During the 2020-2021 academic year, the Hubbard School is holding a series of conversations with local leaders on the future of media in the aftermath of a pandemic, a social justice awakening, and an election.
More events will be scheduled in the coming weeks. Check back again.
Where Do We Go From Here? Hubbard Broadcasting
Recorded: Oct. 15, 2020 at 12 p.m.
A conversation about Hubbard Broadcasting’s responses during the pandemic. How were day-to-day operations affected? How did they manage changes in ad spending? What changes do they see as being part of the future of radio and broadcast marketing? What can up-and-coming journalists and strategic communicators expect entering the industry in 2021 and beyond?
Ginny Morris, Chair and Chief Executive Officer, Hubbard Radio, LLC
Dan Seeman, VP/Market Manager (Minnesota), Hubbard Radio
Kirk Varner, News Director, KSTP
Moderated by Director Elisia Cohen
Where Do We Go From Here? Nonprofit Media
Recorded: Nov. 20, 2020 at 12 p.m.
A conversation about the funding and future of nonprofit news organizations. How have they responded to the unprecedented events of 2020? What changes are temporary and which will shift the industry forever? What bright spots do they see down the road for those just joining the industry?
Tanner Curl, Executive Director, MinnPost
Meg Martin, Managing Editor, MPR News Enterprise
Sylvia Strobel, President and CEO, TPT
Moderated by Dr. Valerie Belair-Gagnon, Hubbard School Assistant Professor and Director of the Minnesota Journalism Center
Where Do We Go From Here? Future of Newsrooms
Recorded: Dec. 3, 2020 at 12 p.m.
A conversation on where newsrooms are headed in the next five years. How has the pandemic changed the way newsrooms work? What digital initiatives are newsrooms embracing to stay relevant? How are local media leaders meeting the challenges of covering race and racial justice issues? What bright spots are there for new journalists? Three local newspaper leaders talk with Director Elisia Cohen about 2021 and beyond.
Rene Sanchez, Editor, Star Tribune
Lisa Hills, Executive Direction, MNA
Matt McMillan, President and CEO, Press Publications, Northstar Media, Kanabec Publications, Sentinel Publications, Printers Publishers, Inc.
Moderated by Dr. Elisia Cohen, Hubbard School Director
Where Do We Go From Here? Media and Racial Coverage in the Twin Cities
Recorded: Feb. 17, 2021 at 7 p.m.
A conversation about the challenges and experiences of reporting on race and racism in Minneapolis and beyond. What challenges have journalists faced when reporting unrest? What solutions are available to mitigate those challenges? How can media organizations reckon with and build upon lessons from 2020?
Danielle Kilgo, John & Elizabeth Cowles Professor Journalism, Diversity and Equality, Hubbard School
Omar Jimenez, Correspondent, CNN
Kyndell Harkness, Assistant Managing Editor of Diversity and Community, Star Tribune
Moderated by: Dr. Elisia Cohen, Director, Hubbard School