Kirk Davis to address News Industry Summit this fall in Nashville
GateHouse Media - Building a news business for the future
During the 2018 News Industry Summit, GateHouse Media CEO Kirk Davis will address how the GateHouse business model is evolving to build a sustainable future for local journalism.
In his discussion, he will address news and content innovation, building new revenue streams and the strategic way GateHouse is pursuing efficiencies. GateHouse Media parent, New Media Investment Group, has invested nearly $1 billion in local media in just 4 1/2 years. While the company has grown appreciably, Davis will explain how local journalism and quality remain at the forefront of their mission.
The News Industry Summit will be held Oct. 10-12 and, for the first time, in Nashville, Tenn.
Davis joined GateHouse in 2006 as the leader of its New England operations and was promoted to president and chief operating officer in 2009. Prior to joining GateHouse, he was CEO of Enterprise News Media LLC in Quincy, Mass. From 1995-2001, he held a variety of positions with Community Newspaper Company, a division of Fidelity Investments, where he served as president from 1998-2001.
Previously, Davis held a variety of senior management positions with Ingersoll Publications and Thomson Newspapers. He began his career at the Lancaster (Ohio) Eagle-Gazette, his hometown paper. He currently sits on the boards of the Associated Press and the News Media Alliance. He is a past chairman of the board of the Local Media Association and previously served on the board of the Alliance for Audited Media.
The News Industry Summit will be held at the Nashville Hilton. The group rate is $254 (single or double occupancy). Reserve your room no later than Sept. 19 by calling (615) 620-1000 (Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) or dial 1-800-HILTONS. Rooms are expected to sell out early; you are encouraged to reserve your room as soon as possible.
Learn from our conference sponsors and exhibitors:
- Platinum Sponsor and Welcome Reception Sponsor - Southern Lithoplate
- Thursday Awards Lunch Sponsor and Tote Bag Sponsor - Site Impact
- Gold Sponsor - Publication Printers
- Silver Sponsor - Adpay
- Bronze Sponsor - NTVB Media
- Bronze Sponsor - TownNews.com
- Bronze Sponsor - Vision Data
- Lanyards Sponsor - AdCellerant
- Wi-Fi Sponsor - LEAP Media Solutions
- Hotel Keycards Sponsor - Newscycle
- Welcome Reception Sponsor - PAGE Cooperative
- Media Sponsor - Editor & Publisher