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December 13 & 14 in Philly Support OpenNews!

Thank you SRCCON:POWER attendees!

We’re so grateful for getting to spend two days with all of you, digging into the hard work of changing power dynamics and accountability in journalism and tech.

If you’d like to revisit our series of talks, check out our talk transcriptions. We’ll publish session write-ups and takeaways over on Source during the next few months, and our documentation page is already collecting a fantastic list of notes and other resources from SRCCON:POWER session facilitators.

Coming up: And if you’re already looking forward to SRCCON 2019 (next July 11 & 12 in Minneapolis!), stay in touch with @SRCCON or by joining our mailing list.

When & Where

December 13 & 14 in Philadelphia, at the Science History Institute (formerly the Chemical Heritage Foundation, home of SRCCON:WORK and SRCCON 2014).

You’ll find information about our conference hotel block and more on the SRCCON:POWER logistics page.


SRCCON:POWER is a two-day conference on December 13 & 14 to investigate how power operates in our newsrooms, in our relationships with communities, and in the algorithms and technologies that are reshaping our work. Through talks and hands-on sessions, 125 participants will work together to understand the power and responsibility we have in using technology to inform and engage.

This event builds on SRCCON 2018, which included many sessions on journalism’s relationship with communities, and SRCCON:WORK, about how we support each other and collaborate within newsrooms. With SRCCON:POWER, we’ll explore the dynamics that underly these relationships as well as how power informs decision-making within design and development.

Participants will leave with a deepened understanding of power at a technological, organizational, and societal level, as well as strategies for how we can strengthen our collective work to make journalism more equitable.

Who participates and how?

This is an event for anyone interested in better understanding how power operates at the intersection of journalism and tech. We’re looking for folks with insights—gathered through research, life experience, or otherwise—in how power structures influence the work and efficacy of journalism. Participants will have the opportunity to spend two days with colleagues who are interested in increasing equity and bringing transparency to the systems of power that inform journalism and how we approach this work.

If you’ve been to SRCCON before, have never been, or have never even heard of SRCCON, we’re excited for you to participate! Our call for participation form is now closed. Sometimes there are last-minute cancellations though, so feel free to email us to see if any tickets have become available.

How much does it cost?

Tickets will cost $225, plus ticketing fees.

What’s next?

Stay in touch by following @SRCCON and find out about upcoming deadlines by joining our mailing list. If you have a specific question, feel free to reach out.