Remaking the Economy:

Redefining Journalism

Thursday, December 7th, 2:00pm - 3:00pm ET

NPQ’s latest Remaking the Economy webinar looks at the state of the field of journalism. This webinar, developed in partnership with the Institute for Nonprofit News, will examine changes in ownership structure (such as the rise of nonprofit-owned publications), changes in what counts as journalism and what stories are being told, and the rise of Black, Indigenous, and people of color leadership. 

In this webinar, we will explore these themes and highlight ways journalism can center community engagement, racial justice, and economic justice in its work.

To guide this discussion, our three expert panelists are:

  • Jourdan Bennett-Begaye (Diné), editor in chief of ICT (formerly Indian Country Today), an outlet which features stories that make Indigenous peoples come alive.
  • Derrick Cain, Director of Community Engagement at Resolve Philly in Philadelphia, which works with newsrooms to guide community engagement strategies.
  • Crystal Good, Publisher of Black by God, a West Virginia-based community publication that centers Black stories and life in West Virginia and Appalachia.

This webinar will explore:

  • What is journalism now? What should it be? What stories should journalism tell?
  • What does community-based media look like? How does community-based media maintain accountable to the people it is trying to reach?
  • What are effective strategies that journalism can use to promote economic justice and hold public officials and private corporations accountable?
  • How can community and nonprofit media effective address the growing menace of disinformation?
  • What is the ecosystem of support that enables nonprofit and community-based media to thrive?
  • What steps can nonprofits and philanthropy take to support the growth of community-based media?

Whether you’re a social movement activist, nonprofit leader, board member, or engaged in community-based organizing, this webinar will provide you with real-life examples and lessons learned that can inform your work in your own community.

Register to learn how nonprofits and movement activists are advancing strategies to address the economic and social inequalities of our time!

The moderator for this webinar is NPQ senior editor and economic justice program director Steve Dubb. Steve has worked with cooperatives and nonprofits for over two decades and has been both a student and practitioner in the field of community economic development.  

You can send your questions to to have them answered during the web event.