News in the 21st Century: Who Reads Print Anymore?

6:00pm - 7:00pm - Networking and Refreshments
7:00pm - 8:30pm - Panel Discussion and Q/A


Arbuckle Lounge and Bishop Auditorium at Stanford Business School
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Event Description:

Reputable national newspapers such as the Tribune Company and New York Times are in financial crisis, and many local newspapers have stopped publishing. How will journalism and the news business evolve with technology? What are the new opportunities for entrepreneurs? How can high-tech innovators build new business models around news and the barrage of newly unemployed journalists?

Join us and explore opportunities presented by the turmoil in the news industry and the business models being tried out by incumbents and new entrants. This event will bring together both old and new media companies, journalists and investors trying to reshape the news industry.


Heather Harde, CEO, TechCrunch


Guy Kawasaki, Founder, AllTop

Rob Curley, President and Executive Editor of Greenspun Interactive, Las Vegas Sun

Ann Grimes, Acting Director, Graduate Program in Journalism, Stanford University

Norman A. Fogelsong, General Partner, Institutional Venture Partners

Larry Magid, Tech Analyst, CBS News & CNET and Columnist, San Jose Mercury News & Palo Alto Daily News  


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Heather Harde, CEO, TechCrunch

Heather Harde is the CEO of TechCrunch. She spent the last ten years working within News Corporation. She held a variety of corporate development, strategy and operating roles both in Los Angeles and New York. Most recently, she was part of the founding team at Fox Interactive Media and their SVP Mergers & Acquisitions.

Prior to Fox Interactive Media, she held a variety of posts at News America Marketing, TVGuide and ASkyB. Before News Corporation, she also worked for Viacom at Showtime Networks. The common theme in her media life has been working on assignments that focus on the impact of technology on media. This theme continues, of course, with TechCrunch.

Heather is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College and Harvard Business School.

Guy Kawasaki, Founder, AllTop

Guy Kawasaki is the co-founder of, an "online magazine rack" of popular topics on the web. He is also a founding partner and entrepreneur-in-residence at Garage Technology Ventures.

Previously, Mr. Kawasaki was an Apple Fellow at Apple Computer, Inc. He is the author of eight books including The Art of the Start, Rules for Revolutionaries, How to Drive Your Competition Crazy, Selling the Dream, and The Macintosh Way.

Guy Kawasaki has a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from UCLA as well as an honorary doctorate from Babson College.

Rob CurleyPresident and Executive Editor of Greenspun Interactive, Las Vegas Sun

Rob Curley is the President and Executive Editor of Greenspun Interactive, the new-media division of the Las Vegas Sun and Greenspun Media Group. He joined Greenspun in June of 2008.

Rob began his career in 1996 as an education reporter and online editor at a small daily newspaper in Kansas. Prior to heading to Las Vegas, Curley was Vice President of Product Development at Washington Post Newsweek Interactive for two years. Before joining WPNI, Curley was director of new media and convergencefor the Naples Daily News and its sister publications along Florida’s Gulf Coast.

Rob earned a Bachelor’s of Integrated Studies degree from Emporia (Kansas) State University in 2001.

Ann Grimes, Acting Director of Graduate Program in Journalism, Stanford University

Ann Grimes is a former staff writer and editor for The Wall Street Journal where she covered technology and business. As Deputy Bureau Chief in San Francisco, she oversaw the newspaper's coverage of Silicon Valley during the 1990's dot-com boom and bust. While at Dow Jones & Co., she also worked on developing new-media strategy.  Earlier, Grimes was on the editorial staff of The Washington Post. She is the recipient of several journalism awards including the Society of Professional Journalist's Peter Lisagor award for Exemplary Journalism, the Education Writers Association National Award, and two Chicago Newspaper Guild Awards. She was a 1997-1998 John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford.

A former teaching fellow at the University of California, Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, Grimes teaches classes in public issues reporting, business, technology and new media. She has a B.A. in English Literature from Georgetown University and an M.A. in Humanities from the University of Chicago.

Norman A. Fogelsong, General Partner, Institutional Venture Partners

Norm Fogelsong joined Institutional Venture Partners (IVP) in March 1989. IVP recently led Twitter's Series C funding with Benchmark.  With more than 29 years of high-technology venture capital experience, Norm currently emphasizes investments in private later-stage companies and in select public market opportunities. Norm began his career as a computer programmer and systems analyst at Hewlett-Packard. He then worked as a management consultant with McKinsey & Company where he specialized in product/market strategy. Prior to joining IVP, Norm was a General Partner with Mayfield Fund. He has served the local community as the Treasurer of the Children’s Health Council, the Secretary of the Churchill Club and as a member of the Major Gifts Committees at Menlo School and Stanford University.

Norm earned a B.S. in Management Science & Engineering from Stanford University (Phi Beta Kappa), an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School and a J.D. from the Harvard Law School.

Larry Magid, Tech Analyst, CBS News & CNET and Columnist, San Jose Mercury News & Palo Alto Daily News

Larry Magid is a technology journalist and an Internet safety advocate.  He presently serves as Technology Analyst for CBS News & CNET News and he has a daily tech segment for KCBS radio in San Francisco. He is also a weekly columnist for the San Jose Mercury News and the Palo Alto Daily News and an occasional contributor to the New York Times.  He’s written for Fortune, Family Circle, PC World, Information Week, ComputerWorld and numerous other publications. He’s been a guest several national and local broadcast shows throughout the country including The Larry King Show, CBS’ Early Show, NBC’s Today Show, NPR’s Talk of the Nation, and National Public Radio’s All Things Considered.  In addition to traditional media, Larry has been an early adopter of new media including CBS podcasts, several news Websites, and blogging.  He’s a board member of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and a member of the advisory boards of both and Family Online Safety Institute and served on the Internet Safety Technical Task Force.  Magid has a doctorate of education from the University of Massachusetts and a bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Berkeley. He resides in Palo Alto, California where he helped raise two digital natives.

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