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Thursday, August 13 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
New Ways to Fund Media: Your Next Story, Project, Platform

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Forget pitching your editor on a story. How about pitching a nonprofit foundation on a journalism project with social impact? How about pitching an investor on building a publishing platform?

This 90-minute workshop is designed to help participants develop fresh projects that can gain a support base beyond the traditional newsroom.

The first half will be spent learning what people (who are not your editor or news director) are looking for in the media world and how they measure value and innovation.  

Then we’ll zero in on your ideas with our panel of judges, getting useful feedback in an “American Idol”-style review process.

Moderators
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Sharon Chan

Director of Journalism Initiatives, The Seattle Times
@sharonpianchan | Sharon Pian Chan is director of journalism initiatives for The Seattle Times. She develops initiatives that deepen coverage and conversation about issues of special urgency to the region's future. Chan has served as associate opinions editor, as senior digital producer and as a veteran news and business reporter at The Seattle Times.
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Anh Do

Staff writer, Los Angeles Times
@newsterrier | Anh Do covers Asian American communities at the Los Angeles Times. A second-generation journalist, she served as vice president of Nguoi Viet Daily News, the largest Vietnamese-language publication in the US, founded by her late father. She started her career at the Dallas Morning News and the Seattle Times, before weaving stories in columns on Asian cultures at the Orange County Register.

Speakers
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Joaquin Alvarado

CEO, The Center for Investigative Reporting
@joaquinalvarado | Before joining The Center for Investigative Reporting, Joaquin Alvarado served as Senior Vice President for Digital Innovation at American Public Media and founding Senior Vice President for Diversity and Innovation at the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Joaquin has also been a strategic consultant for a number of leading media companies and non-profits, including Univision, NBC News, The Ford Foundation, and... Read More →
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Jennifer Choi

Democracy Program Officer, Robert R. McCormick Foundation
@McCormick_Fdn | Jennifer Choi has been a program officer for journalism initiatives within the Foundation's Democracy Program since 2012. Prior to joining the Foundation, Jennifer served as Chicago Public Media/WBEZ’s Director of Institutional Initiatives. She serves as a Chicago Women in Philanthropy board member, and has also served as grantmaking co-chair of the Asian Giving Circle, a donor-advised fund.
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James Hong

Angel Investor
@jhong | James was the cofounder of HOTorNOT.com, one of the first User Generated Content websites ever. He has been an angel investor and startup advisor for 10 years. He has been involved with over 50 companies including media companies BitTorrent, Crackle, Crunchyroll, Medium, Odeo, Samba.tv, Slide, Spot-On and Rooster.
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Manami Kano

Deputy Director, Strategic Media Partnerships, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Manami Kano is deputy director of strategic media partnerships for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation


Thursday August 13, 2015 4:00pm - 5:30pm
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