This Saturday, Nov. 16, the annual gathering on news innovation returns to Temple University’s Annenberg Hall for a day of sharing, networking and professional development.
We’ve lined up a few thought-provoking sessions for the day, but — in proper unconference fashion — the journalism community will have a chance to contribute to the agenda.
Here’s a rundown of the confirmed sessions and information on how to get involved:
Fireside Chat with Michael Smerconish (Keynote)
This past summer, we announced that CNN host, Michael Smerconish, will serve as the keynote speaker. Deep into the 2020 U.S. presidential election, we’ll look at the relationship between commentary and reportage in today’s era.
Associated Press & SAP Present: A Conversation on D&I in the Workplace
Technology has drastically transformed news reporting, dissemination and consumption. Because of this shift, newsrooms are investing to experiment with new and exciting ways to deliver content to their readers and uncover new revenue streams. Research and development is one example of how news organizations are adding to their offerings, leveraging technology to uncover data insights on real-world trends.
In this panel session led by Philadelphia magazine Business Editor Fabiola Cineas, AP and SAP will discuss the genesis, results and significance of a new workplace diversity survey the two organizations partnered to produce. Panelists will explore how media organizations should evaluate research as a value offering as well as the impact issues like D&I and #MeToo are having in settings ranging from the newsroom to the modern workplace — and what organizations can do to keep this conversation going.
Lessons on Collaborative Journalism from Broke in Philly
One of the most dynamic examples nationally of collaborative journalism is Broke in Philly, involving dozens of newsrooms. Listen to several case studies specific to their projects, and lessons that other cities, newsrooms and journalists can act on. Speakers include:
- André Natta, editor of Broke in Philly parent org Resolve Philadelphia
- Danya Henninger, editor of Billy Penn
- Laura Deutch, education director at PhillyCAM
- Sara Lomax-Reese, president and CEO of WURD
- Wendy Warren, director of integrated media, NBC Philadelphia/Telemundo62
Funding of the Future Newsroom
Nonprofit, For-Profit; Philanthropy, Investment; Long-Term, Short-Term: Listen to this conversation about how we get to newsrooms of the future. Moderated by Technical.ly Managing Editor Julie Zeglen, and featuring:
- Molly de Aguiar, president of Independence Public Media Foundation
- Anna Nirmala, director of portfolio development at American Journalism Project
- Cheryl Thompson-Morton, program manager at The Lenfest Institute for Journalism
Are the News Media Killing Democracy?
Chris Satullo, principal at Keystone Civic Ventures, presents a rapid review of the evidence that they just might be, and a rundown of steps you can take to turn things around.
Freelancer Story Auction
Freelancers will pitch stories in various stages of development, to an audience of editors who will bid for the publication rights. This is a REAL auction, folks — each freelancer will set a minimum bid and the editors can bid in any increment above the minimum. Participating editors include:
- Brian Howard, Philadelphia magazine
- Danya Henninger, Billy Penn
- Eugene Sonn, WHYY
- Julie Zeglen, Technical.ly
- Kerith Gabriel, Philadelphia Weekly
- Patrick Kerkstra, The Philadelphia Inquirer
- Sabrina Vourvoulias, Generocity
- Wendy Warren, NBC Philadelphia/Telemundo62
Interested in getting involved with a presentation of your own? Follow the steps below to showcase your work at this event.
- Get your ticket today to secure access to the event.
- Prep your presentation: Create a title and description that will give attendees a quick preview of your session.
- Accordingly, if you plan on showing slides, bring a laptop and any necessary connection devices (i.e. dongles).
- Be punctual! Agenda creation will take place from 9 to 9:30 a.m.
As always, thanks to our organizing partner the Klein College of Media and Communication for making this event possible.