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Journalism Innovation Summit @ City University London
May 14-15, 2015
City University London, Drysdale Building
Tired of hearing complaints about the challenges facing journalists today? The Journalism Innovation Summit @ City University London on 15 May 2015 will off an idea exchange on the way forward, with a focus on innovative content and innovative business models. You’ll hear from innovators at traditional journalism outlets as well as startups looking to disrupt the news. Breakout groups in the morning and afternoon will enable knowledge sharing and networking. We’ll be inviting editors, reporters, producers, publishers, developers, entrepreneurs, academics, and other key players in journalism innovation. The one-day conference will include a kick-off reception on May 14, as well as post-event socializing on the evening of May 15.
More information here.
The Traffic Factories: Report Launch and Panel Discussion
May 7, 2015
Brown Institute for Media Innovation, Columbia Journalism School, NY
Metrics that track audiences’ online behavior are ubiquitous in news organizations. While there is no shortage of opinions on what such data means for journalism, there is comparatively little empirical research on the subject of metrics. Ethnography can shed light on how people and organizations actually produce, interpret, and use this data. How do analytics shape newsroom culture, internal dynamics, and daily work? How can publications create a culture around metrics that aligns with their organizational mission and values? Caitlin Petre’s new report, “The Traffic Factories,” explores these questions via ethnographic research on Chartbeat, Gawker Media, and the New York Times.
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.
The Next Billion: London
May 19, 2015
Over the past decade, the number of internet users has grown to nearly 3 billion people, and a billion more are expected to come online by 2017. The next billion users will largely connect from the places one would least expect: mobile devices in emerging markets. The Next Billion: London convenes global industry leaders to explore the challenges and opportunities facing an increasingly connected world.
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?
June 12-14, 2015
Poynter campus, St. Petersburg, Fla.
Geared toward journalism educators. You’ll learn the latest technology and trends that shape journalism, and how you can help your students be prepared for the job market they will face when they graduate. You’ll learn the new ways you can put social media, mobile phone and mapping tools to work in your classroom. Even more, you’ll join a lasting community of journalism educators who share your passion for shaping the next generation of journalists.
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.
Media Impact Forum
June 23, 2015
Kaiser Family Foundation, Menlo Park, CA
This annual gathering of media funders considers the trends in media innovation at the cradle of digital innovation: Silicon Valley. How do talent cultivation, diversity and public interest values inform our quest to get the web that we want? What role do philanthropists play in making these changes? Registration is only open to funders and invited speakers. Reserve your hotel room byMay 23 to get a discounted rate.
Media Impact Festival
June 23, 2015
Kaiser Family Foundation, Menlo Park, CA
MIF’s second annual Media Impact Festival will showcase impact campaigns from some of the most influential recent documentary films. Join us for drinks and meet the makers of these extraordinary films.
National Association for Media Literacy Education 2015 Conference
June 26-27, 2015
Hundreds of teachers, researchers, youth-media specialists and media-literacy experts will gather to learn how to incorporate media literacy education in the classroom. The conference is part of the UNESCO Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue Week hosted by Temple University and the Center for Media and Information Literacy.
More information here.
Exploring Resilience Through Media
June 25-28, 2015
Peace Village, Haines Falls, NY
The nonprofit Images of Voices and Hope’s annual summit this year will focus on Restorative Narrative –- a term coined to describe a genre of stories that show how people and communities are learning to rebuild and recover in the aftermath or midst of difficult times.
The summit will explore examples of Restorative Narrative and feature speakers who will share insights about the importance and impact of this storytelling genre.
2015 National Native Media Conference
July 9-12, 2015
Hyatt Regency-Crystal City, Washington, D.C.
Join the Native American Journalists Association, Native Public Media and representatives from the most prominent Native media organizations in the country. Native journalists, broadcasters, producers, filmmakers and professionals from tribal, independent and mainstream media across the U.S., will convene to participate in hands-on sessions focused on improving reporting and delivering news using the latest innovations in the industry.
Collab/Space New York
July 15, 2015
How can established media and tech companies foster innovation from within large organizations? That will be the focus of our second annual Collab/Space New York workshop, produced by PBS MediaShift, sponsored by the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute and hosted by the Ford Foundation. It will be an all-day, hands-on workshop focused on “intrapreneurial” innovation and spotlighting 8 cutting-edge media projects. We will choose eight innovative projects, which will present their work to-date in lightning fashion followed by directed questions from the audience. We’ll do collaborative exercises — using improv comedy techniques — to learn how to work better together, and break out into groups to help these media projects get past their challenges. Last year, Collab/Space New York had presentations from Facebook, New York Times, NPR, Wall Street Journal, Quartz and others.
More information here.
July 16, 2015
MSN UK’s offices, Victoria, London
This one-day conference sponsored by Journalism.co.uk will offer delegates a choice of sessions and workshops covering tools, tips and techniques in digital journalism from some of the leading figures in the industry, aiming to give everyone involved some practical knowledge to use in their daily jobs. The conference is followed by a one-day training course on Friday 17 July.
AUGUST 2015 AND BEYOND
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.
Sep. 7-10, 2015
Paris-Sorbonne University, Paris, France
IMMERSION 2015 convenes the world’s leading experts in immersion and immersive technologies. The conference will address the personal and cultural impact of technologies such as virtual, augmented and mixed realities; holograms and holography; wearable computing, mechanical and neural brain interfaces; cybernetics; affective computing and more.
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.
For a roundup of must-go journalism conferences, see Contently’s list here.
Sonia Paul is a freelance journalist based in India, and is the editorial assistant at PBS MediaShift. She is on Twitter @sonipaul.