By Kris Vera-Phillips
"I thought the public media village helped my station and others connect with talented reporters and producers who attended one of the biggest journalism conferences in the nation. I enjoyed seeing my colleagues from other stations checking out our space at the job fair. They told me they were intrigued by my transition from commercial media and they were interested in focusing on in-depth stories that matter to their communities. They tried to imagine working in a newsroom that gave them the time to develop sources and story ideas, without the constant drumbeat of filling a vast newshole. They were curious to see if they could also make the transition."