Guide to Sustain Local 2016: A look back at the conference in text, photos, social media, drawings and videos

The Center for Cooperative Media hosted Sustain Local on Oct. 6-7, 2016, on the campus of Montclair State University. The event–  the Center’s third annual national conference — delved into issues surrounding local journalism sustainability, with a specific focus on business models and revenue diversification.

Here’s look back at the conference in text, photos, social media, graphic recordings, videos and more.

Watch the conference:

We livestreamed all the keynotes and panels at Sustain Local, using Facebook Live and You can watch a replay using the video player below.

Coverage of Sustain Local included:

Sessions at Sustain Local included:

  • Thursday evening American Press Institute presentation on data-driven content strategy.
  • Thursday evening keynote by Gordon Borrell on building the media company of the future.
  • Friday morning keynote roundtable: The current state of business models supporting local journalism.
  • Monetization strategies: Diversify your revenue by thinking creatively about what you can sell. (Celeste LeCompte, Anastasia Cole Plakias)
  • Nonprofit business models: How 501(c)3 news organizations are finding sustainability (Sue Cross, John Mooney, Rebecca Ross)
  • What’s next? A peek into the future of business models supporting local journalism (Jeff Jarvis, Rob Barrett, Jim Friedlich)
  • Friday midday keynote by Michael Oreskes of NPR
  • Attracting new money: How local outlets can capture national marketing dollars (David Card, Maribeth Papuga)
  • Revenue diversity: The importance of building a pipeline of consumer revenue (Mary Walter-Brown, Tim Griggs, Lance Knobel)
  • New Jersey’s $2 billion question: It’s time to reimagine public media (Craig Aaron, Chris Daggett)
  • Building a revenue strategy: Make sure you’ve got a foundation for success (Eleanor Cippel, Kenny Kratzgrau)
  • Events: Lessons from building a revenue and engagement strategy IRL (Chris Krewson, Alesha Williams Boyd)
  • The importance of engagement: How investing in a deep audience connection can pay dividends (Chris Satullo, Carrie Brown, Terry Parris Jr.)
  • Spotlight on local news entrepreneurs

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