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Digital Content Next Sets 2018 Agenda, Welcomes New Executive Committee Members

February 8, 2018 | By DCN

Trade association remains focused on trust in digital media and the importance of revenue diversity for premium brands

MIAMI, FL – (February 8, 2018) – Digital Content Next (DCN), the only trade association exclusively dedicated to trusted, high-quality digital content brands, today announced updates to its 2018 Executive Committee from the DCN Next: Summit, an annual, members-only conference held in Miami, FL.

DCN will remain focused on advancing the future of the digital content industry by demonstrating the power of content to forge trust between consumers, publishers and marketers, while also shining a light on any misconceptions in the modern digital marketplace. DCN’s Executive Committee provides on-the-ground perspective on important issues that impact various business areas and the digital media industry overall.

The 2018 Executive Committee officers, as announced at a members-only board meeting on February 7, are: Chair: Scott Havens, global head of Digital, Bloomberg Media; Vice Chair: Loren Mayor, COO, NPR; Treasurer: Michael Finnegan, president, Atlantic Media; and Secretary: Evelyn Webster, CEO of Guardian US & Australia.

New to the DCN Executive Committee this year are: Debby Krenek, co-publisher, Newsday Media Group; Alex Skatell, founder and CEO, Independent Journal Review; Troy Young, president, Hearst Magazines Digital Media, Hearst; Evelyn Webster, CEO of Guardian US & Australia; and Evan Silverman, EVP, Global Digital Products and Platforms, A+E Networks. Jed Hartman, CRO, The Washington Post, rounds out the 2018 committee.

Former Co-Chairs Christy Tanner, EVP & GM, CBS News Digital, CBS Interactive; and Marty Moe, president, Vox Media; transition to Special Advisor roles. Martin Nisenholtz, founder of Digital Content Next (formerly the Online Publishers Association), will also continue to serve as a Special Advisor to the organization.

“I am honored to be part of DCN’s Executive Committee as this year’s Chair to continue the great work of my predecessors who have pushed forward on the key issues that impact the increasingly disrupted media ecosystem,” said Scott Havens, global head of Digital, Bloomberg Media. “I remain optimistic that through thoughtful DCN member collaboration, aggressive innovation and business model reinvention, better times lay ahead for the digital content industry.”

DCN continues to expand its international voice with the addition of Evelyn Webster to the Executive Committee and the recent addition of global media companies Axel Springer and Thomson Reuters. The newest members join 21st Century Fox, AAAS, Al Jazeera Media, CafeMedia, Guardian US, Mansueto Ventures and MLB.com who became members of DCN in 2017.

“We are fortunate to be able to rely on and learn from the best minds in the digital content business,” said Jason Kint, CEO, Digital Content Next. “Our executive committee and board members have provided expert guidance through the lens of companies rich in news and entertainment, television, print and native digital experience as we’ve tackled the biggest issues in our industry. This has allowed DCN to be the trusted source that advances the conversation for our membership and the industry.”