Solutions- & Civics-based News: Powering Democracy

Friday, April 6, 5 pm to 6:50 pm
School of Communication & Media, Montclair State University


Join a lively, constructive discussion of approaches to news that foster change and strengthen democracy

Speakers include:
Tony Dearing, Director of News Operations, NJ Advance Media
Ed Forbes, Senior Director, Breaking & Local News, North Jersey Media
Liza Gross, VP, Newsroom Practice Change, Solutions Journalism Network
Michael Hill, Correspondent, Anchor, NJTV New
John Mooney, CEO & Education Writer, NJ Spotlight
Christina Shih, COO, News Revenue Hub
Mikhael Simmonds, Northeast Manager & Multi-Media Lead, Solutions Journalism Network

Responders, co-moderators:

Lisa Allen, MA Communications Candidate, MSU
Joanna Borowski, Assistant Director of Education, NJSO

Admission: $5 online  |  $15 at door


Forum Agenda
  ~  Welcome and Intros

5:10  ~  Broadening the space for Solutions-based news | How are newsrooms changing?  What is StoryTracker?
              Liza Gross, VP, Newsroom Practice Change
              Mikhael Simmonds, NE Manager & Multi-media Lead, Solutions Journalism Network

5:35  ~  Briefings from Nonprofits | Changing revenue structures (EPPE, EFI) and driving social, creative, civic change
             Christina Shih, COO, News Revenue Hub
             John Mooney, CEO, NJ Spotlight
             Joanna Borowski, Asst. Dir. of Education, NJSO

6:00  ~  Beyond the 4th Estate: Hypotheticals | Empowering NJ citizens; Deciding what's important: Grasping complexity; NJ sustainability collaborative
             Tony Dearing, NJ Advance Media (Star-Ledger)
             Ed Forbes, North Jersey Media (The Record)
             Michael Hill, NJTV News

6:25  ~  Audience Q & A