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Saturday, March 14 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
How CNN and The New York Times Moderate Comments

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Many regard the comment sections on mainstream media sites as an example of some of the worst discourse on the web. But it is slowly getting better, with CNN and The New York Times leading the charge at the highest levels of the media.
More fireside chat than panel, this fun and informative conversation will feature a trio of community veterans. Collectively, they have more than 30 years of moderation experience.
These outlets moderate comments at a volume that few can fathom, in an environment that is highly charged, in a space where people expect to say what is on their mind. Their approaches are very different, and each has found their own path to success.

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Bassey Etim

Community Mgr, The New York Times
Bassey Etim is a 27 year-old journalist, technology manager and musician who lives in Brooklyn. For the past six years, he has been nytimes.com's resident expert on community management. Etim runs a 12-person desk within the Times newsroom and is the editorial head of the Times' community... Read More →
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Patrick O'Keefe

Owner, iFroggy Network
Patrick O’Keefe is the founder of the iFroggy Network, a publisher of websites. He has been managing online communities since 2000 and is the author of “Managing Online Forums,” a practical guide to managing online communities and social spaces.
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David Williams

Community Mgr, CNN
David Williams is the Community Manager at CNN Digital and gets to talk with people all over the world and help them tell their stories. He's been at CNN for 20 years, starting as an entry-level video journalist and bouncing around to various jobs including TV producer, legal writer... Read More →

Saturday March 14, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm CDT
JW Marriott Salon 8

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