Luncheon — More Than a Newsroom: Journalism As a Public Service

  • Thursday, Sep 22 – 1 PM – 2 PM PT (20 – 21 UTC)
  • Location: Echo Park
  • Not available virtually
  • #ONA22
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Panelists from newsrooms across the Midwest will discuss how they’ve organized their newsrooms to serve communities beyond the basic principles of journalism. Examples include: Block Club Chicago’s award-winning, bilingual COVID-19 hotline, Injustice Watch’s Check Your Judges guide, and Outlier Media’s custom text-based service of need-to-know information for Detroit residents.

RSVPs for this event, which are required for entry, are now full. If you are on the wait list, ONA will reach out to you if a space opens up. Questions? Email

This conversation is supported by the MacArthur Foundation.


Dawn Rhodes
Senior Editor, Block Club Chicago

Charles Preston
Audience Engagement Manager, Injustice Watch

Kate Abbey-Lambertz
Product and Engagement Manager, Outlier Media


Maple Walker Lloyd
Director of Development and Community Engagement, Block Club Chicago