Sponsors & Exhibitors

ONAngel Sponsor

NBC News Digital is a collection of innovative and powerful news brands that deliver compelling, diverse and visually engaging stories on your platform of choice. NBC News Digital features world-class brands including NBCNews.com, tv.msnbc.com, TODAY.com, theGrio.com, NBCLatino.com, NBCPolitics.com, Nightly News, Meet the Press, Rock Center, Dateline, Newsvine, EveryBlock, Breaking News, and the existing apps and digital extensions of these respective properties.

Diamond Sponsors

Digital First Media is headquartered in New York City and jointly manages MediaNews Group and Journal Register Company. Digital First Media reaches 57 million Americans each month through more than 800 multi-platform products across 18 states. Its properties include the Denver Post, San Jose Mercury News and Salt Lake Tribune.

NPR is the leading provider of non-commercial news and entertainment programming in the U.S. More than 26 million people listen to NPR programs each week via 800 independent radio stations throughout the country. In partnership with Member Stations, NPR strives to create a more informed public – one challenged and invigorated by a deeper understanding and appreciation of events, ideas, and cultures. As a digital innovator, and a leader in the public media community, NPR assures that the unique mission of nonprofit public media is not only preserved, but grows.

Yahoo! Inc. is a leading global consumer brand and one of the most trafficked Internet destinations worldwide. Yahoo! is where millions of people go every day to see what is happening with the people and things that matter to them most. Yahoo! helps marketers reach that audience with its unique and compelling advertiser proposition. For more information, visit the Yahoo! press room or the company’s blog, Yodel Anecdotal.

Platinum Sponsors

Google is a global technology company focused on improving the ways people connect with information.

As the world’s leading portal for digital media, MSN delivers breaking news, trending topics, sports updates and entertainment buzz to 52 markets, in 26 languages to 520 million unique users worldwide. Whether you’re on your PC, mobile phone, tablet or accessing the MSN ecosystem of Windows, Bing, Xbox Live, Kinect, Hotmail, Explorer or Skype, MSN keeps you in the know.

ESPN.com, a division of ESPN Inc., is the leading provider of sports on the Internet. ESPN.com, which is the central hub to a network of sites including ESPNdeportes.com, ESPNSoccerNet.com, Cricinfo.com, Racing-Live.com, Scrum.com, ESPNU.com, and many more, also works in conjunction with the Walt Disney Company’s digital media and technology divisions.

CNN Worldwide, a Time Warner Company, is the most trusted source for news and information. Its reach extends to nine television networks; one private network; two radio networks; wireless devices; CNN Digital Network, the No. 1 news Web site in the US; CNN Newsource, the world’s most extensively-syndicated news service; and strategic international partnerships within television and digital media.

Gold Sponsor

The University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism is a leader in communication, journalism, public diplomacy and public relations education. With 102 full-time faculty, USC Annenberg offers doctoral, graduate and undergraduate degrees, and programs for working professionals. The school emphasizes innovation, leadership and entrepreneurship, drawing upon the resources of a networked university in the media capital of the world.

Gannett Foundation, a corporate foundation sponsored by Gannett Co., Inc., invests in the future of the media industry by supporting journalism education and training programs. Grants focus on the First Amendment and its responsibilities, technological advances in the industry, diversity in newsrooms and news coverage, encouraging people to enter the field of journalism, and providing innovative training for all journalists.

The Knight Fellowships selects 12 U.S. and eight international journalists each year. Leveraging the vast resources of Stanford University and Silicon Valley, they explore ways to revitalize journalism — as well as themselves. Through rich interactions with entrepreneurs, academics and journalists from around the world, they become part of an ambitious program to advance journalism innovation, entrepreneurship and leadership.

ScribbleLive meets the needs of media companies and companies that want to embrace real-time content creation, publishing and syndication with a robust and flexible platform that delivers timely and relevant content to attract and engage readers and customers. Driven by the growing demand for real-time news and event coverage, Scribble has established itself as the market leader with a feature-rich platform that powers live blogging, real-time journalism and on-the-fly story telling.

The Disney Parks News Bureau is your link to all things Disney. From the heart of the Disney Parks, we cover an exciting array of events and topics and can create assets for your individual needs. Videos, photos and other professional editorial resources are just a click away. Visit our news websites Disneyland News, Walt Disney World News, Disney Cruise Line News and the Disney Parks Blog.

Silver Sponsor

Perfect Market helps newspapers, magazines, broadcasters and other online publishers grow their revenue by serving highly relevant content to previously under-served audiences. Perfect Market’s proprietary technology provides publishers with revenue relevancy tools that help them create, distribute and monetize their content more effectively online. The company’s end-to-end platform drives traffic to high-value, original content through search optimization and social media.

The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats. Founded in 1846, AP today is the largest and most trusted source of independent news and information. On any given day, more than half the world’s population sees news from AP.

The Ventura County Star is the undisputed news leader of Ventura County on all media platforms. The Star’s award-winning news, photos, stories and website boast an unmatched hyper-local focus on the community. For the third year in a row, the Ventura County Star has been recognized as the fastest growing newspaper in California for its average 6% combined audience growth.

The six-time Pulitzer Prize-winning San Francisco Chronicle is the Bay Area’s leading news and information source with an array of print, digital and mobile products. Combined with its online home, SFGate.com, The Chronicle reaches 1.7 million Bay Area adults each week, making it the area’s most relied-upon news source.

Bronze Sponsor

AFP, the global news and content provider, offers 24/7 coverage of the events shaping our world; covering everything from breaking-news, politics and sports to leisure, celebrities and fashion. AFP’s news and content packages can easily be configured to deliver an engaging user-experience on any platform/device. From white-label apps to raw-content feeds, AFP is the reliable resource for HD video, hi-res photography, illustrated stories and breaking-news alerts.

Chartbeat is real-time website, social, and mobile data for people who get things done in real time. We give you real-time information about your site, iOs app, and social streams in an instantly understandable way — wherever you are. You get live info about your your site’s visitor behavior – from traffic stats, to engagement metrics, to geographic data, and everything in between.

Rovi Corporation is a leader in powering the discovery and enjoyment of digital home entertainment technology — connecting people with the best entertainment experiences possible. Rovi offers a comprehensive portfolio of digital entertainment content and services. This portfolio provides a broad and deep scope of video and music data, search and recommendation features, as well as media recognition services powered by Rovi Cloud Services. Learn more at rovicorp.com.


CUNY Graduate School of Journalism offers an intensive, multimedia focused, three-semester Master of Arts degree in Journalism located in the heart of New York City, media capital of the world; a Master’s degree in Entrepreneurial Journalism; a unique, one-semester advanced certificate in Entrepreneurial Journalism for mid-career professionals, and the CUNY J-Camp, a year round series of Continuing Professional Development workshops for individuals and news organizations focused on emerging trends and skill sets in the industry.

NewsCred is a global content distribution platform. We help content producers generate new outlets of revenue by allowing them to syndicate content via our API. For publishers, we provide an alternative source of premium content to reduce costs. Publishers use our platform and curation tools to create rich multimedia experiences for web and mobile, increasing ad inventory and sponsorship revenue.

Phase2 Technology is a leading provider of adaptable web software solutions, application development, design, consulting, and management services. We specialize in solving unique business challenges in practice areas that include online news and publishing, public policy, open government and non-profit clients. We have expertise in a wide range of web technologies and best practices that help our clients to develop robust, scalable, secure, and easy-to-manage systems, including a specialization in open source software integration, the Drupal publishing platform and custom application development.

Tableau Software’s mission is simple: help people see and understand their data. We build award-winning business analytics software that is both fast to deploy and easy to use. The result for our 60,000+ customers? Rapid-fire business intelligence and analytics that dramatically accelerate the way people use and benefit from data.

Visual Revenue‘s mission is to become the ‘Bloomberg Terminal’ of the online newsroom. A decision support platform that provides editorial teams with real-time recommendations on what content to place where on their homepage, section front pages and article pages and for how long. Tools for our global customer base include Real-time Recommendations, Position Data, Instant Headline Testing and Active Site Overlay.

Every day, Marketwire plays a critical role in shaping conversations in newsrooms, corporate boardrooms and social networks around the world. Marketwire is a social communications company that provides organizations large and small with powerfully simple solutions: Global press release distribution, industry-leading social media monitoring and analytics, and an integrated marketing communications platform for content creation, optimization, distribution and measurement.

Created by journalists, for journalists, The Medicare NewsGroup is an independent resource for Medicare news, policy and legislation with original and curated content. Optimized for reporters, editors and bloggers who produce news and commentary on Medicare, medicarenewsgroup.com aims to be a digital encyclopedia of Medicare that organizes past and current information, news, events, research and legislation relating to the topic.

Next Media Animation’s News Direct service delivers cutting-edge 3D animated news graphics through Reuters’ global distribution network. News Direct animations fill in the gaps when video footage is missing, and provide clear illustrations of news that is highly conceptual or technical in nature. With industry-leading turnaround times, News Direct animations are available to customers hours after a top story breaks.

Reuters, the news and media division of Thomson Reuters, is the world’s largest international multimedia news provider touching more than 1 billion people a day. Reuters provides unbiased business, financial, national and international news to professionals via Thomson Reuters desktops, the world’s media organizations, as well as directly to affluent business professionals through Reuters.com and other digital platforms.

The Scripps Howard Foundation is the corporate philanthropy of The E.W. Scripps Company, a 134-year-old media company with newspapers and TV stations in 30 markets and an array of digital products and services. Foundation programs support journalistic excellence, diversity and a free press. Its prestigious Scripps Howard Awards annually honor journalists with $175,000 in prizes. ONA members can access entry forms for 2012 at shawards.org beginning Nov. 1.

Tealium is the leader in enterprise tag management, making it easy for online publishers to add, modify and remove digital marketing vendor tags via single line of code and intuitive web interface. Tealium offers turnkey integration with 300+ online vendors; superior scale performance; and powerful enterprise capabilities to help organizations increase agility, reduce tagging costs and improve web site performance.

The Columbia Journalism School‘s purpose is to educate and train students, from all over the world, to become accomplished professional journalists. The school prepares them to perform a vital and challenging function in free societies: finding out the truth of complicated situations and communicating it in a clear, engaging fashion to the public. The school also functions as a significant guiding force in journalism and prepares leaders for change and improvement in the profession.

These are not simply “challenging times.” News publishers must innovate and grow while reducing costs. Not tomorrow. Not next year. Today. Publishing is difficult with shrinking resources. New channel formats proliferate while readers demand information on their platform…NOW. With Libercus publishers focus on revenue and content rather than on managing redundant and expensive publishing technology. Simplify publishing by eliminating redundant, unnecessary systems.

US PRESSWIRE, a USA TODAY Sports Media Group Company, is the leading sports photo wire service covering all major pro and college sports in the US. Our 200 photojournalists produce on deadline more than 250,000 images from 10,000 sporting events annually. US PRESSWIRE offers premium photography of live events, breaking news, portraits and creative photography, as well as, a deep, rich archive of historical imagery.

Tansa provides error-free text in seconds! Professional publishers worldwide utilize Tansa’s server-based proofing system to streamline their editing and proofing cycles. Through its advanced text analysis, Tansa can check for style as well as find and correct errors in word usage, phrases and proper names. Tansa’s proofing engine has been reducing errors and ensuring consistency since 1995.

Watchdog.org is a national news website dedicated to exposing waste, fraud, and abuse in government. It is the professional journalism arm of Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity, a nonprofit news organization founded in 2009 to fill the gap in government watchdog journalism. Go to Watchdog.org to learn more.

The National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) is a completely independent, nonprofit, and noncommercial foundation that inspires all Americans to make informed financial decisions in every stage of life. NEFE supports and encourages journalists from all disciplines to advance solid and reliable personal finance and economic reporting. We provide expert resources, story ideas and more.


American University’s School of Communication is a laboratory for professional education, communication research and innovative production in the fields of journalism, film and media arts, public and political communication, and international media working across media platforms and with a focus on public affairs and public service.