Strengthening Local News Through Collaboration

General Interest
Dr. Hansen shares finding from the Local Public Media Playbook, a field guide for digital newsroom and public media mergers.
Strengthening Local News Through Collaboration
Member Session

Greater Public members only

Date/Time

Tuesday, August 11, 2020
12:00 p.m. (ET) / 9:00 a.m. (PT)
Duration: 60 minutes

What to expect

As local newspapers continue to downsize or close their doors, public broadcasters are working to increase their local news staff and digital reach. Simultaneously, journalist entrepreneurs are launching digital-only startups to fill the gaps in local coverage. This landscape is creating significant opportunities for collaboration and mergers that can strengthen the quality of local news in communities around the country.

Join Dr. Elizabeth Hansen, as she shares findings from the recently published Local Public Media Playbook, a field guide for future mergers between public media entities and local digital newsrooms. Learn about the strategic, technical, cultural, mission-based, financial, and branding challenges that may be faced as a result of a merger, including leadership dynamics and commercial versus non-commercial partnership concerns.

Speakers

Dr. Elizabeth Hansen
Research Fellow
Shorenstein Center for Media, Politics and Public Policy

Emily Roseman
Project Lead
Public Media Mergers Project

for Strengthening Local News Through Collaboration

Tuesday, August 11, 2020
12:00 p.m. (ET) / 9:00 a.m. (PT)
Duration: 60 minutes