Help map the future of news coverage in Greater Kalamazoo

Breaking the News Part Two:

This August 25, InterCom continues our community conversation about the changing local news landscape. Breaking the News, Part Two is a solutions-focused, Kalamazoo-centered follow-up to our May panel discussion. There, we discovered what’s happening throughout Michigan and around the country. (A video of Part One is available here, courtesy of Public Media Network.)

Mapping local coverage

At Part Two, we’ll explore how state and national trends translate for our community in a World-Café-style setting. Participants will join Kalamazoo-area editors, publishers and broadcasters in conversations about what topics and trends are being covered, what’s not, and how to address the gaps. We’ll create a Greater Kalamazoo media landscape visual that members can access after the event.

Critical discussion, real impact

This will be a fully interactive, facilitated session where all participants will have the opportunity to share what’s working and where there are opportunities for improvement.

This is a rare chance for both publishers and broadcasters to meet collectively with communication professionals and community members in Greater Kalamazoo. We believe this meeting is critical to improving how local news and stories are distributed and how they reach their targeted audiences “ for a stronger community.

Join us!

Our event begins at 6 p.m. with appetizers a cash bar. Cost is $20 for InterCom members, $25 non-members and $15 for students (ID required). Seats are limited, so register now to save your spot.