Upcoming Events in Digital Media: June 8 Edition

    by Sonia Paul
    June 8, 2015
    Collab/Space New York will be returning to the Ford Foundation this July 15.

    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.


    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.
    Register here.

    JUNE 2015

    Teachapalooza V
    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.
    Register here.

    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.
    Register here.


    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 by May 23 to get a discounted rate.
    Register here.

    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.
    Register here.

    National Association for Media Literacy Education 2015 Conference
    June 26-27, 2015
    Philadelphia, PA
    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.
    Register 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.
    Register here.

    JULY 2015

    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.
    Register here.

    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.
    More information here.
    Register here.

    ENGAGE: Local
    July 15-16, 2015
    Montclair State University, New Jersey
    The two-day event will focus on a range of timely and hotly debated topics related to the interaction between community and media. The conference starts with a town hall event discussing redevelopment in Newark, with the following day focusing on creating dialogue between media and community, utilizing civic engagement in news reporting and navigating the changing landscape of journalism.
    More information here.

    news: rewired
    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.
    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.

    IMMERSION 2015
    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.
    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.

    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.
    Information here.

    Future of Storytelling Summit
    Oct. 7-8, 2015
    New York City, NY
    The Future of Storytelling is an invitation-only, two-day gathering of technology, media, and communications visionaries from around the world. The summit is designed to put participants in direct contact with the most vital ideas, people, and technologies that are shaping the way we tell stories. Registration is by invitation only; you can apply for an invitation request here.

    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.

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