Adaptability and ingenuity are table stakes for any news organization navigating the challenges of declining revenues, political turbulence, and consumer engagement. Hear from leading news innovators about how publishers and platforms are revitalizing the industry and creating new opportunities for aspiring journalists.
DANIELLE KWATENG-CLARK, DIRECTOR, CULTURE AND ENTERTAINMENT, TEEN VOGUE
Danielle Kwateng-Clark is the culture and entertainment director at Teen Vogue. An award-winning journalist and editor, she has previously worked at VICE, Racked, Glamour and ESSENCE, where she served as the digital entertainment editor. Danielle is also the founder of The Volta, an e-commerce site dedicated to highlighting women of color. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in print journalism from Howard University and lives in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.
SCOTT LAMB, VP, PUBLISHER GROWTH AND STRATEGY, MEDIUM
Scott Lamb is the Vice President of Publisher Growth and Strategy at Medium, responsible for the growth and expansion of a segment of Medium's platform-based publications.
Prior to Medium, Scott was one of the original editors of BuzzFeed, working there from 2007-2019 -- first growing the content team in the U.S. and then launching and running international editorial operations. He's written for Der Spiegel, Details, LA Weekly, and other publications. He is based in New York.
HOLLY OJALVO, TALENT LAB EDITOR, QUARTZ
Holly Ojalvo is Talent Lab editor at Quartz, focusing on identifying and nurturing the best talent in digital media. She was previously director of content operations at Youth Radio, senior director of digital content at USA Today, and a deputy blog editor at The New York Times. She also founded and ran the digital news startup Kicker, and in a former career was an award-winning teacher of high school English, journalism, and philosophy. Over the past 20 years, she has worked in various capacities to mentor rising journalists.
SHAWN GIANGERUSO, DIRECTOR OF TALENT RECRUITMENT AND DEVELOPMENT, CNN WORLDWIDE
Shawn Giangeruso is currently Director of Talent Recruitment and Development for CNN Worldwide. He handles the recruitment of on-air and reporting talent for CNN U.S., CNN International, HLN, and CNN Newsource. Shawn is responsible for identifying and recruiting new talent to the network and for the internal development of CNN’s anchors and correspondents around the globe. He also is a key partner on the network’s diversity and inclusion initiatives recruiting at national conferences and regional events. Shawn is based out of CNN’s Hudson Yards offices in New York City.
Previously, Shawn was Coordinating Producer on CNN’s Program Development team producing and developing new programming for CNN and HLN. Shawn came to CNN in 2010 from sister network, Court TV, a 24 hour cable network with an emphasis on crime and justice and gavel to gavel coverage of trials across the country. In addition to launching and producing programming in both daytime and primetime, Shawn served as Executive Producer of the network’s flagship daily news program. He supervised the production both in the studio and in the field and was responsible for staffing and recruiting for all editorial positions. He also held the title of Senior Broadcast Producer, Supervising Producer, and Senior Talent Producer while at Court TV.
Prior, Shawn spent three years on the editorial team that helped launch FOX News Channel. He produced multiple live shows focusing on newsmaker interviews, politics, and pop culture. He was also a producer at CNBC and the NBC owned America’s Talking Network. Shawn graduated from Montclair State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English a minor in Film Studies.
MODERATOR: KYLE POPE, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF AND PUBLISHER, COLUMBIA JOURNALISM REVIEW and Publisher
Kyle Pope is Editor in Chief and Publisher of the Columbia Journalism Review. Kyle has worked as a foreign correspondent and an editor at The Wall Street Journal, as a magazine editor at Conde Nast, and as the former Editor in Chief of The New York Observer. Prior to joining CJR, he ran a chain of hyperlocal weeklies in Manhattan.