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Melissa Rosenthal from Cheddar Inc. confirmed

Melissa Rosenthal, Executive Vice President of Cheddar Inc., is our latest speaker to be confirmed for DIS2018. She joined the site from BuzzFeed in 2016. Cheddar Inc. broadcasts live from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, covering companies driving change in media, technology and entertainment. Aimed at business-savvy millennials, Cheddar tells the stories of change through the lens of business leaders making the change. With its main source of revenue distribution deals from the likes of Amazon Prime, Apple TV and Roku, Cheddar is a new kind of media business for a new generation. 


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Melissa, who over the years has been awarded as one of Forbes 30 under 30, one of Business Insider’s 30 most creative people under 30 and a Digiday Changemaker in Media, will give the low-down of how Cheddar was created and operates as a new kind of media for a new generation. 

She joins other speakers so far confirmed for DIS2018 including: 

  • Troy Young, Global President, Hearst Digital Media, USA
  • Vivian Schiller, Editor in Chief at Weber Shandwick and Director at the Scott Trust
  • Gary Liu, CEO, South China Morning Post, Hong Kong
  • Helje Solbert, CEO and Editor, VGTV, Schibsted, Norway
  • Keith Hernandez, SVP Strategy, Bleacher Report, USA
  • Louise Roug, International Director, HuffPost, UK
  • Breton Fischetti, Senior Director: Insider Picks, Business Insider, USA
  • Hannah Ray, Head of Visual Storytelling and Social Strategy, Condé Nast International, UK
  • Jenny Woods, Social Media Research Lead, BBC, UK
  • Kerstin Schiefelbein, CEO, Visual Statements, Germany
  • Lucy Rohr, Snapchat Editor and Multi-Media Editor, The Economist, USA
  • Maureen Hoch, Editor,, USA
  • Mark Stencel, Co-director: The Reporter’s Lab, Duke University, USA
  • Pauli Aalto-Setälä, Aller Media Oy, Finland
  • Matt Egan, Editorial Director UK and USA, IDG, UK/USA
  • Molly Miller, Chief Content Officer, ALM Media, USA
  • Kevin Turpin, President, National Journal, Atlantic Media, USA
  • Bernhard Glock, SVP, MediaLink, USA
  • Will McInnes, Chief Marketing Officer, Brandwatch, UK
  • Hilmar Mulder, Chief Editor, Libelle, Sanoma, The Netherlands
  • Sara Wilkins, Digital Editor,, Denmark
  • Donata Hopfen, CEO, Verimi, Germany

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