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The Seventh Annual Tom Tom Founders Festival is a week-long celebration of innovators, visionaries, and artists who are shaping small cities. The Festival occurs at dozens of venues throughout downtown Charlottesville. 

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Friday, April 13 • 2:00pm - 2:50pm
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These days, there are few industries more newsworthy than the news media itself. Join insiders for a look at the business strategies and financial analysis that keep journalism vibrant in a climate of continual change.

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Dahlia Lithwick

Senior Legal Editor Slate, Slate Magazine
Dahlia Lithwick is a senior editor at Slate, and in that capacity, has been writing their "Supreme Court Dispatches" and "Jurisprudence" columns since 1999. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Harper’s, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, The New Republic, and Commentary... Read More →

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Jeff Carney

Corporate Director, Berkshire Hathaway Media Group
Carney manages digital content initiatives to grow desktop, and mobile audiences, as well as audience engagement. Previously, Carney worked for the Omaha World-Herald, Des Moines Register and Associated Press. He also has been an adjunct journalism professor at Creighton University... Read More →
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Steve Gibson

Chief Financial Officer, The Washington Post
Steve Gibson is the Chief Financial Officer of The Washington Post, overseeing all financial and operational activities, including digital subscriptions and business development, for one of the most innovative and fastest growing digital media companies in today’s global market... Read More →
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Brad Wolverton

Investigative Reporter, NerdWallet
Brad is part of NerdWallet’s public interest reporting team, whose goal is to uncover abusive practices in consumer finance. Since forming in December 2016, NerdWallet’s team has examined student loan scams, companies that have wrongly wrecked customers’ credit, and the country’s... Read More →

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C-Ville Weekly

C-VILLE Weekly is a free newspaper with a weekly circulation of 23,000 copies distributed in Charlottesville and its surrounding counties. In addition, we publish seven magazines throughout the year: Abode, a monthly home and landscape magazine; C-BIZ, a quarterly business publication... Read More →
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The Daily Progress

The Daily Progress is the sole daily newspaper in the vicinity of Charlottesville, Virginia. It has been published daily since September 14, 1892. The paper was founded by James Hubert Lindsay and his brother Frank Lindsay. The Progress was initially published six days a week; the... Read More →
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University of Virginia College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences

The University of Virginia College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciencesis the largest of the University of Virginia's ten schools. Consisting of both a graduate and an undergraduate program, the College comprises the liberal artsand humanities section of the University... Read More →

Friday April 13, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm EDT
Violet Crown - Theater 3
  Media, Summit