Matt DeRienzo has spoken on topics related to media’s transition to digital publishing and openness, transparency and community engagement in journalism, as well as how the media covers sexual assault and lessons learned from coverage of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.

Past speaking engagements have included:

American Press Institute: The Battle for Community: Crowded, Competitive and Hyperlocal, Pomona, Calif.

Suburban Newspapers of America, North American Innovation Tour

Associated Press Managing Editors, Annual Conference, Denver, Colo.

Maine Press Association, Annual Conference

Vermont Journalism Trust, Annual Conference

Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists, on the role of citizen journalists

Pennsylvania Newspaper Association, Annual Conference

Ochberg Society, “Putting People First: Managing Newsrooms in Crisis,” Providence, R.I.

World Editor’s Forum, International Newsroom Summit, Hamburg, Germany

New England Society of Newspaper Editors, Annual Conference, Lowell, Mass.

Connecticut Sexual Assault Crisis Services, Annual Meeting

Gail Burns-Smith Sexual Assault Forensic Examiners Program, Connecticut Office of Victim Services

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