January 18, 2023

Future of News Seminar in New York City

Invite-Only Event

Join Bala Sundaramoorthy, General Manager at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Danny Lein, Founder and CEO at Twipe, Dianna Colasurdo, Managing Director at Axios, and more influential and inspiring speakers at an exclusive, invite-only Future of News Seminar in New York City on Wednesday, March 1st in the New York Times Building.

Twipe’s Future of News seminar will consist of speeches, deep dive sessions, and a C-level panel discussion piloted by industry leaders. This exclusive event is invite-only and is free to all invitees.

What can you expect?

  • Technologies shaping the future of news: Insights from recent research and market evolutions in Europe & the US
  • Panel and Q&A with top news media leaders addressing tactics for content creation, product development and audience engagement across generations
  • An unconference style working & networking session with peers from the industry

Agenda Structure

  • 4:30 – Doors Open
  • 4:45 – Future of News Seminar
    • Welcome Note & Context
    • Learn from Peers – Inspiration from Cases
    • Panel Discussion & Q&A: “How to engaged readers across generations”
    • Deep Dive Working Session
  • 6:30 – Networking session with a Belgian twist
    • Introduction to Belgian Beer: What makes it special?
    • Guided beer tasting & networking

First Announced Speakers

Future of News Seminar

Bala Sundaramoorthy

General Manager of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Bala is General Manager at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. His role includes broad leadership with direct accountability across revenue, product, technology, analytics & research, operational strategy, digital & print operations and customer service.

Danny Lein

Founder and CEO at Twipe

Danny has a background in technology and management and he is passionate about Twipe’s mission of helping publishers engage more readers and monetise their premium content. Danny has led Twipe through the collaboration and partnering with leading news publishers throughout Europe and the US.

Dianna Colasurdo

Managing Director at Axios, Head of U.S. East and Europe

Dianna Colasurdo is a leader in politics and technology. She advises top public and private sector organisations about the ever-changing technology and media space. Dianna has been featured on CBS This Morning, as a speaker at the White House, and highlighted as a “Woman in Tech” where she was celebrated for being a prominent female leader in the technology space. 

Alexandra Svokos

Senior Editor of Digital at ABC News

Alexandra Svokos is a versatile manager with experience in editing, data analysis, and strategy. She is currently the senior editor at ABC News digital, running daily coverage for the network’s website, and an MBA candidate at NYU Stern. Previously, she served as a news editor at Bustle and the senior news editor at Elite Daily, managing a team of editors and writers on national and trending news. For Elite Daily, she traveled on the campaign trail throughout the 2016 election, from Des Moines to the Javits Center. She also covers women’s issues and comprehensively followed the Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt Supreme Court case on abortion.

Special Networking Session: Guided Belgian Beer Tasting

Anne Becerra

Certified Beer Cicerone and Beer Director at Treadwell Park

Anne was the first female Certified Cicerone in NYC; In 2019, she was named one of FSR Magazine’s “32 Restaurant Stars on the Rise,” and is not only passionate about great beer, but the people and community that surrounds it. With a strong focus on education and storytelling, she believes the best part about beer is sharing it.

Venue: 38th Floor, New York Times Building

With a beautiful view over the New York skyline, the event will take place in the New York Times Building at the Flanders Investment and Trade Offices 620 Eighth Avenue, 38th floor, New York, NY 10018.

Guests are welcome as of 4:30 pm EST. We expect the event to conclude around 7:30 pm EST.

Looking forward to meet you Wednesday, March 1st. In case of any questions don’t hesitate to reach out.

The seminar is organised with the kind support of Flanders Investment & Trade

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