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Thursday, September 19 • 10:00am - 12:00pm
Collaboration - Competitive Barriers Drop; Journalists Work Together on Rural Issues LIMITED

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If you live well outside the city of Bozeman, Montana, there’s a good chance you’re living in a town with a contracting economy, shrinking population and growing opioid and mental health issues. All under the radar. There’s no one to cover the issues. That changed due a group of journalists from western Montana, supported by High Country News and the Solutions Journalism Network. What was produced was an exhaustive, comprehensive look at what many small towns across the country face – and the coverage came with solutions.

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Leah Todd

Regional Manager, Solutions Journalism Network
Leah Todd is the New England regional manager for the Solutions Journalism Network, building relationships with newsrooms in the New England states. From 2015 to 2018, Leah led SJN’s work in the Intermountain West, including launching and overseeing collaborative journalism projects... Read More →
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Nick Ehli

Managing Editor, Bozeman Daily Chronicle
Nick Ehli is the managing editor of the Bozeman Daily Chronicle and has worked for Montana newspapers as a reporter, columnist, and editor for more than 30 years. He is also the founding editor-in-chief of Montana Quarterly magazine and has edited several books.
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Stefanie Murray

Director, Center for Cooperative Media
Stefanie Murray is the Director of the Center for Cooperative Media at Montclair State University. A Michigan native, Stefanie previously worked in Michigan and Tennessee as a reporter, editor, digital media manager and news executive. Before joining Montclair State, she worked for... Read More →

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Dawn DeAngelis

Vice President & Chief Content Officer, NHPBS
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Melanie Plenda

Project Manager, Granite State News Collaborative
Melanie Plenda is an award-winning freelance journalist and the project manager for The Granite State News Collaborative. Her role with The Collaborative includes reporting, editing and coordinating coverage for the group's inaugural Granite Solutions project, building partnerships... Read More →

Thursday September 19, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Keene Public Library