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Welcome to the 2022 Independent News Sustainability Summit, hosted by LION Publishers, News Revenue Hub and RevLab at The Texas Tribune.

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Thank you to Knight Foundation for being our presenting sponsor, and to The Lenfest Institute and Google News Initiative for supporting this conference.
Saturday, October 29 • 10:00am - 10:50am
From listening to news product: Lessons from the API-REJ Listening Lab

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In this discussion moderated by Michael Grant, members of the American Press Institute–Racial Equity in Journalism Fund Listening Lab cohort will talk about how they transformed their community news businesses by applying human-centered design. The publishers will share how they conducted field research, created new products and came to reevaluate their roles as publishers. 
Session audience and takeaways:
  • This session is for publishers, especially small newsrooms, who want to learn more about conducting listening work in communities and how to apply it towards creating news products that make a more sustainable business.
  • Attendees will learn the steps and tactics for conducting listening work and will come away with concrete examples of potential products. 

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Samantha Ragland

American Press Institute
Samantha Ragland is the Vice President of Journalism Programs for the American Press Institute where her team is working to impact the longevity of local news by promoting cultural transformation and business sustainability through DEIB programs like the Inclusion Index and digital... Read More →
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Garry Pierre-Pierre

Haitian Times
Garry Pierre-Pierre is a Pulitzer-prize winning, multimedia and entrepreneurial journalist. In 1999, he left the New York Times to launch the Haitian Times, a New York-based English-language publication serving the Haitian Diaspora. He is also the co-founder of the City University... Read More →
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Irene Romulo

Cicero Independiente
Irene Romulo is a bilingual journalist and co-founder of Cicero Independiente.
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James Washington

The Atlanta Voice
A 2019 National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Legacy Award winner, Washington is a communications practitioner in all forms of media for over four decades. He has served on numerous boards in Dallas Texas and nationally. He currently serves on the board of the National Newspaper... Read More →
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Michael Grant

Michael Grant is a UX design editor at Reveal, from The Center for Investigative Reporting. He aims to carefully apply user-centered design methods to storytelling, strengthen user experiences and develop strategies for creating meaningful engagement with stories. Grant enjoys exploring... Read More →

Saturday October 29, 2022 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
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