June 2021—
11:00 am—4:00 pm

Online event

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The Institute for Nonprofit News is inviting Media Impact Funders members to attend INN Days, the annual conference on nonprofit news for journalists, funders, researchers and others interested in growth of this emerging field. They’ll have the latest briefings on efforts to build government funding that can preserve an independent press, equity and inclusion advances, community foundation funding of journalism, and direct presentations from some of the most innovative journalists in the country.

Join the Institute for Nonprofit News on June 9-10 for INN Days: Accelerating the future of nonprofit news — the largest conference on nonprofit journalism. Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, this year’s event is free and open to the public.

They are featuring an inspiring lineup of speakers, including:

  • Harvard Law’s Martha Minow, who makes the case that the Constitution doesn’t just allow support for a free press, it compels us to save it.
  • Karen Rundlet of Knight Foundation leading a panel on why local foundations are investing in journalism as a way to address social inequities.
  • Partners from the NewsMatch collaborative fundraising campaign on how we can build a groundswell of support for journalism.
  • Co-authors of the INN Index unveiling 2020 data indicating that nonprofit news is in a second wave of growth.
  • Newsroom leaders from Block Club Chicago, Borderless Magazine and Wisconsin Watch on why they decided to transform, not just change, the way journalism works.

They’ll also have a host of breakout sessions where you can build skills, connect with peers and dive into topics such as:

  • Ways that governments in the U.S. and around the world are considering how to support journalism while preserving its independence (featuring Antonio Zappula of Thomas Reuters Foundation).
  • Converting a struggling for-profit publication into a successful nonprofit newsroom.
  • Best practices for fundraising, from campaigns that engage subscribers to the power of “thank you” techniques.
  • What racial equity really means for covering stories, building trust and retaining the next generation of newsroom leaders.
  • How to use collaboration, product thinking and audience engagement to reimagine newsroom practices and strengthen relationships with communities.