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Thursday, July 27 • 9:00am - 10:30am
How to Make Local Journalism Thrive in the Digital Era

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Local news plays an invaluable role as a community watchdog. But with shrinking local newsrooms and big media's increasing focus on big, national news, how do we sustain civic- and community-minded journalism across the country? Leaders from local news outlets share their advice and insight.

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Burt Herman

Director of Innovation Projects, Lenfest Institute for Journalism
Burt Herman is director of innovation projects for the Lenfest Institute for Journalism, parent organization of The Philadelphia Inquirer and Philly.com. Previously, he co-founded social storytelling platform Storify, and also co-founded Hacks/Hackers, the largest global grassroots... Read More →

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Kim Fox

Managing Editor, Audience, Philadelphia Inquirer/Philadelphia Media Network
Kim is an award-winning journalist who has worked in the digital space for close to two decades. Over the past 10 years, she’s focused on developing audiences and engagement strategies for several major news organizations around the world. In December 2016 Kim joins the Philadelphia... Read More →
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Jamshid Mousavinezhad

Editor-In-Chief, Newsday.com
Jamshid Mousavinezhad is the editor-in-chief of newsday.com, overseeing the digital outlets of the Long Island-based newspaper. He previously worked at the websites for amNewYork and WABC-TV. Prior to that, he helped spearhead the Radio and Television News Directors Foundation's Future... Read More →
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Kris Vera-Phillips

Senior News Producer, KPBS News
Kris Vera-Phillips is an Emmy Award-winning journalist at KPBS San Diego where she manages Evening Edition, a nightly television news program on San Diego's PBS station. Beyond the newsroom, Kris serves as a board member for the San Diego chapter of the Asian American Journalists... Read More →

Thursday July 27, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am EDT
Commonwealth Hall B