Michelle Ferrier, Ph.D. – Associate Professor, E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University and Journalism That Matters board president
Linda Miller – Director of Network Journalism & Inclusion, American Public Media Group and Journalism That Matters board member
Chris Faraone – Co-Founder of the Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism
Christa Case Bryant – Politics Editor for the Christian Science Monitor
Ellen Mayer – Community Manager, Hearken
The panel was distinctive for a couple reasons:
Based on the feedback we got, it shifted attitudes among civic engagement practitioners from “how do I get journalists to cover my work?” to “how can I partner with journalists in doing my civic engagement work?”
Rather than being just information-out with an anemic Q&A, this panel successfully became a conversation in the room about what’s possible when journalists and civic engagement practitioners work together.
Held on October 1-4, 2015 in Portland, Oregon in partnership with the Agora Journalism Center at the University of Oregon’s School of Journalism and Communication, 100+ people came together to explore what’s possible when journalists and community support each other to thrive.