Call for Proposals

Join us as a presenter at this year’s People Powered Publishing Conference on November 14-15, 2019 at Columbia College in Chicago.

SUBMIT A PROPOSAL

Proposals due September 6, 2019.

This year’s conference is weeks ahead of the primary elections and the 2020 Census. We’re on the lookout for innovative workshops, engagement projects, ideas and trainings around issues that span across newsrooms that get journalists and communities working together.

Following up on last year’s clinic track, we’re again looking for experts in the individual steps necessary to get an engagement project off the ground, from building trust to how to end a project.

We’re happy to talk to you more about your individual session ideas before you submit. Please, contact Program Manager Sam Cholke, sam.cholke@ilhumanities.org, with any questions.

About the Conference

This conference aims to provide a space for journalists, civic-engagement practitioners, and community storytellers to work together on a shared goal: strengthening the connections between news organizations and the people they cover, in order to create a more collaborative and equitable news and information landscape.

We believe that successful engagement is inherently collaborative, and that “engaged” journalism extends beyond the work of the newsroom.  This two-day conference provides tools for journalists, civic-engagement specialists and community storytellers to create a more collaborative and equitable news landscape by strengthening the connections between news organizations and the people they cover.  We’ll take a hands-on approach to explore where educators, artists, tech developers and others share common goals with journalists.

Over the course of two days, we’ll take an in-depth, hands-on approach to the challenges and opportunities surrounding engagement-driven journalism.  At the same time, we believe that successful engagement is inherently collaborative, and that “engaged” journalism extends beyond the work of the newsroom. We’ll think creatively and strategically about how journalists and people outside the newsroom — educators, artists, technologists, organizers and more — can work toward common goals.