Going Grassroots with Alan Black and Erin Trafford at the Podcast Power-Up Summit

Radiodays North America is thrilled to present “Going Grassroots: How Podcasts Might Help Save Local Journalism.” at this year’s Podcast Power-Up Summit! This session will be held on Sunday, June 2, from 3:15 PM to 3:50 PM in the Regatta Room at the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto. Lead by moderator Iris Yudai, Senior Advisor, Content Development CBC News Studios and features two media experts, Alan Black Chief Operating Officer, Canadaland, and Erin Trafford CEO, Story Studio Network (SSN).

During this session, Alan will offer details on how you can participate in the new CanadaLabs initiative, sharing Canadaland’s knowledge, resources, and platform with emerging and working journalists and audio-makers, helping them to learn, network, build skills and careers, and develop audiences for their work. As co-founder of the The Echo Podcast Network, Erin will explain how the network is filling holes left by the rapid dissolution of local news media in North Bay.

Alan Black is the COO of Canadaland, Canada’s leading independent podcast network, and founder of the Hot Docs Podcast Festival. Alan is an award-winning filmmaker with a history of fostering documentary storytelling. His dedication to independent media makes him a key player in the local journalism landscape.

Erin Trafford is the CEO of Story Studio Network and co-founder of The Echo Podcast Network, Erin is an award-winning broadcaster and storytelling strategist with over two decades of experience. Erin has worked with major Canadian brands like Home Hardware and Manulife Bank, and is passionate about using podcasts to fill news gaps and advocate for local communities.

This is a must-attend session for all podcasters and journalists to explore the untapped potential of local storytelling. Tickets are on sale and are at a creator-friendly price of $100 for the entire Podcast Power-Up Summit. This panel is just one of the many incredible sessions we have lined up for you. To view the full summit program, visit: https://cmw.net/podcast-power-up-summit/