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(Virtual) Center for Sustainable Journalism Lunch & Learn 13 — Katherine Webb-Hehn, award-winning multimedia journalist & reporter, Center for Sustainable Journalism — Claire Goforth, award-winning journalist, licensed Florida attorney & reporter, Center for Sustainable Journalism — "The South & Gun Violence: A Reporting Project” — A discussion led by two of our reporters who take the lead in our Gun Violence Reporting project, supported by the Kendeda Fund. There will be a time to get your questions answered. There will also be a guest appearance from David Brotherton, President, Brotherton Strategies & Program Officer, Kendeda Fund.


Date: Thursday, May 28, 2020

Time: 1:30-2:30 p.m. EST



A little more about the CSJ and the Lunch & Learn Series:

The Center for Sustainable Journalism aims to discover innovative ways to produce financially sustainable, high-quality and ethically sound journalism via applied research, collaborations and advancing innovative projects. It is a hub for the development of journalism models, journalism education and revenue streams that help make the news industry more diverse, sustainable and so crucial to democracy. CSJ publishes the JJIE, Youth Today and BokehFocus. As part of this mission, we are hosting a Lunch & Learn series for students, faculty, colleagues, friends, family, staff, our readers to gain exposure and experience from real-life professionals in various occupations. It is also a fantastic networking opportunity for students and provides them with valuable life skills. 



Speaker Bios: 


Claire Goforth, award-winning journalist, licensed Florida attorney and reporter, Center for Sustainable Journalism

Claire Goforth is an award-winning journalist and licensed Florida attorney whose work focuses on justice and politics. She is a part-time political reporter for national outlet The Daily Dot and writes for nonprofits including the Center for Sustainable Journalism and Marguerite Casey Foundation. Her work has also appeared in various regional and national publications, such as Al Jazeera, The Florida Times-Union and Folio Weekly. She lives in Jacksonville, Fla. with her spouse and two furry creatures. When she's not working, she can usually be found outdoors.


Katherine Webb-Hehn, award-winning multimedia journalist and reporter, Center for Sustainable Journalism

Katherine Webb-Hehn is an award-winning multimedia journalist documenting the American South. You can find her writing in The New York Times, The Bitter Southerner, The Atlantic, The Nation, The Progressive, Southerly, Audubon Magazine, Huffington Post, In These Times and elsewhere. A regular contributor to Scalawag, where she's reported on maternal health, LGBTQ adoption, Republican women and Southern myths, her work has been honored, awarded or selected by the Society of Professional Journalists, the Institute of Nonprofit News, The New York Times, Longreads and others. She’s the recipient of fellowships from the Marguerite Casey Foundation, the Heinrich Böll Foundation and PEN America. Katherine lives with her husband, two kids and a pup in Birmingham, Ala. Follow her at @KAWebb_.


David Brotherton, President, Brotherton Strategies & Program Officer, Kendeda Fund

David Brotherton is the founder and president of Brotherton Strategies, a strategic communications and public affairs firm serving a mix of mission-driven, socially responsible corporate, philanthropic and nonprofit clients. David is a communicator of conscience and practitioner with principles who has spent more than 25 years in public affairs and public relations framing complex issues, communicating corporate values and articulating persuasive messages. 


Through writing, research, evaluation, strategic planning and media relations, Brotherton Strategies helps its clients advance business objectives, foster positive social change and influence public opinion. David currently splits his time between two national grantmaking foundations, The Kendeda Fund (based in Atlanta) and the David & Lucile Packard Foundation (based in Los Altos, Calif.). In that capacity, he is focused primarily on issues of gun violence and climate change. 


Before founding his own firm, David was director of communications for The Marguerite Casey Foundation, a grantmaker supporting the economic and social empowerment of low-income families and communities nationwide. He previously served as vice president of public affairs for Imagio | J. Walter Thompson; as director of public relations for RealNetworks; and as a senior writer and account executive with the Gogerty Stark & Marriott agency. He began his career in Washington, D.C., where he worked first as a congressional staffer and later a political reporter. He has also served on numerous political campaigns at the federal, state and local levels. David earned his bachelor’s degree from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Ore., and did his master’s work in journalism at the University of Oregon. He has served on a variety of nonprofit boards including 826 Seattle, the Chimpanzee Sanctuary NW and The Fund for a Safer Future.

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