Saturday, April 18 • 11:40am - 12:40pm
How Climate Confidential Broke the Mold

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Learn how six journalists joined forces to create a new model for cooperative, crowd-funded reporting. In its first year, Climate Confidential raised more than $60,000 from readers, produced more than 60 stories, hosted three events, and partnered with more than a dozen outlets, including The Atlantic, The Guardian UK, Scientific American, Smithsonian, Pacific Standard, Modern Farmer, Popular Science, Quartz, and many more. Find out what lessons these enterprising journalists learned, how you can replicate their success, what pitfalls you should avoid, and what the future holds for Climate Confidential and other crowd-funded projects.

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Josie Garthwaite

Co-founder, Climate Confidential
Josie Garthwaite is a journalist and editor based in San Francisco. Her writing on science, environment, and technology has appeared in publications including The Atlantic, Discover Magazine, National Geographic Digital Media, The New York Times, Smithsonian, and Wired. She holds... Read More →
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Mary Catherine O'Connor

Co-founder, Climate Confidential
Mary Catherine O’Connor reports on environmental issues, outdoor recreation and technology for a wide range of publications including The Guardian, Outside and Fortune. She is based in San Francisco. Follow her on Twitter @mcoc.
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Amy Westervelt

Co-founder, Climate Confidential
Amy Westervelt is an award-winning journalist who covers the environment, health, and technology for The Wall Street Journal and The Guardian UK. Her work has also recently appeared in Fast Company, Aeon, and Smithsonian. Follow her on Twitter @amywestervelt.

Saturday April 18, 2015 11:40am - 12:40pm PDT
Hotel Whitcomb (Fisherman's Wharf)

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