2018 People-Powered Publishing Conference Schedule #PPPC18


Thursday, November 15 Friday, November 16

  • Welcome and Opening Remarks (9:00 AM)
    Film Row Auditorium (1104 S Wabash Ave, Fl 8)
  • Sessions (9:45 - 10:45 AM)
  • Clinic (9:45 - 11:15 AM)
  • Sessions (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
  • Clinic (11:30 AM - 1:00 PM)
  • Lunch and Workshop (12:00 - 1:30 PM)
    (RSVP required for workshop)
  • Sessions (1:30 - 2:30 PM)
  • Clinic (1:45 - 3:45 PM)
  • Sessions (3:00 - 4:00 PM)
  • Clinic (4:00 - 6:00 PM)
  • Sessions (4:15 - 5:15 PM)
  • Plenary Session (6:30 - 8:00 PM)
    Film Row Auditorium

  • Clinic (9:00 - 11:00 AM)
  • Sessions (9:30 - 10:30 AM)
  • Sessions (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
  • Lunch and Clinic Track Participant Presentations (12:30 - 1:30 PM)
  • Session (1:30 - 3:00 PM)
  • Seed Grant Award Ceremony and Closing (3:00 - 3:30 PM)

Session Schedule (click session title for details)

Thursday, November 15
9:45 AM -- 10:45 AM
The Trust Gap: How Citizens Define Trust and How Journalists Can Earn It

Room 836

Lisa Heyamoto
Senior Journalism Instructor, University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication

Todd Milbourn
Instructor and Co-Director, Journalism Master’s Program, University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication

Strengthen Your Community and Your Journalism by Designing New Public Conversations

Room 837

Anne Hillman
Solutions Desk Reporter, Alaska Public Media

Doug Oplinger
Project Manager, Your Voice Ohio

Andrew Rockway
Program Director, The Jefferson Center

Supercharge Your Collaborations: How Multi-Newsroom Partnerships and Community Engagement Can Enhance One Another

Film Row Auditorium

Jean Friedman-Rudovsky
Co-Executive Director, Resolve Philadelphia; Editor, Broke in Philly

Emma Restrepo
Host, ParaTi Mujer Radio Program

Antoine Haywood
Doctoral student, University of Pennsylvania, Annenberg School for Communication; Former Director of Outreach, PhillyCAM (Community Access Media)

Al Lubrano
Staff Writer, Philadelphia Inquirer

11:00 AM -- 12:00 PM
Lessons from Gather, A Project and Platform to Support Community-Minded Journalists and Other Engagement Professionals

Room 836

Andrew DeVigal
Endowed Chair in Journalism Innovation & Civic Engagement, Agora Journalism Center, University of Oregon

Alisha Saville
Project Manager, Gather

Carrie Brown
Director of Social Journalism, Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY

Why You (Still) Need to Be There

Room 837

Dennis Anderson
Executive Editor, Peoria Journal Star

Two Mothers and a Podcast

Film Row Auditorium

Alison Flowers
Journalist, Author and Producer, Invisible Institute

Shapearl Wells
Investigative Podcast Host

12:00 -- 1:30 PM
Story Doctor with Curious City -- RSVP Required

Room 808

Jesse Dukes
Audio Producer, Curious City

Alexandra Salomon
Editor, Curious City

Shawn Allee
Senior Editor, Curious City

Katherine Nagasawa
Multimedia Producer, Curious City

1:30 -- 2:30 PM
Rethink Your Comments

Room 835

Andrew Losowsky
Project Lead, The Coral Project

People-Powered Coverage of Immigrant Communities at a Time of Fear

Room 837

Yana Kunichoff (moderator)
Migratory Notes

Alex Hernandez
Engagement Director, 90 Days, 90 Voices

Alejandro Fernandez S.
Freelance investigative journalist

Melissa Sanchez
Investigative Reporter, ProPublica

Tune In. Turn Up! Community-Building and Disruption of Mainstream Media

Film Row Auditorium

Logan Bay
Station Director, Lumpen Radio

Vanessa Sanchez
Director, Yollocalli Youth Arts Reach

Stephanie Manriquez
Instructor, Yollocalli Youth Arts Reach

3:00 -- 4:00 PM
Fake News, Real People: Community Engagement at the Intersection of Theater and Journalism

Room 837

Coya Paz
Artistic Director, Free Street Theater

Katrina Dion
Operations and Youth Program Manager, Free Street Theater

Logan Jaffe
Engagement Reporter, ProPublica Illinois

Social Justice Stories Across Diasporas: Lessons from Reporting on Chicago and Puerto Rico

Film Row Auditorium

Kari Lydersen
Co-Director, Social Justice News Nexus, Medill School of Journalism

Marla Pérez Lugo
University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez

Cecilio Ortiz García
University of Puerto Rico, Mayguez

Adriana Cardona-Maguigad
Reporter, WBEZ; Former reporter, Univision

4:15 -- 5:15 PM
When Engagement Goes Sideways: How USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism Fellows Navigated Roadblocks

Room 837

Olivia Henry
Engagement Editor, Center for Health Journalism

Michelle Levander
Director, USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism

Bob Ortega
Senior Writer, CNN Investigations

Mackenzie Mays
Investigative Reporter, Fresno Bee

Reporting for America

Film Row Auditorium

Kevin Grant
Co-Founder and Executive Editor, The GroundTruth Project; VP for Strategic Initiatives, Report for America

Chris Fusco
Editor-in-Chief, Chicago Sun-Times

Manny Ramos
Report for America corps member, Chicago Sun-Times

R.L. Nave
Editor-in-Chief, Mississippi Today

Michelle Liu
Report for America corps member, Mississippi Today

6:30 -- 8:00 PM
Plenary Session
Engagement and the Question of “Impact:” Institutions, Communities, and Approaches to Change

Film Row Auditorium

Andrea Hart
Co-Founder and Director of Community Engagement, City Bureau

Jennifer Brandel
Co-Founder and CEO, Hearken

Eric Gordon
Engagement Lab Director and Professor of Visual and Media Arts, Emerson College

Sharlyn Grace
Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director, Chicago Community Bond Fund

Alex Muhammad
Lead Political Organizer, Mass Liberation Project at People’s Action

Lewis Wallace
Independent Writer, Editor, and Multimedia Journalist

Charles Preston
Contributing Writer, Chicago Defender; Chicago community activist

Friday, November 16
9:30 -- 10:30 AM
Using Research to Engage Communities: Bridging the Gap Between Academics and Media

Room 836

Andrea Wenzel
Assistant Professor, Temple University

Jeanette Woods
Coordinating Producer and Editor, Community Media, WHYY

Localore Live: Making Stories With and For the People

Room 837

Tran Vu
Program Director, Association of Independents in Radio

Ryan McGrath
Web Producer, Association of Independents in Radio

Amy Feiereisel
Producer, Localore Live

Brittany Thomas
Producer, Localore Live

Out in the Field: Connecting with Rural Audiences

Film Row Auditorium

Beena Raghavendran
Engagement Reporting Fellow, ProPublica Local Reporting Network

Pamela Dempsey
Executive Director, Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting

Kristin Walters
Senior Engagement Strategist, Illinois Newsroom

Terry Parris Jr. (Moderator)
Deputy Editor, Engagement, ProPublica

11:00 AM -- 12:00 PM
Looking at “Engaged” Journalism as Just Good Journalism

Room 836

Jesse Hardman (moderator)
Listening Post Collective Program Manager, Internews

Dawaune Lamont Hayes
Director, North Omaha Information Support Everyone (NOISE)

Carmen Velasco Roman
Community Manager, Information as Aid Puerto Rico

Bring It In and Pay It Forward: Putting the Community’s Skills at the Heart of Reporting

Room 837

Madalina Ciobanu
Project Manager, Engaged Journalism Accelerator, European Journalism Center

Rachel Hamada
Community Organizer, Bureau Local

When the "Audience" and the Public Differ, Which Should Journalists Pursue?

Film Row Auditorium

Jacob Nelson
Assistant Professor, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Arizona State University

12:30 -- 1:30 PM
Clinic Track Participant Presentations

Details coming soon

1:30 -- 3:00 PM
Work With Your Audience Members for Fun and Profit

Film Row Auditorium

Jennifer Brandel
Co-Founder and CEO, Hearken

Andrew Haeg
CEO, GroundSource

Ben Whitelaw
Engagement Lead, Engaged Journalism Accelerator, European Journalism Center

Emily Goglioski
Research Director, Membership Puzzle

Clinic Schedule

Advance registration is required to participate in the Clinic track. Participants should plan to attend all five Clinics. Click here to apply to participate in the Clinic track.
Thursday, November 15 Friday, November 16
9:45 AM – 11:15 AM

System and Stakeholder Mapping, Part 1
Find Water in a Media Desert: Mapping Information Ecosystems to Serve Local News Needs

Michelle Ferrier
Dean, School of Journalism & Graphic Communication, Florida A&M University

Fiona Morgan
Principal, Branchhead Consulting

9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Reporting Collaboratively, Partnering Equitably
What is Accountable Local Community Reporting?

Andrea Hart
Co-Founder and Director of Community Engagement, City Bureau

Jen Sabella
Co-Founder, Block Club Chicago

Val Free
Southeast Block Club Alliance

Jahmal Cole
My Block, My Hood, My City

Demario Phipps-Smith
Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief, CULTURE

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

System and Stakeholder Mapping, Part 2
Systems thinking for journalism: Working with your community to address complex problems

Heather Chaplin
Engagement Lead, Journalism + Design, The New School

Cole Goins
Engagement Lead, Journalism + Design, The New School

1:45 PM – 3:45 PM

Building Trust and Building Networks
Don’t Just Engage, Organize! Learn How Outreach, Relationships and Sharing Power Can Build a Movement for Better Local News

Mike Rispoli
News Voices Director, Free Press

James Thompson
Organizer, Free Press

Alicia Bell
Organizer, Free Press

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Event Design for Real-World Dialogue
Developing Engaged Journalism Through Dialogue: The World Café Method

Jesikah Maria Ross
Senior Engagement Strategist, Capitol Public Radio