Innovate Local Conference

The 2014 Innovate Local conference was a huge success, and we are so grateful to everyone who was able to make it out to Montclair State University. We're especially grateful to our speakers, panelists, volunteers, and of course our sponsors for making this all possible.

If you were able to attend Innovate Local, you can watch video from the livestream here: http://njnewscommons.org/livestream-innovating-the-local-news-ecosystem/

If you want to see what others have been saying about the 2014 Innovate Local Conference, check out the following press clippings:

  • Big Names at MSU Media Conference | NJ News Commons
    April 2, 2014
    […] Big names and heavy hitters in media will gather April 24 and 25 at Montclair State University for the Center for Cooperative Media’s first-ever annual conference, “Innovating the Local News Ecosystem.” […]

  • New numbers from The New York Times: A gold star for managing the digital transition | Newspaper Next
    April 24, 2014
    […] a conference in New Jersey, “Innovating the Local News Ecosystem” (livestream tomorrow at 9ET here, #innovatelocal on Twitter), will focus on those local challenges […]

  • Know Your Communities, Newton Tells Conference | NJ News Commons
    April 25, 2014
    […] gave the keynote speech at the opening reception for Innovating the Local News Ecosystem, a national conference sponsored by the Center for Cooperative Media at Montclair State. The […]

  • 9 Memorable Quotes From Friday Morning At Montclair State University | SocialSign.in
    April 27, 2014
    […] him on this hour-long discussion + Q&A titled “Think Like a Technologist” were Jake Beckman (@jackbeckman) of Rebel Mouse, Misha Leybovich (@mishaley) of Meograph and […]

  • Ecosystems aren’t just for biologists, Dodge president tells digital journalists | Morristown Green
    April 28, 2014
    […] “I personally have an enormously deep and abiding concern about democracy, and it sounds a little bit grandiose, maybe, but even the most jaded and cynical people in the country probably grudgingly agree that democracy doesn’t succeed without a thriving news system, and a thriving free press,” the Dodge president said Friday at a conference called Innovating the Local News Ecosystem. […]

  • Local news entrepreneurs test new ways of engaging with their communities | Knight Digital Media Center
    April 28, 2014
    […] Newton said at the opening of the Innovating Local News conference, we are in an era of customization and change. Something that works in one community may […]

  • Journalists Gather to Discuss, and Rebuild, the Business of Local News | NJ News Commons
    April 29, 2014
    […] media executives, academics and funders who came from as far away as Seattle for the event, called Innovating The Local News Ecosystem. Not only did the conference tackle the big picture of how local news is changing, and what it […]

  • How to Rebuild the Business of Local News | Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation
    April 30, 2014
    […] media executives, academics and funders who came from as far away as Seattle for the event, called Innovating The Local News Ecosystem. Not only did the conference tackle the big picture of how local news is changing, and what it […]

  • Journalism’s Theory of Change: From Community Engagement to Civic Action | The Local News Lab
    August 4, 2014
    […] Brady and Chris Krewson, the site’s editor, community is the starting place. At the Innovate Local conference at Montclair State University earlier this year Brady said that increasingly he wants to effect […]

  • Journalism’s Theory of Change | Josh Stearns
    August 9, 2014
    […] Brady and Chris Krewson, the site’s editor, community is the starting place. At theInnovate Local conference at Montclair State University earlier this year Brady said that increasingly he wants to effect […]

  • The role of journalism role in making change: watch these spaces | The Power To Persuade
    August 27, 2014
    […] Brady and Chris Krewson, the site’s editor, community is the starting place. At the Innovate Local conference at Montclair State University earlier this year Brady said that increasingly he wants to effect […]

Finally, be sure to watch the excerpts below from participants at the 2014 conference talking about the future of local news: