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, Wisc. 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. 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.

CNPA members: The organizers seek up to 10 who might attend with a $1,000 stipend. 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.

Is this you? Want to be considered? Please email us this week and we’ll relay your interest to the organizers.