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Friday, August 15 • 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Got #realtalk? Fostering meaningful reader engagement on touchy subjects

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It’s difficult enough reporting on sensitive topics. But when your story publishes/airs, the conversation your work can spark becomes a whole different challenge. This session walks through the tactics of what it takes to have meaningful and regular discussions with your readers, viewers and listeners (on social media, in the comments and beyond). Pick up practical tips for creating the resilient communities that push your journalism farther and engage your audience deeply. Don’t close your eyes and plug your ears! We’ll talk through ways to make even the most difficult conversations worth having.


Kelly Chen

News Engagement Specialist, Center for Investigative Reporting
(@chenkx) Kelly Chen is a news engagement specialist at The Center for Investigative Reporting. She manages day-to-day social media strategies and online engagement for CIR. In addition, she works to break down complex issues and ideas and create content for CIR’s online communities. She also works to increase engagement on cironline.org and on other online platforms.

Kat Chow

Digital Journalist, NPR
(@katchow) Kat Chow is a journalist covering race, ethnicity and culture for NPR’s new Code Switch team. In this role, she is responsible for reporting and telling stories using social media, sparking conversations online and blogging. Prior to NPR, she worked with WGBH in Boston and was a reporting fellow for The Cambodia Daily, an English-language newspaper in Phnom Penh.

Ryan Kellett

Deputy Editor, Digital Audience, The Washington Post
(@rkellett) Ryan Kellett is the editor for search, social and audience engagement at The Washington Post. Ryan Kellett joined The Post newsroom in 2010 as interactivity producer. He previously worked on the social media team at NPR. He is a graduate of Middlebury College in Vermont.

Friday August 15, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Meeting Room 13, Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown 999 Ninth St. NW, Washington, DC 20001

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