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.
For a roundup of must-go journalism conferences, see Contently’s list here.
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.
UPCOMING EVENTS: FEBRUARY 2015
Talking Shop: How to Pay Your Writers
Feb. 17, 2015
Kickstarter HQ, NY
Exposure and prestige may be lovely motivators, but when asking potential writers to contribute to your publication, let’s face it — money talks. A panel of experts from a diverse array of outlets — Ryan Chapman of BOMB, Ron Garner of Silence in the Library, and Lisa Lucas of Guernica — will talk with moderator Sari Botton (The New York Times, The Rumpus) about the ways they’ve raised funds so their writers could get paid. Hosted by Kickstarter.
Feb. 17-18, 2015
Dana Point, CA
The Code/Media conference will bring together 350 of the most influential minds in media and technology for two days of intimate gatherings and game-changing discussions. On stage and by your side.
Talking Shop: Getting Started in Podcasting
Feb. 24, 2015
Kickstarter HQ, NY
A frank and funny discussion about the art of making radio shows, featuring Farai Chideya, Hillary Frank of The Longest Shortest Time, Jaime Green from The Catapult, and Benjamen Walker of Theory of Everything (Radiotopia). Hosted by PJ Vogt of Reply All, the panel will discuss how they started out, the challenges they’ve overcome, and the innovations they’re continuing to make.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
April 16, 2015
How can media projects get past measuring clicks and page views and come up with meaningful metrics that gauge real impact? That will be the focus of the upcoming Collab/Space Austin workshop on April 16, 2015. Co-produced by PBS MediaShift, the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas and the Media Impact Project at the USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center.
More info here; 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].
16th International Symposium on Online Journalism
April 17-18, 2015
Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas, Austin
Since 1999, editors, producers, executives and academics from around the country (and lately from around the world) have gathered in Austin every year (except 2000) to discuss the evolution of this new genre of journalism. The Symposium has been a small, but very intense conference that serves as a barometer for the state of Online Journalism.
Code/Enterprise Series: San Francisco
Apr. 21, 2015
San Francisco, CA
The Code/Enterprise Series will offer insights and analysis to guide executives and entrepreneurs toward the issues and players that matter most, in the straight-shooting reporting style that Re/code is revered for.
Journalism Interactive 2015
Apr. 24-25, 2015
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.
MAY 2015 AND BEYOND
4th International Conference on Communication, Media, Technology and Design
May 16-18, 2015
The organizing committee invites paper proposals and audiences to attend panel discussions to exchange information on communication technologies, social media, design, integrated marketing communications and more.
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.
International Communication Association Conference
May 21-25, 2015
San Juan, Puerto Rico
The 65th annual conference’s theme this year is “Communication Across the Life Span.” The International Communication Association aims to advance the scholarly study of human communication by encouraging and facilitating excellence in academic research worldwide.
May 26-28, 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.
Superscript: Arts Journalism and Criticism in a Digital Age
May 28-30, 2015
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
The Superscript conference convenes a diverse array of writers, editors, artists, curators and theorists to address questions around online art publishing’s present and possible futures. How the future of arts criticism and journalism will be defined in the digital age?
2015 IRE Conference
June 17-18, 2015
New York, NY
The national conference of Investigative Reporters & Editors are packed with panels, workshops and roundtables covering the latest developments in the field of investigative and data journalism. The conferences have become known for the practical tips and story ideas shared by prize-winning members in quick-hit sessions. Sessions range from hands-on computer training to panels on more traditional shoe-leather techniques.
GigaOm Structure 2015
June 17-18, 2015
New York, NY
Meet the innovators and thinkers building infrastructure to run the applications of the future.
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.
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.
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.
Oct. 7-8, 2015
Half Moon Bay, CA
Following the success of the inaugural event last year, Code/Mobile returns to examine how an increasingly mobile world is changing the landscape of business, and to showcase companies that are leading that revolution. Join us to meet executives whose companies are driving this change, as well as leaders from the industries being transformed.
Sonia Paul is a freelance journalist based in India, and is the editorial assistant at PBS MediaShift. She is on Twitter @sonipaul.