2022 Reimagining Journalism Summit


Reimagining Philadelphia Journalism Summit

September 12-13, 2022

Loews Philadelphia Hotel

This hybrid event — in-person at the Loews Hotel Philadelphia in Center City, with the plenary sessions streaming online — will build upon the insights and hopes that surfaced during The Lenfest Institute’s virtual 2020 BEYOND Summit, which invited participants to build a collective vision of the future of journalism in Philadelphia. 

More than 200 people attended the 2020 BEYOND Summit, affirming the pressing need for news organizations that reflect and serve communities, center listening, and shift the posture of our news organizations to one of belonging. Learn directly from those who are developing practical strategies to address these aspirations, and join their cause. 

We hope you will join us at the Reimagining Journalism Summit to see how the conversation around news equity has evolved since 2020—where we’ve made progress and where we are still stuck.

Confirmed sessions include:

Journalism Reimagined: A National Perspective

  • Discussing what journalism looks like from an equitable and sustainable point of view 19th* Editor-at-Large Errin Haines, editor-at-large of the 19th* and a Lenfest Institute board member, will lead a conversation on with:  

Journalism Reimagined: A Philadelphia Perspective

  • A panel discussion reflecting on what a reimagined journalism landscape looks like for Philadelphia.  What does the ecosystem gain from ensuring that diverse voices and perspectives are lifted up, and the tools to get there. Clarissa Brooks from Just Media will moderate a conversation with:

Journalism Reimagined: Intentions & Tensions on engaging Philly Communities 

  • Andrea Lawful-Sanders will lead an in-depth conversation exploring significant efforts by WHYY,  The Philadelphia Inquirer, & 6abc to authentically engage with Philadelphia communities. Joining us will be:

Reimagining Revenue: Sustainability Panel

  • This session will look at BIPOC news & information media organizations to explore how they are supporting themselves, while discussing ways to improve and further sustainable practices across various platforms. The conversation will be facilitated by Temple University Professor Aron Pilhofer and will feature:

We’ll announce additional sessions in the coming weeks, and we look forward to sharing what we’ve learned and learning from all of you.

Please email [email protected] with any questions.