Meredith Artley

Vice President & Managing Editor, CNN Digital


Meredith Artley is vice president and managing editor of CNN Digital, where she oversees the editorial initiatives for and CNN Mobile. She joined CNN in 2009 and is based in Atlanta.

Before joining CNN, Artley was a managing editor for the Los Angeles Times and the executive editor of from 2007 – 2009. Prior to joining the Los Angeles Times, she served as the editor and digital development director for the International Herald Tribune in Paris from 2002 – 2007.

She began her journalism career at in 1996, where she pioneered web journalism in the early days, starting as a web producer and eventually managing the editorial team of producers and editors there. She was also a part of the Pulitzer prize winning team for the NYT’s “Race in America” series in 2000.

In addition to proudly serving on the board of the Online News Association, she is also on the board of the Global Editors Network as well as the advisory board for the communications department at the College of Charleston.

Meredith graduated from the University of Missouri with a degree in broadcast journalism and also attended Appalachian State University.


  • Saturday, 3:30 pm
    Garden Room A-B

    Unconference Session – Innovation and Trends in Video Storytelling

    More of a conversation than presentation, let’s get together and share some of the cool ways we’re using video to tell stories.

  • Saturday, 2:15 pm
    Garden Room A-B

    Unconference Session – How Do We Keep the “Story” in Alternate Story Form?

    Do we lose narratives with alternate story forms? Where's the context? This session encourages discussion about what works and what doesn't.

  • Saturday, 11:30 am
    Garden Room A-B

    Unconference Session – Is Tumblr the New Time, Inc.?

    Are journalists’ future homes in places that aren’t primarily about journalism, and should it be?

  • Thursday, 9:00 am
    Hospitality Room

    Intro to Design Thinking

    This session will be led by staff of Stanford’s world-renowned Hasso M. Plattner Institute of Design — commonly called the

  • Thursday, 9:15 am
    Grand Ballroom B, Garden Room AB

    Law School for Digital Journalists

    A full day of practical training, taught by leading experts on digital media law.

  • Thursday, 4:30 pm
    Bayview A

    Entrepreneurial Pop-Ups

    Have a challenge? Work with our presenters for one-on-one consults in which they lend their expertise to help you solve your biggest struggle.

  • Thursday, 3:45 pm
    Bayview A

    The Rise of University News Startups

    J-Schools are launching news sites as outlets to teach students both reporting and entrepreneurship skills. Hear about several models that are working.

  • Thursday, 3:00 pm
    Bayview A

    Collaboration vs. Competition

    When should a news start-up partner with a mainstream news outlet? A look at collaboration models, do’s and don’ts and guerrilla marketing.

  • Thursday, 2:00 pm
    Bayview A

    Engaging Audiences

    Just because you build it doesn’t mean they will come. A discussion of the four strata of engagement and successful engagement strategies.

  • Thursday, 1:15 pm
    Bayview A

    The Art of the Close

    Journalists are great at producing content and covering stories. Ask them to sell an ad, though, and generally they can’t close the deal.