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Friday, November 15 • 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Creating the Pipeline for Journalists of Tomorrow

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The session will give newsroom leaders an opportunity to create realistic pathways for young adults and youth to become journalists and to identify what specific skills and traits are necessary for journalists of the future to succeed.

Attendees will hear the professional stories of young journalists, including what organizations and individuals led to their success along with showing examples of their work. Next, attendees will break into four groups for a brainstorming session to identify at least one tangible action item per area of focus newsrooms can implement to create sustainable workforce pipelines for aspiring journalists. The areas of focus are affordability, mentorship, equipment/software training, and networking. Finally, each group will discuss their findings with the collective and identify which methods would be the most beneficial moving forward.

Speakers
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Lee Edwards

Program Coordinator, Free Spirit Media
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Tracee Stanford

Creative Workforce Manager, Free Spirit Media
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Maia McDonald

Community Journalist, Free Spirit Media (The Real Chi)
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Aja Beckham

Economic Justice Editor, Free Spirit Media



Friday November 15, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Room 836 1104 S. Wabash Ave., floor 8

Attendees (10)