Ken Sands Named Keynote Speaker at NENMA Conference

By: Jay DeFoore

Ken Sands, online publisher of the Spokesman-Review in Spokane, Wash., will give the keynote speech at the New England New Media Association’s fall conference.

The event will take place Sept. 14 at the Doubletree Hotel in Lowell, Mass.

Sands has worked at the Spokesman-Review since 1981, and has held a variety of positions ranging from reporter to managing editor of online and new media. He is a member of the board of directors of the Associated Press Managing Editors Association, and is an active member of the Online News Association.

The second NENMA conference will focus on user-generated content and the business models that support the content.

Confirmed sessions so far include “Interactivity begins with you: Building a well-converged interactive newsroom,” a panel discussion on how to get users involved in citizen journalism, and several “buzz sessions” with rotating topics.

For more information on the conference and how to attend, visit

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