Upcoming Events in Digital Media: Jan. 16 Edition

    by Sonia Paul
    January 16, 2015
    Photo by Richard Scott and used here with Creative Commons license.

    Each week, MediaShift posts an ongoing list of upcoming events in the digital media and journalism world. These will be a mix of MediaShift-produced events and other events. If we’re missing any major events, please use our Contact Form to let us know, and we’ll add them to the list. If you’d like to pay to promote your event in the “featured event” spot of our weekly post, use the Contact Form to let us know. Also, be sure to sign up for our events email newsletter to get notifications about future MediaShift events.


    2nd Annual Journalism School Hackathon
    Feb. 27 – March 1, 2015
    MediaShift is producing our second annual Journalism School Hackathon, co-produced and hosted by the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University in Phoenix. We’re convening a group of top students, faculty and professionals for the weekend Hackathon, with a real-world mission of creating sustainable media projects that reach underserved populations. Students will have a chance to collaborate on diverse teams of students with faculty and pro facilitators. And they will be able to create media projects in one of three threads: data, gaming or audience engagement.
    More info here.
    Register here.


    Digiday Publishing Summit Europe
    Feb. 4-6, 2015
    Monte Carlo, Monaco
    Digiday’s annual look at the state of the global digital media business, for publishers and advertisers.
    Register here.


    Journalism After Snowden Conference
    Feb. 5, 2015
    Washington, D.C.
    One in a series of events sponsored by the Tow Foundation and the Knight Foundation seeking to answer the questions facing the press in the wake of the NSA leaks.
    Register here.

    College Media Sports Reporting Training Camp
    Feb. 5-7, 2015
    Bridgestone Arena, Nashville
    This training camp with the nation’s premier sports media professionals is for college sports media students, advisors and faculty to better inform and entertain their audiences, regardless of the platform.
    Register here.

    MARCH 2015

    Poynter: The Effective Editor
    March 2-4, 2015
    St. Petersburg, Fla.
    This three-day intensive workshop is designed to help editors at all levels and on all platforms (digital, print, broadcast) sharpen their editing skills for the 21st century newsroom.
    Apply by Feb. 13, 2015; Register here.


    IRE/NICAR Computer-Assisted Reporting Conference
    March 5-8, 2015
    Atlanta, GA
    IRE and NICAR’S annual conference devoted to data journalism teaches the tools you need to dig deeper into stories and give readers, viewers and your online audience the information they’re demanding — everything from the basics on using spreadsheets, databases and online mapping to data visualization, data science and the latest technological advances.
    Register here.

    ONA London: Mobile
    March 6, 2015
    Reuters HQ, United Kingdom
    This one-day event, ONA’s first international conference, will bring together top minds in the industry to discuss mobile design, content and distribution, and provide practical tips and inspiration to rethink how media approaches mobile news.
    More information here.

    SXSW Interactive 2015
    March 13-17, 2015
    This annual event features the brightest minds in upcoming technology, networking events and a great lineup of startup ideas from the digital community.
    Register here; use hashtag #SXSW2015.

    GigaOm StructureData 2015
    March 18-19, 2015
    New York, NY
    Thoughts on big data and the information economy.
    Register here.

    International Conference on Narrative
    March 27-29, 2015
    Boston University, Boston, MA
    Join reporters, authors and new media figures discussing developments and best practices that build on the 40-year heritage of narrative journalism.
    More information here.

    APRIL 2015

    Broadcast Education Association Convention
    Apr. 12-15, 2015
    Las Vegas, NV
    The Broadcast Education Association brings in over 1,000 educators each year to the NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) show floor to see first-hand the latest and greatest tools and technology needed to teach students. 
    Register here.

    AdAge Digital Conference
    Apr. 14-15, 2015
    Pier 36, New York, NY
    Ad Age’s best-in-class editorial team pairs with brand, technology and media leaders to drive game-changing conversations — and to get to the bottom of what’s really happening in the advertising arena.
    Register here.

    ONA-Poynter Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media
    Apr. 12-17, 2015
    St. Petersburg, Fla.
    The academy focus on critical skills for women moving up the ladder in digital journalism and technology organizations and the documented challenges they face on the path to leadership.
    For more information on curriculum and applications, contact Andrew DeLong at [email protected].

    Journalism Interactive 2015
    Apr. 24-25, 2015
    Columbia, Missouri
    The Journalism Interactive Conference on journalism education and digital media is for journalism educators, and is designed to advance the national discourse on how journalism schools can best prepare students for work in the rapidly changing media environment.
    Register here.


    Ad: Tech SF
    May 20-21, 2015
    Moscone Center West, San Francisco, CA
    Ad: Tech brings the digital marketing industry’s top minds together to share tactics, strategies and insights they can apply as soon as they’re back in the office.
    Register here.

    Code Conference
    May 27-29, 2015
    Rancho Pales Verdes, CA
    Produced by the same team delivering the D: All Things Digital Conference, the Code Conference is where top industry influencers in media and technology gather for in-depth conversations about the impact of digital technology on our lives and our businesses, today and in the future.
    Code Conference sells out within hours. Register for ticket updates here.
    Information on the conference here.

    GigaOm Structure 2015
    June 17-18, 2015
    New York, NY
    Meet the innovators and thinkers building infrastructure to run the applications of the future.
    Register here.

    AEJMC Annual Conference
    Aug. 5-9, 2015
    San Francisco Marriott Marquis Hotel, San Francisco, CA
    Join the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication for its 2015 conference.
    Information here.

    Excellence in Journalism Conference 2015
    Sep. 18-20, 2015
    Orlando World Center Marriott, FL.
    The Excellence in Journalism Convention is sponsored by the Radio Television Digital News Association, National Association of Hispanic Journalists and Society of Professional Journalists.
    Register here.

    Sept. 24-26, 2015
    Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, Los Angeles, CA
    Record-breaking numbers of journalists travel to ONA’s conference each year to learn about new tools, techniques and technologies, to discuss advancements and challenges in the industry, take advantage of the rare opportunity to network face-to-face, and share best practices with peers from all over the map.
    Information here.

    Sonia Paul is a freelance journalist based in India, and is the editorial assistant at PBS MediaShift. She is on Twitter @sonipaul.

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