Essay in Public looks at the changing relationship between journalism and the humanities in the digital age.
Our 2016 conference, The Way We Work Now, will explore how local reporting/research can best reach the broadest national audience. It is the first event in a year-long series of events called: What is the 21st Century Essay? a collaboration with the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities that explores the intersections of the humanities, journalism, and the environment to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Pulitzer Prizes in Rhode Island.
Conference keynotes include Sarah Schweitzer, a features writer from The Boston Globe and 2015 finalist for the Pulitzer in feature writing, and Stephen Henderson, Editorial Editor of the Detroit Free Press and 2014 winner of the Pulitzer for commentary.
Our conversations will focus on strategies for implementing narrative and technological innovations appropriate for the broadest audiences of journalism and academe, such as podcasts and visual mapping of in-depth research projects.
The conference takes place from 9am to 5pm on 18 March 2016, at the URI Feinstein Providence Campus, 80 Washington Street, Providence, RI 02903. The conference is free and open to the public. Box lunches are available for purchase. Please RSVP here.