Digital News Innovators Gather for Workshop

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Digital news leaders from across the country came to Austin, Texas for the Engaging News Workshop.

Ten digital news innovators recently came together to visit about current practices and future possibilities at a workshop hosted by the Center for Media Engagement. A report summarizing the workshop was released in April.
The group, representing major television, newspaper, radio, and online-only newsrooms, discussed a wide range of topics including how they define success and connect with their audiences.
“For us as researchers, this was an amazing opportunity to hear firsthand what these digital news innovators are seeing in their newsrooms,” said Dr. Natalie Stroud, director of the Center for Media Engagement. “For the participants, it gave them the chance to share what has and hasn’t worked at their organizations, as well as to brainstorm ways to improve online news.”
Workshop participants included:
Sara Carothers, The Washington Post
Mike Dyer, The Daily Beast
Mark Francescutti, The Dallas Morning News
Rodney Gibbs, The Texas Tribune
Jonathan Keegan, The Wall Street Journal
Sasha Koren, The New York Times
Donna Krache, CNN
Charles Mahtesian, NPR
Tom Negrete, The Sacramento Bee
Keira Nothaft, The Arizona Republic

Click here to download the full report.