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Gannett’s Stewart, L.A. Times’ Pearlstine to keynote Capital Conference on Feb. 6

Mizell Stewart III, senior director of Talent, Partnerships and News Strategy for Gannett and the USA TODAY Network, will provide the breakfast keynote address on Day 2 of the CNPA Capital Conference, coming up Feb. 5-6 in Sacramento.

Stewart Mizell
Mizell Stewart

Stewart, who is also an adjunct faculty member at the Poynter Institute for Media Studies, will speak about “Crisis in Democracy: Renewing Trust in America.”

During lunch on Wednesday, Norman Pearlstine will discuss transformations in our industry. Pearlstine, who joined the Los Angeles Times in 2018 as executive editor, formerly was vice chairman of Time Inc. and chief content officer at Bloomberg L.P.

Also on the second day of the Capital Conference will be discussions on sustainable business models, envisioning our future workforce and a comprehensive look at California wildfires and disaster coverage.

Norman Pearlstine
Norman Pearlstine

The day closes with “Hot Ideas & Cold Beer” (see next item for details).

Tuesday, Feb. 5, the first full day of the conference following Monday night’s Legislative Reception, is devoted to legislative issues and outlooks.

It includes top issues and legislation to watch, a panel discussion on key policy issues, a conversation with constitutional officers and a panel discussion on media collaboration for the 2020 U.S. Census. The afternoon includes opportunities for CNPA members to meet with their legislators at the Capitol.

Please view details on the Capital Conference website and register now.

A limited number of discounted rooms at the Kimpton Sawyer Hotel are still available through CNPA. Please contact Renee Smith at your soonest opportunity.

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