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Friday, January 4 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Is the future of journalism crowd-funded and community-driven?

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On this panel, the founders of The Discourse, Taproot and The Sprawl — community-based journalism start-ups in Vancouver, Edmonton and Calgary, respectively — will discuss their approaches to community storytelling and their place in the Canadian media landscape.

Moderator: Katrina Ingram

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Katrina Ingram

Strategic Advisor, Alberta Podcast Network
Katrina is passionate about the intersection of art, technology, business and education – all of which are reflected in her diverse career path. She has held marketing and senior management roles at the CBC and CKUA Radio. She also helped launch the Alberta Podcast Network in 2017... Read More →
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Jeremy Klazsus

Editor, The Sprawl
Jeremy Klaszus is founder and editor of The Sprawl, a Calgary pop-up journalism startup that launched in 2017. It's a crowdfunded, ad-free, made-in-Calgary model—a reinvention of local journalism in tough times. Before launching the Sprawl, Jeremy worked as a freelance journalist... Read More →
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Mack Male

Co-Founder, Taproot Edmonton
Mack is media entrepreneur with a background in software development. He is the co-founder of Taproot Edmonton, which has a curiosity-driven and membership-based approach to building a thriving home for local journalism.
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Erin Millar

CEO, The Discourse
Erin Millar is founder and CEO of The Discourse, and holds multiple awards for journalism innovation. Recently named one of the top seven women-led ventures in Canada at SheEO summit, Millar was also a Bob Carty Fellow by Canadian Journalists for Free Expression, Storyteller-in-Residence... Read More →

Friday January 4, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm MST
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