So, You Want To Build a Source Database?

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Newsrooms seeking to confront inequities in their reporting are increasingly building source databases to help track how they represent the communities they cover and support staff looking for new sources on a variety of topics.

Join this important conversation to learn how source audits can build accountability in coverage and how collaboration with communities and across companies can increase capacity. Attendees will walk away with diversity sourcing techniques for newsrooms of all sizes and types.

This session is designed for:

  • Reporters and editors interested in expanding their source lists
  • Publishers looking to build trust and repair harm in their communities
  • Everyone who could use new techniques and tools for sourcing remotely


Mikaela Rodenbaugh
Project Manager, Content Innovation Team, Gannett

Ambreen Ali
Project manager, Center for Cooperative Media
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Liz Worthington
Director of Source Matters, American Press Institute
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Letrell Crittenden
Director of Inclusion and Audience Growth, American Press Institute