On April 24, 2020, the Center for Journalism Ethics will host its 12th annual journalism ethics conference at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery in Madison, Wisconsin. Titled “Journalism Ethics & The Crisis in Local News” this conference will bring together news media professionals, non-profit news leaders, media innovators, academics, students and the public to address the current crisis in local journalism with special attention to media ethics. Participants will leave with a better understanding of the factors driving the current crisis as well as concrete ideas for strengthening and protecting local journalism in communities throughout Wisconsin and the Midwest. The Center is also offering travel stipends, providing a way for local news journalists and editors from around the country to attend and engage with the critical issues facing their communities and newsrooms.
They will be offering $300 stipends to 20 people from Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa and Illinois; and $1,000 stipends to 10 people in markets beyond these immediate states. They want the group of journalists to all be focused on local news in a meaningful way and they want the group to be diverse across such things as:
- Race, ethnicity, gender and age
- Market size
- Medium (print/online, radio, TV)
- Legacy newsrooms, startups, community publishers, ethnic press, etc.
Any KPA member interested in attending and wanting to apply for one of the 10 $1,000 stipends, contact:
Beth Bennett, Wisconsin Newspaper Association, Beth.Bennett@wnanews.com