Editor’s note: The New Hampshire Center for Public Interest Journalism, which publishes InDepthNH.org, is a member of the Institute for Nonprofit News and founder Nancy West serves on INN’s board of directors. This virtual event is separate from the local one West is planning on implicit bias in New Hampshire, which is still being planned. The INN forum is definitely worth all of our time and I hope you will register and join me. — Nancy West
Part two of our virtual spin on the largest gathering of people interested in nonprofit news media and public service journalism
INN at Home is back! When COVID-19 struck, our original conference, INN at Home, was split into two parts: part one, focused on sustainability (view archived videos) and part two, on racial equity in journalism and how nonprofit news organizations can meet the moment. Sessions will run from approximately 1 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. EDT each day via Zoom, with special pre-conference sessions from our sponsors. Please see the schedule, below, noting that speakers are subject to change.
Click here to view the entire schedule, with panel descriptions and more, as a PDF.
Cost: $29 for members; $69 for non-members. Registration closes on Sept. 18.
SEPTEMBER 22 SCHEDULE
11:30 a.m. ET
Sponsored by Microsoft
Reboot: Building Equity through Technology in Newsrooms
Joaquin Alvarado, Executive Director, Project Accelerate, and Founder, Studiotobe – Moderator
Ben Rudolph, Managing Director, Microsoft News
Vera Chan, Manager Worldwide Journalist Relations, Microsoft News
Kat Rowlands, Publisher and Owner, Bay City News Foundation
Verah Okeyo, Global Health Reporter and Project Lead for the Diversity and Inclusion, Daily Nation, Kenya
1 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. ET
How Foundations Can Advance DEI in Nonprofit News
Farai Chideya, Program Officer, Creativity and Free Expression, Ford Foundation
Things I Wish I Knew Before Launching My Media Startup
Karen Rundlet, Director/Journalism, Knight Foundation – Moderator
Marcus Harrison Green, Publisher, South Seattle Emerald
Yvonne Leow, CEO, Bewilder
Wendi C. Thomas, Editor and Publisher, MLK50: Justice Through Journalism
Doing The Right Thing: Using Community Partnerships to Reach Audiences Across the Fault Lines
Angilee Shah, Media Entrepreneur and Independent Journalist
Giles Morris, Executive Director, Charlottesville Tomorrow
Elliott Robinson, News Editor, Charlottesville Tomorrow
Maxicelia Robinson, Founder, In My Humble Opinion
Sponsored by The Trust Project
This is What Public Trust Looks Like
Sally Lehrman, CEO, The Trust Project – Moderator
Irene Romulo, Co-Founder, Cicero Independiente
Tristan Ahtone, Editor-In-Chief, Texas Observer
Jiquanda Johnson, Founder and Publisher, Flint Beat
INN INDEX UPDATE
Data from the First Survey of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Nonprofit News: Room for Improvement
Sue Cross, Executive Director & CEO at INN
Sara Shahriari, Director of Leadership and Talent Development, INN
The annual meeting of INN members. This is for members only.
Sue Cross, Executive Director & CEO, INN
Laura Frank, Executive Director, COLab, the Colorado News Collaborative
SEPTEMBER 23 SCHEDULE
11:30 a.m. ET
Sponsored by Patch
Pre-Conference Social Hour
During this hour, we’ll have a set of peer-led sessions for discussion, activities, and hobbies with a small group of fellow participants. The sessions will cover a mix of topics about life at work and outside of it, and can happen in different formats, some conversational, some active, some more just listening. If you might be interested in leading one of these sessions, email firstname.lastname@example.org, who is helping with logistics for this version of INN at Home.
1 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. ET
Lessons from a First: What It’s Like to Be a Change Agent in a Legacy Newsroom
Susan Smith Richardson, Chief Executive Officer, Center for Public Integrity
Don’t Get Dragged: How to Be Credible in Front of Young, Diverse Audiences
Maeven McGovern, Arts Executive Producer/Youth Outcomes Director, YR Media – Moderator
Sabby Robinson, APM Reports Research and Production Fellow, American Public Media Group
Makai Perkins, RYL Studios A&R Intern, YR Media
Emiliano Villa, YR Media Journalism AP, YR Media
Co-Creation Strategies for Reaching and Engaging Local to Global Audiences
Nissa Rhee, Executive Director, Borderless Magazine – Moderator
Peter Klein, Founder, Global Reporting Centre
Michelle Kanaar, Art Director, Borderless Magazine
Mazin Sidahmed, Co-founding Editor, Documented
Journalism is Guilty of Systemic Racism. How to Fix It Anyway.
S. Mitra Kalita, SVP of Programming, CNN Digital
Good Intentions Aren’t Good Enough: On Engaged Journalism, DEI, and the Value of Getting Uncomfortable
Ashley Alvarado, Director, Community Engagement, Southern California Public Radio (KPCC-LAist)
If you have any further questions, you can reach out to INN Events and Training Associate Tasha Wilmore.
The Institute for Nonprofit News would like to thank Knight Foundation and the Inasmuch Foundation for making INN at Home possible.
INN thanks these organizations for sponsoring INN at Home:
Microsoft has been a trusted partner with the news industry for 25 years. Through the Microsoft News ecosystem, we partner with 4,500 media outlets and curate the 170,000 stories, photos and videos to more than a half-billion people in 180 countries in 31 languages. Through our AI for Good initiatives, Microsoft provides technology, resources, and expertise to empower those working to create a more sustainable and accessible world. Learn more here.
Patch is a hyperlocal platform that allows people to share local news and events in more than 1,000 communities around the country. In 2019, recognizing that the local news landscape is changing, Patch started a partnership program aimed at providing a wider audience for other news organizations. As part of this, Patch also offers a revenue share program. Program members include The Texas Tribune, The Marshall Project, Chalkbeat, Kaiser Health News, and Consumer Reports. Learn more here.
The Trust Project is an industrywide collaboration building a more trusted and trustworthy press through transparency tools that the public, technology platforms and advertisers can easily recognize. Hundreds of news sites around the world show our Trust Indicators™, which together form a globally accepted standard that highlights journalism values and responds to user needs, enabling reliable, trustworthy news to stand out from the crowd. The Trust Indicators empower people to sort fact from fiction by learning just who and what is behind the information they see. Technology platforms and others also use our Trust Indicators to improve the authority and integrity of the news they present to the public. For more, please visit thetrustproject.org.
INN also thanks the generous circle of funders providing support for INN and its programs:
Craigslist Charitable Foundation, Democracy Fund, Edwards Family Fund, Facebook, Field Foundation of Illinois, Google, Joyce Foundation, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, McCormick Foundation, Open Society Foundations, Park Foundation, Peter and Carmen Lucia Buck Foundation, Present Progressive Fund (part of Schwab Charitable), Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Spitzer Charitable Trust, Trisons Foundation and Walton Family Foundation