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KLC Journal: Missing the News

May 21, 2019 in Wichita, Kan.: Join us for the release of the KLC Journal magazine’s Spring Edition: Missing the News—The Future of Journalism in Kansas Communities. As newspapers face declines in staffing and circulation, more and more communities are “missing the news,” with less in-depth reporting on local issues. The gap in coverage has become more noticeable since the recent acquisition by out-of-state corporations of newspapers in Hutchinson, Lawrence and other outlets across the state.

Managing Editor Chris Green will discuss the Journal’s lead story with writer Joel Mathis and interview Kelsey Ryan, former reporter for The Wichita Eagle and The Kansas City Star who is launching a nonprofit online news organization. KLC President and CEO Ed Ed O'Malley will facilitate large and small group discussion with attendees.

See The Beacon’s presentation here:

Read The Journal’s article:


1 Million Cups Kansas City

May 29, 2019 at Plexpod Westport Commons in Kansas City, Mo.: Based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and engage with their communities over a million cups of coffee, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation developed 1 Million Cups in 2012—a free program designed to educate, engage and inspire entrepreneurs around the country. Through the power of volunteers, 1 Million Cups has grown to more than 180 communities.

See The Beacon’s presentation here:

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“The Beacon: Sneak Peek” at Bier Station

May 7, 2019 at Bier Station in Kansas City, Mo.: Fellow journalists, recovering journalists and folks generally concerned about the state of local journalism: Bring a friend, buy a pint and support The Beacon, a new nonprofit in-depth journalism venture in KC.

A short presentation and Q&A will be at 7 p.m. upstairs. There will be plenty of time to mingle before and after. Crane Brewing Company has graciously donated a keg to our cause and we will sell drink tickets for $6.

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Shift ICT: Women in Tech

May 2, 2019 at The Wave in Wichita, Kan.: “Women in Tech: More Than a Talk,” features four female tech leaders.

Through this event we are Inspiring a new generation of women to learn tech. Tech empowers female entrepreneurs to come up with unique solutions to new problems. We're looking forward to hearing Kelsey talk about how the tech industry has disrupted journalism.