Marc Wilson is executive chairman and founder of TownNews.com, which helps more than 1,700 media outlets produce digital and print products. Wilson is a graduate of the University of Colorado, and worked for the Rocky Mountain News, Denver Post and Boulder Daily Camera before he joined The Associated Press. He worked for the AP in Denver, Little Rock, Chicago, Boise and Dallas. He was editor/publisher of the weekly Bigfork (Montana) Eagle for 14 years. He founded TownNews.com in 1989. He is the author of two books, Hero Street U.S.A. and the recently published Kidnapped by Columbus. He lives in Loveland, Colorado.
Flash session: Using tech to increase engagement and subscriptions
As traditional advertising revenue declines, newspapers are learning that they have to rely more on subscriptions, in print and online. Marc Wilson, founder of TownNews.com, will lead a session to discuss how newspapers are using technology to increase engagement and digital subscription revenues. New membership models developed by the Omaha World Herald, Richmond Times Dispatch and others will be featured.