Luminaries of journalism scheduled to open SABEW’s fall conference: CNBC’s Hoffman, Steiger,Winkler,Carroll and Thompson come together to discuss the Future of Journalism

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NEW YORK – Mark Hoffman, president and CEO of CNBC, will join a panel discussion exploring the future of journalism at the annual SABEW Fall Conference Oct. 3.

Hoffman will join Paul Steiger, Matthew Winkler, Mark Thompson and Kathleen Carroll for the discussion, which will start at 7 p.m., right at the conclusion of a 6 p.m. reception at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism.

Hoffman was named president of CNBC in February 2005. An award-winning broadcast veteran with more than 25 years of experience, Hoffman transformed CNBC into a leading multi-platform global brand.

“This will be an insightful discussion,” says Warren Watson, SABEW executive director. “This is a star-studded group of experts zeroing in on a seminal issue facing us all.”

SABEW is making available a special Thursday-evening registration for an opening reception and the media program. The fee is $75. The fall conference continues on Friday with a full day of keynote sessions, panel discussions and skills workshops.

Currently, the fee for the two-day program is $149.

Prior to becoming president of CNBC, Hoffman served as president and general manager of WVIT, NBC’s owned-and-operated station in Hartford, Conn.

Hoffman holds a master’s in Journalism from the University of Missouri.

He will be joined by:

  • Paul Steiger, long time news leader at The Wall Street Journal and executive chairman of ProPublica’s board of directors
  • Matt Winkler, editor-in-chief of Bloomberg News, which includes 2,000 reporters and editors in 150 bureaus worldwide.
  • Kathleen Carroll, executive editor and senior vice president of The Associated Press. She is responsible for the news content gathered by 2,300 journalists in 100 countries.
  • Mark Thompson, president and CEO of The New York Times Company.  He joined the Times in November 2012 and is responsible for the company’s strategy, operations and business units, and works closely with Chairman Arthur Sulzberger to direct the vision of the company.

Winkler cofounded Bloomberg News with Michael Bloomberg in 1990. In addition to working as a reporter with news publications including the Wall Street Journal and Forbes magazine, Winkler is co-author of Bloomberg by Bloomberg and author of The Bloomberg Way: A Guide for Reporters and Editors.

As the head news executive of The Associate Press, Carroll has aided in transforming the AP into a modern news outlet utilizing the multimedia formats currently available as well as streamlining the global news service to provide faster delivery of news.

Thompson came to The New York Times in November 2012 after serving as director-general of the BBC since 2004. While serving as director-general, Thompson was responsible for leading the company into the digital age with innovative approaches to company organization as well as the introduction of new technology.

Thursday night’s event will begin with a welcome reception at CUNY Graduate School of Journalism at 6 p.m followed by The Future of Journalism discussion at 7 p.m.

This will be the fourth year in a row for the collaboration between SABEW, a 3,600-member organization of business journalists, and CUNY, one of New York’s premier universities.

Kevin Shinkle, acting business editor of The Associated Press, is the conference site chair.

Shinkle is working with co-site chair Greg David, head of the business journalism program at CUNY, located at 219 West 40th St. in Manhattan.

Register for the Thursday-night here.

Register for the two-day conference here.

SABEW has a block of hotel rooms available at the Comfort Inn Times Square South, 305 W. 39th Street, New York, NY 10018.   To book a room, call 212-268-3040.

Any questions regarding hotel information can be directed to Lacey Clements, SABEW marketing director, at or 602-496-7862.

For more, contact Warren Watson, SABEW executive director, at 1-602-496-5186 or email him at


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