On October 12th and 13th, approximately 120 people, including APME members and journalism students, met for A Newsroom Summit: Journalism that Matters. Participants discussed keeping journalism vital for themselves and the people they serve. On Saturday, the people in the room created the agenda for these conversations, guided by their passions and interests:
- Think Big, Even If Small
- Ordinary People
- Life, Zest and Personality
- Re-establishing neighborhood connections
- Coming Down From the Ivory Tower
- Local News as a State of Mind
- Capturing New Young Readers
- Getting Context into Stories
- Open Minds, Open Newsrooms
- Understanding Islam
The reaction among participants was powerful. More than one said, “I got more ideas out of this morning than out of the rest of the conference.” Many said this was conference’s highlight for them.
This is the beginning of a national conversation about the future of journalism. APME hopes to work with other journalism organizations to convene similar sessions around the country, inviting journalists and others to create the future they want by exploring journalism that matters.
The stories from these first conversations are in the session notes tab.