Building an Engaged Reporting Duo: How an Engagement Producer and a Reporter Work Together

  • Saturday, Sep 24 – 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM PT (21:30 – 22:30 UTC)
  • Location: San Gabriel A-C
  • Not available virtually
  • #ONA22
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This essential case study will take audiences behind the scenes of KPCC/LAist’s first reporter-engagement producer collaborative partnership, a three-year-old pairing built around the early childhood beat that seeks to elevate historically-excluded and diverse voices via listening sessions, creative engagement projects and engagement-informed reporting.

This session is designed for:

  • Engagement professionals interested in replicating this type of collaborative partnership
  • Newsroom leaders looking for creative new ways to meet diversity goals in reporting
  • Anyone who is excited about newsroom collaboration and cooperation


Stefanie Ritoper
Engagement Producer, Southern California Public Radio (KPCC/LAist)

Mariana Dale
Early childhood reporter, KPCC/ LAist