2014 Leaders of the Year Announced by Tech & Learning Magazine

SAN BRUNO, CA (May 13, 2014) – Tech & Learning magazine named four educators as winners in its 27th annual Leader of the Year program. These visionaries exemplified extraordinary education technology leadership, often working within budgetary restrictions and limited resources. Among the winners are two superintendents, a director of innovation and digital learning, and a computer instructor. All four exemplified outstanding leadership that did more than just put tools into the hands of teachers and students, but shifted the school culture so all stakeholders embraced the meaningful use of technology in their schools.

“This year’s slate of candidates was the most impressive I can remember,” said Kevin Hogan, editorial director of Tech & Learning Media Group. “When it came down to selecting the ultimate winners, we found these these educators all shared common traits in leadership, whether it was in the classroom or in front of the school board. They have an ability to both inspire their communities and take action to ensure their visions become reality.”

Thanks to a sponsorship from Aruba Networks, all four winners will receive a trip to ISTE 2014 in Atlanta, where they will be honored at a gala celebration.

“To ensure students receive the best possible education and remain competitive in today’s world, they need the benefits from a blend of traditional education with new technologies,” said Kezia Gollapudi, product marketing for Aruba Networks. “The winners of the 27th annual Tech & Learning magazine Leader of Year program are progressive innovators that demonstrated creative ways to implement technology into daily curriculum. The results are models for other school districts to help educators advance learning for years to come.”

Please join us in congratulating the winners of the 2014 Tech & Learning Leader of the Year Program:

Debra Jackson, Superintendent, Highland Falls-Fort Montgomery (NY) Central School District: As superintendent of Highland Falls-Fort Montgomery Central School District for the last six years, Jackson has made sure that her teachers, administrators, families, and students had the support to come up with new ideas and try them out. “For me, the whole idea of moving forward is allowing people to take risks, be creative, and then make decisions about what works,” she says. “I like to bring in all voices, including students. In the past three years we’ve seen a huge shift, and it’s incredibly exciting. This award validates the creative efforts of our educators. They took a risk by shifting from the conventional to the visionary.”

Lisa Gonzales, Superintendent, Portola Valley (CA) School District: As superintendent of Portola Valley School District since August 2013, Gonzales has already introduced social media to promote school programs and staff, developed a district app to improve home-school communication, and models how to use technology by creating her own eblasts on everything from board meeting highlights to STEM program updates. “I share this award this with my district’s staff, my fellow tech leaders in ACSA and TICAL, and school leaders who model, lead, and advocate for technology as a tool for learning, communicating and operating. From infrastructure to funding, teaching to learning, there is much work to do to effectively and purposefully utilize tech to support students, staff, and parents.”

Carl Hooker, Director of Innovation and Digital Learning, Eanes (TX) Independent School District (ISD): In the last six months, Carl Hooker delivered the keynote presentation for Tech & Learning‘s Atlanta Tech Forum, organized a youth film festival, wrote several blogs about the digital zombification of our society, planned the third iPadpalooza, helped overturn a state decision to ban tablets from state testing, and taught an iTunesU course called “Digital Parenting 101” with community parents. And did we mention he did all of this while working his “day job” as director of innovation and digital learning at Eanes ISD? “I’ve been a fan for many years of the work Tech & Learning does with their magazine and Tech Forum events throughout the country. As a fan, it’s an honor to be recognized as one of this year’s Leaders of the Year. I take this honor as extra motivation to continue to strive for improvements for all learners, not only in my district, but across the country.”

Txe Kolstad, Computer Instructor, Templeton Elementary School, Templeton, CA: Although she’s only been on the job for only one year, Txe Kolstad took Templeton’s computer program from a basic room setup to one in which every student has a meaningful and purposeful experience. She knows all 585 of her PreK, kindergarten, 1st-, and 2nd-grade students by name and creates a differentiated technology experience for each child that’s based on their interests, skill level, and personality. “More than anything, it’s the students who deserve this award. They’re the ones who rose to the occasion and learned many things that adults don’t know or things adults think are too hard for early elementary students to learn. I hope it will encourage other districts and schools to introduce students to computer skills at an earlier age.”

Look for detailed profiles in the June 2014 Leadership Issue of Tech & Learning magazine.

NewBay in the News: Revolver Golden Gods Coverage

The Revolver Golden Gods Awards, held April 23 at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, gathered plenty of attention from the press. There are far too many articles to list them all here, but here are a few sample clippings:

From ROLLING STONE
Slayer Debut New Song ‘Implode’ During Surprise Golden Gods Appearance
Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/slayer-debut-new-song-implode-during-surprise-golden-gods-appearance-20140424#ixzz30DGknc6P

New Guns N’ Roses Music May Arrive ‘In the Next Year,’ Guitarist Says
Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/new-guns-n-roses-music-may-arrive-in-the-next-year-guitarist-says-20140424#ixzz30DGwLkij

From BILLBOARD
Guns N’ Roses Could Have New Music In 2015, Guitarist Says At Golden Gods Awards
Read more: http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/6069816/guns-n-roses-could-have-new-music-in-2015-guitarist-says-at-golden-gods-awards

From E! ONLINE
NEWS/ Dave Navarro Touches Tongues With Carmen Electra: I “May Get Lucky With This One Tonight”
Read more: http://www.eonline.com/news/535204/dave-navarro-touches-tongues-with-carmen-electra-i-may-get-lucky-with-this-one-tonight

From BBC
Guns N’ Roses promise new album ‘sooner’ than 14 years
Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/27143368

From YAHOO! MUSIC
Revolver Golden Gods Celebrate Best of Metal, Including Full Guns N’ Roses Set with Original Bassist
Read more: https://music.yahoo.com/blogs/yahoo-music/revolver-golden-gods-celebrate-best-metal-inlcuding-full-133439103.html

From LA WEEKLY
Slideshow: Revolver Golden Gods Awards 2014
Read more: http://www.laweekly.com/slideshow/revolver-golden-gods-awards-2014-41158092/1/

NewBay in the News: BBC on Roger Daltrey Being Honored at Music Week Awards

From the BBC:

Roger Daltrey honoured for teenage cancer work
By Mark Savage
BBC News entertainment reporter

The Who frontman Roger Daltrey has won a major music industry prize for his work with the Teenage Cancer Trust.

The singer has organised the charity’s annual concerts at the Royal Albert Hall, booking artists like Arctic Monkeys, Tinie Tempah and Paul Weller.

Presenting the outstanding contribution prize at the Music Week awards, Weller praised Daltrey’s “tireless, fantastic work” for a “very worthwhile charity.”

Read the full story here.

NewBay in the News: FOLIO: on Ratings Intelligence Acquisition

From FOLIO:

NewBay Gets Into Data With Acquisition
Leaves door open for future data-driven collaborations.
In coverage and in practice, the media continues to intertwine with big data. NewBay Media is keeping pace with the trend by acquiring data-driven television research firm, Ratings Intelligence.

Click here for the full story:
http://www.foliomag.com/2014/newbay-gets-data-acquisition#.U06aFcaJJhM

Women of New York 2014 Takes Place Next Week

NEW YORK, NY (April 15, 2014) — The fourth annual Women of NY event, part of Broadcasting & Cable’s Keynotes and Cocktail Series, will take place on Thursday, April 24, from 2:00–5:00 pm at the Grand Hyatt in New York City. Designed to serve the women of the television business community, Women of New York is an off-the-record cocktail and networking event with the most accomplished women in TV, media, and entertainment. This year’s event features exclusive Q&As with Meredith Vieira, Host & Executive Producer of The Meredith Vieira Show, and Martina Navratilova, Analyst at Tennis Channel.

Other featured participants include Nomi Bergman, President, Bright House Networks; Mindy Borman, Executive Producer, The Dr. Oz Show; Shari Cohen, Executive Director, Investments, GroupM; Marjorie Kaplan, Group President, TLC and Animal Planet; Jo Ann Ross, President, Network Sales, CBS Television Network; Lia Silkworth, Executive VP, Managing Director, Tapestry, a division of SMG Multicultural; and Cyma Zarghami, President, Nickelodeon Networks Group.

The sessions will be moderated by Melissa Grego, Editor-in-Chief, Broadcasting & Cable, and Kelly Wallace, Digital Correspondent and Editor-at-Large, CNN Digital.

In addition to the stellar lineup of speakers, there is an all-new audience participation exercise with an opportunity to win a gift basket from event sponsor Boots, a maker of beauty products, and a chance to win two tickets to the US Open, compliments of Tennis Channel. Transportation Partner Uber is also providing discounted car travel to and from the event, which is conveniently located next to Grand Central Station.

Women of NY provides a unique opportunity for media professionals — both women and men — to network in an intimate, off-the-record setting and gain valuable insight from some of the most powerful women in media.

For more information, including the full agenda and more details about the giveaways, visit http://bcwomenofny.com.

Broadcasting & Cable is published by NewBay Media.

About BROADCASTING & CABLE
Broadcasting and Cable (B&C), is the leading voice of the television industry, serving the broadcast, cable and program syndication communities. B&C’s editorial covers the entire spectrum of broadcast, cable, satellite, telco, advertising, multimedia, broadband, and other emerging technologies. It provides its readers and advertisers with a trusted, authoritative and respected environment to build their brands and enhance their position in the marketplace. B&C’s readers include executives at TV stations, TV networks, cable systems and networks, major media companies, ad agencies, packaged goods manufacturers, and professionals in the government sector related to the television industry including Congress and the FCC. For more information, visit broadcastingcable.com.

About NEWBAY MEDIA
NewBay Media is positioned at the center of the world’s most dynamic industries—Music, AV/Pro Audio, Consumer Electronics/Gaming, Video & Broadcast, and Education. We connect and inform millions of constituents in these industries through our award-winning content, integrated media capabilities, and high-profile network-building and informative events. NewBay proudly serves some of the broadest BtoB professional and music enthusiast communities in the world through over 60 print and digital publications, 100 integrated web and mobile applications, 75 conferences and conventions, custom marketing services and e-commerce capabilities. Find out more at www.nbmedia.com.

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NewBay Media Expands Data and Research Capabilities

NEW YORK, NY (April 10, 2014) — NewBay Media, publisher of Multichannel News, Broadcasting & Cable, and Next TV, has announced the acquisition of television research and analysis firm Ratings Intelligence. The addition of Ratings Intelligence to NewBay’s portfolio further affirms NewBay’s deep commitment to content quality and to providing unique access to data-driven research reports to aid readers in their daily decision making.

“We continue to move forward in our goal to serve our markets as comprehensively as possible,” says Steve Palm, CEO, NewBay Media. “The addition of Ratings Intelligence immediately strengthens our ability to serve the television production community and also opens up the door for future data research possibilities for our music, Pro AV, consumer electronic, and education audiences.”

Ratings Intelligence provides its subscribers with daily television research reports that contextualize audience data. NewBay’s editorial resources and expertise will allow the company to continue and expand on its commitment to producing independent analysis and indispensable business intelligence for the industry.  Subscribers receive an incisive summary of the day’s vital information, broken down into easy-to-understand written reports, along with supporting tables and charts, generated by Ratings Intelligence’s visualization technology, that let readers quickly digest the key insights in each story.

Ratings Intelligence subscribers include executives at top television companies such as National Geographic, Warner Bros., Discovery, Disney, and CBS News, to name a few. Its work has been cited and its analysts have been quoted in Multichannel News, The New York Times, Huffington Post, and Crain’s.

“We welcome the Ratings Intelligence team to NewBay and look forward to working with them on the expansion of the audience analysis they have been doing for subscribers,” states Mark Robichaux, editor-in-chief, Multichannel News. “I am thrilled that this valuable research tool will now be a part of NewBay, and am looking forward to working with the Ratings Intelligence team.”

Ratings Intelligence’s Reess Kennedy, CEO, operations, and subscriber relationships, will remain with the company as it joins NewBay.

About RATINGS INTELLIGENCE
Ratings Intelligence is a research company owned by industry trade leader NewBay Media, based in New York’s tech-centric Flatiron district. Ratings Intelligence puts TV ratings in context for busy executives making important business decisions based on the company’s research. Find out more at www.ratingsintel.com.

About NEWBAY MEDIA
NewBay Media is positioned at the center of the world’s most dynamic industries —Music, AV/Pro Audio, Consumer Electronics/Gaming, Video, Broadcast and Cable Television, and Education. We connect and inform millions of constituents in these industries through our award-winning content, integrated media capabilities, and high-profile network-building and informative events. NewBay proudly serves some of the broadest BtoB professional and music enthusiast communities in the world through over 60 print and digital publications, 100 integrated web and mobile applications, 75 conferences and conventions, custom marketing services and e-commerce capabilities. Find out more at www.newbaymedia.com.

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NewBay in the News: EXPO on the Next | Video Conference and Expo

EXPO interviews NewBay Media EVP Carmel King on the rebranding of Digital Video Expo as Next | Video Conference and Expo.

Greater Expectations: Marketing a Rebranded Show
NewBay Media aims to double the size of its video trade show with a new name and market-specific education program.
As the executive vice president of the Broadcast/Video Group for NewBay Media, Carmel King oversees 13 print and electronic media brands, co-branded summits, custom projects such as the National Association of Broadcasters’ show daily and two trade shows. The trade show previously known as the Digital Video Expo is being rebranded this year as the Next | Video Conference and Expo. It will be held Oct. 1-3 at the Pasadena (Calif.) Convention Center. King explains the change and how it will be marketed.

Click here for the full story:
http://www.expoweb.com/article/greater-expectations-marketing-rebranded-show#.Ux6LjFckC8Q

NewBay Media to Produce Official SCTE Cable-Tec Expo Show Daily

NEW YORK, NY (February 26, 2014) — NewBay Media, publisher of Multichannel News, Broadcasting & Cable, and many other leading television industry magazines, has been selected to produce the Official SCTE Cable-Tec Expo® Daily. The Daily, which will distribute a new edition each day for the three days that the exhibit floor is open, will provide valuable show information, exhibitor news, and industry analysis. It will be distributed throughout the exhibit floor, at registration desks, and at the primary Expo hotel. Additionally, digital versions of all three dailies will be distributed to NewBay Media’s extensive lists of television professionals, and be available for viewing all year long.

In addition to being leaders in television industry business and technical information, NewBay Media are experts in show publications, producing show dailies and guides for some of the most influential tradeshows in the world, including CES, NAB Show, InfoComm, ISE, and The Cable Show.

“We are honored that SCTE has chosen us to produce the Official SCTE Cable-Tec Show Daily,” states Louis Hillelson, VP/Group Publisher for NewBay Media’s Multichannel News and Broadcasting & Cable. “Our proven expertise at producing successful show dailies, combined with our 24/7, 365-day coverage of the cable telecommunications industry, makes us the ideal publishers to partner with SCTE on the Daily, and I am excited to work with them and to offer attendees and exhibitors this new service.”

“By partnering with Multichannel News, we are able to provide additional show coverage benefits to not only the attendees and exhibitors, but also to the SCTE membership,” says Bill Schankel, Vice President, Marketing for SCTE.

The Official SCTE Cable-Tec Expo® Daily will provide the most direct way of reaching attendees each day of Cable-Tec Expo. With three at-show editions that cover late-breaking news printed each night of the show, marketers can keep their messages in front of hard-to-reach attendees to drive interest to their booths; draw attention to new product offerings and show specials; increase brand visibility; and generate leads for sales teams, dealer networks, and distribution partners.

For Official SCTE Cable-Tec Expo® Daily advertising information, contact Jason Greenblatt at 917-281-4726 or jgreenblatt@nbmedia.com.

For editorial information, contact Michael Demenchuk at 917-281-4712 or mdemenchuk@nbmedia.com.

About SCTE
The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) is a non-profit professional association that provides technical leadership for the telecommunications industry and serves its members through professional development, standards, certification and information. SCTE currently has nearly 14,000 members from the U.S. and 70 countries worldwide and offers a variety of programs and services for the industry’s educational benefit. A prime example is SCTE’s Smart Energy Management Initiative (SEMI), an unprecedented effort to help cable operators leverage financial and environmental advantages of implementing Green strategies. SCTE has 68 chapters and meeting groups and more than 3,000 employees of the cable telecommunications industry hold SCTE technical certifications. SCTE is an ANSI-accredited standards development organization. Visit SCTE online at www.scte.org. Connect with SCTE at www.scte.org/socialmedia.

About NEWBAY MEDIA
NewBay Media is positioned at the center of the world’s most dynamic industries—Music, AV/Pro Audio, Consumer Electronics/Gaming, Video & Broadcast, and Education. We connect and inform millions of constituents in these industries through our award-winning content, integrated media capabilities, and high-profile network-building and informative events. NewBay proudly serves some of the broadest BtoB professional and music enthusiast communities in the world through over 60 print and digital publications, 100 integrated web and mobile applications, 75 conferences and conventions, custom marketing services and e-commerce capabilities. Find out more at www.newbaymedia.com.

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Digital Video Expo Relaunched As Next | Video Conference and Expo

PASADENA, CA (February 19, 2014) — NewBay Media, the leading publisher of digital content creation media, has announced that its annual Digital Video Expo event will be rebranded as the Next | Video Conference and Expo. This year’s event will take place October 1-3 at the Pasadena Convention Center, which is easily accessible for California-area Video, Broadcast, and Production Professionals.

  • To be held October 1-3, 2014 at the Pasadena Convention Center, Pasadena
  • Addition of new multitrack conference program
  • Broadened scope to grow audience segments

Next | Video will significantly expand the coverage of video streaming, distribution, and enterprise-level creation and acquisition. With an expanded show floor that features new content pavilions, Next | Video will also include a new multi-day, multitrack conference, offering the latest in available technology, best practice usage, tools, and techniques.  This year’s Next | Video will excite returning attendees as well as new attendees with streaming and enterprise interests.

“The renaming of the event reflects our intention to keep pace with — and even anticipate — the rapid changes we’re witnessing in technology,” says Carmel King, NewBay Media Executive VP. “Now more than ever, it is crucial that we focus on bringing the latest, greatest training, content, and technology to our show.”

New Conference Program
A major expansion within the event is the addition of a two-and-a-half day multitrack conference that includes a keynote luncheon and networking reception. Conference tracks at Next | Video include Next | Production, Next | Postproduction, Next | Streaming Tech, Next | Distribution, and Next | Enterprise Media.

The program ranges from assessing the latest technology solutions and trends in broadcast, video production, postproduction, and streaming media, to exploring current outlets and business strategies for the media and entertainment community. NewBay will significantly invest in expanding marketing outreach to these audience segments, attracting more high-qualified attendees to the show.

Broadening the Experience
“We recognized that our attendees wanted a more immersive experience at the event,” adds King. “Integrating this new conference expands the educational offerings and networking, and broadens the scope to attract a larger and more diverse audience of video/media professionals. Additionally, we will continue to work with other content partners to produce the most up-to-date and relevant material for our audience.”

The expo will feature the latest products and services for the video/broadcast community, complementing the program content and allowing attendees to both learn about and receive hands-on experience with new technology.

The event website will launch in March at NextVideoExpo.com, and updates will be communicated to subscribers of related NewBay publications and members of the media.

For information on attending Next | Video, please contact Evan Hart, Event Manager, at ehart@nbmedia.com.  To inquire about exhibiting, please contact Jackie Gospodinoff, Sales Director, at jgospodinoff@nbmedia.com

About NEWBAY MEDIA
NewBay Media is positioned at the center of the world’s most dynamic industries—Music, AV/Pro Audio, Consumer Electronics/Gaming, Video & Broadcast, and Education. We connect and inform millions of constituents in these industries through our award-winning content, integrated media capabilities, and high-profile network-building and informative events. NewBay proudly serves some of the broadest BtoB professional and music enthusiast communities in the world through over 60 print and digital publications, 100 integrated web and mobile applications, 75 conferences and conventions, custom marketing services and e-commerce capabilities. Find out more at www.newbaymedia.com.

Mark Burton Named Managing Director of NewBay Media Europe | Intent Media

LONDON, U.K. (February 17, 2014) — NewBay Media has announced that Mark Burton has been named Managing Director of NewBay Media Europe | Intent Media. Mark most recently led Incisive Media’s Insurance Group as its Group Publishing Director, where he was responsible for a wide portfolio of magazine, digital, and event properties.

“Mark is an accomplished media executive with an impressive track record,” states Steve Palm, CEO, NewBay Media. “He is the right person to further develop our magazine, digital, and event capabilities and aggressively grow our European business. I am excited to have him join our team.”

At Incisive Media, Burton managed a portfolio of brands that included Post, Insurance Age, and Insurance Hound. During his time at Incisive Media, Mark was instrumental in launching new, data-driven digital products, expanding the Insurance events portfolio into new territories, and gaining substantial subscription growth through digital corporate licenses.

Prior to his most recent position at Incisive, Burton was Publisher of Incisive’s Computer Reseller News (CRN), Accountancy Age, and Financial Director. Earlier experience includes executive positions at VNU Business Media.

“NewBay’s depth and breadth in the markets it serves offers a unique opportunity for growth and expansion,” says Burton. “I am looking forward to working with the team to build on the success of the current products, and delivering the best service we can to our customers. This is an amazing opportunity and I can’t wait to get started.”

Mark takes over the position from Stuart Dinsey, who left the company in October.

Mark will work out of both the London and Hertford NewBay Media Europe offices, and will report directly to Steve Palm. He can be reached at mark.burton@intentmedia.co.uk.

About NEWBAY MEDIA EUROPE | INTENT MEDIA
NewBay Media Europe’s portfolio is focused on six business markets — Games, Music, Toys & Licensing, Mobile & Computing, TV & Audio Visual and Active Lifestyle. Intent’s dynamic media capabilities include over 16 magazines, 20 events and dozens of digital properties delivered across an array of platforms. NewBay Media Europe’s brands include Pro Sound News Europe, TVB Europe, Installation, Develop, MCV, MI Pro, Audio Pro and Licensing.biz. For a complete list of NEWBAY MEDIA EUROPE’s brands, media and reach capabilities, please go to www.newbaymedia.com.

About NEWBAY MEDIA
NewBay Media is positioned at the center of the world’s most dynamic industries—Music, AV/Pro Audio, Consumer Electronics/Gaming, Video & Broadcast, and Education. We connect and inform millions of constituents in these industries through our award-winning content, integrated media capabilities, and high-profile network-building and informative events. NewBay proudly serves some of the broadest BtoB professional and music enthusiast communities in the world through over 60 print and digital publications, 100 integrated web and mobile applications, 75 conferences and conventions, custom marketing services and e-commerce capabilities. Find out more at www.newbaymedia.com.

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