The Future of Innovation in News Production – Transcript

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Below, we have provided the full transcript of our panel discussion The Future of Innovation in News Production. Read below to see the timely discussion where a panel of experts discussed the pressing issues for the industry and possible paths forward for both platforms and publishers.

Rob PEGORARO Speaker


Hello, and welcome to The Future of Innovation in News Production, brought to you by Competition Policy International and CCIA. Before we get around to fixing all of the business model problems of my industry, the news media, let’s introduce ourselves. My name is Rob Pegoraro. I’m a freelance technology journalist based in Arlington Virginia, just across the Potomac River from Washington DC.

I currently write for Fast Company and USA Today, Forbes, Wirecutter, multiple other publications, and in the past I’ve written from everybody from the Washington Post, my employer of 17 years in another life, to Boing Boing. Which means in that time, almost 30 years, I’ve seen a lot of bad decisions made by the news media.

And now let’s go to our star panelists. Cathy, how about you go first since you got to get up earlier than everybody else?

Cathy GELLIS Speaker


Hi, thanks for having me. I’m Cathy Gellis. I’m a solo cyber lawyer in the San Francisco Bay area, and I came to law via journalism, which then turned into a career in information technology, which then turned into going to law school to wrestle with the law and polic


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