“New Realities: Pandemic & Economic”

With Sandy Close, Matthew Hall and Julie Makinen

POSTPONED; New date and time to come

What once seemed extraordinary now may be the new normal. Join Matthew Hall, Julie Makinen and Sandy Close for an update on publishing realities six months into a stubborn pandemic and a limping economy. The three were featured in CNPA’s first webinar back in April at the onset of the pandemic. Since then, they’ve been in the trenches covering “stories of the century” and keeping their businesses alive. Hear what they’ve learned and what you might use.

Sandy Close is founder of Ethnic Media Services, which works to enhance the capacity of ethnic news outlets to inform and engage diverse audiences on broader public issues with the goal of building a more inclusive participatory democracy.

Matthew Hall is Matthew T. Hall is the editorial and opinion director at The San Diego Union-Tribune. He is also president of the Society for Professional Journalists.

Julie Makinen is executive editor of The Desert Sun in Palm Springs and Gannett’s state editor.