A participant-led, interactive conference for 150 product thinkers: the first event by, for, and about product and news.
If you’d like to get involved, get in touch!
February 8, 2020, at Temple University in Philadelphia
SRCCON:PRODUCT is taking place in the Student Center on Temple University’s campus in North Philadelphia. We have a discount hotel block booked in Center City, and more information about getting around town on our logistics page.
The call for participation form is now closed. Thank you to everyone who pitched a session or applied to attend. We will contact all applicants by January 15.
Product managers play a key role in bridging the gap between executives, newsrooms, revenue teams, and the audience each serves. And “product thinking” is a skill practiced by many within today’s news organizations, regardless of job title. SRCCON:PRODUCT will bring together these many kinds of product thinkers to focus on this question:
“How do we make news organizations more audience-oriented, data-driven and product-focused?”
That’s a big question, and sessions throughout SRCCON:PRODUCT will dive into many ways we might start answering it. The program will be collaborative, created and led by community members. We’ll confirm some cornerstone sessions in advance, and fill in any open space on the schedule as a group in a conversation to open the day.
The discussions and workshops at SRCCON:PRODUCT will lead to the best ideas when they include the experiences of people from many backgrounds, roles, and organizations. This is an event for:
- people already working in product management and development for news, who want to be part of a larger community changing journalism
- people doing the often-invisible work of bringing product thinking to their newsroom, regardless of role or title
- people who want to better understand how organizing around product can shift the way news organizations operate
For SRCCON:PRODUCT, OpenNews is partnering with a newly formed “Product Thinking” initiative supported by Temple University Klein College of Media and Communication, the Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY, and the Missouri School of Journalism.