Calling all journalists, editors, and media professionals. Bring your ideas, projects and research to the 11th Annual Klein News Innovation Camp— we want to hear from you.
This Saturday, the annual gathering on news innovation returns to Temple University’s Annenberg Hall for a day of sharing, networking, and professional development. We’ve lined up a few thought-provoking sessions for the day but — in proper unconference fashion — the journalism community will have a chance to shape the agenda.
Here’s a rundown of the confirmed sessions and information on how to get involved:
Fireside Chat with Michael Smerconish (Keynote):
This past summer, we announced that CNN host Michael Smerconish will serve as the keynote speaker. Smerconish will look at the relationship between commentary and reportage as we navigate the 2020 U.S. presidential election season.
Associated Press & SAP Present: A Conversation on D&I in the Workplace:
Technology has drastically transformed reporting — both the dissemination and consumption of news. Because of this shift, newsrooms are investing in experimenting with new and exciting ways to deliver content to their readers, and to uncover new revenue streams. Research and development is one example of how news organizations are diversifying their offerings, leveraging technology to uncover data insights on real-world trends.
In this panel session led by Philly Magazine Business Editor, Fabiola Cineas, AP and SAP will discuss the genesis, results and significance of a new workplace diversity survey the two organizations partnered to produce. Panelists will explore how media organizations should evaluate research as a value offering as well as the impact issues like D&I and #MeToo are having in settings ranging from the newsroom to the modern workplace — and what organizations can do to keep this conversation going.
Lessons on Collaborative Journalism from Resolve Philadelphia:
One of the most dynamic examples nationally of collaborative journalism is Resolve Philadelphia‘s Broke in Philadelphia project, involving dozens of newsrooms. Listen to several case studies specific to their projects, and lessons that other cities, newsrooms and journalists can act upon. Speakers include:
- André Natta, editor, Broke in Philadelphia
- Laura Deutch, education director, PhillyCAM
- Danya Henninger, editor, Billy Penn
- Sara Lomax-Reese, president and CEO, WURD
- Wendy Warren, director of integrated media, NBC Philadelphia/Telemundo62
Funding the Future Newsroom:
Nonprofit, for-profit; philanthropy, investment; longterm, short-term: listen to this conversation about how we get to newsrooms of the future. The panel, moderated by Technical.ly managing editor, Julie Zeglen, features:
- Molly de Aguiar, president, Independence Public Media Foundation
- Anna Nirmala, director of portfolio development, American Journalism Project
- Cheryl Thompson-Morton, program manager, The Lenfest Institute for Journalism
Are the News Media Killing Democracy?
Chris Satullo, principal at Keystone Civic Ventures, presents a rapid review of the evidence that the news media just might be doing just that, and a rundown of steps you can take to turn things around.
Freelancer Story Auction:
Freelancers will pitch stories in various stages of development, to an audience of editors who will bid for the publication rights. This is a REAL auction folks — each freelancer will set a minimum bid and the editors can bid in any increment above the minimum — and it will be conducted by Chris Wink, founder and CEO of Technically Media. Participating editors include:
- Kerith Gabriel, Philadelphia Weekly
- Danya Henninger, Billy Penn
- Brian Howard, Philadelphia Magazine
- Patrick Kerkstra, Philadelphia Inquirer
- Eugene Sonn, WHYY
- Sabrina Vourvoulias, Generocity
- Wendy Warren, NBC Philadelphia/Telemundo62
- Julie Zeglen, Technical.ly
Interested in getting involved in the unconference? Follow the steps below to showcase your work at this event.
- Prep your presentation! Create a title and description that will give attendees a quick preview of your session.
- If you plan on showing slides, bring a laptop and any necessary connection devices (i.e. dongles)
- Be punctual. The agenda will be set from 9 -9:30 a.m., and the available time slots fill up quickly.
We hope to see you there! As always, thanks to our organizing partner the Klein College of Media and Communication for making this event possible.