Small Changes That Made a Big Difference in Local Newsrooms

Writing, editing, photography, videography, website and social media management, newspaper delivery . . . How much can one person do? When you’re running a small operation day to day, newsroom transformation can feel impossible at a team or individual level.

Two presenters with a mix of experiences -- one who has traveled to local newsrooms across the country to better understand their processes, and one who edits a 3,000-circulation twice-weekly newspaper in rural Iowa -- will demonstrate some specific steps that newsrooms have taken to make a big difference in getting great content to the community. And we’ll bet these examples from small newsrooms can teach larger outlets how to create a more efficient, cohesive newsroom.

This session is designed for:

  • Anyone who works in a small newsroom -- you know the pressures -- looking for some inspiration
  • Managers in larger newsrooms looking for creative ideas in creating better workflows or organizing teams more effectively; small teams have to get creative!
  • Speaker Resources


    Kristen Hare - Reporter, The Poynter Institute
    @kristenhare |

    Sara Konrad Baranowski - Editor, Iowa Falls Times Citizen
    @skonradb |

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