MON, SEPT 13, 2021 | 7:30-9:00 pm MDT
Reimagine what a local news media outlet, such as the non-profit Salt Lake Tribune, can do to help build a culture of trust, and a community of well being.
GATHERING ONLINE ONLY VIA ZOOM
Thanks to Jana Spangler for continuing to host us via Zoom. Below is some helpful info for being part of a Zoom convo. Also below is the Zoom link. This is an open group. You are welcome to invite and share with others. If you are not on my email list then either join at the bottom of this site’s home page or text or call me at 801-695-5036.
As media habits continue to transform and social divides often feel insurmountable, is it possible to reimagine journalism in a way that earns trust, builds community and gives voice to communities that have been ignored or invisibilized for far too long? It’s not going to be easy. But the future of local news — and The Salt Lake Tribune — might just depend on getting it right. Will, the Managing Editor for Culture and Community for the Trib, is the perfect person to lead this conversation for a variety of reasons. I found him warm, engaging, creative, and brilliant.
Will Neville-Rehbehn joined The Salt Lake Tribune in April 2021 as Managing Editor for Culture and Community. He leads The Tribune’s food, arts and features teams as well as the nonprofit newsroom’s community partnerships, public engagement and DEI (diversity, equity and inclusion) efforts.
Will Neville-Rehbehn leads the Diversity & Inclusion team at Prudential Financial, working to promote equity in all aspects of the talent lifecycle and to unlock the full potential of diverse high-performing organizations.
Will has spent his career at the intersection of digital storytelling, community empowerment and culture change. After nearly a decade in the Washington, D.C. nonprofit sector, Will worked as Creative Director with a strategy consulting firm in New York — where he also led the company’s social impact consulting portfolio. He joined Prudential Financial in 2015 to launch a new editorial team focused on talent and culture. He helped redesign Prudential’s global diversity strategy and led the company’s DEI team as VP of Inclusion, Culture and Talent.
As a speaker and facilitator, Will has led trainings on a wide variety of topics in corporate, nonprofit and newsroom settings — including serving as program faculty for the Poynter Institute and Online News Association’s women’s leadership programs.
A Utah native and lifelong news and arts junkie, Will is a graduate of Davison College and a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship recipient. He holds a master’s degree in Political Management from The George Washington University.
In March 2020, Will and his husband Daniel moved to Utah with their (now) 4 year old son, Jackson, and 15 year old cat, Connor. They can typically be found experimenting with new baking recipes, hosting dinner parties (in whatever ways COVID-19 and caution allow) and searching for that one missing Lego brick.
EXPLORE BEFORE WE MEET:
Will asked that you come as you are. No homework this month kids!
PLEASE READ THESE ZOOM TIPS:
- Please mute your microphone before entering and when you are not speaking so noises are not heard by everyone else.
- Rather than have the whole group watch you try to get your camera or screen positioned, feel free to get that figured out prior to when we meet.
- Resist the urge to multitask—be with us, people. Knitting is still allowed though. But…
- If you are going to multitask, please turn off your video and make sure you are muted. No one wants to be distracted by you eating or using the loo.
- If you are having difficulty with the technology, don’t hold up the meeting by distracting other participants for solutions. Try Googling your problem. I do that with most of life’s problems.
- Speaking of distractions—just as when we used to meet in person in the good old days, let’s be cautious about using the chat for side conversations that may distract others. You can always ask for people’s contact info and continue your conversation—I’d love that to happen. Or, let me know, and I’ll do my darndest to give you a chance to share to the group.
- Please share air time and follow the guidelines under “Intentions” on this website.
To enter the Zoom conversation:
- Click on the Zoom link above.
- The link Zoom should open, and you should be able to see and hear other participants. Or wait until the host opens the meeting. Please make sure that you muted and that your video is on if you choose to have it on. (Love to see and hear you live, but we’ll take curious lurkers also.)
- If you can’t hear the host, me, or others, find your settings and make sure you have a working microphone and speaker selected. Also, make sure you have your volume up.