Before I move into talking briefly about the state of collaboration, I want to thank a few people for their support. This is our seventh Symposium on collaborative journalism, which is crazy. I know Eliza, right? Joe and I were talking about that earlier, like we've done this seven times now, and you all still keep coming back, because the work that you're doing is so important and deserves to be highlighted and discussed. But we could not do this without the support of our sponsors. So the Center for Cooperative Media at Montclair State, we're a program of the School of Communication and Media, and every dollar that we raise goes to do this. We're not a we're not making money, everything that comes in goes out. And so without the support of in as much foundation, democracy fund, Knight Foundation, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Microsoft start our home Montclair State jornalismo collaborative Oh, and the community information cooperative, we would not be able to do this their generous dollars pay for this space for our speakers to get here for some of you to get here for our food, for the signs and, and everything else. So thank you. And also big thank you to our event staff, Denise Shannon and Joe Amditis. Joe is the tech guy behind the curtain, and Denise is out front, freaking out about the name tags. I'm really sorry, Denise.
I didn't have those laid out. But tell her it's no big deal. And we'll, we'll all figure it out. So now we're gonna get into the state of collaboration. So Joe, do you want to move me to the slides? Cool, and I kind of want to use it. Is this on? You can hear me? Okay, cool. Okay, so I'm going to do this rather quickly. I've got about five minutes before we bring our keynotes up. We've got a series of three keynotes this morning. But every year at the collaborative journalism Summit, we start off looking at the state of collaboration. So this year for the state of collaboration, we looked at some of the trends that we track at Montclair State at the Center for Cooperative Media. And I also asked the collaboration managers group, there's a group of about 80 people, many of you are in this room who are collaboration editors or collaboration managers in the United States. And so ask for their feedback, too. So let's get going. First one, Joe. There we go. So the power of collaboration. So this one specifically, Brandon Bailey, are you here? I know I saw your name pick. Yes. So I use your quote up here, Brianna, because I thought it was it was like so perfect. So like I said, this is the seventh time we've done this. And so many news organizations now, independent hyperlocal Public Media, nonprofit media, especially commercial more. So understand that working together, especially in today's environment, just what Peter was talking about, with all the complex issues happening in our world is important. And it's here to stay collaboratives keep launching more collaborative editors being hired. And I just thought Brandis quote was amazing. You can read it. I don't have to read it for you. But I love the last line. People don't care anymore. It's about more ego than anything reporters, ego and ego is the enemy of good journalism. So yes. Next investigations. So Oh, my gosh, I'm joined in finish the slide. Does anyone want to be quoted, I'll add you up here later. So investigations continue to be the number one driver of collaborations investigations and accountability journalism. And a moment you're going to hear from the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists in the organized crime and corruption reporting project who can attest to this because they do some of the best of it in the world. This and United States continues to drive collaboration, investigation, accountability, journalism, y'all are collaborating on other things, too. But this is still number one. All right, Crossfield work. So this is something that we see more and more over the last few years, civil society organizations working with journalists to produce stories that drive impact. And this is, this is a sticky line for some of us because you feel like you're moving into advocacy work, but more and more people are understanding that journalists are advocates for your community. And if you're going to help drive, change and justice. That's okay to take a side. We if we all want clean water, what's wrong with taking aside libraries or being coming partners more? Read Alan Foundation is funding right now. Civic science journalism collaborations. A few of you in the room actually got grants, you got your grant letters yesterday, specifically to do this kind of work. And we're gonna see a lot of this more and more. And I put a quote up from there from day and I don't think I've seen this here yet. Dannic, Hestrin see from 100 days in Appalachia about local news convenient connecting civil society movement workers and others, especially in democracy defense, and we're going to see more and more or less All right, next one. Oh, yes. Collective sustainability. Melanie? Plenty. Where are you? I saw you. Yeah, yes, sir. Your neck. So Melanie is gonna be talking about this and I and N days I'm with some other folks on that panel. But more and more we see collaboratives that are working together to not only raise money to keep the collaborative going, but to lift all boats to help all of them become sustainable. And so this is going to be a theme that you'll see if you're going to AI and N days, they're going to talk about this kind of fundraising. And it's really important, and we're going to continue to see that. And Melanie, I was supposed to put your quote there. God, you guys, I didn't finish my slides. I'm gonna email this all to you, it's gonna be finished. So don't worry. But business I partnerships continue to grow. I don't know, if you saw local media Association and they're announcing with Deloitte recently, URL media is really focused on business side stuff. And we're going to hear from Ella there today or tomorrow. So this is something that we continue to see. Next one. content sharing. Yeah, so content sharing starts a lot of collaboratives. You think, oh, we don't really feel comfortable working together, but we'll share our content. And that's continuing. It's becoming more formalized. And there's infrastructure being built for it. Frank munchin from LMA isn't here, but he'll tell you more about the platform that they've been building that helps their climate collaborative share stories, AP story share, we've talked about a lot of these. But there's more formalized networks and infrastructure being developed. And if you're at i n days asked Sam about it, because this is something that he's he's leading at ILM. And I think that's it now we got one more Yes, engagement. So civic and community engagement are driving a lot of collaboratives. And they are informing a lot of collaboratives lies the growth and solutions journalism network has been a leader in this because she makes sure that all of her solutions, journalism collaboratives have community engagement components that's there. That's a non negotiable. And we see that happening through a lot of collaboratives. Deep listening, the work that AJP is doing and Fiona is Yep, Fiona is here. A lot of the work that you do is informed before when you go into a market by listening to the community and really spending time doing research. And that informs a lot of the partnership work that we see, which is so so so important. And that's going to go into continue. And Shan Shan Sarah just saw Shawn a couple of minutes ago, the idea that it's inclusive that the initiative they do with every voice, every vote is about touching every section of the city. It's not a bunch of journalists deciding what needs to be done. It's real deep, meaningful community engagement. I see Ali over there nodding. Yes. And that's it. So that's how we see the current state of collaboration. Love to hear your feedback, your thoughts, email me, tweet me and I will make sure I finished that slide deck. And we'll go out in the at the end of the conference, we will send all the slides to everyone so we have all of that stuff. 960 And I'm only one minute behind. Nice. All right. Oh, thank you. Thank you.