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How I Convinced My Editor: A Discussion About Getting Newsroom Buy-In

July 24, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

How do you convince your editor to try something out of the box? In this panel discussion co-presented by the Online News Association: Chicago and the Headline Club, we’ll hear from Chicago reporters, editors and producers about how they got buy-in on innovative digital projects. They’ll also share their tips for pitching ideas that break the norm.

Following our discussion, we’ll break out for further collaboration — bring your pitches to workshop!

Panelists will include:

  • Jodi Cohen (ProPublica Illinois)
  • Logan Jaffe (ProPublica Illinois)
  • Kevin Pang (The Takeout)
  • Jen Sabella (Block Club Chicago)
  • Ben Meyerson (Chicago Tribune)


Wednesday, July 24 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
WeWork The National, 125 S. Clark St., Chicago

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*About ONA Chicago:*
ONA Chicago is a local meetup group made up of writers, editors, innovators, photographers, producers, academics, entrepreneurs and technologists who produce news for and support digital news delivery systems. We’re the Chicago outpost of the Online News Association, the world’s largest association of digital journalists. ONA’s mission is to inspire innovation and excellence among journalists to better serve the public. ONA Local programs are generously supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. For more information, check out http://journalists.org/ona-local


July 24, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Event Category:


Online News Association: Chicago
Chicago Headline Club


WeWork The National
125 S. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60603 United States
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