Things I Wish I'd Known Before Launching My Media Startup

From formation to funding, hyper-local publications are complex, challenging, impossible projects to launch. Join this essential conversation to learn about the pitfalls and challenges from leaders who have taken the leap and walk away with concrete first steps and tools and programs to make your media startup a reality.

This session is designed for:

  • Anyone who can see in the hedge-fund driven layoff landscape the shape of an independent publishing future
  • People interested in launching their own media startup
  • Industry leaders looking to better understand the independent media ecosystem


Tracie Powell
Senior Fellow and Founder/Publisher, Democracy Fund and AllDigitocracy
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Tyree Worthy
Publisher, NOLA Messenger
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Tasneem Raja
Executive Editor, The Tyler Loop
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Jiquanda Johnson
Founder/Publisher & Editor, Brown Impact Media Group/
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