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MediaFest22 opening keynote to feature Denetclaw, Min Kim, Summers


Karyn Nishimura Sneath, SPJ Director of Education, 317-920-4791, ksneath@spj.org
Zoë Berg, SPJ Communications Specialist, 317-920-4785, zberg@spj.org

INDIANAPOLIS — The opening keynote presentation for MediaFest22 will feature Pauly Denetclaw, Indian Country Today political correspondent, Seung Min Kim, Associated Press White House reporter and Juana Summers, NPR’s “All Things Considered” co-host.

MediaFest22 is the Society of Professional Journalists annual convention in partnership with the Associated Collegiate Press and College Media Association. It will be held in Washington, D.C., Oct. 27-30.

The opening keynote, titled “Perspectives on Journalism's Future,” will allow each speaker to individually give a 10-minute talk on how journalism can better serve the communities they cover. They will then join together for a moderated panel discussion to dig deeper on themes raised with an opportunity for a Q&A.

These three journalists have considerable experience and will bring diverse perspectives to the discussion on journalism’s future.

Pauly Denetclaw, a citizen of the Navajo Nation, is Haltsooí (Meadow People) born for Kinyaa’áanii (Towering House People). An award-winning reporter based in Washington, D.C., she has worked for the Navajo Times and Texas Observer covering Indigenous communities, and her radio pieces have aired on KYAT, National Native News, NPR’s Latino USA and Texas Public Radio. She is a board member of the Native American Journalist Association.

Seung Min Kim is a White House reporter for The Associated Press, specializing in the Biden administration's relationship with Capitol Hill. Before joining the AP in July 2022, she covered the White House for The Washington Post and Congress for Politico. She is a board member of the Washington Press Club Foundation and a member of the Asian American Journalists Association.

Juana Summers is a co-host of NPR's “All Things Considered,” alongside Ailsa Chang, Ari Shapiro and Mary Louise Kelly. She joined All Things Considered in June 2022. Summers previously spent more than a decade covering national politics, most recently as NPR's political correspondent covering race, justice and politics. She covered the 2012, 2016 and 2020 presidential elections, and has also previously covered Congress for NPR. Her work has appeared in a variety of publications across multiple platforms, including Politico, CNN, Mashable and The Associated Press.

Registration for MediaFest22 is open. View rates and keep an eye on the schedule as more sessions will be announced in the coming weeks.

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