David Chavern on Journalism, Fake News And Media – This Week’s Six Pixels of Separation Podcast

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Episode #710 of Six Pixels of Separation is now live and ready for you to listen to.

I had the opportunity to speak for the largest newspaper and media association a few years back, just as they were repositioning and changing their brand name to the News Media Alliance. The President and CEO of the association was (and still is) David Chavern. We had a great discussion (debate) about the current state of media and journalism side-stage before my keynote. When the opportunity presented itself to record a conversation with David, I jumped at it. Fake news, the distrust of media, Twitter account raging heads of state, printing the news, finding facts over editorializing, the impact of social media on news and distribution, and much more. News Media Alliance is the new industry’s largest trade association. David joined the Alliance as president and CEO in October 2015. In addition to developing an entirely new brand and identity for the organization, David has been intensely focused on telling the powerful – and optimistic – story of the news industry. David built a career spanning thirty years in executive, strategic and operational roles, and most recently completed a decade-long tenure at the United States Chamber of Commerce. From 2014 to 2015, he served as the President of the Center for Advanced Technology & Innovation at the Chamber. From 2007 through 2014, David was the Chamber’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. As you can imagine, we have a lot of ground to cover. Enjoy the conversation…

You can grab the latest episode of Six Pixels of Separation here (or feel free to subscribe via iTunes): Six Pixels of Separation #710.