Knight Media Forum February 24 – 26, 2020 in Miami

Miami, Florida

The invitation-only Knight Media Forum 2020, at Miami’s JW Marriott Marquis, begins Monday evening, February 24, 2020, and goes through Wednesday afternoon, February 26, 2020. Presented by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, this event assembles leaders in journalism, technology, and philanthropy to explore ways to strengthen local news and our democracy.

Notable speakers include Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web; New York Times Publisher A.G. Sulzberger; Univision anchor Jorge Ramos; technology journalist Kara Swisher; and PBS NewsHour Managing Editor Judy Woodruff.

The agenda includes:

Monday, February 24, 2020

* Welcoming remarks

* Investigative journalism: the urgency at the local level

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

* Welcome

* How communities will compete and succeed in the 21st century

* Breakout sessions

– How local funders can support local journalism

– Latest research on why people give to news organizations

– Finding and funding media innovators in communities of color

– Supporting coverage of key community issues: education, gun violence, and housing

– Bringing local reporting and solutions to one’s community

– Libraries and civic engagement

– On the table: solutions that have emerged from three years of breaking bread

– Role of public media newsrooms in local journalism networks

– Emerging models for building local journalism: the nuts and bolts

* Recode decode: a conversation with Univision’s Jorge Ramos

* Emerging models for building local journalism

* The Internet unleashed: the growing challenge of hateful content online

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Sir Tim Berners-Lee

* Sir Tim Berners-Lee

* Amplifying voices from under-represented communities

* Making issues move: the role of data and digital in elections and democracy

* Breakout sessions

– Getting results from the ProPublica Local Reporting Network

– Meeting news and information needs in rural communities

– Supporting coverage of key community issues: criminal justice, education, environment

– Philanthropic support for non-profit and for-profit legacy newspapers

– New research: what makes people love where they live

– Artificial intelligence: preparing communities for Big Brother

– Charlotte: collaboration and community engagement through media partnerships

– Covering the census 2020 in an age of misinformation

– Storytelling on important issues: lessons from building public spaces

* Creating value not content: the importance of original reporting

* Creating value not content: the importance of original reporting

Go to the Knight Foundation Web site February 25th to livestream the event.

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