Newsgathering-From-Home: What we’ve lost and learned in one year of remote journalism

Suggested donation: $15.00

April 7, 2021

Newsgathering-From-Home: What we’ve lost and learned in one year of remote journalism

In this 45-minute On Poynt session, you will learn about what newsrooms have gained and lost through a year of working remote, and what’s next for American newsroom workplaces.

Overview

  • Join us live on Wednesday, April 7 at noon Eastern
  • Hear about changes in logistics, technology and culture
  • Learn how newsgathering has changed, and which elements will remain in the ‘new normal’
  • Explore the pros and cons of newsrooms in a physical space/brick-and-mortar location
  • Citizens: Understand the challenges faced by journalists as essential remote workers and what this means for the future
  • Bring your questions! There will be time for an audience Q&A

Suggested donation: $15.00

Suggested donation: $15.00

SKU: NUOP04-21 Category: Tags: , ,

Learning Outcomes

You will learn:

  • How local newsrooms experimented with new strategies, technology, logistics during the pandemic
  • What local newsroom leaders are considering as they reconstruct the definition of the workplace
  • How to start navigating return-to-workplace decisions

Suggested donation: $15.00

Suggested donation: $15.00

Overview

  • Join us live on Wednesday, April 7 at noon Eastern
  • Hear about changes in logistics, technology and culture
  • Learn how newsgathering has changed, and which elements will remain in the ‘new normal’
  • Explore the pros and cons of newsrooms in a physical space/brick-and-mortar location
  • Citizens: Understand the challenges faced by journalists as essential remote workers and what this means for the future
  • Bring your questions! There will be time for an audience Q&A

Training five or more people?
Check out our custom training.

It’s been a year since the pandemic shut down workplaces — including newsrooms — leaving journalists and newsroom leaders to figure out how to cover their community safely and effectively while working remotely. What have we learned over the last 12 months? What have we lost? What was gained? And how will we use the insights learned to move forward to create workplaces and newsrooms of the future?

Join Poynter senior faculty Joie Chen as she speaks with Emily Barr, president and CEO of Graham Broadcasting, and Kristen Hare, editor of Locally at Poynter for the first On Poynt session in a new four-part series about the newsroom of the future.

Barr will talk about the evolving logistics and technology for her own station group, as well as how the relationship between corporate and employees has changed. Hare will add perspective from text-based and digital newsrooms, outlining the ways many are operating out of different kinds of workspaces and the new ideas they are trying. Journalists, educators and citizens interested in the future of news are invited to tune in for this free On Poynt session on Wednesday, April 7 at noon Eastern time.

About On Poynt

In 2021, our On Poynt series will feature timely interviews with journalists for the story behind the story of the latest breaking news, moderated by Poynter experts.

In a four-part special series, On Poynt will team up with Poynter’s “Locally” to consider the Newsroom of the Future and the challenges ahead as more journalists are able to return to the newsroom.

These sessions will address critical questions for news organizations and journalists in the months ahead, such as: what’s been lost and gained with workplace culture, funding models and the physical newsroom.

These sessions are free to attend and will include time for Q&A at the end.

Questions?

If you need assistance, email us at info@poynter.org.

This On Poynt takes place Wednesday, April 7, 2021, from noon to 12:45 p.m. Eastern. A recording will be available within 72 hours.

During the first 30 minutes of the On Poynt, Joie Chen will interview Emily Barr and Kristen Hare on what they’ve learned in a year leading and studying remote journalism. They will discuss the common themes and takeaways. During the final 15 minutes, audience members will have an opportunity to get their questions answered.

Who should tune in

These 45-minute sessions will help journalists, educators, students and anyone interested in the news to better understand the circumstances, decisions and risks that went into the reporting the story everyone’s talking about.

Cost

This On Poynt session is free to attend. Suggested donation is $15.

Instructors

Faculty

  • Joie Chen
    Senior Adviser & Faculty
    Joie Chen brings a wide range of experience as a national and international television journalist to the Poynter Institute, where she will serve as Senior...
    Read More

Guests

  • Emily Barr
    President and Chief Executive Officer, Graham Media Group
    Emily L. Barr is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Graham Media Group, the television broadcasting division of Graham Holdings Company. She has held...
    Read More
  • Kristen Hare
    Reporter, The Poynter Institute
    Kristen Hare covers the transformation of local news for the Poynter Institute. Her work for Poynter has earned her a Mirror Award nomination. Hare, a...
    Read More

Thanks to our sponsor: