Montgomery Symposium to focus on sustainability, succession

Posted November 17, 2021

This year’s Montgomery Symposium will focus on sustainability and succession for community newspapers.

The seminar will be a Zoom meeting.

Presenters at the 11 a.m. event this Friday will be Teri Finneman, professor of journalism at the University of Kansas, and Jim Iovino, director of Newstart and assistant professor of media innovation at West Virginia University Reed College of Media.

Finneman will discuss her research on Plains newspapers, what innovations are working and her ongoing research on sustainability best practices for community newspapers.

Iovino will discuss the Newstart program and new local news models (nonprofit, b-corp, reader revenue-driven vs. advertising, for example) and discuss ownership transition and what you can do to secure your publication’s future.

Grant applications for the 2022 Montgomery Family Innovation Grant will be given to participants during the webinar. Up to $5,000 is available.

Registration is required, so sign up here.