Speakers On The Future Of Media


A topic that is resonating with clients now is the changing media landscape—looking at everything from the rise of “fake news” and the ways legacy media is being challenged by niche online sites to the polarizing effect this all has on the public. Here are several big name keynote speakers with talks on this topic to consider.


  • Mike AllenCo-Founder of Axios & Former Chief White House Correspondent for Politico​​​​​​​
  • Farhad Manjoo, New York Times columnist
  • Adam SharpFormer Head of News, Government, & Elections at Twitter
  • Jon Steinberg, CEO of Cheddar and former COO and President of Buzzfeed
  • Dex Hunter-TorrickeFormer Executive at Facebook, Google, & SpaceX
  • Jim VandeHeiCo-Founder of Axios and Politico

Read on for more information on each speaker and their specific topics:


Co-Founder of Axios & Former Chief White House Correspondent for Politico

Mike Allenknown for his must-read “Axios AM” newsletter, is one of DC’s most well-connected journalists. Allen had a front-row, insider seat to the ways technology and social media disrupted the 2016 election and will continue to disrupt the media landscape. Allen’s talks are fast-paced and full of personal anecdotes that leaves audiences laughing and informed. | See more on Mike here.


New York Times columnist

Farhad writes the Times’s “State of the Art” column, looking at the intersection of technology, media, and culture. He breaks down what events like Amazon buying the Washington Post or Facebook becoming its own news platform have done to politics and evaluates the role journalists now play. | Discover more about Farhad here. 


Former Head of News, Government, & Elections at Twitter

Adam Sharp was Twitter’s first Washington employee, tasked with growing the platform into the news powerhouse it is today. He was also the longest-serving member of Twitter’s global media partnerships team and the brand’s most visible spokesperson. He talks about the impact of technology on incumbent industries and how to take advantage of new media to stay relevant and get ahead. | See more on Adam here


CEO of Cheddar and former COO and President of Buzzfeed

Jon is the founder of the wildly successful online streaming platform Cheddar (it was given an $85 million valuation in its first year). Especially focused on cable and broadcast news, Steinberg looks at the new opportunities presented by a changing media and political landscape. | See more about Jon Steinberg here. 


Former Executive at Facebook, Google, & SpaceX

Dex Hunter-Torricke provides a personalized, high-level overview of the technology megatrends transforming businesses plus predictions for what will be important in the next 5 years. With unbelievable anecdotes of his time working directly with Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk, he talks about the ways technology is changing how we communicate with one another, with elected officials, and with other nations. | See more on Dex here


Co-Founder of Axios and Politico

Jim VandeHei is the co-founder of Politico, one of Washington’s most entrenched political sites, and the co-founder of the brand new and already successful Axios. He talks about how media has evolved since his days working as a reporter for the Washington Post (before Politico), how that shift will play out in the midterms and future elections, and the things they’re doing at Axios to disrupt media. | See more on Jim here


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