What’s at Stake – Newsrooms Increase Online Readership – and Renevue – Using Data

September 24 | 9:00 am – 10:45 am

With traditional advertising in sharp decline, community news organizations are using research and data to find ways to increase paid readership and membership. What causes a non-reader to subscribe? What can be done to better retain existing readers? Who is having success among small news operations using research? And how are reporters and editors leading the effort? Answers to all these questions and more are provided by an expert panel led by Amy Kovac-Ashley from the American Press Institute.

Speaker: Amy Kovac-Ashley, Vice President and Senior Director of American Press Institute; Autumn Philips, Managing Editor of Post & Courier; Liz White, Publisher of The Record-Journal; Les High, Publisher of The News Reporter



New Models of Success: Innovative approaches to community news publications

September 24 | 11:00 am – 12:45 pm

Digital start-ups, non-profit and co-op ventures, radical new thinking at small news organizations. New journalism models are springing up across the country with promise, suggesting ways these can be replicated at the small-town level. Kristen Hare of the Poynter Institute and a panel of innovators present new models of news and ideas that we can all take home.

Speaker: Kristen Hare, Reporter for Poynter Institute; Larry Ryckman, Editor and Founder of The Colorado Sun; Les Zaitz, Editor and Publisher of the Malheur Enterprise; Jim Iovino, Assistant Professor of Media Innovations of West Virginia University, Tamika Moore, Managing Producer of Red Clay Media



Crazy Good: 50 Ideas that Will Make a Difference

September 24 | 2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

It’s back – a romp through some of the best ways to increase audience and revenue from some of the game-changing news organizations in the country. A panel of innovators present a lively show and tell, and you’ll leave with a magazine profiling new approaches and ideas. Looking for an ROI on attending Radically Rural? This is it. We also share stories on coverage of COVID-19.

Speaker: Linda Conway, Executive Director of New England Newspaper and Press Association; Terrence Williams, President of The Keene Sentinel 

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