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BEYOND: Reimagining Philadelphia Journalism

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Opening & Keynote
This keynote will share how we might imagine and build a future for Philadelphia journalism that is healthier, more connected, and sustainable.
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Momentum: Journalists of Color share how journalism can meet this moment
Journalists of color will share the challenges they have faced and offer solutions that can be used to support and retain journalists of color.
Priya Krishna Ernest Owens Vanessa Maria Graber Perla Lara Sewell Chan
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Connect: Reframing Community Information needs
¡Presente! Media will present a documentary exploring city residents’ information needs and explore how journalism can rise to increase their agency.
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The Roots of Social Justice: Framing & Analysis of Systems & Structures
Participants will explore Western dominant culture and engage people in systematic thinking exercises to help disrupt and build systems.
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Transparency: Conversations with News Executives on Equitable Transformation
News executives will answer questions from the community and share their plans for DEI.
Cesar Aldama GABRIEL ESCOBAR Bernie Prazenica Sandra Clark Cherri Gregg
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Radical Imagination Workshop
Participants will work together to imagine what a new kind of journalism produced by a newsroom that works with a racial equity lens.
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Reclaiming Our Stories
This panel discussion will feature leaders who are working in tandem with their community to share or tell Black stories through non-traditional means.
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Cesar Aldama

News Operations Manager at NBC10/Telemundo62

Sandra Clark

VP of News & Civic Dialogue at WHYY

Bernie Prazenica

General Manager of 6ABC

Jeannine Cook

Owner of Harriet's Bookshop

Feminista Jones @FeministaJones

Author. Activist. Advocate.

Perla Lara

Editor at Impacto


Top Editor at The Philadelphia Inquirer

Vanessa Maria Graber

News Voices: New Jersey Manager at Free Press

Ernest Owens

Editor at Large at Philadelphia Magazine

Priya Krishna

Food Writer featured in the New York Times

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Science Journalist & Organizer

Cherri Gregg

Community Affairs Reporter at KYW Newsradio & Host, Flashpoint with Cherri Gregg

Sewell Chan

Editorial Page Editor at Los Angeles Times

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The Lenfest Institute for Journalism

The Lenfest Institute was founded in 2016 to find sustainable business models for local journalism.

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