Agenda

Knight Media Forum

Strengthening local news, community and democracy

Feb. 25–27, 2019 | #infoneeds

Miami, Fla.


Monday, Feb. 25:

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.: Registration (Met Ballroom Foyer, Level 3)

6 – 8 p.m.: Welcome Reception, featuring The Slantswith Simon Tam and Joe Jiang (Pérez Art Museum Miami)

Buses begin departing JW Marriott Marquis at 5:30 p.m.


Tuesday, Feb. 26:

7:30 – 9 a.m.: Breakfast Buffet (Pre–function South, Level 3)

9:15 a.m.: Welcome (Met Ballroom, Level 3)

Alberto Ibargüen, President, Knight Foundation | @ibarguen

9:30 –10:30 a.m.: The fragmentation of truth (Met Ballroom, Level 3)

danah boyd, Founder and President, Data & Society | @zephoria

10:30 –10:45 a.m.: BREAK

10:45 a.m. – 12 p.m.: BREAKOUT SESSIONS 

  1. Funding local news: The Chicago experience — Bettina Chang (@bechang8), City Bureau, Susan Smith Richardson (@susaneudora), Solutions Journalism Network, Lauren Pabst (@contextmessage), MacArthur Foundation and Angelique Power (@angelique1971), Field Foundation; Scribe: Carolyn Torgersen (@ctorgersen), The IDEA Center. (Plaza 2, Level 5)
  2. Bringing investigative and accountability reporting to your community: ProPublica and Report for America — Steve Waldman (@stevenwaldman), Charles Sennott (@cmsennott), Report for America, Marilyn Thompson (@Marilynt2004), ProPublica. Moderated by LaSharah Bunting (@LaSharah), Knight Foundation; Scribe: Heidi Williamson (@BerksFoundation), Berks County Community Foundation.  (Plaza 4, Level 5)
  3. How the Solutions Journalism Network can address major community issues — Liza Gross, Solutions Journalism Network, LaMonte Guillory (@LaMonteG), LOR Foundation and Jean Friedman-Rudovsky (@jeannyfr), Philadelphia Resolve. Moderated by Karen Rundlet (@kbmiami), Knight Foundation; Scribe: Ana Mantica (@ana_mantica), The Miami Foundation.  (Plaza 5, Level 5)
  4. Replicating the success of the Texas Tribune through the American Journalism Project — Evan Smith (@evanasmith), Texas Tribune, Jennifer Preston (@JenniferPreston), Knight Foundation and John Thornton(@thorntonaustin), America Journalism Project. Moderated by Jeff Cohen (@JDCo), Arnold Ventures; Scribe: LuAnn Lovlin (@wpgfdn), The Winnipeg Foundation.  (Junior Ballroom A, Level 5)
  5. Battling misinformation with news literacy and technology — Alan Miller, (@alanmillernlp) The News Literacy Project and Knight Chair Bill Adair (@BillAdairDuke), Duke University Reporters Lab. Moderated by Paul Cheung (@pcheung630), Knight Foundation; Scribe: Grace Diffey (@GDatHCF), Hamilton Community Foundation, Canada.  (Junior Ballroom B, Level 5)
  6. StoryCorps: Seeing the humanity in people with whom you disagree — Dave Isay (@StoryCorps), StoryCorps; Scribe: Tere Figueras Negrete (@Funders_Network), The Funders' Network. (Plaza 1, Level 5)                        
  7. Session for foundation board members (by invitation only) - Alberto Ibargüen (@ibarguen) and Lilly Weinberg (@lillyweinberg), Knight Foundation; Scribe: Nick Swyter (@nickswyter), Knight Foundation. (Gallery 1 & 2, Level 4)

12:15 –1:30 p.m.: LUNCHEON: The First Amendment and communities: The view from Pittsburgh  (Met Ballroom, Level 3)

Grant Oliphant, President, Heinz Endowments | @go_grant

Introduction and Interview: Jim DeFede, CBS Miami-WFOR Journalist and Author | @DeFede

1:45 – 2:45 p.m.: BREAKOUT SESSIONS 

  1. Funding local news: the Philadelphia experience — Jim Friedlich (@go_grant) and Sara Lomax Reese, (@slomaxreese)  Lenfest, Pedro Ramos (@PhilaFound), Philadelphia Foundation, Richard Fox, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC; Scribe: Heidi Williamson (@BerksFoundation), Berks County Community Foundation.  (Plaza 2, Level 5)
  2. NewsMatch: Creating funder collaborations for nonprofit news — Karen Rundlet, (@kbmiami) Knight Foundation, Melissa Davis, Gates Family Foundation (Colorado), John Bebow (@BridgeMichigan), Center for Michigan & Bridge Magazine, Sue Cross (@suecross), Institute for Nonprofit News Moderator, Josh Stearns (@jcstearns), Democracy Fund; Scribe: Mary Grace Roske (@SeattleFdn), Seattle Foundation. (Plaza 4, Level 5)
  3. Artificial Intelligence: Unpacking AI’s influence in your community — Tim Hwang  (@timhwang), Harvard-MIT Ethics and Governance of AI Initiative; Latoya Peterson (@LatoyaPeterson), AI in the Trap; Mike Sarast (@Sarasti)i, City of Miami. Moderated by Paul Cheung (@pcheung630), Knight Foundation; Scribe: Carol Goglia (@CarolGoglia), Communities Foundation of Texas.  (Plaza 5, Level 5)
  4. How local funders can address census 2020 — Melissa Smiley (@cfsem), Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan and Mark Hansen, Columbia University; Scribe: Grace Diffey (@GDatHCF), Hamilton Community Foundation, Canada. (Junior Ballroom B, Level 5)
  5. Embedding information as a strategic component of a community foundation’s work — Michael Murphy, (@CleveFoundation) Cleveland Foundation; Chris Barge (@CommFound), Community Foundation Boulder County, Mauricio Palma (@fotopoem), Silicon Valley Community Foundation. Moderated by: Lilly Weinberg (@lillyweinberg), Knight Foundation; Scribe: LuAnn Lovlin (@wpgfdn) The Winnipeg Foundation. (Junior Ballroom A, Level 5)
  6. How the Solutions Journalism Network can address major community issues — Liza Gross, Solutions Journalism Network, LaMonte Guillory (@LaMonteG), LOR Foundation, Jean Friedman-Rudovsky (@jeannyfr), Resolve Philadelphia, Susan Smith Richardson (@susaneudora), Solutions Journalism Network; Scribe: Ana Mantica (@ana_mantica), The Miami Foundation. (Junior Ballroom C, Level 5)
  7. The Aspen Institute/Knight Commission on Trust, Media and Democracy: A way forward — Charlie Firestone (@cfirestone), The Aspen Institute and Jennifer Preston (@JenniferPreston), Knight Foundation; Scribe: Carolyn Torgersen (@ctorgersen), The IDEA Center. (Gallery 1 & 2, Level 4) 
  8. How community foundations break bread and engage community members —  Lisa Adkins (@bgcfLisa), Blue Grass Community Foundation, Kathryn Dennis (@khdennis), Community Foundation of Central Georgia and Becca Bahnmiller (@GGFFoundation), Community Foundation of Grand Forks, East Grand Forks & Region; Scribe: Tere Figueras Negrete (@Funders_Network), The Funders' Network. (Plaza 6, Level 5)           

2:45 –3 p.m.: BREAK

3 – 4 p.m.: Artificial Intelligence: What you need to know right now (Met Ballroom, Level 3)

Tim Hwang (@timhwang), Harvard-MIT Ethics and Governance of AI Initiative; Craig Newmark (@craignewmark), Craig Newmark Philanthropies; Julia Angwin (@JuliaAngwin), The Markup. Moderated by Paul Cheung (@pcheung630), Knight Foundation

4 – 5 p.m.:  Smarter Cities: Using technology to engage communities (Met Ballroom, Level 3)

Paulette Brown-Hinds (@mygoldenstate), Voice Media Ventures; Josh McManus, For-Purpose; Aaron Renn (@aaron_renn), Manhattan Institute; Chaya Nayak (@facebook), Facebook. Moderated by Sam Gill (@thesamgill), Knight Foundation

5:30 –7:30 p.m.: Networking Reception (19th Floor, JW Marriott Marquis)


Wednesday, Feb. 27:

7:30 – 8:30 a.m.: Breakfast Buffet (Pre–function South, Level 3)

8:30 – 9:45 a.m.: The Aspen Institute/Knight Commission: A roadmap to rebuilding trust in the media (Met Ballroom, Level 3)

Charlie Sykes (@SykesCharlie), The Bulwark, Joanne Lipman (@joannelipman), Author, Journalist, Mizell Stewart III (@MizellStewart), USA Today Network. Moderated by Jennifer Preston (@JenniferPreston), Knight Foundation

9:45 –10 a.m.: BREAK

10 – 11 a.m.: Funding local news: Community models for success (Met Ballroom, Level 3)

Kathy Im (@macfound), MacArthur Foundation and Darryl Holliday (@d_holli), City Bureau; Jim Friedlich (@jimfriedlich), Lenfest and Jean Friedman-Rudovsky (@jeannyfr), Resolve Philadelphia; Mariam Noland (@cfsem), Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan and John Bebow (@BridgeMichigan), Center for Michigan; John Thornton (@thorntonaustin), American Journalism Project. Moderated by Lilly Weinberg (@lillyweinberg), Knight Foundation

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.: BREAKOUT SESSIONS 

  1. Local news and community engagement: The Detroit experience — Sarah Alvarez (@SarahAlvarezMI), Outlier Media, Stephen Henderson (@SHDetroit), WDET, Jewel Gopwani (@jgopwani), Detroit Free Press and Candice Fortman, WDET. Moderated by Katy Locker (@katylockerindet), Knight Foundation; Scribe: Mary Grace Roske (@SeattleFdn), Seattle Foundation. (Plaza 2, Level 5)
  2. NewsMatch: Creating funder collaborations for nonprofit news —  Karen Rundlet (@kbmiami), Knight Foundation, Melissa Davis, Gates Family Foundation (Colorado), Sue Cross (@suecross), Institute for Nonprofit News. Moderated by Josh Stearns (@jcstearns), Democracy Fund; Scribe: Carol Goglia (@CarolGoglia), Communities Foundation of Texas.  (Plaza 4, Level 5)
  3. Community and ethnic media: The evolving landscape — Glenn Burkins (@qcitymetro), Q City Metro; Daniela Gerson (@dhgerson), Center for Community and Ethnic Media at CUNY, Julio Ricardo Varela (@julito77), Futuro Media Group. Moderated by Jenny Choi (@jennychoinews), The Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism; Scribe: Marika Lynch (@marikalynch), Marika Lynch Communications. (Plaza 5, Level 5)
  4. Civic engagement and journalism: A marriage —  Kristen Cambell (@kcambell ), PACE (Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement) and Matt Leighninger (@mattleighninger), Public Agenda; Scribe: LuAnn Lovlin (@wpgfdn), The Winnipeg Foundation. (Junior Ballroom A, Level 5)                        
  5. Session for CEOs with Alberto Ibargüen (by invitation only) Jennifer Preston (@JenniferPreston), Knight Foundation, Steve Waldman (@stevenwaldman), Report for America, Liza Gross, Solutions Journalism and John Thornton (@thorntonaustin), American Journalism Project. Scribe: Nick Swyter (@nickswyter), Knight Foundation. (Gallery 1 & 2, Level 4)    

12:30 –2 p.m.: CLOSING LUNCHEON  (Met Ballroom, Level 3)

David Brooks, Columnist, The New York Times | @nytdavidbrooks

Introduction: Feather Houstoun, Senior Advisor for Public Media and Journalism, Wyncote Foundation