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Thursday, November 14
 

8:45am

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Thursday November 14, 2019 8:45am - 9:00am
Auditorium 1104 S. Wabash Ave., floor 8

9:00am

Escalating Engagement to Advance your Journalism
“Engagement editors” can bolster distribution but it’s the journalists who find and frame the stories. How can we change the culture of our newsrooms to create journalism that can be a fulcrum for trust and a catalyst for civic participation instead of a commodity for consumption? It can take different kinds of “legwork.” Hear how three newsroom leaders changed practices to make engagement a foundation to their newsroom culture and learn about the research into common stumbling blocks.

Moderators
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Jan Schaffer

Executive Director, J-Lab
Jan Schaffer is the ombudsman of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and executive director of J-Lab: The Institute for Interactive Journalism. She has won a Pulitzer Prize for her reporting for the Philadelphia Inquirer and served as director of the Pew Center for Civic Jour... Read More →

Speakers
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Margaret Wolf Freivogel

Founder, St. Louis Beacon
Margaret Wolf Freivogel is a former editor at St. Louis Public Radio and a founder of the St. Louis Beacon, which pioneered many of the methods of now seen as foundational in the practice of engaged journalism. Previously, she was an editor at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch during the... Read More →
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Terry Parris Jr.

Engagement Director, The City NY
Terry Parris Jr. brought engagement efforts to ProPublica in an effort to give communities a voice in what gets investigated and help fit the stories in their communities into the broader issue. He now serves engagement editor at The City that’s working to include engaging New York... Read More →
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Karen Magnuson

Executive in Residence, Rochester Institute of Technology
Karen Magnuson is the former executive editor of the Rochester, N.Y. Democrat & Chronicle, where she launched the Unite Rochester project, a five-year initiative that raised awareness about institutional racism and promoted more inclusive community problem-solving. Previously, she... Read More →
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David Ryfe

Director and Professor, School of Journalism and Mass Communication
David Ryfe spent four years as an ethnographer studying why newsrooms struggled to change, work that culminated in “Can Journalism Survive? An Inside Look at American Newsrooms.” He is the director of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Iowa. His... Read More →


Thursday November 14, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Auditorium 1104 S. Wabash Ave., floor 8

10:00am

Getting Engaged: Building The Community Into Reporting Projects
***Clinics are for pre-registered clinic track participants only, except by permission of facilitators.***

Participants in the first clinic session will hone in on their goals for the project and both identify the people they want to work with and how they plan to reach them. More info coming.

Speakers
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Michelle Ferrier

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
FM

Fiona Morgan

Founder, Branchhead Consulting



Thursday November 14, 2019 10:00am - 1:30pm
Room 837 1104 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago, IL

10:15am

Discover Your Citizens Agenda: Learning to Listen to the Entire Public to Inform Campaign Coverage
What do communities want the candidates to be discussing as they compete for votes? The citizens agenda approach to campaign coverage has been extensively described by Jay Rosen as an alternate approach to typical horse race election coverage. It revolves around the power of bringing this question to citizens.
Rosen will describe the history of the approach and the keys to making it a success. Bridget Thoreson of Hearken will then conduct an interactive workshop to develop a strategy for getting people to participate in forming the citizens agenda. The session ends with the groups sharing their strategies and identifying common considerations that must be incorporated into citizens agenda outreach.

Speakers
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Jay Rosen

Director, Membership Puzzle Project, NYU
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Bridget Thoreson

Engagement Strategist, Hearken



Thursday November 14, 2019 10:15am - 11:45am
Auditorium 1104 S. Wabash Ave., floor 8

10:15am

Rethinking the Style Guide: Co-Creating Standards with Our Communities
The session is a space for journalists to grapple with and think differently about the language they use to describe their communities. The session starts with an introduction to tools to help newsrooms use more inclusive, human-centered language in their coverage of mis- and under-represented communities. Then, we’ll tackle the “low-hanging fruit” of language change in the newsroom, from terms around addiction to alternatives to police jargon. Then the group will participate in a design-thinking activity to talk through how to involve the community in updating their own newsrooms' style standards.

Attendees will leave with an understanding that listening to how communities want to be described isn't falling for spin, it's allowing people to be experts in their lived experience, and it's a way to build trust. They’ll also have specific suggestions for their own newsroom, whether that's changes to their style guide or the creation of a style committee or community standards board.

Speakers
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Aubrey Nagle

Project Editor, Reframe, Resolve Philadelphia



Thursday November 14, 2019 10:15am - 11:45am
Room 836 1104 S. Wabash Ave., floor 8

10:15am

Rewarding Essential Journalism
Journalists love to receive awards for their work. Who doesn't? But most of those awards come from industry insiders with narrow or traditional definitions of what "good journalism" should look like and often don't take into account the views and experiences of community members. What if we turned that on its head? Amy Kovac-Ashley, director of newsroom learning at the American Press Institute, will facilitate a workshop imagining awards that incentivize journalists to pursue more projects essential to the communities they cover. Come prepared to dream up journalism's version of the People's Choice Awards.

Speakers
AL

Amy L. Kovac-Ashley

Director of Newsroom Learning, American Press Institute



Thursday November 14, 2019 10:15am - 11:45am
Room 835 1104 S. Wabash Ave., floor 8

11:45am

Illinois Newsrooms Lunch
Illinois Humanities is presenting a special lunch for Illinois newsrooms hosted by ProPublica Illinois, the Illinois Public Broadcasting Council, and GateHouse Media’s Illinois editorial leadership as an opportunity for newsrooms to come together and talk about key challenges to tackle over the next year.

A facilitator from Journalism That Matters will help to reveal questions that span newsrooms, explore how individual efforts can combine to create a bigger picture of statewide issues, and discuss opportunities for collaboration.


Thursday November 14, 2019 11:45am - 1:30pm
Room 835 1104 S. Wabash Ave., floor 8

12:00pm

Lunch
Thursday November 14, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Auditorium 1104 S. Wabash Ave., floor 8

1:30pm

How to Talk About Race
In today’s media climate, it’s easy to get sucked into the public drama of overt racial divisions and attacks. How can reporters keep their footing as they take the coverage deeper on the forces driving racial inequality in their communities? The session opens with a panel discussion on how journalists can investigate the unequal, racialized outcomes often hidden from view. The workshop uses the upstream/downstream model from the “Reporting Inequality" tool, which shows journalists how to find various entry points to stories that expose the roots of structural inequity.

The session will then break into groups to tackle problems specific to the newsrooms in room, whether it’s more broadly how to report on race in a community resisting such conversations or granular issues about how to apply to lessons to the education beat or a specific housing story.

Speakers
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Venise Wagner

Professor of Journalism, San Francisco State University
Venise Wagner is the co-author of “Reporting Inequality: Tools and Methods for Covering Race and Ethnicity.”
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Alden Loury

Senior Editor of the Class, Race and Communities, WBEZ Chicago
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Fernando Diaz

Editor and Publisher, The Chicago Reporter


Thursday November 14, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Auditorium 1104 S. Wabash Ave., floor 8

2:30pm

How to Talk About Race — Working Group I
Breakout groups will tackle problems specific to the newsrooms, whether it’s more broadly how to report on race in a community resisting such conversations or granular issues about how to apply to lessons to the education beat or a specific housing story.

Speakers
FD

Fernando Diaz

Editor and Publisher, The Chicago Reporter
AL

Alden Loury

Senior Editor of the Class, Race and Communities, WBEZ Chicago
VW

Venise Wagner

Professor of Journalism, San Francisco State University
Venise Wagner is the co-author of “Reporting Inequality: Tools and Methods for Covering Race and Ethnicity.”


Thursday November 14, 2019 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Room 835 1104 S. Wabash Ave., floor 8

2:30pm

How to Talk About Race — Working Group II
Breakout groups will tackle problems specific to the newsrooms, whether it’s more broadly how to report on race in a community resisting such conversations or granular issues about how to apply to lessons to the education beat or a specific housing story.

Speakers
FD

Fernando Diaz

Editor and Publisher, The Chicago Reporter
AL

Alden Loury

Senior Editor of the Class, Race and Communities, WBEZ Chicago
VW

Venise Wagner

Professor of Journalism, San Francisco State University
Venise Wagner is the co-author of “Reporting Inequality: Tools and Methods for Covering Race and Ethnicity.”


Thursday November 14, 2019 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Room 836 1104 S. Wabash Ave., floor 8

2:30pm

Working with Your Community to Inform Systems Change
***Clinics are for pre-registered clinic track participants only, except by permission of facilitators.***

While journalists talk a lot about having an impact, they're not as forthcoming on how they can be more deliberate and active in informing structural change in communities. The work is often geared to spark surface-level outcomes (a law was passed, an official was held accountable, etc.), and not the deeper, root-level causes of complex problems, inequity and oppression. How can journalists invest in longer-term strategies that
provide communities with the information they need to support more healthy, equitable systems?

Using tools from social change and systems thinking – a holistic approach to grappling with complex issues – this participatory session will explore frameworks that journalists can use to build power and resiliency among communities and address deeply rooted problems. We'll introduce the fundamentals of systems thinking and facilitate exercises that will help participants identify opportunities to weave an inclusive, systems-oriented approach into their reporting, working with stakeholders to illuminate opportunities for interventions and narrative shift. Participants will leave with a new lens for the issues they cover and concrete ideas for how their journalism can be a force for structural change in collaboration with the communities they serve.

Speakers
CG

Cole Goins

Engagement Lead in Journalism + Design, The New School
KC

Kayla Christopherson

Systems Thinking Associate, The New School



Thursday November 14, 2019 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 837 1104 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago, IL

2:45pm

Yeehaw Culture? How to Cover Your Rural Communities for Effective Storytelling
Rural communities are quick to get labeled “Trump Country.” Three rural-centric newsrooms will share strategies to better connect with rural communities. Harvest Public Media will share it's approach for the $1.9 million initiative to incorporate rural voices into election coverage, "Elections 2020: Listening to America." It’s a chance to learn strategies for drawing out a more nuanced view of rural life beyond a simplified political identity or tired clichés of an idyllic pastoral life or ignorant backwater.

Moderators
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Pam Dempsey

Executive Director, Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting

Speakers
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Donna Vestal

Director of Collaborations, KCUR
LM

Lyle Muller

Retired Executive Director-Editor, Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism
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Claire Hettinger

Engagement Reporter, Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting


Thursday November 14, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Auditorium 1104 S. Wabash Ave., floor 8

4:30pm

What’s Your Problem? PPPC19 Hackathon
We want participants at the conference to get a chance to share what they’re working on and connect with people that can help them get past roadblocks.

We’ll ask 5-10 people to come up give a quick sense of who they are and the problem they’re grappling with, what they’re trying to learn, and where they think they need support. It can be a big or small question about racial equity, elections, measuring impact, changing newsroom culture, or other issues. The audience members will be encouraged to find those that they think they can help or whom they share a problem with to work through possible solutions. Then we’ll all come back together to hear the solutions the groups have mapped out and next steps.

So come with your pressing problems in mind and be willing to pitch in and help others.

Speakers
AH

Andrea Hart

Engagement, City Bureau NFP
LJ

Logan Jaffe

Engagement Reporter, ProPublica Illinois


Thursday November 14, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Auditorium 1104 S. Wabash Ave., floor 8
 
Friday, November 15
 

9:00am

#FakeNews Ain’t New: How Media Organizations Run by People of Color Are Leading the Charge on Building, Maintaining Audience Trust
Though the current White House administration has turned #fakenews into a buzzword, members of African, Latinx, Asian, Arab and Native American (ALAANA) communities have been contending with false narratives and incomplete context tracing back to the beginnings of media in this country. This is a chance to hear from ALAANA-led organizations who are working closely within underrepresented communities and gain insights on strategies that other media can use more broadly to find the right stakeholders, get beyond the negative news cycle, and build more trusting and equitable relationships

Moderators
KK

Kyra Kyles

Media and Storytelling Program Officer, The Field Foundation

Speakers
MK

Michelle Kanaar

Creative Director, Freelance Photographer
TW

Tiffany Walden

Editor-in-Chief, The TriiBE (thetriibe.com)
JD

Jesús Del Toro

Editor, La Raza


Friday November 15, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Auditorium 1104 S. Wabash Ave., floor 8

9:00am

How Sports Changed the Newsroom Culture
Illinois’ largest newspaper chain has pulled their sports reporters off of the box scores and assigned them to get out in the community. It’s reoriented coverage dramatically around a core force that binds community members to each other and to the newsroom. The session gets into the nitty gritty of how reporters and editors were convinced to rethink their coverage and what it did for readership, trust, and the bottom line.

Speakers
DA

Dennis Anderson

GateHouse Illinois Editor, GateHouse Media


Friday November 15, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Room 835 1104 S. Wabash Ave., floor 8

9:00am

Using Community Visioning to Guide Political Coverage
Your Voice Ohio has spent years designing and refining new approaches to newsroom-led public conversations. These dialogues center “ordinary” members of the public at the forefront of the discussion rather than traditional sources: technical experts, public officials and campaigns. The detail and nuance of community dialogue help reporters focus political coverage on priorities of the community, rather than solely on the interests of candidates and leaders.

This session will discuss the approach to convening open-ended dialogue to inform coverage of local, state, and national elections through a community vibrancy frame. These dialogues invite community members to identify community assets, top local issues, and community-supported action to address those issues. The conversations reveal new depth about local issues beyond the narrow perspectives offered by candidates, polling, or audience surveys.

Speakers
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Doug Oplinger

Project Manager, Your Voice Ohio
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Katherine Sims

Program and Research Associate, Your Voice Ohio


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Friday November 15, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Room 836 1104 S. Wabash Ave., floor 8

10:00am

You Don’t Have to Do it All: Equipping Community Members
***Clinics are for pre-registered clinic track participants only, except by permission of facilitators.***

Community engagement — that ongoing process of developing relationships, listening to constituents, and creating feedback loops so that journalism is relevant, reflective of, and accountable to diverse communities — it’s not easy work.

Identifying who to talk to and how, where to conduct targeted outreach, how to scaffold an engagement opportunity, all that and more can fall on those responsible for community engagement. So why not take a lesson from community organizers and share power with residents? Many hands make small work. By distributing the responsibilities of community engagement with community partners, journalists can not only build newsroom capacity, but also build community strength, leverage knowledge, expertise, and assets that exist in communities, and create the potential for greater impact.

This two-hour clinic will help newsrooms design and implement community engagement strategies to collaborate with community members.


Speakers
AB

Alicia Bell

News Voices Organizing Manager, Free Press
MB

Madeleine Bair

Campaign Manager, Free Press
MR

Mike Rispoli

News Voices Director, Free Press
JT

James Thompson

News Voices Organizer, Free Press



Friday November 15, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm
Room 837 1104 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago, IL

10:15am

How To Pop Up On Election Night
The Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism will “pop up” smack in the middle of the conference to coach journalists in how pop-ups can work in their coverage areas. There will be example props to interact with, like a game in which participants are asked to pin the heads of politicians to the amounts they took from corporate donors, as well as lessons on how to design and build compelling games on tiny budgets. Even a makeshift newsroom in the field can help media makers meet locals — especially around an election, and BINJ will show how it did it to cover the 2016 New Hampshire primary.

Speakers
CF

Chris Faraone

Editorial Director, Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism
JL

John Loftus

Operations Director, Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism



Friday November 15, 2019 10:15am - 11:45am
Auditorium 1104 S. Wabash Ave., floor 8

10:15am

Dancing with Denial: Knowing your Bias and Creating Open Newsroom Cultures
Much has been written and said about improving newsroom diversity, but one thing that is often left out is how newsroom culture and practice can support the free exchange of views and ideas of those people who already are in newsrooms.

This workshop is about creating space for the diversity you already have. How can we maximize inclusivity and build on what everyone has to bring to the table? How can we support deep, rich dialogue in our own newsrooms about the issues that matter to us without being afraid of offending, being wrong, showing our cards. We’ll use this time to develop a set of tools and strategies for fostering the open exchange of ideas.

Speakers
EP

Eve Pearlman

CEO, Spaceship Media



Friday November 15, 2019 10:15am - 11:45am
Room 836 1104 S. Wabash Ave., floor 8

10:15am

From Urban To Suburban, Project To Process: Making Local News More Inclusive
Conversations about diversity, inclusion, and community engagement in local news tend to overlook communities of color in small town, suburban, and rural communities. And regardless of the geography, efforts often struggle to go beyond projects to push for sustainable culture change. This session will include people grappling with the challenges of more inclusive approaches to engaging residents from Chambersburg, PA, to Maywood, IL.

The presenters will discuss opportunities for election coverage that goes beyond field trips to “Trump Country” that rarely include the communities of color who live there. Attendees will hear about efforts to engage Black and Latinx suburban residents in conversations about their local news and information needs.

The workshop will end with an opportunity to brainstorm how individual newsrooms and reporters can work with communities to make local news that is more inclusive and reflects community needs.

Speakers
LC

Letrell Crittenden

Assistant Professor, Thomas Jefferson University
Letrell Crittenden is a fellow at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at the Columbia Journalism School.
MR

Michael Romain

Publisher, The Village Free Press
AW

Andrea Wenzel

Assistant Professor/Fellow, Temple University/Tow Center
Andrea Wenzel is a fellow at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at the Columbia Journalism School.



Friday November 15, 2019 10:15am - 11:45am
Room 835 1104 S. Wabash Ave., floor 8

12:00pm

Lunch
Friday November 15, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Auditorium 1104 S. Wabash Ave., floor 8

12:00pm

Reserved for Gather
Closed session for members of the Gather team.

Friday November 15, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Room 836 1104 S. Wabash Ave., floor 8

12:00pm

WBEZ Story Doctor
WBEZ’s Curious City and podcast teams are available for 30-minute, one-on-one sessions to workshop audio or multimedia engagement projects. Participants should bring an idea or ongoing project to talk through. A team member will offer specific feedback and talk through strengthening the project or leveraging potential for engagement.
RSVP is required to secure a slot.

Speakers
KN

Katherine Nagasawa

Multimedia Producer, Curious City, WBEZ
MC

Mackenzie Crosson

Intern, Curious City, WBEZ
JP

Jessica Pupovac

Interim Editor, Curious City, WBEZ
BM

Bia Medious

Podcast Producer, WBEZ


Friday November 15, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Room 835 1104 S. Wabash Ave., floor 8

1:30pm

Is Your Journalism a Luxury or a Necessity?
Journalists’ mission is to provide information to the public, but our priorities are often out of balance. We often report on important issues like poverty or inequity in abstract ways, for audiences that are not directly impacted by our coverage. That’s why a group of journalists from around the country earlier this year began collaborating on creating a new, structural approach to evaluate how our work meets people’s information needs; one that could be used by newsrooms, funders, and community members.

Using Maslow’s “Hierarchy of Needs" as a framework, this working group asked: What if journalists thought about a community’s information needs in a similar framework and prioritized our work accordingly?

In this session, three of the group’s co-founders from City Bureau, Free Pressm and Spaceship Media will discuss how the idea came about and evolved, how journalists can determine whether their work is aligned with their community’s needs, and invite participants to challenge and refine this emerging framework. Those in attendance will walk away with a framework for understanding community information needs that can strengthen their own work and an opportunity to join this collaborative effort to reimagine how journalists can serve the public.

Speakers
MR

Mike Rispoli

News Voices Director, Free Press
EP

Eve Pearlman

CEO, Spaceship Media
HB

Harry Backlund

Director of Operations and Business Strategy, City Bureau



Friday November 15, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 836 1104 S. Wabash Ave., floor 8

1:30pm

The Role of Independents in Changing Newsroom Culture
Independent reporters and producers are part of the pipeline for innovation and equity. This session will help participants reimagine the role that independents can play in disrupting and shifting the current newsroom culture. Voices from independent producers, newsroom management, and the community will share best practices and on-going challenges in today's media landscape. Presenters will share models and resources on contributing to a positive shift and using AIR as a resource for access to independents.

Speakers
LC

Letrell Crittenden

Assistant Professor, Thomas Jefferson University
Letrell Crittenden is a fellow at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at the Columbia Journalism School.
SP

Sonia Paul

Journalist & Audio Producer, Freelance
JW

Jeanette Woods

Story and Talent Curator, AIR


Friday November 15, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 835 1104 S. Wabash Ave., floor 8

1:30pm

The View from Somewhere
Now more than ever, journalism that resists extractive, exploitive, and tokenistic practices toward marginalized people is essential. Lewis Raven Wallace, author of "The View From Somewhere," will explore the how the concept of "objectivity" became so central to the practice of journalism and how it often comes in conflict with other core values like seeking the truth, holding power to account, and transparency.

Speakers
LR

Lewis Raven Wallace

Independent Journalist and National Program Coordinator, Press On


Friday November 15, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Auditorium 1104 S. Wabash Ave., floor 8

1:30pm

Measuring a Project's Impact
***Clinics are for pre-registered clinic track participants only, except by permission of facilitators.***

The final clinic of the conference will focus on to know that a project is moving the needle?

In collaboration with The Engagement Lab, the University of Oregon’s Agora Journalism Center is developing a process evaluation tool called Meetr. It is designed to help journalists reflect on and measure the value of their community engagement efforts.

Meetr will also help journalists describe their process and demonstrate the benefit of teh trust-building work to the newsroom and the communities served. It should be used at the start of a project and regular intervals throughout. During this clinic session, presenters will walk through the process and focus on two key steps: 1) use a discussion guide to talk through your practice and values; and 2) take a survey to track your progress over time.

Speakers
AD

Andrew DeVigal

Associated Director, UO-SOJC's Agora Journalism Center
AW

Alisha Wang Saville

Curator, Project Manager, and Producer, Gather



Friday November 15, 2019 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 837 1104 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago, IL

2:45pm

Strengthening Local and National News Partnerships
Local newsrooms can be pushed to the side in partnerships while national news organizations report on stories in their communities. But local outfits bring credibility, community relationships, and a deep understanding of place to reporting.

The Center for Public Integrity tapped into those strengths by finding new ways to build partnerships with them. We’ll walk attendees through examples of CPI projects and local partnerships. We will break out into small groups and identify challenges that local newsrooms face when partnering with national news outlets (like ours) and provide tips on how local outlets can get the most out of a partnership with a national news organization and how national outlets can best work with local news.

Speakers
KV

Kristine Villanueva

Audience engagement editor, Center for Public Integrity



Friday November 15, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Room 835 1104 S. Wabash Ave., floor 8

2:45pm

Creating the Pipeline for Journalists of Tomorrow
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
LE

Lee Edwards

Program Coordinator, Free Spirit Media
TS

Tracee Stanford

Creative Workforce Manager, Free Spirit Media
MM

Maia McDonald

Community Journalist, Free Spirit Media (The Real Chi)
AB

Aja Beckham

Economic Justice Editor, Free Spirit Media



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

2:45pm

Story Recipe Remix: People-Powered Edition
Ever felt stuck recycling the same story formats over and over? Want a go-to brainstorming process when you’re crunched for time but still want to take a creative risk? In this interactive session, we’ll share some stories we’ve created at WBEZ that remix tried and true formats like candidate questionnaires and summer activity guides into people-powered ones. Then, we’ll try remixing some other traditional formats together.   

Speakers
KN

Katherine Nagasawa

Multimedia Producer, Curious City, WBEZ
PF

Paula Friedrich

Interactive Producer, WBEZ


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

3:45pm

Closing
Friday November 15, 2019 3:45pm - 4:00pm
Auditorium 1104 S. Wabash Ave., floor 8