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Share + learn about local news co-ops with The Devil Strip

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Bounce Innovation Hub

526 South Main Street

Akron, OH 44311

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Come learn why The Devil Strip believes community ownership should be the future of local journalism.

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The Devil Strip has become a leader in independent, mission-oriented news, thanks in part to how it’s applying a multi-stakeholder cooperative ownership model to local journalism.

Join us April 9, 2020 for a day of sharing and learning with The Devil Strip staff, contributors, and some of the nearly 400 community members who’ve become co-owners. This event is hosted by The Devil Strip and the Center for Cooperative Media at Montclair State University through the Peer Learning + Collaboration Fund. Support is also being provided by the Community Information Cooperative.

The day will include a deep-dive into how The Devil Strip got started, why it chose community-ownership and how a cooperatively-owned newsroom works, both operationally and editorially. You’ll meet some of the nearly 200 Akronites who’ve contributed as writers, editors, photographers, and illustrators to help shape the civic narrative of Akron through The Devil Strip, as well as some of the member-owners who now share the responsibility of telling the city’s story and meeting the community’s information needs.

Space is limited to 48 people.

The Center for Cooperative Media is making travel stipends available through the Peer Learning + Collaboration Fund for journalists who would otherwise not be able to attend this convening. We strongly encourage newsrooms who have the funds to cover their staff’s travel costs.

You can apply for a Peer Fund travel award here: bit.ly/peerfund

NOTE: If you're applying for a travel award through the Peer Fund, YOU MUST ALSO reserve your spot via this Eventbrite page.

For those flying in, the Akron-Canton Regional Airport is closest, and Cleveland Hopkins International Airport isn't far.

As for hotels, the following are nearby:

Airbnb options include The 797 Residence and The Alcazar.

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Bounce Innovation Hub

526 South Main Street

Akron, OH 44311

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