The Press Club is kicking off the 2023-24 program season on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Hilton Naples with a national speaker and local panel regarding new media funding models to support (rebuild) local news and investigative reporting.
How Can We Save Local Media? – Grants, Philanthropy, and Other New Funding Models to Support Local and Investigative Journalism
Roshini Neslage, Head of Communications, American Journalism Project, headquartered in Washington, DC
- Tom Doerr, Director of Local News and Content, Fort Myers Broadcasting Company (FMBC)—WINK News and Gulfshore Life/Business
- Wendy Fullerton Powell, Executive Editor, Naples Daily News (Gannett)
- Corey Lewis, General Manager, WGCU Public Media
- James (Jim) Schwartzel, President of Sun Broadcasting
Related Background Stories:
- Roshini’s boss Sarabeth Berman, CEO, was quoted in this recent Judy Woodruff story on PBS News Hour. https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/the-connections-between-decline-of-local-news-and-growing-political-division
- CBS 60 Minutes story, “Uncovered,” reported on how $1.5 million was raised to support investigative reporters in the Carolinas. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/the-uncovered-project-and-the-survival-of-south-carolina-newspapers/
Watch your inbox for further details and a link to Eventbrite where you can purchase tickets to the upcoming Nov. 8 luncheon.