Good Journalism Equals Revenue — and Democracy (2021 Convention Keynote)

by Laura Frank

The following is Laura Frank’s keynote address to the 2021 joint convention of the Kansas and Colorado Press Associations, delivered May 20, 2021.

Hello, Kansas and Colorado Press Association members. Thank you for having me. I’m Laura Frank, Executive Director of COLab, the Colorado News Collaborative.

We’re going to have a conversation here. I’m going to share some information with you, tell you some stories, and give you a chance to ask some questions. Ultimately, this conversation should be worth your time. It should feel hopeful to you. It will definitely save you money and make your resources go further. It will help you endear yourself to your community…which may transform your news outlet…which may just save democracy itself.

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