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Thursday, March 19 • 9:00am - 9:50am
Do You Have What it Takes to be a Media Entrepreneur?  The Tough Questions Every Journalist Must Ask Themselves

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The leap from journalist to media entrepreneur has never been more tempting or possible.  In this session former journalists will share the toughest, unfiltered truths about entrepreneurship that every journalist who’s contemplating a move into media entrepreneurship must ask themselves.  If this session’s brutal honesty doesn’t scare you, then you just might be the next great media entrepreneur.

In this session you will learn:

  • The different business models of media entrepreneurship 
  • How journalists do not have to compromise their integrity and ethics to be in business
  • What is the biggest fears journalists have in making the leap to media entrepreneurship?
  • What is the toughest part about making the leap to becoming a media entrepreneurship?
  • What skills sets do journalists naturally have to become entrepreneurs and which ones do they typically not realize they lack?
  • What are the largest lessons journalists can learn from others who have gone before them?
  • What resources do they depend on today to become better informed about starting and owning a media business?
  • What have been their most surprises failures and successes?

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Rossanna Fiske

Vice President of Corporate Communications, Wells Fargo’s Florida Region
Widely known for her cross-cultural understanding and expertise, Rosanna M. Fiske, APR, is Vice President of Corporate Communications, leading all communications for Wells Fargo’s Florida Region, which has more than 650 stores and offices and nearly 15,000 team members. Her responsibilities... Read More →

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Gaby Natale

Founder, Super Latina TV
Gaby Natale is an entrepreneur, media personality and digital influencer. She is the host of SuperLatina, the six-time EMMY-nominated syndicated TV talk show that airs nationally through Vme TV network. Gaby Natale is one of the few women in the entertainment industry who owns not... Read More →
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Astrid Rivera

Founder, LatinBlah
Astrid Rivera is a bilingual journalist and multimedia content creator with more than 7 years experience covering high profile cases, lifestyle, entertainment, fashion and beauty. Rivera is the creator and managing editor for www.latinblah.com a digital platform about anything and... Read More →
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Manny Ruiz

Chairman, Hispanicize
Manny is the Chairman and Founder of Hispanicize Wire, as well as the Chairman and Founder of the Hispanicize brand of platforms that include the annual Hispanicize event, Hispanicize digital, Latina Mom Bloggers and the Hispanic PR Blog. In addition to these sister companies, Manny... Read More →
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Elaine De Valle

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and publisher, Political Cortadito
Ladra is the alter ego of Elaine de Valle, who worked for 18 years at the Miami Herald and was on two Pulitzer Prize-winning teams, including one that uncovered widespread election fraud and overturned a Miami election. While continues to work as a freelance journalist for other... Read More →

Thursday March 19, 2015 9:00am - 9:50am EDT

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