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#310 Public-Powered Journalism - Flipping the Newsroom



The journalism industry is going through its share of crises: from record low trust, to collapsing business models and fake news. New experiments are needed to address these life-and-death issues for this pillar of democracy.

Here in Chicago, a promising experiment has been underway since 2012. It’s a new methodology for creating journalism that deeply involves the public every step of the way. And from Chicago this process has spread around the globe, helping newsrooms improve their relevance, relationships and revenue.

Jennifer Brandel, CEO & Co-founder of Hearken and Co-founder of WBEZ’s Curious City, will overview public-powered journalism and detail the promises and pitfalls inherent in trying to shift longstanding institutions from the inside out.


RSVP required Braintree now requires all attendees to RSVP beforehand. Walk-ins will not be allowed!

ASL This event will have an American Sign Language interpreter.

Food Food and drinks will be provided. We encourage attendees to bring their own water bottles to reduce waste.


Agenda and meeting notes
Sponsor DataMade
American Sign Language interpreter

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