2018 Collaborative Journalism Summit

Schedule

Note: The 2018 Collaborative Journalism Summit took place May 10-11; click here to read a full round-up from the event. If you are interested in participating next year, let Stefanie Murray know: murrayst@montclair.edu.

SCHEDULE

The schedule for the 2018 Collaborative Journalism Summit will feature a day-and-a-half of panels, roundtables, networking, and socializing.

DAY ONE – May 10, 2018

4:30 p.m.
Registration opens
Location: Montclair State University School of Communication and Media, main entrance lobby

5:00 p.m.
Reception and cocktails

Location: Montclair State University School of Communication and Media, main entrance lobby

6:00 p.m.
Welcome to the 2018 Collaborative Journalism Summit
Speakers: Keith Strudler, director, Montclair State University School of Communication and Media; Stefanie Murray, director, Center for Cooperative Media
Location: Presentation Hall, Montclair State University School of Communication and Media

6:15 p.m.
Opening keynote: Lessons from ethnic media collaborations: How partnerships between mainstream and specific community media benefit news ecosystems
Speaker: Daniela Gerson, assistant professor, California State University Northridge; senior fellow, Democracy Fund. Research being presented on behalf of the American Press Institute.
Location: Presentation Hall, Montclair State University School of Communication and Media

6:45 p.m.
A conversation with reporters and editors on the benefits, challenges and opportunities of collaboration between mainstream and ethnic media outlets
Host: Daniela Gerson
Panelists: Anthony Advincula, formerly of New America Media; Rong Xiaoqing, Sing Tao Daily; Karen Frillmann, WNYC; Orhan Akkurt, formerly of Zaman Amerika.
Location: Presentation Hall, Montclair State University School of Communication and Media


DAY TWO – MAY 11, 2018

8:00 a.m.
Registration and breakfast
Location: Montclair State University School of Communication and Media, main entrance lobby

9:00 a.m.
Welcome from our sponsors
Speakers: Karen Rundlet, Knight Foundation; Teresa Gorman, Democracy Fund.
Location: Presentation Hall, Montclair State University School of Communication and Media

9:30 a.m.
The state of collaboration: An overview of collaborative journalism in the U.S. and abroad
Speaker: Stefanie Murray, director of the Center for Cooperative Media
Location: Presentation Hall, Montclair State University School of Communication and Media

10:00 a.m.
Morning keynote: How CrossCheck fought misinformation during the French elections (and how the U.S. could use its lessons for 2018 midterms)
Speaker: Gregoire Lemarchand, deputy global editor-in-chief and head of social networks for Agence France-Presse
Location: Presentation Hall, Montclair State University School of Communication and Media

10:30 a.m.
Conversation and Q+A session about collaborative election projects happening around the world this year to fight misinformation, including ones in Brazil, Mexico and the U.S.
Host: Jon Funabiki, Renaissance Journalism and San Francisco State University
Panelists: Gregoire Lemarchand, AFP; Aimee Rinehart, First Draft; Tom Trewinnard, Meedan; and Maria Sanchez Diez, partner manager, Electionland
Location: Presentation Hall, Montclair State University School of Communication and Media

11:00 a.m.
Case study lightning talks
Host: Lataya Rothmiller, Montclair State University
Location: Presentation Hall, Montclair State University School of Communication and Media

  • Rattled: The Concussion Discussion in Oregon
    Speaker: Lee van der Voo, managing director, InvestigateWest
  • Documenting Hate
    Speaker: Rachel Glickhouse, partner manager, ProPublica
  • Guns & America and the Audion Fellowship
    Speakers: Jeremy Bernfeld, Director of Collaborative Reporting, WAMU 88.5; Andi McDaniel, Chief Content Officer at WAMU
  • Election Night Open Newsroom
    Speakers: Lataya Rothmiller, Montclair State University; Joe Amditis, Center for Cooperative Media

11:20 a.m.
Break

11:30 AM
Workshops
The workshops listed below will be held concurrently in their respective breakout rooms within the Montclair State University School of Communication and Media building. 

  • Partnering with public radio stations: Lessons from one of the most prolific collaborators in the business
    Speaker: Nancy Solomon, managing editor, WNYC
    Location: Room 2050, Montclair State University School of Communication and Media
  • How libraries can partner to serve community news needs
    Speakers: Eric Abrahamson, board chair, Black Hills Knowledge Network/South Dakota Dashboard; Charlotte-Anne Lucas, NOWcastSA
    Host: David Beard, independent consultant
    Location: Room 1020, Montclair State University School of Communication and Media
  • Collaborative cross-border journalism workshop: Tips for how any reporter can build their own network and start collaborating 
    Speaker: Guilherme Amado, JSK Fellow and investigative reporter for the Brazilian O Globo daily newspaper
    Location: Room 0009, Montclair State University School of Communication and Media
  • National-to-local collaborations: Lessons, best practices on localizing national stories and data
    Speaker: Ziva Branstetter, senior editor, Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting
    Location: Presentation Hall, Montclair State University School of Communication and Media

12:30 PM – BREAK FOR LUNCH, BUILDING TOURS + NETWORKING

1:45 p.m.
Workshops
The workshops listed below will be held concurrently in their respective breakout rooms within the Montclair State University School of Communication and Media building. 

  • Solutions Journalism Network presents a playbook for collaboration
    Speakers: Liza Gross, vice president of newsroom practice change at Solutions Journalism Network
    Location: Presentation Hall, Montclair State University School of Communication and Media
  • Managing a collaborative: Best practices and considerations for workflow, project management and technology
    Speaker: Heather Bryant, director, Project Facet
    Location: Room 1020, Montclair State University School of Communication and Media
  • Tracking impact: Measuring the ‘So What’ in collaborative journalism
    Speakers: Kara Wentworth, Strategic Impact Analyst, Twin Cities PBS; and Sarah Stonbely, Center for Cooperative Media
    Location: Room 2050, Montclair State University School of Communication and Media

2:45 p.m.
Break

3:00 p.m.
Afternoon keynote: Lessons from Miami’s Black-Owned Media Alliance

Speaker: Dexter Bridgeman, CEO, MIA Media Group
Location: Presentation Hall, Montclair State University School of Communication and Media

3:30 p.m.
Conversation and Q+A session with Dexter Bridgeman
Host: Andre Natta, JSK Stanford fellow
Location: Presentation Hall, Montclair State University School of Communication and Media

4:00 p.m.
Case study lightning talks
Host: Lataya Rothmiller, Montclair State University
Location: Presentation Hall, Montclair State University School of Communication and Media

  • The Telegraph, Georgia Public Broadcasting and the Center for Collaborative Journalism 
    Speakers: Tim Regan-Porter, JSK Stanford fellow; Debbie Blankenship, interim director/journalist in residence at Center for Collaborative Journalism at Mercer University
  • Giving Away the (Wind) Farm
    Speakers: Kirstin McCudden, managing editor of digital and multimedia content at Kansas City PBS
  • Mississippi Today + WBLT collaboration
    Speaker: Dennis Moore, co-editor, Mississippi Today
  • Lessons from Open: Housing: The challenges we faced and how you can learn from them
    Speaker: John Schrag, executive editor, Pamplin Media Group
  • Broke in Philly
    Speaker: Jean Friedman-Rudovsky, editor of Broke in Philly and executive director of Resolve Philadelphia

4:30 p.m.
Closing remarks
Speaker: Stefanie Murray, Center for Cooperative Media
Location: Presentation Hall, Montclair State University School of Communication and Media

4:45 p.m.
Reception and cocktails
Location: Montclair State University School of Communication and Media, main entrance lobby


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