2021 Collaborative Journalism Summit

Schedule

2021 SUMMIT SCHEDULE

The schedule for the 2021 Collaborative Journalism Summit will feature three half-days of panels, roundtables, workshops, networking, and socializing. Graphic illustration will be provided by artist Derrick Dent.

DAY 1 — MAY 19, 2021

Sponsored by Knight Foundation

11 a.m.-noon  EST
Co-creation session #1

Building a guide for collaboration project managers
In this interactive session, attendees will work together over the course of three days to discuss project management in collaborative journalism and begin to co-create the outline of a guide that could help strengthen themselves and the field. Attendees will need to apply and be selected in advance. Apply for the session here (register once for all three sessions).
Facilitator: Rachel Glickhouse, editorial team lead at The COVID Tracking Project

12-12:30 p.m. EST
Welcome
The 2021 State of Collaboration
Speaker: Stefanie Murray, Center for Cooperative Media at Montclair State University

12:30-1:30 p.m. EST
Opening session
Collaboration as a key strategy: Why the Local Media Association chose to support collaboratives, plus a deep dive into Word in Black
Speakers: Nick Charles, Word in Black; Nancy Lane, Local Media Association; Andrew Ramsammy, Local Media Association
Moderator: TBD

1:30-2:00 p.m. EST
Lightning Talks — Sponsored by American Press Institute
The Collaborative Journalism Summit lightning talks, our most popular segment every year, are back! These are five-minute presentations. This year they’ll be pre-recorded. Speakers include:

    • Claudia Hernández and Nissa Rhee, Borderless Magazine, Sharon McGowan, Institute for Nonprofit News
    • Christina Noble, Stories of Atlantic City
    • Brit Harley, Newark News and Story Collaborative
    • Patrick Boehler, Pangolin Reports
    • John Upton, Climate Central

2:00 p.m. EST
Collaborative meditation break
Relax and center yourself.
Facilitator: DaLyah Jones, Texas Observer

2:15 p.m. EST
Break
Step away from the computer for a few or hang out and listen to the Collaborative Journalism Summit custom playlist!

2:30-3:30 p.m. EST
Roundtable
COVID-19 collaboration: Following up last year’s panel, a look at how journalists partnered in 2020/2021 to cover the global pandemic and lessons learned
Speakers: Aimee Rinehart, First Draft; Alexis Madrigal, COVID Tracking Project; Marina Walker Guevara, Pulitzer Center
Moderator: Sumi Aggarwal, Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting

3:30-4:30 p.m. EST
Session
At the halfway point: Liza Gross of The Local Media Project at Solutions Journalism Network shares lessons learned from her creation of 9 collaboratives
Speaker: Liza Gross, Solutions Journalism Network
Moderator: TBD

4:30 p.m. EST
Asks + Offers Live! — Sponsored by BlueLena
We’ll wrap up Day 1 of the Collaborative Journalism Summit with a lightning round of Asks + Offers. To be eligible to speak to Summit attendees during this time, you’ll have to have posted your Ask or Offer on the board and then use the “Raise your hand” function in Zoom webinar so we can bring you up on stage!

Thanks to our sponsors (day 2 continues below):

DAY 2 — MAY 20, 2021

Sponsored by the NC Local News Lab Fund

11 a.m.-noon  EST
Co-creation session #2
Building a guide for collaboration project managers
In this interactive session, attendees will work together over the course of three days to discuss project management in collaborative journalism and begin to co-create the outline of a guide that could help strengthen themselves and the field. Attendees will need to apply and be selected in advance. Apply for the session here (register once for all three sessions).
Facilitator: Rachel Glickhouse, editorial team lead at The COVID Tracking Project

12-12:05 p.m. EST
Sponsor welcome: Marquette University
Speaker: David Umhoefer, Director of the O’Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism

12:05-1:15 p.m. EST
Opening session
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
Speakers: Will Fitzgibbon and Jelena Cosic, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists; Monica Almeida, El Universo in Ecuador
Moderator: Anya Schiffrin, Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs

1:15-1:45 p.m. EST
Lightning talks — Sponsored by American Press Institute
The Collaborative Journalism Summit lightning talks, our most popular segment every year, are back! These are five-minute presentations. This year they’ll be pre-recorded. Speakers include:

  • Sam Cholke, Solving for Chicago, Local Media Association
  • Laura Frank, COLab, Colorado News Collaborative
  • Gustavo Faleiros, Rainforest Investigations Network
  • Sumi Aggarwal and Byard Duncan, Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting
  • NC Equity Media Project

1:45 p.m. EST
Collaborative meditation break
Relax and center yourself.
Facilitator: DaLyah Jones, Texas Observer

2:00 p.m. EST
Break
Step away from the computer for a few or hang out and listen to the Collaborative Journalism Summit custom playlist!

2:15-2:25 p.m. EST
Sponsor welcome: NC Local News Lab Fund
Speaker: Lizzy Hazeltine, NC Local News Lab Fund

2:25-3:15 p.m. EST
Roundtable: North Carolina, the state of collaboration
A look at how the Tar Heel State has continued to lead the nation in partnership efforts, including an examination of recent successes and challenges
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
Moderator: André Natta, President, Board of Directors, Tiny News Collective

3:30-4:45 p.m. EST
Session
TBD

4:45 p.m. EST
Asks + Offers Live! — Sponsored by BlueLena
We’ll wrap up Day 2 of the Collaborative Journalism Summit with a lightning round of Asks + Offers. To be eligible to speak to the Summit during this time, you’ll have to have posted your Ask or Offer on the board and then use the “Raise your hand” function in Zoom webinar so we can bring you up on stage!

DAY 3 — MAY 21, 2021

11 a.m.-noon  EST
Co-creation session #2
Building a guide for collaboration project managers
In this interactive session, attendees will work together over the course of three days to discuss project management in collaborative journalism and begin to co-create the outline of a guide that could help strengthen themselves and the field. Attendees will need to apply and be selected in advance. Apply for the session here (register once for all three sessions).
Facilitator: Rachel Glickhouse, editorial team lead at The COVID Tracking Project

12:00-1:00 p.m. EST
Opening session
Joining forces: How the National Newspaper Publishers Association, the National Association of Hispanic Publications and the Association of Alternative Newsmedia built a collaboration among 450+ local media with an initial focus on digital sustainability
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 

1:00-1:30 p.m. EST
Lightning talks — Sponsored by American Press Institute
The Collaborative Journalism Summit lightning talks, our most popular segment every year, are back! These are five-minute presentations. This year they’ll be pre-recorded. Speakers include:

  • Rob Collins, Oklahoma Media Center, Local Media Association
  • Sami Edge, Nicole Foy, Latino Listening Project
  • TBD
  • TBD
  • TBD

1:30 p.m. EST
Collaborative meditation break
Relax and center yourself. Led by DaLyah Jones, Texas Observer

1:45 p.m. EST
Break
Step away from the computer for a few or hang out and listen to the Collaborative Journalism Summit custom playlist!

2:00-3:00 p.m. EST
Session: 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

Speakers: Camille Eiss, Chief of Global Partnerships and Policy, OCCRP; Miranda Patrucic, Deputy Editor in Chief, Central Asia, OCCRP; Pavla Holcova, Central Europe Editor, OCCRP, and founder of investigace.cz
Moderator: TBD

3:00-3:30 p.m. EST
Research update: Collaboration for maximum impact
Collaboration for maximum impact: An early look at research examining how journalists and civil-society organizations around the world are successfully collaborating
Speakers: Sarah Stonbely, Center for Cooperative Media; Heather Bryant, NewsCatalyst and Project Facet

3:30-4:30 p.m. EST
Roundtable: Beyond translation
How bilingual collaborations work and how they can better engage diverse audiences
Speakers: Ju-Don Marshall, WFAE; Hilda H. Gurdian, La Noticia; Alana Casanova-Burgess, WNYC; Marlon Bishop, Futuro Studios
Moderator
: Oni Advincula, Center for Cooperative Media

4:45 p.m. EST
Community Awards + Recognition
Join us as we close out the 2021 Collaborative Journalism Summit with a reflection on the last three days together and a fun “awards” ceremony to recognize the contributions of the community.