How to collaborate across multiple newsrooms to solve big problems
There are fewer journalists and fewer outlets, but the problems aren't getting smaller. Learn how to build a successful collaboration that's more than just a single story.
Heather Bryant is the founder and director of Project Facet, an open source project that supports newsroom collaboration. As a 2016-2017 JSK Journalism Fellow at Stanford, she researched how to make collaboration easier and more effective for newsrooms. She published the Collaborative Journalism Workbook and works with the Center for Cooperative Media to chronicle collaborative projects from around the world in the Collaborative Journalism Database.
Matt Dempsey is the data editor at the Houston Chronicle. He worked on projects involving wildfires, state pensions, and the chemical industry. His passion for public records frequently leads to disclosure of data from all levels of government. His series Chemical Breakdown won the 2016 IRE Innovation award and the National Press Foundation's "Feddie" award. His work was a key part of the Chronicle's 2017 Pulitzer Prize finalist entry for Breaking News.
@Newshawks is a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter based at the University of Maryland, home of the new Howard Center for Investigative Journalism, where she helps train the next generation of diggers. Last year, she coauthored a Reuters series on slum-like conditions in military housing that spurred reforms and won several national awards, including a 2019 Hillman Prize and Sigma Delta Chi Award. She's a past president of IRE.
Cheryl Phillips teaches journalism at Stanford, is the founder of Big Local News and co-founder of The Stanford Open Policing Project. She worked at The Seattle Times for 12 years as a reporter and editor. She twice was part of breaking news coverage that received the Pulitzer Prize and twice served on teams that were Pulitzer finalists. She has worked at USA Today and at newspapers in Michigan, Montana and Texas. She is a former IRE board president. @cephillips
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