Here, we republish or redirect to articles that come out of the Potter Conferences, or articles that may be of interest to the participants. If you have any articles you'd like to share with the other members, please contact Lamar Henderson.
Walt Potter, who works with the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute to explore the future of community newspapers, is visiting newspapers in Missouri during the spring of 2015 as part of what’s known informally as The Potter Listening Tour. In this series of posts, Potter will try to uncover some of the new realities for community publishers and editors and highlight some of the opportunities and challenges they face. Potter established the Missouri School of Journalism’s Walter B. Potter Fund for Innovation in Local Journalism in 2010 to help journalists in small communities make the transition from print to new means of communication. The fund supports a series of conferences that connects new technology experts from RJI and elsewhere with small-town newspaper people.
For the next nine weeks the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute will showcase innovative ideas that were shared at the 2014 Walter B. Potter Sr. Conference for community newspapers. If you like ideas like these, we encourage you to attend the 2016 Potter Conference, which will be held April 14 and 15 at RJI in Columbia, Missouri.