Loading…
Attending this event?
Welcome to the 2022 Independent News Sustainability Summit, hosted by LION Publishers, News Revenue Hub and RevLab at The Texas Tribune.

Learn more about the Summit.

Thank you to Knight Foundation for being our presenting sponsor, and to The Lenfest Institute and Google News Initiative for supporting this conference.

Sign up or log in to bookmark your favorites and sync them to your phone or calendar.

Thursday, October 27
 

9:00am CDT

Registration
Thursday October 27, 2022 9:00am - 5:00pm CDT

12:00pm CDT

Welcome Remarks
News Revenue Hub's Mary Walter Brown and Texas Tribune's Sewell Chan will share some welcome remarks for the 2022 Independent News Sustainability Summit.

Speakers
avatar for Mary Walter Brown

Mary Walter Brown

News Revenue Hub
Mary founded the News Revenue Hub in 2016 to help news organizations achieve greater financial sustainability. The Hub team has helped more than 70 newsrooms raise $65 million dollars – and counting. Prior to founding the Hub, Mary was the Publisher/COO of Voice of San Diego. During... Read More →
avatar for Sewell Chan

Sewell Chan

The Texas Tribune
Sewell Chan is the editor in chief at The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan news organization established in 2009. He joined the Tribune in 2021 after 21 years as a reporter or editor at The Washington Post,  The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times.


Thursday October 27, 2022 12:00pm - 12:15pm CDT
Waterloo 3/4 (Main Ballroom)

12:15pm CDT

Keynote: Local is national: How do we partner to increase watchdog journalism?
Join us for our opening keynote, with welcomes from our event hosts at LION Publishers, News Revenue Hub and RevLab at The Texas Tribune.

Speakers
avatar for Evan Smith

Evan Smith

Texas Tribune
Evan Smith is the CEO and co-founder of The Texas Tribune, a pioneering nonprofit, nonpartisan digital news organization whose deep coverage of Texas politics and public policy can be found at its website, texastribune.org, and in newspapers and on TV and radio stations across the... Read More →
avatar for Dean Baquet

Dean Baquet

The New York Times


Thursday October 27, 2022 12:15pm - 1:20pm CDT
TBA

1:20pm CDT

Break
Coffee/tea/snacks will be available.

Thursday October 27, 2022 1:20pm - 1:40pm CDT

1:40pm CDT

Is your journalism resonating?: A 101 guide to measuring impact
Session description coming soon.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Hack

Jennifer Hack

The Beacon
Jennifer Hack Wolf is the interim publisher and former audience director for The Kansas City Beacon and The Wichita Beacon. Previously, Wolf launched a design-thinking consultancy, helping Midwest nonprofits solve critical problems. A Kansas City native and graduate of the University... Read More →
avatar for Madeleine Bair

Madeleine Bair

El Tímpano
Madeleine Bair is the founder of El Tímpano, an award-winning Spanish-language reporting lab designed in collaboration with the Bay Area's Latino and Mayan immigrants. Madeleine has taught radio production to teenagers, worked on a morning show at Chicago Public Radio, produced multimedia... Read More →
avatar for Mark Talkington

Mark Talkington

Valley Voice Media
I'm currently dedicated to creating the future of news by building independent, hyperlocal news products in California's Coachella Valley. In my "day job" I work as a news director and social media manager at Microsoft's MSN.com, where I’ve been for the past 20 years. I first entered... Read More →
avatar for Rebecca Klein

Rebecca Klein

New York Focus
Rebecca Klein is the general manager of New York Focus, New York's only statewide non-profit news outlet. At New York Focus, Klein leads the organization's fundraising, operational and strategic efforts. She previously worked as a senior reporter covering education at HuffPost, and... Read More →


Thursday October 27, 2022 1:40pm - 2:30pm CDT
TBA

1:40pm CDT

Measuring trust: How to build and track impact in divided communities
Session description coming soon.

Speakers
avatar for Giles Morris

Giles Morris

Charlottesville Tomorrow
I am the Executive Director of Charlottesville Tomorrow, a local, socially-conscious news organization committed to providing readers the context, awareness, and consciousness they need to become better neighbors and citizens. After growing up in Washington D.C., I spent my early... Read More →
avatar for Annelise Pierce

Annelise Pierce

Shasta Scout
Annelise Pierce is Editor and a Community Reporter for Shasta Scout, a nonprofit online news service located in far northern California. She founded Shasta Scout in mid-2021 with a focus on government accountability, religious and political movements, and Indigenous affairs. As a... Read More →
avatar for Anita Li

Anita Li

The Green Line
Anita Li is a longtime journalist, news entrepreneur, media consultant and educator with over a decade of full-time experience as a multi-platform journalist at outlets across North America. Currently, she is the founder, CEO and editor-in-chief of The Green Line, a local Toronto-based... Read More →
avatar for Brittany Schock

Brittany Schock

Richland Source
Brittany Schock is the Engagement & Solutions Editor at Richland Source in Mansfield, Ohio. She has been a practitioner of solutions journalism since 2016. Her award-winning work has been nationally recognized, and she's been invited to represent the Source in conversations about... Read More →


Thursday October 27, 2022 1:40pm - 2:30pm CDT
TBA

1:40pm CDT

Where's my audience?: Finding the right vehicle for your work
Session description coming soon.

Speakers
avatar for Leezel Tanglao

Leezel Tanglao

Tayo (Project of the Filipino Young Leaders Program FYLPRO)
Leezel Tanglao is a bridge journalist at the intersection of editorial, product, business development and sales. She has worked at several media companies including The Points Guy, HuffPost, Associated Press, CNN, CBSNews.com, VICE News, NowThis, ABCNews.com, KCBS/KCAL and Press-Enterprise... Read More →
avatar for Maya Chupkov

Maya Chupkov

California Common Cause/Proud Stutter
Maya Chupkov, a proud woman who stutters, is Host & Producer of Proud Stutter, an independent podcast about stuttering and embracing verbal diversity. She is also Media & Democracy Program Manager at California Common Cause, a good government organization working to strengthen democratic... Read More →
avatar for Ryan Sorrell

Ryan Sorrell

The Kansas City Defender
Ryan has worked at one of the nation's most esteemed Black think tanks, one of Chicago's top B2B Tech PR agencies, a top 3 global PR firm, and led a direct action group during the 2020 uprisings. During Ryan's professional career he's consulted brands such as Facebook, Samsung, Amazon... Read More →
avatar for Travers Johnson

Travers Johnson

Queerency
Travers Johnson (he/him) is the founder & CEO of Queerency, the leading LGBTQ+ business news source. He is an award-winning content strategist and editor with more than 14 years of experience in digital media, print publishing, and email marketing at companies including Penguin Random... Read More →


Thursday October 27, 2022 1:40pm - 2:30pm CDT
TBA

1:40pm CDT

Achieving ambitious goals: How newsroom leaders established and achieved big aims
Session description coming soon.

Speakers
avatar for John Bebow

John Bebow

The Center for Michigan / Bridge
John Bebow is president and CEO of the Center for Michigan, which publishes Bridge Michigan and BridgeDetroit. Launched in 2011, Bridge Michigan attracts 600,000+ readers per month, has grown one of the largest paid membership programs in nonprofit news, and has earned hundreds of... Read More →
avatar for S. Mitra Kalita

S. Mitra Kalita

Epicenter NYC / URL Media
S. Mitra Kalita is a veteran journalist, media executive, prolific commentator and author of two books. Recently, she launched Epicenter-NYC, a newsletter to help New Yorkers get through the pandemic. Mitra has also recently co-founded a new media company called URL Media, a network... Read More →
avatar for Mary Walter Brown

Mary Walter Brown

News Revenue Hub
Mary founded the News Revenue Hub in 2016 to help news organizations achieve greater financial sustainability. The Hub team has helped more than 70 newsrooms raise $65 million dollars – and counting. Prior to founding the Hub, Mary was the Publisher/COO of Voice of San Diego. During... Read More →


Thursday October 27, 2022 1:40pm - 2:30pm CDT
TBA

2:30pm CDT

Break
Coffee/tea/snacks will be available.

Thursday October 27, 2022 2:30pm - 2:50pm CDT

2:50pm CDT

Serving low-income communities: Collaborative discussion on effective revenue strategies
Session description coming soon.

Speakers
avatar for Candice Fortman

Candice Fortman

Outlier Media
Candice Fortman is the Executive Director of Outlier Media, a Detroit-based service journalism organization. Before joining Outlier, Candice was the Marketing & Engagement Manager for WDET 101.9-Detroit’s NPR station. Candice led the effort to build WDET’s audience and grow the... Read More →
avatar for Cierra Hinton

Cierra Hinton

Scalawag
Cierra is a creative strategist who centers imagination, play, and community in her work. She loves building with teams and individuals as they drive toward outcomes that matter in a way that is inclusive and authentic.Cierra is the Executive Director-Publisher at Scalawag, a Southern... Read More →


Thursday October 27, 2022 2:50pm - 3:40pm CDT
TBA

2:50pm CDT

Reaching new audiences: Learning and acting on your community's unmet needs
Session description coming soon.

Speakers
avatar for Erica Perel

Erica Perel

UNC Center for Innovation and Sustainability in Local Media
Erica Beshears Perel is the director of the UNC Center for Innovation and Sustainability in Local Media, which works to build a more sustainable and equitable future for local news, journalists and communities. She is a former local journalist, journalism educator and director of... Read More →
avatar for Shannan Bowen

Shannan Bowen

NC Local News Workshop
Shannan Bowen is the executive director of the NC Local News Workshop, an organization that helps strengthen and support the local news ecosystem in North Carolina. Shannan's areas of expertise include local news, product strategy and audience development. She has served in leadership... Read More →


Thursday October 27, 2022 2:50pm - 3:40pm CDT
TBA

2:50pm CDT

Selective news avoidance: Sustaining a publication during a time of overwhelm
Session description coming soon.

Speakers
avatar for Anita Li

Anita Li

The Green Line
Anita Li is a longtime journalist, news entrepreneur, media consultant and educator with over a decade of full-time experience as a multi-platform journalist at outlets across North America. Currently, she is the founder, CEO and editor-in-chief of The Green Line, a local Toronto-based... Read More →
BM

Brian Morrisey

The Rebooting
avatar for Evelyn Crowley

Evelyn Crowley

Content Strategy Consultant
Evelyn serves as the GM of Prism, a wellness newsletter. Additionally, she's the founder of her own consulting business for content strategy with clients including Spotify, Levis, Fenty and Sonos. She holds a B.A. from Trinity College and M.A. in Cinema & Media Studies from U.C.L.A... Read More →


Thursday October 27, 2022 2:50pm - 3:40pm CDT
TBA

2:50pm CDT

Planning for growth: Building a vision for your business’s future
Session description coming soon.

Speakers
avatar for Alison Go

Alison Go

Chalkbeat
Alison Go is Chalkbeat’s chief strategy officer and co-founder of Votebeat. Previously, she was a product manager at Amazon, Facebook, and several venture capital-funded startups. Alison received her MBA from the Wharton School and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan... Read More →
avatar for Mary Walter Brown

Mary Walter Brown

News Revenue Hub
Mary founded the News Revenue Hub in 2016 to help news organizations achieve greater financial sustainability. The Hub team has helped more than 70 newsrooms raise $65 million dollars – and counting. Prior to founding the Hub, Mary was the Publisher/COO of Voice of San Diego. During... Read More →


Thursday October 27, 2022 2:50pm - 3:40pm CDT
TBA

4:30pm CDT

Opening Reception
Join us for drinks and appetizers at our opening reception just across from the conference hotel.

Thursday October 27, 2022 4:30pm - 6:30pm CDT
Fareground 111 Congress Ave Austin, TX 78701
 
Friday, October 28
 

7:00am CDT

Breakfast
Breakfast will be provided.

Friday October 28, 2022 7:00am - 9:00am CDT
TBA

7:00am CDT

Registration
Friday October 28, 2022 7:00am - 12:00pm CDT

9:00am CDT

Know your audiences: Who is actually reading your work?
Session description coming soon.

Speakers
avatar for Erin Millar

Erin Millar

Indiegraf, Discourse Media
Erin is co-founder and CEO of Indiegraf, a network of small and startup community news outlets pooling technology, services and capital to accelerate their growth. An experienced journalist and entrepreneur, she previously founded The Discourse, where she led an award-winning journalism... Read More →
avatar for Ned Berke

Ned Berke

BlueLena
Ned Berke is the Chief Strategy Officer of BlueLena.io, a team of audience development strategists and technology managers that grow reader revenue, allowing publishers to focus on what matters: quality journalism. He is a founding boardmember of LION, and a former publisher of a... Read More →


Friday October 28, 2022 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
TBA

9:00am CDT

Innovating after a decade: Building experimentation culture at mature newsrooms
Session description coming soon.

Speakers
avatar for Angie Mock

Angie Mock

The San Antonio Report
After 20+ years in the private sector in the hospitality business and a hiatus to raise twin children, Angie joined the ranks of the nonprofit sector as CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio. Under her leadership, the organization grew substantially to become the 10th largest Boys... Read More →
avatar for Bill Macfadyen

Bill Macfadyen

Noozhawk
Bill Macfadyen is the founder and publisher of Noozhawk, Santa Barbara County’s No. 1 source for online local news. Now in its 15th year, Noozhawk specializes in drama and inconvenience — which covers everything from breaking news, to government, to K-12 education, to disasters... Read More →
avatar for Tracey Taylor

Tracey Taylor

Cityside
Tracey Taylor is Co-Founder and Editorial Director of Cityside, the nonprofit parent organization that powers Berkeleyside and The Oaklandside, digital-first newsrooms that serve the Bay Area communities of Berkeley, Oakland and the greater East Bay. Before co-founding Berkeleyside... Read More →
avatar for Mary Walter Brown

Mary Walter Brown

News Revenue Hub
Mary founded the News Revenue Hub in 2016 to help news organizations achieve greater financial sustainability. The Hub team has helped more than 70 newsrooms raise $65 million dollars – and counting. Prior to founding the Hub, Mary was the Publisher/COO of Voice of San Diego. During... Read More →


Friday October 28, 2022 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
TBA

9:00am CDT

Leading a turnaround: How reimagination can lead to sustainability
Session description coming soon.

Speakers
avatar for Cierra Hinton

Cierra Hinton

Scalawag
Cierra is a creative strategist who centers imagination, play, and community in her work. She loves building with teams and individuals as they drive toward outcomes that matter in a way that is inclusive and authentic.Cierra is the Executive Director-Publisher at Scalawag, a Southern... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Snowden-McCray

Lisa Snowden-McCray

Baltimore Beat
Lisa Snowden is Editor-in-Chief and cofounder of Baltimore Beat. Previously, she was an editor at Baltimore City Paper, Baltimore Sun, and The Real News Network. Her work has also appeared in Essence, Washington Post, Baltimore Magazine, and many other publications.
TG

Tim Griggs

Blue Engine Collaborative


Friday October 28, 2022 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
TBA

9:00am CDT

Media law for entrepreneurs: Increasing your news organization’s sustainability by covering your legal needs
Session description coming soon.

Speakers
avatar for Alexander Papacristou

Alexander Papacristou

Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice
Alexander Papachristou is Executive Director of the Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice, an international public interest law program of the New York City Bar Association, providing pro bono legal support to human rights, environmental, and investigative journalism organizations... Read More →
DB

David Bralow

First Look Media/Lawyers4Reporters
avatar for Katie Townsend

Katie Townsend

Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press
Katie Townsend (@katie_rcfp) is Deputy Executive Director and Legal Director at the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press (www.rcfp.org), a nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C. She oversees the litigation, amicus, and other legal work of Reporters Committee attorneys... Read More →


Friday October 28, 2022 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
TBA

9:50am CDT

Break
Coffee/tea/snacks will be available.

Friday October 28, 2022 9:50am - 10:00am CDT

10:00am CDT

Launching advertising/sponsorships: Strategies and infrastructure to set up successful selling
Session description coming soon.

Speakers
avatar for Fernando Soto

Fernando Soto

New Digital Press, Nuestro Estado
Fernando Soto is the CEO & Publisher of NuestroEstado.com, a Spanish-language digital news outlet focusing on informing and engaging Latinx audiences across South Carolina. He is also a co-founder of ThePeoplesBeat.com, an English language media company that aims to center BIPOC communities... Read More →
avatar for Irene McKisson

Irene McKisson

Arizona Luminaria
Irene McKisson is the co-founder and Principal Executive of Arizona Luminaria, a nonprofit news organization dedicated to truly local news and community-centered journalism. Before launching a startup, she spent 18 years at the Arizona Daily Star where she was the GM of niche audience... Read More →
avatar for Megan Raposa

Megan Raposa

Sioux Falls Simplified
Megan Raposa is an award-winning journalist based in South Dakota. She started her career as a newspaper reporter at the Sioux Falls Argus Leader, where she worked for six years, most recently as an editor. Raposa left to start her own digital local news outlet, Sioux Falls Simplified... Read More →


Friday October 28, 2022 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
TBA

10:00am CDT

Partnerships for mutual success: Find new audiences and revenue
Session description coming soon.

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Kealing

Jonathan Kealing

Institute for Nonprofit News
Jonathan Kealing strengthens collaboration among INN’s network of nonprofit newsrooms and develops partnerships and services that help them meet their missions and increase the reach and impact of their journalism. Jonathan oversees the membership and collaborations teams, in addition... Read More →
avatar for Alana Rocha

Alana Rocha

Institute for Nonprofit News
Alana Rocha leads INN’s Rural News Network — its most ambitious collaboration to date. As editor, Alana works with more than 60 member outlets in 30 states to guide and amplify coverage of remote areas. Alana joined INN after 20 years as a news and politics reporter in Florida... Read More →
avatar for Gabe Schneider

Gabe Schneider

The Objective
Gabe Schneider is the co-founder of The Objective, a media publication focused on reporting, first-person commentary, and reported essays on communities journalism in the U.S. has typically ignored or misrepesented. He is also currently the partnerships and collaborations manager... Read More →
avatar for Joseph Lichterman

Joseph Lichterman

The Lenfest Institute for Journalism
Joseph Lichterman is the Lenfest Institute’s Communication and Editorial Director. In this role Joseph leads the Institute’s reporting, research, and communications strategy. He also writes Solution Set, a regular report on innovation in journalism. Prior to joining the Institute... Read More →
avatar for Rachel Glickhouse

Rachel Glickhouse

News Revenue Hub
Rachel Glickhouse is the learning and labs director at the News Revenue Hub. She's also an organizer of the Democracy Day collaboration and creator of the Drought in the West Slack initiative. She previously worked at The COVID Tracking Project, ProPublica, Univision, Medium, and... Read More →


Friday October 28, 2022 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
TBA

10:00am CDT

Effecting institutional changes: Moving past inertia to major transformation
Session description coming soon.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Murphy

Chris Murphy

The Capital Times (aka Cap Times)
Murphy is the managing editor for the Cap Times, a 105-year-old former daily newspaper in Madison, Wisconsin that is retooling its business model. Murphy is the lead person for investigating new revenue streams, including events — most notably Cap Times Idea Fest, which debuted... Read More →
avatar for Josie Hollingsworth

Josie Hollingsworth

PolitiFact
Josie Hollingsworth is PolitiFact's Audience Director. Previously, she worked in audience engagement, expanding social platforms and website production at The Seattle Times and the Tampa Bay Times.
avatar for Lauren Gustus

Lauren Gustus

The Salt Lake Tribune
Lauren became Executive Editor of The Salt Lake Tribune in fall of 2020. The Tribune is the only major metro news organization to become a nonprofit. It achieved sustainability in 2021, under Lauren’s leadership.She previously worked for McClatchy as West Region Editor, overseeing... Read More →
avatar for Paul Cheung

Paul Cheung

Center for Public Integrity
Paul Cheung leads The Center for Public Integrity as CEO to counter the corrosive effects of inequality by using investigative reporting to hold powerful interests accountable and equipping the public with knowledge to drive change. Previously, he managed a multi-million dollars investment... Read More →


Friday October 28, 2022 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
TBA

10:00am CDT

Road to sustainability: Successes and mistakes from three news founders
Session description coming soon.

Speakers
avatar for Jim Friedlich

Jim Friedlich

The Lenfest Institute for Journalism
Jim Friedlich is CEO and Executive Director of The Lenfest Institute for Journalism, an innovative non-profit organization that supports local journalism in Philadelphia and nationwide. The Institute is the owner of The Philadelphia Inquirer, now the largest newspaper in America owned... Read More →
SA

Sarah Alvarez

Outlier Media
avatar for Richard Tofel

Richard Tofel

Independent Consultant
Dick Tofel was the founding general manager (and first employee) of ProPublica, and its president from 2013-21. Under his leadership, ProPublica grew to more than 160 employees and raised more than $225 million from other than its founding funders, while winning six Pulitzer Prizes... Read More →


Friday October 28, 2022 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
TBA

10:50am CDT

Break
Coffee/tea/snacks will be available.

Friday October 28, 2022 10:50am - 11:10am CDT

11:10am CDT

Keynote: Reimagining our newsrooms: Why sustainable newsroom culture matters
Session description coming soon.

Speakers
avatar for Angilee Shah

Angilee Shah

Charlottesville Tomorrow
Angilee Shah is the Editor-in-Chief of the nonprofit news organization Charlottesville Tomorrow, in Central Virginia and a coach for news organizations and journalism change makers around the country. She specializes in building teams and content for people and communities too often... Read More →
avatar for Sisi Wei

Sisi Wei

The Markup
Sisi Wei is Editor-in-Chief at The Markup. Previously, she was Co-Executive Director of OpenNews, where she founded the DEI Coalition, which is dedicated to sharing knowledge and taking concrete action in service of a more anti-racist, equitable, and just journalism industry. She... Read More →


Friday October 28, 2022 11:10am - 12:00pm CDT
TBA

12:00pm CDT

Lunch
Explore Austin restaurants to enjoy lunch on your own. (Lunch is not provided by the conference hosts).

Friday October 28, 2022 12:00pm - 2:00pm CDT

2:00pm CDT

Funding sustainable news: How leading funders evaluate journalism projects
Session description coming soon.

Speakers
avatar for Jim Brady

Jim Brady

Knight Foundation
Jim Brady is the Vice President of Journalism for the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Brady, who joined Knight in August 2021, is a longtime digital media innovator whose experience ranges from leading major brands such as washingtonpost.com and Digital First Media to starting... Read More →
avatar for Jim Friedlich

Jim Friedlich

The Lenfest Institute for Journalism
Jim Friedlich is CEO and Executive Director of The Lenfest Institute for Journalism, an innovative non-profit organization that supports local journalism in Philadelphia and nationwide. The Institute is the owner of The Philadelphia Inquirer, now the largest newspaper in America owned... Read More →
avatar for Lolly Bowean

Lolly Bowean

Ford Foundation
Lolly Bowean is a writer, an award-winning journalist and community storyteller. She currently manages the Journalism portfolio with the Creativity and Free Expression team at the Ford Foundation. Before joining Ford, she curated the Media & Storytelling portfolio at the Field Foundation... Read More →
avatar for Michelle Srbinovich

Michelle Srbinovich

American Journalism Project
Michelle leads the American Journalism Project’s portfolio-wide support and capacity building initiatives, and serves as a strategic partner to a growing number of grantees. She was previously general manager at WDET, Detroit’s NPR affiliate, and has earned national recognition... Read More →
avatar for Rhiannon Collette

Rhiannon Collette

Arnold Ventures
Rhiannon provides strategic support and helps manage the journalism portfolio at Arnold Ventures. A former journalist, Rhiannon worked in newsrooms across Texas, covering health care, education, government, public housing and business. In 2016, she transitioned to a career in health... Read More →


Friday October 28, 2022 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
TBA

2:00pm CDT

Optimizing the audience funnel: Teamwork and workflows for the user journey
Session description coming soon.

Speakers
avatar for Kathryn Juricic

Kathryn Juricic

The Narwhal
Kathryn has long been an advocate for resilient communities. She has spent the last decade organizing neighbourhood arts and culture events and raising funds for everything from Indigenous legal challenges across Canada to produce drives for families throughout her local region. She... Read More →
avatar for Kristin Tessman

Kristin Tessman

Montana Free Press
Kristin Tessman is the Deputy Director at Montana Free Press. Tessman's responsibilities range from donor and partner management (fund development, framing of key approaches, high-quality relationship building, communication) to administration (finance, reporting, facilities), and... Read More →
avatar for Lauchlin Fields

Lauchlin Fields

Mississippi Today
Lauchlin Fields is Mississippi Today’s Audience Development Director. Building on her early foundation in journalism as a community newspaper reporter and following her passion to elevate the voices of Mississippians, Lauchlin has designed a unique approach to growing and engaging... Read More →


Friday October 28, 2022 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
TBA

2:00pm CDT

Growing pains: Operational solutions for each stage of growth
Session description coming soon.

Speakers
avatar for Emily Roseman

Emily Roseman

Institute for Nonprofit News
Emily Roseman is the Research Director for the Institute for Nonprofit News, a network of over 400 nonprofit news outlets. Previously, she served as research project manager for a study at Harvard’s Shorenstein Center that examined how newsrooms can engage, grow and monetize audiences... Read More →
avatar for Soraya Membreno

Soraya Membreno

Institute for Nonprofit News
Soraya Membreno is the Chief Operating Officer of the Institute for Nonprofit News, where she leads organizational development as INN extends programs and support to a growing number of nonprofit newsrooms across North America. Prior to joining INN, Soraya served as the publisher... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Heyamoto

Lisa Heyamoto

LION Publishers
Lisa Heyamoto is director of Teaching & Learning at LION Publishers. She helps independent news organizations reach sustainability by designing training programs, coaching/consulting opportunities and practical resources that help publications become more operationally resilient... Read More →


Friday October 28, 2022 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
TBA

2:50pm CDT

Break
Coffee/tea/snacks will be available.

Friday October 28, 2022 2:50pm - 3:10pm CDT

3:10pm CDT

Breakouts with revenue all-stars: Advice from leading fundraisers in journalism
Session description coming soon.

Speakers
avatar for Annie McCain Madonia

Annie McCain Madonia

The Lenfest Institute for Journalism
Annie is The Lenfest Institute for Journalism’s Chief Advancement Officer. In this role, she leads external affairs including fundraising, communications, and Board development and governance. Annie brings 30 years of fundraising experience to the Institute, and has held roles at... Read More →
avatar for April Brumley Hinkle

April Brumley Hinkle

The Texas Tribune
April Hinkle is the chief revenue officer of The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan digital news organization recently called “one of the nonprofit news sector’s runaway success stories.” Hinkle, who holds an advertising degree from the University of Texas, is responsible... Read More →
avatar for Christina Shih

Christina Shih

News Revenue Hub
Christina works to ensure the Hub reaches its partner and revenue goals. Prior to the Hub, Christina managed Voice of San Diego’s membership program. She has a background in mission driven event planning and spent four years planning high-level donor cultivation events for art... Read More →
avatar for Terry Quinn

Terry Quinn

Texas Tribune
Terry Quinn is a sixth-generation Texan and a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin. She has worked as a volunteer and professional for over 23 years to raise funds for many nonprofit organizations in Austin and around Texas, most recently The Nature Conservancy of Texas and... Read More →


Friday October 28, 2022 3:10pm - 4:00pm CDT
TBA

3:10pm CDT

Building for community: Lessons from orgs working in underserved communities
Session description coming soon.

Speakers
avatar for Arjuna Soriano

Arjuna Soriano

Ang Diaryo
Arjuna is a community organizer, journalist, and co-founder of Ang Diaryo, a news outlet filling the news and information gap for the Filipino working class of Los Angeles. Ang Diaryo was selected as a participant in the first cohort of the Tiny News Collective. Arjuna has mentored... Read More →
avatar for Fernando Soto

Fernando Soto

New Digital Press, Nuestro Estado
Fernando Soto is the CEO & Publisher of NuestroEstado.com, a Spanish-language digital news outlet focusing on informing and engaging Latinx audiences across South Carolina. He is also a co-founder of ThePeoplesBeat.com, an English language media company that aims to center BIPOC communities... Read More →
avatar for Sonam Vashi

Sonam Vashi

Canopy Atlanta
Sonam Vashi is a cofounder of Canopy Atlanta, a community-powered nonprofit newsroom that equips metro Atlantans to tell stories and access information. She is an award-winning journalist who has written about metro Atlanta for the New York Times, Atlanta magazine, ProPublica, and... Read More →


Friday October 28, 2022 3:10pm - 4:00pm CDT
TBA

3:10pm CDT

Turbocharging reader revenue: Helpful strategies for growing membership
Session description coming soon.

Speakers
avatar for Amber DeLind

Amber DeLind

Bridge Michigan | BridgeDetroit
Amber DeLind is membership and engagement director at Bridge Michigan and leads membership efforts at BridgeDetroit. Previously, DeLind led the public engagement team at the Center for Michigan (Bridge's nonprofit publisher), worked as a grant programs consultant for the Michigan... Read More →
avatar for Ben Nishimoto

Ben Nishimoto

Honolulu Civil Beat
Ben Nishimoto is the Vice President of Operations and Philanthropy for Honolulu Civil Beat, responsible for executing revenue, engagement, and operating strategies for Hawaii's nonprofit small newsroom.Prior to Civil Beat, Ben was the Vice President of Advancement at PBS Hawaii, where... Read More →
avatar for Kyle Constable

Kyle Constable

The Connecticut Mirror
Kyle is the Director of Membership and Digital Innovation at The Connecticut Mirror. He joined CT Mirror in 2016 as a reporting intern and later became a general assignment reporter. He transitioned into audience engagement responsibilities in late 2017 and started his current role... Read More →
avatar for Abbey Gingras

Abbey Gingras

News Revenue Hub
Abbey Gingras is the director of consulting at News Revenue Hub where she works with newsrooms on growing and engaging their audiences and turning readers into paying members. She was previously an audience editor at Outside magazine.


Friday October 28, 2022 3:10pm - 4:00pm CDT
TBA

3:10pm CDT

The sophomore years: Overcoming challenges to achieve startup success
Session description coming soon.

Speakers
avatar for Mary Taylor

Mary Taylor

THE CITY
Mary leads THE CITY’s fundraising efforts as Director of Development. She connects donors to causes through innovative approaches and has led development and communications teams at the Center for Urban Community Services, Action Against Hunger, and the Jericho Project. Mary holds... Read More →
MI

Mukhtar Ibrahim

Sahan Journal
avatar for Richard Kim

Richard Kim

The City
Richard Kim is the Editor in Chief of The City, a local nonprofit new site covering all things NYC. He was previously Executive Editor of HuffPost and Executive Editor of The Nation.
avatar for Evan Mackinder

Evan Mackinder

News Revenue Hub
As VP of Consulting at News Revenue Hub, Evan leads org efforts to help newsrooms build and refine audience and membership strategies from his home in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He has been working in newsrooms for more than a decade. Prior to joining the Hub, Evan worked as a senior audience... Read More →


Friday October 28, 2022 3:10pm - 4:00pm CDT
TBA

6:00pm CDT

LION Awards Happy Hour
Friday October 28, 2022 6:00pm - 7:00pm CDT

7:10pm CDT

LION Awards Ceremony + Dinner
Join us at the Independent News Sustainability Summit for a celebration of the 2022 LION Local Journalism Awards winners and finalists, hosted by Outlier Media executive director Candice Fortman and LION Publishers director of teaching & learning Lisa Heyamoto and featuring a keynote by The 19th co-founders Amanda Zamora and Emily Ramshaw.




Friday October 28, 2022 7:10pm - 10:00pm CDT
 
Saturday, October 29
 

7:00am CDT

Breakfast
Breakfast will be provided.

Saturday October 29, 2022 7:00am - 9:00am CDT
TBA

7:00am CDT

Registration
Saturday October 29, 2022 7:00am - 9:00am CDT
Registration table

9:00am CDT

Assessing Opportunities: Aligning ideas with finance and capacity
Session description coming soon.

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Woods Branch

Ashley Woods Branch

Outlier Media
Ashley Woods Branch is the Senior Director of Audience & Growth at Outlier Media, where she creates strategic partnerships and revenue opportunities and grows loyal and engaged audiences. Ashley quit her corporate career at the Detroit Free Press in 2017 to launch Detour Detroit... Read More →
avatar for Fraser Nelson

Fraser Nelson

National Trust for Local News
fraser nelson is a co founder of the national trust for local news and led the effort to turn the salt lake tribune into a nonprofit. she has led transformational organizations for decades and loves to help nonprofits develop strategy, which is less strange than it sounds.
avatar for Lillian Ruiz

Lillian Ruiz

Ci-X Strategies
Lillian Ruiz is the founder of Ci-X Strategies, where she works with funders, outlets, and support organizations in the media and social entrepreneurship space. Prior to Ci-X Strategies, she was co-founder of the National Trust for Local News, Civil Media and Civil Foundation, supporting... Read More →


Saturday October 29, 2022 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
TBA

9:00am CDT

Meeting major donors: How to get in the room with the right people
Session description coming soon.

Speakers
avatar for Kimberly Spencer

Kimberly Spencer

Capital B & Myself
Kimberly Spencer currently oversees fundraising at Capital B. She has spent her career working with mission-based organizations to raise strategic support and increase brand awareness. She has held a variety of leadership and fundraising roles. Growing up in rural Maine she has seen... Read More →
avatar for Kimberly Griffin

Kimberly Griffin

Mississippi Free Press
Kimberly Griffin is the Publisher and Chief Revenue Officer for the Mississippi Free Press, which she co-founded in March 2020. Kimberly led her team’s participation in the Meta Membership Accelerator, where they created and implemented the MFP VIP Club membership program. Kimberly... Read More →
avatar for Keri Mitchell

Keri Mitchell

Dallas Free Press
Keri Mitchell launched Dallas Free Press in early 2020 with the belief that all neighborhoods deserve reporting and storytelling that values their community and holds leaders accountable. She cut her teeth at daily newspapers in the exurbs of Houston, then spent 15 years dedicated... Read More →


Saturday October 29, 2022 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
TBA

9:00am CDT

Product thinking: Building new products in small newsrooms
Session description coming soon.

Speakers
avatar for Candice Fortman

Candice Fortman

Outlier Media
Candice Fortman is the Executive Director of Outlier Media, a Detroit-based service journalism organization. Before joining Outlier, Candice was the Marketing & Engagement Manager for WDET 101.9-Detroit’s NPR station. Candice led the effort to build WDET’s audience and grow the... Read More →
avatar for Cheryl Thompson Morton

Cheryl Thompson Morton

Center for Community Media
In her role as Black Media Initiative Director for the Center for Community Media at the Newmark J-School, Cheryl Thompson-Morton works to support Black media outlets through training, research, convenings, and connecting them to financial resources. Cheryl is the co-organizer of... Read More →
avatar for Shay Totten

Shay Totten

American Press Institute
Shay Totten is the Newsroom Success Manager at the American Press Institute. He works with newsrooms that utilize API’s proprietary analytics tool Metrics for News, and it’s source diversity tracking and strategy tool Source Matters. Shay joined API in 2022. Prior to API, Shay... Read More →
avatar for Stephen Jefferson

Stephen Jefferson

American Press Institute
Stephen serves as Senior Applications Engineer at American Press Institute. He works on the team that manages their products for large and small newsrooms including analytics dashboards with Metrics for News and source diversity tracking with Source Matters. Stephen has over 15 years... Read More →


Saturday October 29, 2022 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
TBA

9:00am CDT

From journalist to CEO: What we wish we'd known before running a startup
Session description coming soon.

Speakers
avatar for Erin Millar

Erin Millar

Indiegraf, Discourse Media
Erin is co-founder and CEO of Indiegraf, a network of small and startup community news outlets pooling technology, services and capital to accelerate their growth. An experienced journalist and entrepreneur, she previously founded The Discourse, where she led an award-winning journalism... Read More →
avatar for John Adams

John Adams

Montana Free Press
John Adams is the founder and executive director of Montana Free Press, an independent nonprofit news organization focused on in-depth, investigative and statehouse news coverage. Before starting MTFP, Adams was the Capitol Bureau Chief of the Great Falls (Mont.) Tribune and a correspondent... Read More →
avatar for Kara Meyberg Guzman

Kara Meyberg Guzman

Santa Cruz Local
Kara Meyberg Guzman is the CEO/Co-founder of Santa Cruz Local, a local news outlet in Santa Cruz, Calif. She's passionate about building a healthy culture and efficient workflows in her newsroom. Santa Cruz Local was the recipient of LION Publishers' 2021 Local Journalism Award for... Read More →


Saturday October 29, 2022 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
TBA

9:50am CDT

Break
Coffee/tea/snacks will be available.

Saturday October 29, 2022 9:50am - 10:00am CDT

10:00am CDT

Successful newsletter strategy: Email products to grow loyalty and revenue
Session description coming soon.

Speakers
avatar for Heidi Thompson

Heidi Thompson

Independent Consultant
Heidi Thompson is a digital marketer and publishing executive focused on helping independent publishers find readers and revenue online.  She was the publisher and CEO of Religion News Service and served as the vice president for marketing and publisher of Sojourners magazine. Currently... Read More →
avatar for Irene McKisson

Irene McKisson

Arizona Luminaria
Irene McKisson is the co-founder and Principal Executive of Arizona Luminaria, a nonprofit news organization dedicated to truly local news and community-centered journalism. Before launching a startup, she spent 18 years at the Arizona Daily Star where she was the GM of niche audience... Read More →
avatar for Kim Bode

Kim Bode

Consultant and Devex
Kim is a consultant and coach, helping organizations identify opportunities, map strategies, and adopt best practices for newsletters and emails, as well as audience and product development more broadly. She is also the director of audience and news product at Devex, where she leads... Read More →


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

10:00am CDT

From listening to news product: Lessons from the API-REJ Listening Lab
Session description coming soon.

Speakers
avatar for Garry Pierre-Pierre

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 →
avatar for Irene Romulo

Irene Romulo

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

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 →
avatar for Michael Grant

Michael Grant

Reveal
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
TBA

10:00am CDT

Remote & distributed work: Effective workflows and structures for distributed teams
Session description coming soon.

Speakers
avatar for Joanna Zuckerman Bernstein

Joanna Zuckerman Bernstein

Spotlight PA
Joanna Zuckerman Bernstein joined Spotlight PA at launch in 2019 as its first development director. For the past three years, she has built local and national support for Spotlight PA’s statehouse and statewide journalism and led myriad other initiatives, including expanding the... Read More →
avatar for Paul Cheung

Paul Cheung

Center for Public Integrity
Paul Cheung leads The Center for Public Integrity as CEO to counter the corrosive effects of inequality by using investigative reporting to hold powerful interests accountable and equipping the public with knowledge to drive change. Previously, he managed a multi-million dollars investment... Read More →
avatar for Rachel Glickhouse

Rachel Glickhouse

News Revenue Hub
Rachel Glickhouse is the learning and labs director at the News Revenue Hub. She's also an organizer of the Democracy Day collaboration and creator of the Drought in the West Slack initiative. She previously worked at The COVID Tracking Project, ProPublica, Univision, Medium, and... Read More →


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

10:50am CDT

Break
Coffee/tea/snacks will be available.

Saturday October 29, 2022 10:50am - 11:10am CDT

11:10am CDT

Growing advertising/sponsorships revenue: Leveling up your earned revenue strategy
Session description coming soon.

Speakers
avatar for David Yoder

David Yoder

Richland Source
David Yoder is a founding member of the Richland Source team & is currently the Sr Ad & Marketing Manager. He manages a 100M impression display ad network and leads company partnerships with Google. His 10 year career has spanned sales, marketing and audience development. From life-sized... Read More →
avatar for Sally Waterman

Sally Waterman

Sahan Journal
Sally Waterman is Sahan Journal’s director of advertising and sponsorship. She has worked in radio and print sales and in digital advertising since the late 1990s at major Minnesota news organizations such as startribune.com and mpr.org as well as early internet pioneers like AOL... Read More →
avatar for Sky Barsch

Sky Barsch

Chalkbeat & Votebeat
Sky Barsch is the VP of Sponsorships & Market Strategy at Chalkbeat and Votebeat. She's worked in just about every role in journalism including daily news reporting and owning, publishing, and editing Vermont Sports, an outdoors magazine. A writer and editor at heart, she learned... Read More →


Saturday October 29, 2022 11:10am - 12:00pm CDT
TBA

11:10am CDT

Combating burnout: Lightning talks to inspire new ways of working
Session description coming soon.

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Martinelli

Stephanie Martinelli

LION Publishers
Stephanie Martinelli leads membership growth, retention and community-building strategies to ensure LION Publishers is providing the highest possible value to the news entrepreneurs it serves. She most-recently led Hearken’s engagement consulting team, and previously worked for... Read More →
avatar for Alysia Nicole Harris

Alysia Nicole Harris

Scalawag Magazine
Alysia Nicole Harris is a spoken word artist, linguist, arts writer, and charismatic follower of Jesus from Virginia. She received her Ph.D. in linguistics from Yale University and her MFA in Creative Writing from NYU.Alysia is interested in all manner of Black vernaculars, be they... Read More →
avatar for Candice Fortman

Candice Fortman

Outlier Media
Candice Fortman is the Executive Director of Outlier Media, a Detroit-based service journalism organization. Before joining Outlier, Candice was the Marketing & Engagement Manager for WDET 101.9-Detroit’s NPR station. Candice led the effort to build WDET’s audience and grow the... Read More →
avatar for Emily Ristow

Emily Ristow

American Press Institute
Emily Ristow is the director of local news transformation at the American Press Institute, where she designs and leads programs that help news organizations manage change and transform their journalism and business strategies to become sustainable digital operations. Programs she’s... Read More →
avatar for Gabe Schneider

Gabe Schneider

The Objective
Gabe Schneider is the co-founder of The Objective, a media publication focused on reporting, first-person commentary, and reported essays on communities journalism in the U.S. has typically ignored or misrepesented. He is also currently the partnerships and collaborations manager... Read More →
avatar for Gaby Martinez-Stevenson

Gaby Martinez-Stevenson

The Diversity Pledge Institute
Gaby is DPI’s Director of Institutional Research. She has over 10 years of mixed-methods research experience with a strong focus on survey design and implementation, data analysis and collection and evaluation. She has expertise in the design, management, and implementation of research... Read More →
avatar for Kara Meyberg Guzman

Kara Meyberg Guzman

Santa Cruz Local
Kara Meyberg Guzman is the CEO/Co-founder of Santa Cruz Local, a local news outlet in Santa Cruz, Calif. She's passionate about building a healthy culture and efficient workflows in her newsroom. Santa Cruz Local was the recipient of LION Publishers' 2021 Local Journalism Award for... Read More →


Saturday October 29, 2022 11:10am - 12:00pm CDT
TBA

11:10am CDT

My first five hires: How growing news organizations expand their team
Session description coming soon.

Speakers
avatar for Lila Mills

Lila Mills

Signal Cleveland
Lila Mills, editor-in-chief of Signal Cleveland, part of the Ohio Local News Initiative, has been working in community and media for more than 20 years. She most recently spent almost 11 years with the nationally-recognized community building program Neighborhood Connections where... Read More →
avatar for Chris Cobler

Chris Cobler

Fort Worth Report
Chris Cobler is a the CEO and publisher of the Fort Worth Report. He started his career as a reporter in his hometown at the Topeka (Kan.) Capital-Journal and then worked at newspapers in Colorado, South Dakota and Texas, where was editor and publisher of the Victoria Advocate. As... Read More →
avatar for Mazin Sidahmed

Mazin Sidahmed

Documented
Mazin Sidahmed is co-executive director of Documented, a nonprofit news site that covers immigration in the New York area. Before founding Documented, he was a reporter at the Guardian US in New York on the national desk as well as with the award-winning Guardian Mobile Innovation... Read More →


Saturday October 29, 2022 11:10am - 12:00pm CDT
TBA

12:00pm CDT

Lunch
Explore Austin restaurants to enjoy lunch on your own. (Lunch is not provided by the conference hosts).

Saturday October 29, 2022 12:00pm - 2:00pm CDT
TBA

2:00pm CDT

Rethinking wealth, funding and equity: Aligning your values and your revenue
Session description coming soon.

Speakers
avatar for Veronica Garcia

Veronica Garcia

Wealth Reclamation Academy of Practitioners
Veronica Garcia was born in Los Angeles and raised on the U.S./Mexico border in El Paso, Texas. She has over 20 years of experience working with social justice groups and has supported hundreds in building their grassroots fundraising capacity. Veronica founded the Paso del Norte... Read More →
avatar for Cassie Haynes

Cassie Haynes

Resolve Philly
Cassie Haynes is a leader in social impact, fundraising, and organizational strategy, having held executive positions with the City of Philadelphia and in nonprofits and startups in Philadelphia and the Bay Area. She co-founded Resolve Philly in 2018 alongside Jean Friedman-Rudovsky... Read More →
avatar for Eden Fineday

Eden Fineday

IndigiNews
Eden is a nehiyaw iskwew (a Cree woman), storyteller and author from the Sweetgrass First Nation in Treaty 6 territory. She joins IndigiNews as Growth & Revenue Aunty and a contributing storyteller, where she writes for the website and a send out each week's newsletter to over 17,000... Read More →
avatar for Mario Lugay

Mario Lugay

Justice Funders
As Justice Funders’ Senior Innovation Director, Mario Lugay partners with philanthropy and field practitioners to design, pilot and scale both innovation and collective action that advances social movements through the Movement Commons Lab. In 2010, Mario co-founded the New American... Read More →


Saturday October 29, 2022 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
TBA

2:00pm CDT

Building a roadmap: How to set and track goals
Session description coming soon.

Speakers
avatar for Abbey Gingras

Abbey Gingras

News Revenue Hub
Abbey Gingras is the director of consulting at News Revenue Hub where she works with newsrooms on growing and engaging their audiences and turning readers into paying members. She was previously an audience editor at Outside magazine.
avatar for Lizzy Hazeltine

Lizzy Hazeltine

Independent consultant
Lizzy helps teams solve real problems, grow revenue to sustain themselves, and deepen their service of their communities. In her consulting, she applies hard-won lessons from local media, early stage venture capital, and product management to build her clients’ capacity to earn... Read More →


Saturday October 29, 2022 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
TBA

2:00pm CDT

Building a support network: How leaders can combat isolation
Session description coming soon.

Speakers
avatar for Christian Monterrosa

Christian Monterrosa

LION Publishers
Christian Monterrosa helps foster an engaged community among LION’s members and those interested in news entrepreneurship by listening to and articulating their needs and designing engagement strategies that strengthen their relationships with one another. He comes from a background... Read More →
avatar for Ben Nishimoto

Ben Nishimoto

Honolulu Civil Beat
Ben Nishimoto is the Vice President of Operations and Philanthropy for Honolulu Civil Beat, responsible for executing revenue, engagement, and operating strategies for Hawaii's nonprofit small newsroom.Prior to Civil Beat, Ben was the Vice President of Advancement at PBS Hawaii, where... Read More →
avatar for Flavian DeLima

Flavian DeLima

Spinning Forward
Flavian DeLima is the founder and publisher of Spinning Forward, which provides news that levels the playing field for Black, Indigenous, and people of color content creators in Toronto and beyond. It helps overlooked communities get stronger by addressing the racial pay gap, discrimination... Read More →
avatar for Lela Savic

Lela Savic

La Converse
Lela Savic is the founding editor of La Converse, a francophone community-powered media. She has worked at Journal Métro in Montreal, covering politics and human rights, CBC’s investigative show Enquête, La Presse and regularly presents lectures on biases and positionality in... Read More →
avatar for Megan Raposa

Megan Raposa

Sioux Falls Simplified
Megan Raposa is an award-winning journalist based in South Dakota. She started her career as a newspaper reporter at the Sioux Falls Argus Leader, where she worked for six years, most recently as an editor. Raposa left to start her own digital local news outlet, Sioux Falls Simplified... Read More →


Saturday October 29, 2022 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
TBA

2:50pm CDT

Break
Coffee/tea/snacks will be available.

Saturday October 29, 2022 2:50pm - 3:10pm CDT

3:10pm CDT

Closing Session + Happy Hour
We'll offer a cash bar. Session description coming soon.

Saturday October 29, 2022 3:10pm - 5:00pm CDT
Waterloo 3/4 (Main Ballroom)
 
Filter sessions
Apply filters to sessions.