Speakers at DML16 | Digital Media LATAM 2017
Last year's speakers included:
Editor, The Dallas Morning News, USA
Mike Wilson is the editor of the Dallas Morning News, responsible for news coverage in print and online. He joined the company in February 2015.
Wilson began his career at the Miami Herald, where he worked for 12 years as a writer and editor. He joined the St. Petersburg Times (now Tampa Bay Times) 1994, serving for 18 years as a writer, editor and, finally, managing editor. His staff won two Pulitzer prizes during his tenure.
In 2013 he moved to ESPN in New York to become the founding managing editor of Nate Silver’s data journalism website, FiveThirtyEight.
Wilson graduated from Tufts University in 1983 with degrees in English literature and drama. He has written two books, Right on the Edge of Crazy (1993), about the U.S. downhill ski team, and The Difference Between God and Larry Ellison (1997), about the founder of Oracle Corporation.
He and his wife, Alisa Jenkins Wilson, live in Dallas and have three grown children.
Vice Chairman, The New York Times Company, USA
Michael Golden was appointed vice chairman of The New York Times Company in October 1997. He was also elected to the Company’s Board of Directors in 1997. From 2009 to January 2012, Mr. Golden served as president and chief operating officer of The New York Times Company Regional Media Group. Mr. Golden served as publisher of the International Herald Tribune from 2003 to 2008.
Mr. Golden is chairman of the board of directors for International Center for Journalists, a Washington, DC-based non-profit organization that raises journalism standards through hands-on training workshops, seminars, fellowships and international exchanges. Additionally, Mr. Golden serves on the boards of The Associated Press and the Newspaper Association of America. He also serves on the board of directors of Graham Windham.
Director of Audience Growth, The Washington Post, USA
A newsroom leader in digital strategy, Ryan Kellett is the Director of Audience Growth and a senior editor at The Washington Post. He leads newsroom-based teams focused on social media, search, and distributed platform partnerships. He also oversees a social and breaking news reporting team.
Prior to this role, Ryan was the National Digital Editor for 2012 U.S. Presidential Election coverage. Ryan joined The Post in 2010 and previously worked at NPR.
Ryan lives in Washington D.C. and tweets @rkellett.
Publisher, Vox Media, USA
Melissa Bell is Publisher at Vox Media. Together with Matthew Yglesias and Ezra Klein, Bell cofounded Vox.com in the spring of 2014. Previously, Bell was the Director of Platforms at the Washington Post and a columnist for the paper. Bell is a journalist turned technologist, an unusual breed in news organizations today.
Chief Product Officer, Vox Media, USA
Trei serves as the Chief Product Officer at Vox Media, Inc. He leads the highly talented team responsible for SB Nation's cutting edge publishing and community platform. Trei served as the Chief Product Officer at The Verge. He has been designing and building web applications for engaged audiences for over 12 years. As a founder of the highly regarded software development consultancy, Handwire, Trei developed enterprise internet solutions for Fortune 500 companies and large public institutions such as Microsoft, Royal Dutch Shell, and MD Anderson Cancer Center. Working with Microsoft's Xbox division, he led efforts to design, build, and scale the first web application empowering sports gamers to organize leagues and tournaments, track scores, and calculate standings. Before joining Vox media, Trei ran the internet efforts for former tech Chief Executive Officer and Virginia Governor Mark Warner in the 2008 presidential primaries. Using innovative techniques to organize and connect supporters, raise online contributions, and reach out to the political blogosphere, he helped make Gov. Warner's organization the most tech-savvy in the race before the governor bowed out to run for US Senate. His other achievements include creating a ground-breaking platform for Texas Monthly, "the national magazine of Texas," connecting Texans across the world, as well as developing technology for OzSearch, the first and largest online portal dedicated to delivering Australian web content.
Executive Director & Editor-in-Chief, Chequeado, Argentina
Laura is Executive Director and Editor-in-chief at Chequeado, the first initiative of fact-checking and verification of public discourse in Latin America. She is Professor of Right to Information at the University of Buenos Aires and writes in national daily La Nación, where she has covered and conducted research on cases related to corruption, civil rights and justice for almost two decades. Laura has a Bachelor's Degree in Communication Science at University of Buenos Aires and she's also a lawyer and access to information and transparency activist. She worked at CIPPEC (2004-2012) as Director of Communications and at the Secretary of Internal Security of the Ministry of Justice (2003-2004). For her work as a journalist she received more than half a dozen awards: among them, in 2015, the Gabriel García Márquez Award from the Fundación Nuevo Periodismo Iberoamericana (FNPI) in the Innovation category for Chequeado and the expansion of fact-checking in the region.