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Thursday, September 19
 

10:00am EDT

Collaboration - Competitive Barriers Drop; Journalists Work Together on Rural Issues
Limited Capacity seats available

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.

Speakers
avatar for Leah Todd

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 →
avatar for Nick Ehli

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.
avatar for Stefanie Murray

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 →

Panelists
avatar for Dawn DeAngelis

Dawn DeAngelis

Vice President & Chief Content Officer, NHPBS
avatar for Melanie Plenda

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

2:00pm EDT

Solutions Journalism - Helping Communities Take Next Steps
Limited Capacity seats available

News consumers these days can come away from the experience feeling depressed, disengaged, powerless, hopeless. Solutions journalism envisions a more productive experience, one that builds engagement, trust and a renewed hope in democracy, by reporting rigorously on the responses to social problems -- in addition to the problems themselves. Find out how this is being done in rural places, the training behind it and the encouraging results from this disruptive approach.
An interactive session featuring solutions journalists.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Maestas

Amy Maestas

Digital Editor, The Salt Lake Tribune
Amy Maestas is digital editor at The Salt Lake Tribune. She recently left her position as executive editor of The Durango Herald in Durango, Colo., where she worked for 23 years. Amy oversaw three general interest newspapers, an outdoor recreation magazine and an alternative weekly... Read More →
avatar for Leah Todd

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 →


Thursday September 19, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Keene Public Library
 
Friday, September 20
 

9:00am EDT

Crazy Good: 50 Ideas that Will Grow Your Audience
Limited Capacity seats available

We’ve reached far and wide! Here are more than four dozen ways you can build better bridges to your readers – from thought-provoking story ideas to collaborative ways to tackle big projects to new newsroom structures. If you only have time to do a few of these, you will be happy you did. A sneak peek: How we built Radically Rural. Leave with a magazine that has curated these ideas.

Speakers
avatar for Tim Schmitt

Tim Schmitt

Project Manager, GateHouse Media
Tim has spent decades in various newsrooms — some print, and some broadcast. He was a sports reporter, news reporter, and then managing editor of his hometown paper, the Tonawanda (N.Y.) News, where he led an award-winning editorial page. He's worked as an editor, staffer or longtime... Read More →


Friday September 20, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am EDT
Keene Public Library