Baltimore Banner CEO to Present ‘Fighting Against Alden Capital & Serving the Community’ at #NewsMedia Business Summit

E&P Magazine, 360 Media Alliance and Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association

The Baltimore Banner website proudly displays a mission: “To be the leading provider of news and lifestyle content in the Baltimore metro area,” which Nielsen ranks as the 26th largest Designated Market Area (DMA) in the United States. The city has 11 newspapers, four television news broadcast operations and one full-time news/talk radio station. But when the famed Choice Hotels International chairman and philanthropist Stewart Bainum‘s battle with Alden Capitol to acquire the Baltimore Sun from Tribune media failed, it turned to an already strategic ‘plan B’. It pledged $50 million of its own money to enter the market as a standalone, digital-only, non-profit news platform – The Baltimore Banner.

E&P Editor mike blinder will lead a conversation with Imtiaz Patel, managing director of The Banner and its parent company, The Venetoulis Institute for Local Journalism. Patel will share with our audience what it takes to launch a nonprofit news startup from the ground up and how the banner is doing now 4 months into its mission to become the “leading provider of News and Lifestyle Content” from Baltimore.

October 12-14 News Media Business Summit, hosted by the 360 ​​Media Alliance, E&P Magazine (editor and publisher), Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association, and I-SCMA, has a listing fee of just $299. Plus, the Harrisburg (PA) Sheraton has a negotiated rate of just $129 a night, offering great value. “PNA has a long and proud history with our America East show, and we wanted to build on that with this joint News-Media Business Summit collaboration,” said Brad Simpson, president of the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association. “Over the years, many attendees have loved America East’s central location since Harrisburg, Pennsylvania is only a six-hour drive from more than 1,000 daily and weekly newspapers. Hosting the Summit here locally will allow attendees to benefit from the sessions and networking without the cost and hassle of air travel. »

Other planned programs include:

A main presentation on “Change, transformation and perseveranceby former Gatehouse executive and now CEO of the NFL Pro Football Hall of Fame, Jim Porter.

“Succeeding with Email Newsletters” with Rhode Map from the Boston Globe, RI LaDonna LaGuerre and Dan McGowan.

“Big Tech Fair Compensation” with the latest updates on the JCPA and the antitrust lawsuits now filed against Facebook / Meta & Google with Danielle CoffeyEVP, general counsel of the News/Media Alliance, Jennifer BertetCEO of Trib Total Media and Lee WolvertonVice President of News and Editor-in-Chief, HD Media

“Examining the journey of a small town after losing its journal” – a presentation of his latest book “Death of the Daily News”, by Educator / Author Andre Conte.

A booklet for “Digital Audience Revenue Growth” with Aaron KotarekOahu Publications, Inc. and Gary LavariereORC, New England Newspapers, Inc.

A glance “New Emerging Vertical Revenues” with Guy Tasaka, Managing Director of the Local Media Association’s Technology Resource Center

An in-depth look at “Local Advertiser Feeling” presented by Corey Elliot of Borrell Associates.

“Capture digital services revenue profitably” with Daryl Hively Digital Guarantee

“Keep Our Digital Audience” with Mark Tibbets, sr., Customer Service Manager, Boston Globe Media

“Retain porters and avoid burnout” with Tom SalvaLee Enterprises and Suzanne ProbertAdvancing local media

“Explaining Atlantic City’s new free monthly mailed community newspaper project” presented by TPAC Allison Altobellivice president of sales and marketing

“The Pros and Cons of Decreasing Print Frequency” will be discussed by Bill Ostendorf from Creative Circle Media and Al Getler of Coda Ventures.

A deep dive into “Boost the value of your brand to reconnect with the rising generation” of Richard E. Brown, News Media Alliance Rising Star recipient, former head of digital churn for Gannett | USA TODAY NETWORK and now Senior Director of Retention for The Daily Beast

Learning “What does your audience think just by asking” of Dan Christ of the Local Advance

“Revealing how younger generations will define our future” by Rebecca Frank of the News Media Alliance

“Leveraging data to grow audience» will be offered by Pete Doucette and Matthew Prieto from Mather Economics.

And much more !

For more information on the News-Media Business Summit, visit the official summit website at

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