Thank you Dan Kennedy, more to come on InDepthNH’s Sustainable Journalism Series

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By NANCY WEST, InDepthNH.org

Following Northeastern University professor, author, blogger, and podcaster Dan Kennedy isn’t easy, but it’s definitely worth it if you want to understand what’s happening in the news world today.

On Tuesday evening, Kennedy shared his thoughts on the crisis in journalism and what some outlets are working on as solutions during a webinar for InDepthNH.org. Please look here.

Dan explained how we got into this mess and how we’re going to get out of it, naming the players who caused it and those who are working hard to find solutions.

Dan’s blog, Media Nation, is a must, as is his What Works podcast.

I’m addicted to both. Thank you Dan for the work you do to save the news.

InDepthNH.org is also working on solutions. We have two more free Zoom/YouTube sessions with experts Jason Pramas, Editor-in-Chief of DigBoston, and Anne Galloway, Founder of VTDigger.

On April 12, Jason Pramas will speak via Zoom/YouTube from 6-7 p.m.

Register at https://indepthnh.org/

Or Eventbrite here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jason-pramas-on-the-sustainability-of-community-journalism-tickets-278284234637?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

Jason is editor and associate publisher of the alternative weekly DigBoston, the always witty and never boring guide to Boston nightlife, opinion and happenings. He is also executive director of the Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism. He co-founded the institute with Chris Faraone in 2015.

He considers himself a longtime socialist and union and community activist. Jason was the main organizer of the Boston Social Forum in 2004 and is known for organizing the Boston Strong? 2014-2015. art exhibit that critiqued Boston Strong’s popular slogan.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Community Media and Technology from the University of Massachusetts Boston and a Master of Fine Arts from the Art Institute of Boston.

Anne Galloway

On April 19 from 6-7 p.m., Anne Galloway, Founder of VTDigger, will tell us how she did it, how she went from layoff to starting a $2 million a year nonprofit news organization with 28 employed while many newspapers were bankrupt.

Register at https://indepthnh.org/

Or Eventbrite here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/anne-galloway-on-the-sustainability-of-community-journalism-tickets-280175200567?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

Anne was a finalist for the Ancil Payne Award for Ethics, the Al Neuharth Innovation in Investigative Journalism Award, and the Investigative Reporters and Editors Freedom of Information Act Award for her investigation of allegations of fraud by foreign investors at Jay Peak Resort.

She persisted in her fearless series of articles about former Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin and his relationship with Jay Peak ski area owner Ariel Quiros, a Miami-based developer. Through unsealed documents and simple detective reports, Anne was able to uncover gifts, campaign contributions, and apartment stays to benefit Shumlin. The United States Securities and Exchange Commission investigated economic development projects in the Northeast Kingdom that the pair had spent years promoting. In April 2016, the SEC filed federal fraud charges against Quiros and his partners, alleging they orchestrated a massive “Ponzi scheme” involving eight development projects in Vermont. Quiros would eventually plead guilty to criminal fraud and money laundering charges.

Gloria Norris

Then on May 4, author and filmmaker Gloria Norris will inspire us with an in-person event at Derryfield Restaurant in Manchester from 6-8 p.m. with hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. There is a $25 fee.

Register at https://indepthnh.org/

Or Eventbrite here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gloria-norris-on-the-sustainability-of-community-journalism-tickets-280213354687?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

Author and filmmaker Gloria Norris headlines the in-person event at Derryfield Restaurant, Manchester on Wednesday, May 4, 2022, at 6 p.m.

She is the author of “KooKooLand”, her memoir of her childhood in the Manchester projects. Gloria serves on the board of the NH Center for Public Interest Journalism, publisher of InDepthNH.org. She will inspire us all on the need to make local news sustainable.

Our goal is to continue to educate you on the challenges of the information industry and ways to ensure we thrive by bringing together like-minded citizens to help grow business on InDepthNH.org.

The project was funded by a grant from the Geoffrey E. Clark and Martha Fuller Clark Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation.

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