BBC, City Bureau, Resolve Philly, The Trace, and more announced for 2019 Collaborative Journalism Summit

We’ve got an amazing lineup coming together for the 2019 Collaborative Journalism Summit, and we hope you can join us!

Stefanie Murray
Feb 27 · 3 min read

This year’s Collaborative Journalism Summit will take place in Philadelphia, one of the hottest cities in the U.S. for local news ecosystem collaboration.

Confirmed speakers so far come from organizations including:

· The BBC and its Local News Partnerships program
· City Bureau
· Resolve Philadelphia
· Solutions Journalism Network
· Lenfest Institute
· Granite State News Collaborative
· Colorado Media Project
· Detroit Journalism Cooperative
· CALMatters
· Stories of Atlantic City
· The Trace
· Chi.Vote
· ProPublica
· First Draft News
· The Discourse

New at this year’s conference is a pre-Summit convening we’re helping to coordinate in partnership with Solutions Journalism Network at Resolve Philadelphia. This event starts at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 16 and includes a deep-dive look at Resolve and how it works, plus lots of peer discussion about collaboratives.

Tickets are selling fast, so if you are interested, click here to register.

And if you are interested but concerned about being able to afford the trip to Philly, please apply for a Peer Learning + Collaboration Fund grant. We’ll be awarding money through that Fund to help get folks to the Resolve event (and, bonus, you can stay for the Summit!)

Then the Summit will officially kick off the evening of May 16 at the offices of The Philadelphia Inquirer for networking, appetizers and a conversation that will dive deep into what’s happening in Philly and how you can replicate it. Participants from Resolve Philadelphia, the Lenfest Institute, WHYY, the Inquirer and more will be on hand.

The Summit will continue early on Friday at the studios of WHYY, where we’ll discuss the current state of collaborative journalism, hear keynotes from the BBC and City Bureau, dive into impact-tracking for collaborations, discuss how to build media cooperatives, and take a tour of more than a dozen unique collaborative efforts across the United States.

Students from Montclair State University, Temple University and Rowan University will be on hand to help run the Summit, so if you’re looking for early-career journalists or future interns to hire, we’ve got you covered.

Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, including the Knight Foundation, Lenfest Institute, Democracy Fund, WHYY and Montclair State University, we’re able to keep ticket prices low. Each $50 ticket includes food and drinks on Thursday night, and breakfast, lunch and snacks on Friday.

Space at the Summit is limited to 200 people, so sign up today to reserve your spot.

And last, if you are a technology or media-related vendor looking to get in front of the Summit’s audience, we still have sponsorship opportunities available for tables in the lobby. Contact Stefanie Murray at for more info.

We’ll be announcing more in the coming weeks. Look for a full agenda to be published by the end of March.

Stefanie Murray is the director of the Center for Cooperative Media at Montclair State University. Contact her at

About the Center for Cooperative Media: The Center is a grant-funded program of the School of Communication and Media at Montclair State University. Its mission is to grow and strengthen local journalism, and in doing so serve New Jersey residents. The Center is supported with funding from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, Democracy Fund, the New Jersey Local News Lab Fund of the Community Foundation of New Jersey and the Abrams Foundation. For more information, visit

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An initiative of the School of Communication at Montclair State University

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Stefanie Murray

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Director of the Center for Cooperative Media at Montclair State University.

Center for Cooperative Media

An initiative of the School of Communication at Montclair State University

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