A Practical Guide to Local Newsroom Innovation

  • Thursday – 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
  • Grand Ballroom A - 5th Floor | Sheraton
  • #ONA19Innovate
  • Session will be livestreamed
  • Session audio will be posted

Learn how to start a newsroom innovation lab or better use the one you have with this comprehensive conversation about the nitty-gritty details undergirding a strong innovative team, from funding models and staffing needs to required competencies and salary scales.

This session is designed for:

  • Newsrooms just beginning to carve out roles and teams to approach innovation
  • Organizations that have built an innovation lab but need robust strategic objectives to move forward
  • Anyone who would like to better understand the role of innovation projects in the newsroom


Sarah Schmalbach - Product Director, The Lenfest Institute for Journalism
@schmalie | https://medium.com/the-lenfest-local-lab

Kim Fox - Managing Editor, Audience and Innovation, The Philadelphia Inquirer
@kimfox |

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