speakersAre you a writer or media creator looking for pathways to create impactful independent journalism? Are you moved to re-imagine the future of storytelling?

Come meet and engage with others who are working to make the future of media and civic life more inclusive, more civil, and more productive.

On Oct. 13, the School of Journalism and Communication (SOJC) and The Nation — the country’s longest-running weekly magazine — are partnering to host “Creating and Consuming Media for a Better Future,” a participatory conversation with writers from The Nation and young media innovators who are inventing the next generation of independent media.

“I’m looking forward to having an authentic conversation about the future of media with the young people who will both create and consume that media,” says Andrew DeVigal, SOJC chair of journalism innovation and civic engagement. “The way they’ll interact with media in the future is probably something I couldn’t even dream about.”

Participants at the event will engage with distinguished journalists and media innovators, including:

Berit Anderson – CEO and Co-Founder of Scout.

Ifanyi Bell – Founder of Brushfire Creative Partners.

Zoë CarpenterThe Nation‘s assistant Washington editor. She has written for Rolling Stone, Guernica and the Poughkeepsie Journal and has appeared on MSNBC, CNN and other media outlets.

Richard KimThe Nation‘s executive editor. Co-editor of the New York Times bestselling anthology Going Rouge: Sarah Palin, An American Nightmare.

John Nichols The Nation‘s Washington correspondent; contributing writer for The Progressive and In These Times; associate editor of the Capital Times; and co-founder of Free Press.

Donovan Smith – Creative Director at Ignorant/Reflections and reporter at The Skanner.

Dave ZirinThe Nation‘s sports correspondent. Author of Game Over: How Politics Has Turned the Sports World Upside Down.

This free event will be held at the George S. Turnbull Portland Center on October 13. Participants who register online may also request a ticket to The Nation’s 150th anniversary celebration, The Nation LIVE!, which begins at 7 p.m. at Portland’s Newmark Theatre. The sold-out event features Naomi Klein, Katrina vanden Heuvel and other nationally recognized writers and editors from The Nation.

Contributed by Ben DeJarnette, MS ’15