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People-Powered Publishing Conference
INNOVATION, COMMUNITY, AND THE FUTURE OF JOURNALISM
Illinois Humanities Council
Thursday, November 10, 2016
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On the 100th anniversary of the Pulitzer Prizes, the journalism field faces an unprecedented set of challenges. We’re living in a time of drastic change, but it’s also an exciting time of innovation. In newsrooms, nonprofits and universities, civic-minded journalists, developers, and engagement practitioners are building tools and telling stories that put audiences first, and push the envelope of the traditional reporting process.
In partnership with Hearken, GroundSource, City Bureau and the Crowd Powered News Network and with support from the Pulitzer Prize Centennial Campfires Initiative, Illinois Humanities is convening these like-minded pioneers for a one-day conference highlighting innovative projects and practices that build stronger connections between reporters and the publics they cover. This conference aims to provide opportunities to share resources, talk about what’s working, and strengthen one another’s work. That evening, we’ll feature keynote speaker Melissa Harris-Perry in partnership with the Chicago Humanities Festival for a special live event.