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People-Powered Publishing Conference

November 10, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


On the 100th anniversary of the Pulitzer Prizes, the journalism field faces an unprecedented set of challenges. We’re living in a time of drastic change, but it’s also an exciting time of innovation. In newsrooms, nonprofits and universities, civic-minded journalists, developers, and engagement practitioners are building tools and telling stories that put audiences first, and push the envelope of the traditional reporting process.

In partnership with Hearken, Groundsource, City Bureau and the Crowd Powered News Network and with support from the Pulitzer Prize Centennial Campfires Initiative, Illinois Humanities is convening these like-minded pioneers for a one-day conference highlighting innovative projects and practices that build stronger connections between reporters and the publics they cover. This conference aims to provide opportunities to share resources, talk about what’s working, and strengthen one another’s work. We want you there.

In coordination with this conference, we’re awarding our first-ever journalism fellowships to people advancing the work of engaging the public in high-quality dialogue around the issues that matter most.

We’re soliciting proposals for conference sessions and fellowship applications NOW, and conference registration is open to the public.

Session and fellowship applications are live now – they’re DUE on APRIL 29. Details about the conference and application forms here:

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This program is part of the Pulitzer Prizes Centennial Campfires Initiative, a joint venture of the Pulitzer Prizes Board and the Federation of State Humanities Councils in celebration of the 2016 centennial of the Prizes. The initiative seeks to illuminate the impact of journalism and the humanities on American life today, to imagine their future and to inspire new generations to consider the values represented by the body of Pulitzer Prize-winning work.

For their generous support for the Campfires Initiative, we thank the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Ford Foundation, Carnegie Corporation of New York, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Pulitzer Prizes Board, and Columbia University.


November 10, 2016
9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Illinois Humanities


The Ivy Room
12 E Ohio St
Chicago, IL 60611 United States

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