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The Future of News is Change

Seline Lecture with Celeste LeCompte

Date: Time: 12:30 pm–1:15 pm
Contact: Joe Weber, (402) 472-3261,
Established in 2010, the Seline Lecture Series engages journalism innovators and thought leaders on challenges critical to the industry. The series is funded by an endowment from the Seline family.

Celeste LeCompte, chief audience officer, Chicago Public Media
Until recently, Celeste was the vice president of strategy and operations at ProPublica, focused on revenue, partnerships and other strategic initiatives. In her previous roles, she has worked on product development, content strategy and editorial management for numerous media companies, nonprofits and corporate clients. LeCompte previously served on the launch team for Gigaom Research, a market research service specializing in emerging technologies. As director of product and special projects editor, she developed editorial strategy, oversaw consumer sales and managed partnerships with major media outlets. LeCompte was also a co-founder and business manager of Climate Confidential, a crowdfunded environmental reporting project that emphasized collaboration with national and local media partners. She is also an award-winning journalist, primarily covering technology, innovation and environmental issues. Her work has taken her from rural farms in Illinois to factory floors in China, with stories appearing in a diverse range of consumer and business publications, including Bloomberg Businessweek, Outside, Smithsonian, Scientific American, Nieman Reports and more. LeCompte was a 2015 Nieman Fellow at Harvard University.

The Seline Lecture Series is free and open to the public. The talks will be broadcasted live on 90.3 KRNU and the CoJMC YouTube channel here:

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