Broward Arts Journalism Alliance Faculty
established the Center for Digital Media Entrepreneurship in 2011. The center offers courses, consulting and connections to encourage students to start digital media ventures, and to engage Newhouse alumni.
Sean is a "serial entrepreneur," interactive marketer and evangelist for innovation and startups. He is founder and president of Communigration Inc., a technology marketing firm, as well as partner in C3 Strategic LLC, a boutique management consulting and venture firm that works with early-stage tech companies. In 2009, he co-founded Digital Vertical Marketing, a search and social media marketing firm. He holds board and advisory board positions with several early-stage tech companies and serves on a number of charitable boards.
A graduate of the Newhouse School in 1980 with a degree in magazine, Sean has started lifestyle businesses, small businesses and high-tech companies; had a profitable exit from one; and became part of an Internet roll-up business that bought 10 companies in 18 months and was later sold to Time Warner Telecom. Along the way, he served as senior director of marketing for a $125 million Internet services company in Boston’s Route 128 corridor; head of e-commerce strategy and interactive marketing for a New York City public company; and corporate communications manager for a publicly traded distribution company.Jon Glass
runs Newhouse's Collaborative Media Room and co-teaches “Web Journalism and Innovation,” which focuses on current industry issues, social media and multimedia storytelling. He is executive producer of TheNewsHouse.com, a student-produced news, sports and entertainment website for the Syracuse University community. He joined Newhouse in 2007.
Prior to Newhouse, Jon was the online content director for PalmBeachPost.com, where he spent 11 years in the newsroom and online departments.
He is a graduate of the University of Florida, where he earned a B.S. in journalism and minor in education.Eric Grode
is a theater critic and reporter for The New York Times, where he has worked since 2005. He previously served as the head theater critic for The New York Sun and Broadway.com, and his articles and reviews have also appeared in The Village Voice, New York magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Time Out New York, The Boston Phoenix and more than a dozen other publications. He has received fellowships from American Theatre magazine and the American Theater Critics Association.
Grode has held full-time editorial jobs at TV Guide, Good Housekeeping and XXL (where he served as managing editor). He is the author of “Hair: The Story of the Show That Defined a Generation,” the authorized history of the Broadway musical.
In addition to his work with the Goldring Arts Journalism Program, where he sits on the advisory board and has led writing workshops since 2007, Grode has taught journalism courses at Lehman College. The former vice president of the New York Drama Critics Circle, he is currently on the advisory board of Reel Mind, a film and theater series in Rochester, N.Y., where he lives.Johanna Keller
is the director of the Goldring Arts Journalism Program and an associate professor in newspaper & communications. She writes about music and culture for The New York Times, The Chronicle of Higher Education Review, London Evening Standard, Los Angeles Times, Opera News, Symphony, Musical America, Strad and other magazines in the U.S. and the U.K. She is also a columnist for the magazine Central New York: The Good Life.
For her essays in The New York Times, she received the ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award and the Front Page Award from the Newswomen’s Club of New York. She has been a USC Annenberg Getty Fellow in Los Angeles and a journalism fellow at the Banff Centre in Canada. Keller was editor of Chamber Music magazine and during her tenure the publication received its first six national awards for excellence in editorial and design.Mark Nerenhausen
serves as both founding director and professor of practice of the Janklow Arts Leadership Program. He brings more than two decades of professional arts administration experience to Syracuse University, having most recently served as president and CEO of the $354 million AT&T Performing Arts Center in Dallas. From 1998-2009 he was the director at the Broward Center, so he has personal knowledge of this geography, arts and cultural industry and Broward’s diversity.
In this capacity, he secured AT&T as a naming sponsor, raised more than $4 million in the first year of operations, created a governing board, and instituted an integrated business information platform. He also brokered strategic partnerships with regional and national organizations, several of which were devoted to minority arts, and initiated the Jazz Roots series. From 1998-2009, Nerenhausen played a similar role at the multi-venue Broward Center, fashioning it into a catalyst for tourism, economic development, education, industry innovations and cross-cultural exchange. Under Nerenhausen’s tenure, the center’s main concert hall consistently ranked in the world’s top 10 venues for ticket sales, according to Pollstar and Venues Today magazines.
His academic experience includes faculty positions at Florida International University in Miami; Nova Southeastern University in Davie, Fla.; and Florida Atlantic University in Fort Lauderdale. A sought-after keynote speaker and consultant, he serves on the boards of the Bluegreen Corp. in Boca Raton, Fla., and is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board for the University of Wisconsin-Madison Graduate School of Business, from which he earned an M.A. in arts administration.Dan Pacheco
is a digital journalist with 18 years of experience in news and information startups and new product development. After a year as a feature writer for The Denver Post, he joined the launch team for Washingtonpost.com in 1994, where he produced its first business, technology and community sections. He later spent six years at America Online, launching and managing user-contributed content services that were used by tens of millions of people daily.
Pacheco returned to his newspaper roots in 2004 at The Bakersfield Californian, where he is known for launching Bakotopia, the first social networking service for a local newspaper, and multiple web-print niche products. His work there earned him a Newspaper Association of America "20 Under 40" award and two Knight-Batten Awards for Innovation in Journalism. The home-grown Bakomatic platform that powered these sites was purchased by the Arizona Republic and Sacramento Bee.
In 2007, Pacheco was awarded an $837,000 Knight News Challenge grant to run Printcasting, an experiment in cloud-based magazine creation. The service evolved into BookBrewer, an e-book and print-on-demand startup that is used by journalists and news organizations as well as hundreds of self-published authors.
Corey Takahashi is a professor, journalist and multimedia producer. He started his career in New York City as a founding editor at the music magazine, Blaze, and later worked on staff as an editor for Vibe, where he was an international freelance contributor at the time of the publication's National Magazine Award (NMA) for General Excellence.
Takahashi's magazine work also was nominated for an individual NMA, selected for the Best Music Writing anthology, and received special recognition from the Center for Documentary Studies. Takahashi worked on staff at Entertainment Weekly, Newsday and Public Radio International/New York Public Radio. He is a longtime cultural contributor to NPR. Takahashi also has contributed stories to Quartz/Atlantic Media, Monocle, CBC, BBC/PRI, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.
A magazine-style storyteller in text, audio and video, Takahashi has a special interest in technology and emerging media. He is a Google Glass Explorer and a YouTube-certified instructor. His recent focus on digital and hybrid media forms has led to collaborations with independent digital publishers and producers, as well as nonprofit start-up incubators.
Panel Discussion: The Challenges of Arts Coverage in the Digital Age
with moderator Eric Grode, regional editors and writers Jami Nix Khan, Katerina Wagner and Bill Hirschman
Eric Grode, as moderator. Mr. Grode has written about arts/culture (mostly theater) for the New York Times, New York magazine, the Village Voice, the New York Sun and Time Out New York.
Jami Nix Rahn - Fort Lauderdale based artist and blogger. She is founder and editor of Art South Florida, a Broward based art blog.
Katerina Wagner - is an Art Consultant, Media Maven, Curator & Art Blogger. She is the Founder & Principal of Miami Art Scene™ - Miami’s No.1 art portal covering local, national and international art news and information. An influential blog within the global art community whose audience spans the creative landscape including collectors, dealers, artists, galleries, museum directors, curators, designers, art aficionados and connoisseurs.
The mission of Miami Art Scene™ is to promote, develop and support artists, art venues, creative entities, and the arts. For over a decade Katerina Wagner has worked as a communications consultant. Her success as an independent advertising, public relations, marketing, branding and social media specialist led to the formation of KPW Media Group in 2011, a full service digital marketing agency based in Miami. The agency develops results-driven ideas that translate into increases in brand equity, profitability, sales, brand recognition and awareness for some of the world’s best organizations, brands and start-ups.
Bill Hirschman, Florida Theater On Stage- He began reviewing theater for the South Florida Sun Sentinel in 1998 and has written about the arts and reviewed books for several decades, especially books. His arts coverage has appeared in Variety, American Theatre magazine, Playbill.com, a&e magazine, the Miami Herald among many other outlets. His work as the founding critic for the South Florida Theater Review won him first place for arts criticism in the Society of Professional Journalists’ Sunshine State Awards and he recently received the Jack Zink Spirit Award.