How I Convinced My Editor: A Discussion About Getting Newsroom Buy In

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💡 How to do you convince your editor to try something out of the box? In this panel discussion, co-presented by the Chicago Headline Club, we'll hear from Chicago reporters, editors and producers about how they got buy in on innovative digital projects. They'll also share their tips for pitching ideas that break the norm. Following our discussion, we'll break out for further collaboration — bring your pitches to workshop!

➡️ Joining us are:
— Jodi Cohen (ProPublica Illinois)
— Logan Jaffe (ProPublica Illinois)
— Kevin Pang (The Takeout)
— Jen Sabella (Block Club Chicago)
— Ben Meyerson (Chicago Tribune)

*About ONA Chicago:*
ONA Chicago is a local meetup group made up of writers, editors, innovators, photographers, producers, academics, entrepreneurs and technologists who produce news for and support digital news delivery systems. We're the Chicago outpost of the Online News Association, the world’s largest association of digital journalists. ONA’s mission is to inspire innovation and excellence among journalists to better serve the public. ONA Local programs are generously supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. For more information, check out

About the Chicago Headline Club:
The Chicago Headline Club is the nation’s largest chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, as well as an independent nonprofit dedicated to supporting journalists and promoting the values of a free press across the region.