Attendees are responsible for their own transportation.
Organizers: Andrea Wenzel, Jacob L. Nelson
Division/Interest Group Affiliation(s): Journalism Studies Division and Media Industry Studies Interest Group
Description: As journalists across the globe continue to face distrustful audiences and uncertain economics, many have begun experimenting with novel forms of news production and community engagement with the hope of solving the news industry‚ ails. Although many scholars research these innovations, few have found ways to make that research impactful outside of the academic community. This pre-conference bridges this divide, by bringing together journalism innovators, funders, and researchers to share new findings and discuss best practices for collaborations. In addition to sharing scholarly work, we will hear from practitioners about their experiences with organizations working in the U.S. and internationally, such as City Bureau, Hearken, Outlier Media, and the News Integrity Initiative. The pre-conference will be structured to include opportunities for small group interaction between researchers and journalists, presentations of new papers, and a plenary panel discussion connecting leading journalism innovators with journalism and communication scholars.
This conference is sponsored by The Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University, Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University, Klein College of Media and Communication at Temple University, Agora Journalism Center at the University of Oregon, The Center for Media Engagement at The University of Texas Austin, and the Minnesota Journalism Center. More information is available here: https://medium.com/engaged-journalism-bridging-research-and-practice