Building happy cross-functional teams

  • Event: 2018 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Becca Aaronson of The Texas Tribune; Joe Germuska of Northwestern University Knight Lab; Emily Ingram of Chartbeat
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Mar. 8 at 2:15pm
  • Location: Grand Ballroom I
  • Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio

As more newsrooms adopt a product mindset, the culture clash between traditional editorial workflows and Agile development processes often comes to a head. Learn how tech-forward newsrooms are building cross-functional teams and the lessons they've learned along the way.

Speaker Bios

  • Becca Aaronson is the first-ever product manager at The Texas Tribune. She manages the Tribune’s website redesign, coordinates cross-departmental projects and conducts user research to improve reader experience. She previously worked on the Tribune’s Data Visuals team as a developer and project manager, contributing to several award-winning investigative projects. @becca_aa

  • Joe is the Chief Nerd at Knight Lab, Northwestern's cross-disciplinary media/technology/design studio. He's also the project lead for Census Reporter, a website designed to make Census data easier for journalists. Before Northwestern, Joe was a founding member of the Chicago Tribune News Applications team. He is also proud to serve on the Board of Directors for City Bureau, a nonprofit civic journalism lab based on the South side of Chicago. @JoeGermuska

  • Emily Ingram is lead product manager at Chartbeat, where she builds tools to help publishers understand the nuances of reader behavior. Previously, she was a senior product manager at HuffPost and the Washington Post, where she started her career as a producer in the newsroom.

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