OpenNews invites you to reflect on caring as a practice.
Join us December 8-9 at SRCCON:CARE! Fill out our call for participation form to let us know you’d like to participate—if invited to attend, you will have the chance to purchase a ticket with prices starting at $75 plus fees.
Take a look at our program & schedule to see what we have planned!
Key dates for your calendar:
- On a rolling basis: We’ll review call for participation from requests to attend and share a link to register
- December 8-9: SRCCON:CARE, online!
Join us for a chance to slow down and reflect on caring as a practice. Through two days of hands-on sessions and emergent conversations, we’ll delve into how that practice shows up in caring for each other as journalists and caring for our communities through the ways in which we create and disseminate journalism. We’ll discuss what we can learn from other fields and how we can set up our organizations to live out values of care.
Our hope is that creating a space for rest and care will also open up room for joy, imagination, inspiration, and transformative ideas for journalism. In closing, we’ll aim for every participant to walk away with a plan to build from these conversations, whether it be implementing an aspect of caring practice or making more space for joy or rest. Let us know how you’d like to participate.
Check out the list of accepted sessions and schedule for December 8-9.
Our call for session proposals is now closed. We will release the list of accepted sessions in mid-November and expect it will include sessions that help explore the idea of caring as a practice: how it informs coverage, how our teams function, and how we take care of ourselves too.
Our call for participation form remains open as it is the place to let us know you’d like to be there at SRCCON:CARE! As a hands-on conference, everyone who attends actively participates and the feedback you share in the form helps us understand what you would like to see on the schedule and how you’d like to connect with others at the event.
Ticket prices will start at $75, plus ticketing fees. We’ll also offer a limited number of need-based, free scholarship tickets as well as $200 stipends for attendees whose time to attend would otherwise be uncompensated. To purchase a ticket, you’ll first need to fill out the call for participation, and then we’ll send a link to pick up your ticket.
This event will take place largely on Zoom, and we’re exploring other ways to help participants connect as well. The entire event will be covered under our code of conduct. The program will take place over a chunk of hours both days, with ample breaks and an attempt to keep things accessible for a range of time zones.
During SRCCON:CARE you can expect to:
- Be part of hands-on workshops that reimagine care as a practice in journalism —not panels where you sit back and listen, but sessions where you participate and learn from the wisdom of everyone in the room.
- Connect with people who share your hopes and dreams for journalism—not just making professional acquaintances, but creating personal relationships that last.
- Bring who you are into a conference that thinks about the program, the schedule—even hobbies & meals—as ways to celebrate everything you have to share.
We’re really excited about this chance to spend two days immersed in thinking and doing of care. If you have any questions about what to expect, please reach out to us.
The idea for this event grew from a community conversation. Special thanks to the folks and organizations who have been in conversation on this topic of care in journalism and brought it to SRCCON for consideration!
Here’s the full list:
- Jennifer Brandel - Hearken, Civic Exchange Chicago
- Sarah Alvarez & Candice Fortman - Outlier Media
- Venneikia Williams, Diamond Hardiman, Vanessa Maria Graber - Free Press
- James Samimi Farr - Baha’i Office of Public Affairs
- Roxann Stafford & Diana Lu - Knight-Lenfest Local News Transformation Fund
- Alicia Bell - Borealis, and Media 2070
- Darryl Holliday & Cristina Salgado - City Bureau
SRCCON events are produced by OpenNews. We connect a network of developers, designers, journalists, and editors to collaborate on open technologies and processes within journalism. OpenNews believes that a community of peers working, learning and solving problems together can create a stronger, more responsive, and inclusive journalism ecosystem. Incubated at the Mozilla Foundation from 2011-2016, OpenNews is now a project of Community Partners.
We’re looking for sponsorship support to help make this inclusive, accessible event possible. If you or your company might be able to help, please check out our sponsorship details and email Erika Owens to talk options. Thanks!