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The Horace Mann Companies

MICA: The State of Local Journalism: A Report from the Trenches with Publisher Michelle Ownbey

Join MICA and Michelle Ownbey, Publisher of Springfield Business Journal and Illinois Times, for an insightful presentation on the current state of journalism, focusing on the challenges and opportunities faced by today's reporters.

MICA:  The State of Local Journalism: A Report from the Trenches with Publisher Michelle Ownbey
MICA:  The State of Local Journalism: A Report from the Trenches with Publisher Michelle Ownbey

Time & Location

Jun 13, 2024, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

The Horace Mann Companies, 1 Horace Mann Plaza, Springfield, IL 62715, USA

About the Event

Join MICA  and Publisher Michelle Ownbey for The State of Local Journalism: A Report from the Trenches

Networking: 11:30, Lunch: noon - 1:00 pm. A box lunch will be included, please share dietary restrictions on the sign up form.

We're excited to welcome Michelle Ownbey, publisher of Illinois Times  and Springfield Business Journal, as our June speaker! Join us for an  insightful presentation on the current state of  journalism, focusing on the challenges and  opportunities faced by reporters in smaller markets. Hear a firsthand  account of the evolving landscape of journalism, the unique hurdles  of working in local media and the value of community-centered  storytelling in today's digital age.

Michelle Ownbey has lived in Springfield since shortly after graduating  from Illinois College. She worked for the Jacksonville Journal-Courier and then the original owners of Springfield Business Journal before  taking a seven-year detour into commercial real estate. She returned to  the newspaper world in 2014 when Fletcher Farrar purchased Springfield Business Journal and now serves as the publisher for both SBJ and Illinois Times

Besides local journalism, her other passion is old  houses and historic neighborhoods. She and her husband, Cody, live in an  old house in Enos Park, the oldest neighborhood in Springfield, and  have a five year old son who is fond of telling people that he’s “almost  six.”

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  • MICA: State of Journalism

    Sale ends: Jun 11, 12:00 PM

    Join Michelle Owenbey, publisher of Springfield Business Journal and Illinois Times, for The State of Local Journalism: A Report from the Trenches.

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