Monday, July 13, 2015

Friday is deadline to sign up for 'Saving Community Journalism' workshop Aug. 5 in San Francisco

Penelope Muse Abernathy
Friday, July 17 is the deadline to register for "Saving Community Journalism," a four-hour workshop in San Francisco on the morning of Wednesday, Aug. 5, before the convention of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications. The presenters will be Penny Abernathy, Knight Chair in Journalism and Digital Media Economics at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, who specializes in preserving quality journalism by helping the news business succeed in the digital environment and authored a book with the same main name as the workshop. She will be joined by her UNC colleague, Knight Chair in Digital Advertising and Marketing JoAnn Sciarrino.

The four-hour workshop is aimed at journalism educators but is all about developing leadership in local news organizations, so industry professionals are welcome. Topics include “How is the news business different from a decade ago, and what is the key to creating a sustainable business model?” and “What are some simple tools that will help news organizations get reliable real-time information so they can make better decisions?”  

The workshop will run from 8 a.m. to noon at the Marriott Marquis, 780 Mission St., and is limited to 40 participants. The fee is only $30. To sign up, go to Choose the workshop sponsored by the Community Journalism Interest Group of AEJMC. For further information, contact Penny Abernathy at

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