Thank you to everyone who came out and made this year’s People-Powered Publishing Conference a fantastic event!
This year’s conference came weeks ahead of the primary elections and the 2020 Census. We invited presenters and experts to help leverage special coverage into improvements that make your newsroom more engaged and more essential to the communities they cover.
We’re now making available many of the presentations and slide decks from the conference. To find presentations, visit the conference schedule and click on the session or workshop you’re interested in.
If you attended the conference, please take a moment to tell us what you found most helpful.
Thank you again to all those journalists, community organizers, academics and others who came out to Columbia College Chicago on November 14-15 and made it a great conference.
Stay tuned to ILHumanities.org for more details about what we have planned next.
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.