Kevin Davis

The Investigative News Network turned to Coats2Coats for assistance with our first training conference, entitled the Community Journalism Executive Training program based upon their work with the Super Camp program through the Knight Digital Media Center at USC/Annenberg.  The purpose of the program was to help independent publishers – both nonprofit and for-profit – with tools and hands-on training to help them better meet the needs of their own local markets.  The results from the program – which Rusty Coats not only helped formulate, but also staffed and led – were significant.  The overwhelming majority of participants stated in follow-up surveys that the program significantly impacted their operation and made their jobs as news executives more effective.  We could not have achieved such positive results without the knowledge, experience and know-how of Coats2Coats.