In April, Discourse Media co-founder and CEO Erin Millar took our newsroom to a global stage at the 2016 International Journalism Festival in Perugia, Italy. She made connections and traded ideas with newfound like minds in collaborative, solutions-focused journalism.
Millar hosted a panel with Anne-Lise Bouyer of Journalism++ and Andrew DeVigal of the University of Oregon’s Agora Journalism Centre discussing the case for collaborative media partnerships rather than competitive relationships.
Discourse Media shared the stage with heavy hitters like The Guardian, NPR, The Economist and ProPublica for a panel on the development of new products in the newsroom, from tech tools to innovative forms of content.
Cittadini Reattivi, a crowdsourced civic journalism project founded by Rosy Battaglia, used Storify to gather the social media highlights from conversations at the festival about engagement and crowdsourcing. Here’s a sample:
While we could have rushed to compete, we chose to collaborate. @steveengelberg explains: https://t.co/jdZX03DDul pic.twitter.com/d5Br6Rue0P
— ProPublica (@ProPublica) April 18, 2016
“Partnership takes humility.” Where are you weak and what value can a partner bring? Asks @drewvigal #MediaCollaboration #ijf16
— Erin Millar (@erinmillar) April 9, 2016
.@danieldrepper “Lots of people know more than I know” => the humility required for effective crowdsourcing #ijf16 pic.twitter.com/4yCHjsI7ru
— Andrew Haeg (@andrewhaeg) April 6, 2016
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