Event Date: March 7, 2024
Time: 5:00 – 6:30 pm
Location: Spark Coworking (1475 Walnut Street Kansas City, MO 64106)
Admission: Free


Digital journalism has revolutionized access to information, democratized the storytelling process, and enabled innovative formats. New approaches include innovative subscription models, collaborative investigations, and fact-checking initiatives that produce accurate and vital content. KC’s Startland News has demonstrated leadership in connecting with audiences, building trust, and adapting to the ever-shifting technological landscape.

Join us on March 7th from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. for our networking event: DIGITAL SCENE KC: Journalism! Visit Startland News in the fabulous Spark Coworking space and meet their talented staff while enjoying the company of other digital media professionals interested in how digital technology and the Internet are affecting journalism.

Connect with KC area digital media professionals in a casual, happy hour event while you learn more about what’s going on in KC with motion graphics.

  • Enjoy free food and drink
  • Network with other KC area digital media professionals and digital media educators
  • Meet with some notable KC digital journalism practitioners
  • Learn how Startland News has demonstrated leadership in reporting on KC’s thriving innovation ecosystem

Who Can Attend?

Digital media professionals and digital media educators. (Sorry, no students under 21 as beer & wine will be served).
This event is free, but you must REGISTER to attend.

Guest Exhibitors
Itto Outini and Mekiya Outini
Itto Outini and Mekiya Outini are the Founding Editors of the The
. The DateKeepers is an international media platform committed
to ending the “It bleeds, it leads” paradigm and creating opportunities for
journalists and nonfiction writers.

Mike Sherry
Mike Sherry is the Principal for On-Point Communications LLC.  He is a writer
for Kansas City media sources such as Flatland and KCPT – PBS with over 30
years of experience in journalism.

Kansas City Media Collective
Members of the Kansas City Media Collective will also be on hand to discuss
their programs and digital journalism. Members of the Collective represent
some of KC’s top media producers and publishers such as KC PBS, Flatland,
KCUR and Startland News.

…and more to be announced soon.

About Our Host:

Startland News fuels Kansas City’s innovation ecosystem through daily digital stories celebrating entrepreneurs, makers, and creatives. This nonprofit newsroom fosters community connections and empowers aspiring innovators by amplifying underrepresented voices in the startup scene.

Beyond news, Startland News hosts events and educational programs, unlocking the “starter” in everyone and building a vibrant, prosperous Kansas City.

This event is part of the DIGITAL SCENE KC series and is sponsored by: