The Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE) conference is June 20 - 23, in San Antonio, TX. The Investigative News Network (INN) and IRE are again working together to create a program on Thursday, June 20, specifically tailored to the needs and issues facing nonprofit investigative newsrooms.
Note: Registration for INN day will not provide admission to the full IRE conference; please register for the conference separately. IRE conference registration is available on their website.
8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
The Latest on Philanthropy for Nonprofit News and Media Organizations
9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
A roundtable discussion featuring experts in the national, community and topic-focused foundations and in the crowdfunding space. The experts will discuss the realities and strategies employed by successful nonprofit newsrooms and media organizations serving the public interest.
Best-Practice Lightning Round Presentations
10:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Six INN members will make five- to ten-minute presentations about a key growth and/or revenue driver for their organization. Each presenter will focus on the revenue projections, cost of acquiring the revenue, any risks and the strategic benefit to their organization. Following the presentations, there will be a 30-minute Q&A.
12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
A boxed lunch will be provided. Note any dietary restrictions when registering.
A Conversation with Google's Dave Gehring
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
According to Google’s Dave Gehring, the person now responsible at Google for engaging the news media and having them leverage the full-suite of Google products, “the economics for news is increasingly looking stronger.” INN’s Kevin Davis will have a one-on-one conversation with Dave and explore why and what Google is doing to help. Q&A to follow.
2:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
- Branding and membership. Mary Walter-Brown and Summer Polacek of Voice of San Diego.
- Quantifying the impact of your journalism. Lauren Furhman of Wisconsin Watch and Jason Alcorn of InvestigateWest.
- Data as a source of collaboration. Presenters to be announced.
INN & Public Media: The New and Growing Alliance
4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
A conversation on INN and public media collaborations: past, present and future, led by Brant Houston.
Registration for INN day will not provide admission to the full IRE conference; please register for the conference separately. IRE conference registration is available on their website.
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Investigative News Network
INN is composed of organizations that produce nonpartisan investigative and public service journalism of regional, national and international scope. INN members produce original, multi-media longform and ongoing stories and analyses of public data to better inform the communities they serve.