Lessons from Local: Innovation Strategies for Newsrooms Series


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Lessons from Local: Innovation Strategies for Newsrooms Series

Learn different approaches to local news coverage

Type: Webinar

Originally Broadcast On: June 04, 2018

Time Estimate: Five 30-minute webinars


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The webinar presents how to create a plan flexible enough to cover the big story and adjust as more information pours in to ultimately tell the best story possible in the next day’s paper.


  • How to react to the news while it’s happening and make decisions quickly about presentation and storytelling
  • How to plan for the news you know is coming and then how to leave room to react to the story after it’s happened
  • The best ways to extract the most impactful visuals and key breakouts for a story on deadline
  • How to think about presenting the story on both the front page and the inside pages


Designers, reporters, editors, digital journalists and any other stakeholders that want to learn how to think ahead to create impactful presentation on the stories that matter most.


Kristen Hare is the Knight Foundation reporter for local news innovation at Poynter. She previously worked as a staff writer with the St. Louis Beacon and as a features writer with the St. Joseph News-Press. Before that, Kristen spent two years in Guyana, South America, with the Peace Corps. Her stories have earned national honors, including the Darrell Sifford Memorial Prize in Journalism from the University of Missouri and first place wins from the Society for Features Journalism. Kristen lives outside Tampa, Fla., with her family. You can follow her on Twitter at @kristenhare.