Member Sponsored Briefing: Baltimore Beat Relaunch

Member Sponsored Briefing: Baltimore Beat Relaunch

Friday, March 22, 2019, 9:30 - 11:00 AM

Please join Baltimore Beat Editor-in-Chief Lisa Snowden-McCray and Co-founder Brandon Soderberg to discuss Baltimore’s media landscape and the March 6th return of the Baltimore Beat.

Snowden-McCray, a former reporter and editor at the Baltimore Sun and Baltimore City Paper, and Soderberg, former editor-in-chief of the City Paper, initially launched the Beat in 2017 as a weekly newspaper after the Baltimore Sun Media Group, which owned the City Paper, shut that paper down. The Beat quickly earned a reputation for covering important, under-reported stories, including the Gun Trace Task Force, the death of Detective Sean Suiter (which earned the paper a Best of Baltimore award), and sexual assault in the city’s arts community, among others.

Snowden-McCray and Soderberg will explain the urgency of building a more robust media climate in Baltimore, their new model as a “community-funded, community-facing” outlet, and their plan to ensure sustainability. Evan Serpick, Open Society institute-Baltimore’s director of strategic communications and a former editor-in-chief of City Paper, will introduce and moderate.

This program is sponsored by the Open Society Institute and is for Maryland Philanthropy Network members only. Continental breakfast will be served.