Session List: 2017 People-Powered Publishing Conference
Counter Narratives: Elevating youth voice through creative, community-based storytelling
Wednesday, November 8th
4:00 – 5:30 PM
Film Row Auditorium, 1104 S. Wabash
Director of Community Engagement, Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting
Artistic Director, Young Chicago Authors
President, Public Narrative
Director of Education and Community Engagement, The Goodman Theater
Chicago Youth Poet Laureate / Young Chicago Authors Apprentice Program, Bomb Squad
Young Chicago Authors Apprentice Program, Bomb Squad
Southwest Organizing Project
Peace and Education Coalition
How can newsrooms better empower the next generation of journalists and storytellers? How can we equip young people with the tools of journalism while encouraging their creative voice and exploring new avenues for inclusive, community-based reporting?
In this conversation and live reading, young people participating in programs by organizations such as Young Chicago Authors, Public Narrative, the Goodman Theater and Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting will discuss how they’re using media and art to tell stories from their communities, shift problematic narratives and extend the reach and life of in-depth reporting.
From Young Chicago Authors and Louder Than A Bomb: The Largest Youth Poetry Festival to CIR’s StoryWorks, we’ll discuss concrete examples for how poetry, theater and other creative outlets can help develop youth voice and find inventive, engaging ways to tell difficult stories. The conversation will focus on best practices, bring youth perspectives to the forefront and share ideas that attendees can take home.
This youth-led session will also highlight original work generated from the programs discussed during the session to help drive the discussion, offer concrete examples of community-based storytelling and spark new ideas.
Thursday, November 9th
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
1104 S. Wabash, Room 836
Audio Engagement Lunch Roundtable
Facilitator: Jesse Dukes, Audio Producer, WBEZ’s Curious City
Audio journalism has been doing “engagement” forever: the call in radio show is a classic, enduring form of engagement, right?. But new generations of producers — raised on the audio features, podcasts, or documentary programs — are looking for new ways to include listeners in audio storytelling.
This short roundtable brings together brave producers who have been experimenting with bringing the audience into the story; you’ll hear them explain what’s worked, and (just as crucially) why efforts sometimes fall flat or are difficult to pull off.
The roundtable is open to all conference registrants, and you’re SPECIFICALLY invited if you’re an audio producer who has tried (or heard) a neat way to include the audience in some fashion. Curated and moderated by Curious City Audio Producer Jesse Dukes of WBEZ.
Space at this roundtable is limited – please RSVP to email@example.com with “engagement audio” in the subject, whether you’d like to present an idea or would prefer to just listen in. If there’s an engagement-oriented audio production technique you’ve tried (or heard) and want to share, please also include a short description and a link to any results in your RSVP. Time permitting, we’ll find you a slot on the roundtable.
Associate Professor of Journalism, Northeastern Illinois University
Student, Northeastern Illinois University
Alum, Northeastern Illinois University
Fellow, Reynolds Journalism Institute; Adjunct Faculty, Poynter
Project Lead, The Coral Project
Executive Director, The Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting
Illinois Humanities Engagement Fellow, The Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting
Program Director, The Jefferson Center
Executive Director, The Jefferson Center
Program Director, Convergence Design Lab, Columbia College Chicago
Doctoral Candidate, Northwestern University, Department of Learning Sciences
PhD Candidate, Northwestern University
Program Officer, Journalism and Media, MacArthur Foundation
Molly de Aguiar
Managing Director, News Integrity Initiative, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
Assistant Professor, Temple University; Fellow, Tow Center for Digital Journalism, Columbia University
Consultant and Fellow, Tow Center for Digital Journalism, Columbia University and Western Kentucky University
Executive Editor, Peoria Journal Star
Journalism Program Director, Free Press
Director, News Voices: New Jersey
Reporter, Asbury Park Sun
Vanessa Maria Graber
Jesikah Maria Ross
Senior Community Engagement Strategist, Capitol Public Radio
Co-creator, Storefront Studio; Creator/producer; UnMonumental
Historical Strategist, Untold RVA; Co-creator, Storefront Studio
Community Engagement Liaison, Storefront for Community Design; Site Coordinator, Six Points Innovation Center
Founder, El Tímpano
Media Development Specialist, Internews
Journalist and Founder, Postcard Journalism Project: “East Boston Nuestra Casa”
Project Manager, WNYC
Chair in Journalism and Civic Engagement and Professor of Practice, University of Oregon
Project and Product Manager, Gather