E&P/Mediaweek Interactive Conference Coming May 23-24

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By: E&P Staff

One of the nation’s longest-running new media conferences comes around again on May 23 and 24 in Miami. It’s the Interactive Media Conference and Trade Show, presented by E&P and sister publication Mediaweek, to be held at the Radisson Miami.

As usual, executives, editors, and publishers from leading media Web sites will attend, and the 12th annual EPpy awards will be announced and presented at a closing luncheon. An exciting addition: the first winners of the Knight News Challenge will be announced on May 23. The initiative offers $5 million this year for news experiments that use digital media to foster community.

Keynote speakers include Sarah Chubb, president of CondeNet, and Mark Lukasiewicz, VP/digital media at NBC News. Caroline H. Little, CEO and publisher of Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive, will speak at the EPpy luncheon on May 24.

Panels will cover a wide range of topics, including user-generated content, advances in video, old and new-media integration, the latest on blogging, and “The First YouTube Election.”

Confirmed panelists include David Payne, senior VP and general manager of CNN.com; Chuck Cordray, VP and general manager for digital media at Hearst magazines; Gail Griffin, general manager of The Wall Street Journal Online; Dwight Silverman, interactive editor at the Houston Chronicle; Josh Quittner, editor of Business 2.0; Chris Cillizza, political blogger at washingtonpost.com; and Leon Levitt, VP/digital media for Cox Newspapers, among many others.

Others include Alan Citron, general manager of TMZ.com; Michael Daecher, senior vp of About.com; Raul Lopez, interactive general manager at the Miami Herald; Betsy Morgan, senior vp of CBS Interactive; Kathy Rebello, executive editor of BusinessWeek.com, and Andrea Lynn, multimedia director of the Naples Daily News.

For more information, or to register for the event click here.

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