Representatives from a diverse array of community and national foundations and nonprofit accountability journalism organizations will discuss how local accountability journalism affects the information health and civic engagement of communities as well as how funders can best support it.
9–9:10 a.m.: Welcome/Overview
Christopher Callahan, dean and university vice provost, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
R.F. “Rick” Shangraw Jr., CEO, ASU Foundation
9:15–10:30 a.m.: Journalism the Nonprofit Way
A panel featuring editors, leaders and founders of nonprofit accountability journalism organizations in a discussion about the importance of accountability journalism to a community.
Andrew Donohue, editor, voiceofsandiego.org
Joel Kramer, CEO and editor, MinnPost
James O’Shea, CEO and editor, Chicago News Cooperative
Evan Smith, CEO and editor-in-chief, The Texas Tribune
Laura R. Walker, president and CEO, New York Public Radio
Sharon Walsh, editor, PublicSource
Moderator: Leonard Downie Jr., Weil Family Professor of Journalism, Cronkite School; vice president-at-large, The Washington Post
10:30–10:45 a.m.: Break
10:45–12:15 p.m.: Serving Communities by Supporting Nonprofit Accountability Journalism
A panel featuring representatives from community and national foundations that are actively involved in supporting local accountability journalism efforts. This discussion will focus on how these funding organizations became involved with various local nonprofit journalism organizations and projects and why they view support for accountability journalism as important to their community and philanthropic mission.
Sue Hale, media consultant, Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation
Terry Mazany, president and CEO, Chicago Community Trust
Grant Oliphant, president and CEO, The Pittsburgh Foundation
Jim Pitofsky, chief strategy officer, Arizona Community Foundation
Julie Sandorf, president, Charles H. Revson Foundation
Moderator: Sandra Mims Rowe, Spring 2012 Edith Kinney Gaylord Visiting Professor in Journalism Ethics, Cronkite School; former editor, The (Portland) Oregonian
12:15–1:30 p.m.: The Role of Universities in Local Accountability Journalism: A Luncheon Conversation with Leonard Downie Jr. and Christopher Callahan
First Amendment Forum
1:30–2:45 p.m.: Keeping Local Accountability Journalism Alive
A discussion about the long-term financial sustainability of nonprofit accountability journalism organizations and projects.
Kevin Davis, CEO and executive director, Investigative News Network
Laurie Kramer, chief revenue officer, MinnPost
Robert “Rosey” Rosenthal, executive director, Center for
Buzz Woolley, president, Girard Foundation
Moderator: James T. Hamilton, Charles S. Sydnor Professor of Public Policy, Duke University; director, DeWitt Wallace Center for Media and Democracy
2:45–3 p.m.: Closing Remarks
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