Graphic illustration from the 2021 Collaborative Journalism Summit

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Collaboration as a key strategy: Why the Local Media Association chose to support collaboratives, plus a deep dive into Word in Black

Host: Shana Black, Black Girl Media
Speakers: Nick Charles, Word in Black; Andrew Ramsammy, Local Media Association
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Lightning talks: Day 1 — Sponsored by American Press Institute

Host: Amy Kovac-Ashley, American Press Institute
Speakers: Patrick Boehler, Pangolin Reports
Brit Harley, Newark News and Story Collaborative
Claudia Hernández and Nissa Rhee, Borderless Magazine, Sharon McGowan, Institute for Nonprofit News
Allison Kopicki, Climate Central
Christina Noble, Stories of Atlantic City
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COVID-19 collaborations

Host: Sumi Aggarwal, Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting
: Jacquelyn Mason, First Draft
Alexis Madrigal, COVID Tracking Project
Marina Walker Guevara, Pulitzer Center
Betsy Abraham, Loved and Lost
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At the halfway point: Lessons from 9 Solutions Journalism Network collaboratives

Host: Amy Yee, independent journalist
Speaker: Liza Gross, Solutions Journalism Network
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From Pulitzer to Nobel Peace prizes: How ICIJ became a global leader in collaborative investigations, including a look at its latest project The FinCEN Files

Host: Anya Schiffrin, Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs
Speakers: Will Fitzgibbon and Jelena Cosic, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
Monica Almeida, El Universo in Ecuador
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Lightning talks: Day 2 — Sponsored by American Press Institute

Host: John Hernandez, American Press Institute
Speakers: Sumi Aggarwal and Byard Duncan, Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting
Sam Cholke, Solving for Chicago, Local Media Association
Gustavo Faleiros, Rainforest Investigations Network
Laura Frank, COLab, Colorado News Collaborative
Jeff Kelly Lowenstein, Center for Collaborative Investigative Journalism
Cheryl Smith, Texas Metro News; Jamie Hancock, Dallas Morning News
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Building just and equitable (and joyful) journalism partnerships in service of a reimagined shared future — Sponsored by the Lenfest Institute for Journalism

Host: Roxann Stafford, managing director of the Knight-Lenfest Local News Transformation Fund
Speakers: Eric Marsh Sr. and Chris Norris, WHYY/N.I.C.E
Mitra Kalita, URL Media/Epicenter NYC
Candice Fortman, Outlier Media
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Roundtable: North Carolina, the state of collaboration

Host: André Natta, President, Board of Directors, Tiny News Collective
Speakers: Ju-Don Marshall, WFAE
Sherry Chisenhall, Charlotte Observer
Lovey Cooper, Scalawag Magazine
Angie Newsome, Carolina Public Press
Chris Rudisill, Charlotte Journalism Collaborative
Nate Morabito, WCNC-TV
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Joining forces: How the NNPA, the NAHP, and the AAN built a collaboration among 450+ local media with an initial focus on digital sustainability

Host: Larry Lee, publisher of the Sacramento Observer, LMA board member, and member of Word in Black
Speakers: John Heaston, Association of Alternative Newsmedia
Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr., National Newspaper Publishers Association
Fanny Miller, National Association of Hispanic Publications
Cheryl Smith, Dallas Monthly News and NABJ
Alvaro Gurdian, National Association of Hispanic Publications
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Lightning talks: Day 3 — Sponsored by American Press Institute

Host: Tom Huang, Dallas Morning News
Speakers: Kathy Best and Sean Mussenden, Howard Center for Investigative Journalism
Rob Collins, Oklahoma Media Center, Local Media Association
Sami Edge, Nicole Foy, Latino Listening Project
Melanie Sill, Ju-Don Marshall and Rochelle Ford, NC Media Equity Project
Jamie Smith Hopkins, Center for Public Integrity; Kristen Lombardi from Columbia Journalism Investigations, Hidden Epidemics
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Collaboration at scale: How the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project leverages a unique worldwide network of independent media centers and journalists to hold power to account

Host: Dana Priest, investigative reporter at The Washington Post
Speakers: Camille Eiss, Chief of Global Partnerships and Policy, OCCRP
Miranda Patrucic, Deputy Editor in Chief, Regional and Central Asia, OCCRP
Pavla Holcova, Central Europe Editor, OCCRP, and founder of
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Research update: Collaboration across fields

Speakers: Sarah Stonbely, Center for Cooperative Media
Heather Bryant, NewsCatalyst and Project Facet
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Beyond translation: How bilingual collaborations work and how they can better engage diverse audiences

Host: Oni Advincula, Center for Cooperative Media
Speakers: Ju-Don Marshall, WFAE
Hilda H. Gurdian, La Noticia
Alana Casanova-Burgess, WNYC
Marlon Bishop, Futuro Studios
Alexis Terrazas, El Tecolote
Jacob Simas, The Oaklandside
Madeleine Bair, El Timpano
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The State of Collaboration in 2021

Speaker: Stefanie Murray, Center for Cooperative Media
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