Session Reporter: Trevor Griffey
Conversationalist 1: Rosalinda Mendoza
Conversationalist 2: Trevor Griffey
1. What meaning did you take from the conversation?
Non-profit issue organizations and non-profit news agencies need to collaborate in the revitalization of the news industry. Their interests converge in that the collapse of the journalism industry has made it difficult for non-profits to get their issues covered adequately (or even at all), while those seeking to create non-profit news sources need financial and organizational resources that non-profits have much greater ease developing. The challenge remains to create a working model for collaboration that retains editorial independence from funders.
2. Share a standout story or quote for each of you.
Rosalinda creates and oversees local councils that bring often antagonistic groups (farmers and farmworkers, politicians and low-income migrants) together to produce safe housing for migrant farmworkers. The collaborations are pretty remarkable.
3. What surprised, challenged, inspired, and/or delighted you about the conversation?
Finding common cause between the communications challenges of non-profits and the business challenges of the journalism industry.