Full Agenda


Rich Baniewicz
online director at

Dean Cappello
chief creative officer and senior vice president of programming at WNYC in New York

Joey Cohn
director of content and assistant general manager at KPLU in Seattle

John Davidow
executive editor at WBUR in Boston

Bill Davis
founding president of Southern California Public Radio

Full Fellow List


All fields required.


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