Engaging Communities

Saturday, November 12, 2011


The Center for Public Interest Journalism is excited to host a dozen community-minded media makers for a daylong conversation on engaging communities with public interest news and information. As the traditional relationship between journalists and readers evolves and the lines between news producers and consumers blur, the Center seeks to explore how communities can be built and engaged around public interest content.  The panelists on this forum—representing news organizations big, small, new and old—are on the front lines of doing just that. Come hear fresh ideas and share some of your own. The event is free, and includes breakfast, lunch, and post-forum cocktails. Please reserve a spot for this event on our Eventbrite page.

9 a.m. – Coffee, Breakfast, and Registration

10 a.m. – Keynote – “The New Media Ecology: Meeting Citizens Where They Live”

Lew Friedland, University of Wisconsin – Madison
 

11:15 a.m. – Building Audiences

Mike Lyons, West Philly Local
Jim Smiley, Frankford Gazette
Karen Araiza, NBC Philly
Chris Harper, Philadelphia Neighborhoods
 

12:30 p.m. – Lunch (provided by CPIJ) 

2 p.m. – Citizen-produced Media

Rebecca Abboud, MiND TV
Rebekah Philips, Media Mobilizing Project
Hannah Sassaman, New America Foundation
Mike Kuetemeyer – Termite TV
 

3:15 p.m. Facilitating Citizen Engagement

Heshimu Jaramogi, WURD 900 AM
Doron Taussig, Daily News People’s Editorial Board (It’s Our Money)
Jessica Clark, Association for Independents in Radio
Don Henry, WHYY/NewsWorks
 

4:45 p.m. – Happy Hour

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