2019 Collaborative Journalism Summit set for May 16-17 in Philadelphia; register now!

We hope you’ll join journalists, media executives, technologists and entrepreneurs from around the world for the 2019 Collaborative Journalism Summit.

This year’s conference builds on the success of our 2017 and 2018 summits, which focused on case studies of successful collaborative projects and featured keynote speakers representing the Panama Papers, Google News Lab, Electionland, CrossCheck in France, ethnic media collaborations and much more.

The 2019 Collaborative Journalism Summit is set for May 16-17 at The Philadelphia Inquirer and the studios of WHYY in Philadelphia and will feature a day-and-a-half of panels, roundtables, networking, and socializing about all things collaborative journalism.

Confirmed speakers for this year’s Summit so far come from organizations including:

· The BBC and its Local News Partnerships program
· City Bureau
· Resolve Philadelphia
· Solutions Journalism Network
· Lenfest Institute
· Granite State News Collaborative
· Colorado Media Project
· Detroit Journalism Cooperative
· CALMatters
· Stories of Atlantic City
· The Trace
· Chi.Vote
· ProPublica
· First Draft News
· The Discourse

New this year, we’re also helping to coordinate a pre-Summit convening in partnership with Solutions Journalism Network at Resolve Philadelphia. That free event, which will run from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 16, will include a deep-dive look at how Resolve works and include lots of peer discussion and sharing about other collaboratives.

If you are interested in that, there is a separate registration page you can find here. (And note that the Resolve pre-Summit convening is eligible for Peer Learning + Collaboration Fund support, so if you want to attend but can’t afford the trip, apply! And then you can stay for the Summit.)

Then the Summit will officially kick off the evening of May 16 at the offices of The Philadelphia Inquirer for networking, appetizers and a conversation that will dive deep into what’s happening in Philly and how you can replicate it. Participants from Resolve Philadelphia, the Lenfest InstituteWHYY, the Inquirer and more will be on hand.

The Summit will continue early on Friday at the studios of WHYY, where we’ll discuss the current state of collaborative journalism, hear keynotes from the BBC and City Bureau, dive into impact-tracking for collaborations, discuss how to build media cooperatives, and take a tour of more than a dozen unique collaborative efforts across the United States.

Space is limited, so reserve your spot today. Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, including the Knight FoundationLenfest InstituteDemocracy FundWHYY and Montclair State University, we’re able to keep ticket prices low. Each $50 ticket includes food and drinks on Thursday night, and breakfast, lunch and snacks on Friday.

Click here to register!

If you want to know what we talked about during our last two summits, click here to read a roundup from 2018, and click here to read about the 2017 summit.

Students from Montclair State UniversityTemple University and Rowan University will be on hand to help run the Summit, so if you’re looking for early-career journalists or future interns to hire, we’ve got you covered.

And last, if you are a technology or media-related vendor looking to get in front of the Summit’s audience, we still have sponsorship opportunities available for tables in the lobby. Contact Stefanie Murray at [email protected] for more info.

See you on May 16!

About the Center for Cooperative Media: The Center is a grant-funded program of the School of Communication and Media at Montclair State University. The Center is supported with funding from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, Democracy Fund, the New Jersey Local News Lab Fund of the Community Foundation of New Jersey and the Abrams Foundation. Its mission is to grow and strengthen local journalism, and in doing so serve New Jersey residents. For more information, visit CenterforCooperativeMedia.org.