Better Together: Merging Newsrooms for a New Public Media

  • Friday, Oct 02 – 12:15 PM – 1 PM ET (16:15 – 17 UTC)
  • Not available virtually
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Go Under the Hood and learn about the recent wave of mergers between digital news organizations and local public broadcasters to understand what’s working, what’s challenging and how they made it happen.

Presenters will share and talk through the “Public Media Merger Playbook” and dive into the available research and case studies related to this media trend.

This session is designed for:

  • Founders of local digital newsrooms and leaders public media outlets
  • Anyone who would like to learn more about the public media merger model
  • Journalists and editors preparing to adapt to new culture and practices


Elizabeth Hansen
Research Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School