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    Upcoming Events in Digital Media: Sep. 21 Edition

    by Sonia Paul
    September 21, 2015
    Breaking News' Andy Boyle will be speaking at Mobile Me & You in Lincoln, Nebraska. Photo by Mengwen Cao.

    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.

    FEATURED EVENT

    Mobile Me & You
    Learn more about mobile media best practices from 20 experts at the Mobile Me & You conference at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Oct. 28-30. The free conference, funded by the Knight Foundation, will feature experts from the Washington Post, McClatchy Newspapers, Univision, Al Jazeera, NBC Digital Group, Pew Research Center, Archrival advertising agency and UNL’s Drone Journalism Lab, among others.
    More information here.
    Register here!

    SEPTEMBER 2015

    Death and the Social Web
    Sept. 21, 2015, 6:15-7:45pm ET
    Pulitzer Hall, The Brown Institute, Columbia Journalism School
    This panel discussion will examine the issues raised by death on the social web. Should audiences be protected from these images? Does responsibility differ for news organizations versus the social platforms? Are journalists and audiences becoming desensitized? What can we learn from history about similar ‘moment of death’ images? How does culture play into what is acceptable or not? Presented by the Tow Center for Digital Journalism and the Dart Center for Trauma Reporting.
    Information here.

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    ONA15
    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.

    The Transparency Series: Mapping & Cartography (Workshop)
    Sept. 25, 2015, all day ET
    Pulitzer Hall, The Brown Institute, Columbia Journalism School
    The world has always been a connected system, and it’s only becoming more so. Derek Watkins, a Graphics Editor at the New York Times, will give a day-long crash course in dealing with geographic data, designing elegant maps and putting them on the Internet. The overarching goal will be learning practical ways that maps can be used as a tool for journalists to tell more compelling stories. The Transparency Series is a unique set of seminars and hands-on workshops that bring new technology and design ideas to the Columbia Journalism community. Our goal is simple — help students learn new ways to find and tell stories, new ways to inform and entertain. Each topic will commence with a Friday evening panel discussion and will follow with a Saturday hands-on workshop centered around building. Contact: Michael Krisch, 212-854-9756
    Information here.

    The Transparency Series: Mapping & Cartography With Professor Laura Kurgan
    Sept. 25, 2015, 5-7pm ET
    Pulitzer Hall, The Brown Institute, Columbia Journalism School
    Professor Laura Kurgan, Director of the Spatial Information Design Lab, will speak about mapping and cartography. There will be an RSVP-only all-day workshop on Saturday associated with this discussion. All workshop attendees must attend the panel. Contact: Izabela Rutkowski, 212-854-4422
    Information here.

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    NYC Media Lab 2015 Annual Summit
    Sept. 25, 2015
    NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, New York, NY
    NYC Media Lab’s Annual Summit is your crash course in the best thinking, projects, and talent in digital media and communications. This is an opportunity for media executives to explore a wide range of prototype technologies, applications, and research projects from universities in NYC and beyond. In addition to 100 demonstrations of digital media research and prototypes from university labs, the Summit will include a keynote presentation, a special presentation on virtual reality, and 12 breakout sessions led by NYC faculty on topics ranging from mobile live streaming to data-driven storytelling.
    Register here.

    OCTOBER 2015

    Tow Tea: Refining a Research Question
    Oct. 1, 2015, 4-5:30pm ET
    Pulitzer Hall, Columbia Journalism School, New York, NY
    Claire Wardle, Research Director of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism, will lead a Tow Tea discussion on refining a research question when pursuing research in Journalism, Media, and Technology. This discussion is especially recommended for anyone interested in pursuing research with the Tow Center for Digital Journalism.
    Register here.

    Digiday Career Fair
    Oct. 1, 2015, 8 am-6pm ET
    Helen Mills @ West 26th Street
    At the Digiday Career Fair, throw your hat in the ring with employers in the media industry eager to snap up top digital talent. Get feedback on your resume, network, hear media moguls speak about how they got their start in the industry, and best of all, get interviews with companies looking to hire. Register and submit your resume (for free) before September 24 and it’s guaranteed to hit the desks of these companies.
    Register here.

    Experience Engagement
    Oct. 1-4, 2015
    Agora Journalism Center, George S. Turnbull Portland Center, University of Oregon’s School of Journalism and Communication
    Our intent is to advance our thinking and practice of engagement so that communities and journalism thrive by: making more visible what’s working to meet community news and information needs in order to grow community capacity for confronting common struggles; creating a work product, such as an “interactive field guide” or report that promotes community information health; catalyzing a learning community that supports each of us and sparks breakthrough ideas, new connections, and ambitious projects
    Register here.

    2015 SAJA Gala & Awards Ceremony
    Oct. 3, 2015
    The annual event honors SAJA journalism award winners. This year, in addition to honoring excellence in South Asian journalism, SAJA be hosting a conversation with BuzzFeed’s editor-in-chief, Ben Smith, and the managing editor of NBC News Asian America, Amna Nawaz.
    Register here.

    Digiday Publishing Summit Europe
    Oct. 5-7, 2015
    Barcelona, Spain
    Programming for the Summit is underway. More information here.

    New York Media Festival (NYME)
    Oct. 6-9, 2015
    Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place, New York, NY 10280
    NYME brings together the leading companies in entertainment, media and technology for riveting discussion and debate. Conferences include 1-day programs on Games, Video and Music with focus on Brands, Advertising, Monetization and Distribution.
    Register here.

    Code/Mobile
    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.

    Hack the Gender Gap: A Women’s Hackathon at USC Annenberg
    Oct. 9-11, 2015
    Los Angeles
    There’s a serious gender gap in both the journalism and technology industries — especially in business and leadership roles. That’s why MediaShift and the USC Annenberg School for Journalism and Communication are hosting a Women’s Hackathon — a weekend designed to develop technological and entrepreneurial skills critical to the journalism jobs of the future, and gain hands-on experience with immersive journalism and virtual reality. Taking place on October 9 to 11, 2015, the weekend will kick off Friday evening with a discussion among top women in media and tech. Then the students will break into teams to create their own startup ideas around immersive journalism and VR, presenting them to judges on Sunday. Faculty and professionals from around the country will serve as team facilitators and mentors.

    Information is here.
    Registration is here.

    Tow Tea: Computational Journalism in Practice
    Oct. 15, 2015, 4-5:30 ET
    Pulitzer Hall, Columbia Journalism School, New York, NY
    The Tow Center for Digital Journalism is pleased to host a Tow Tea on Computational Journalism. We will be joined by Meredith Broussard, Visiting Professor at NYU, Olga Pierce, Deputy Data Editor of ProPublica, and Tom Kent, deputy managing editor and standards editor of the Associated Press, for what promises to be an exciting discussion regarding this most important topic.
    Register here.

    Trauma Journalism: Training for Educators
    Oct. 15-17, 2015
    Reynolds Journalism Institute, Missouri School of Journalism, Columbia
    This two-day conference at the Reynolds Journalism Institute will teach journalism educators about the impact of trauma on individuals and communities, how to build resilience through reporting and provide hands-on help in creating units or standalone courses and capstone classes on trauma. Participants will walk away with a deeper knowledge of the dynamics of trauma and resilience, the elements of self care, and how to navigate classroom discussions of some of the most sensitive topics journalists encounter in their work.
    Information here.

    Alternative Narratives of the Middle East
    Oct. 17, 2015
    Pulitzer Hall, Columbia Journalism School, New York, NY
    The event will highlight best practices and offer guidance to journalists and journalism students on covering the region in ways that move beyond the recurring conflict motifs to reveal the diversity and complexity of world views and lived experiences of those who live in the region
    Information here.

    Ascend Digital Marketing Summit
    Oct. 18-20, 2015
    Conquer the digital marketing landscape. Ascend brings together the brightest minds in the industry to learn the strategies and tactics it takes to create successful, results-driven marketing campaigns. Taking place in Philadelphia, the 2-day event will feature practical insights and anecdotes to help you become the ultimate digital marketer.
    Register here.

    The Lorana Sullivan Lecture on Investigative Journalism With Bethany McClean
    Oct. 20, 2015, 6-7pm ET
    Pulitzer Hall, Columbia Journalism School, New York, NY
    The second annual Lorana Sullivan Lecture for investigative journalism will feature Bethany McLean, Vanity Fair contributing editor and investigative journalist who exposed Enron in her 2001 piece, “Is Enron Overpriced?” RSVP is required for all parties beyond Journalism students. To RSVP, email [email protected] A reception will follow. #CJSSullivan. Contact: Lauren Schaefer, 212-854-9891
    Information here.

    The Lorana Sullivan Lecture on Investigative Journalism With Bethany McClean
    Oct. 20, 2015, 6-7pm ET
    Pulitzer Hall, Columbia Journalism School, New York, NY
    The second annual Lorana Sullivan Lecture for investigative journalism will feature Bethany McLean, Vanity Fair contributing editor and investigative journalist who exposed Enron in her 2001 piece, “Is Enron Overpriced?” RSVP is required for all parties beyond Journalism students. To RSVP, email [email protected] A reception will follow. #CJSSullivan. Contact: Lauren Schaefer, 212-854-9891
    Information here.

    Knight-Bagehot 40th Anniversary Gala
    Oct. 29, 2015, 6-10pm ET
    Marriott Marquis in Times Square, New York, NY
    The Knight-Bagehot Fellowship celebrates its 40th anniversary. Our guest of honor will be Joseph Stiglitz, American Economist and Columbia University Professor. The evening will feature a keynote address by Randall Stephenson, Chairman and CEO of AT&T. The dinner is co-chaired by H. Rodgin Cohen of Sullivan & Cromwell, Alberto Ibarguen of John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Brian T. Moynihan of Bank of America, Douglas L. Peterson of McGraw Hill Financial and Tom Speechley of The Abraaj Group. Use this reply form to make a reservation. Contact: Gary Hill, 212-854-6840,[email protected]
    Information here.

    NOVEMBER 2015

    Tow Tea: Parsing Tech Talk
    Nov. 5, 2015, 4-5:30 ET
    Pulitzer Hall, Columbia Journalism School, New York, NY
    The Tow Center for Digital Journalism hosts Farai Chideya of The Intercept, Josh Begley of The Intercept and Marguerite Holloway of Columbia Journalism School for a Tow Tea discussion on “Parsing Tech Talk”.
    Register here.

    Latest in Longform Conference
    Nov. 7, 2015, 9 am PT
    UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, Berkeley, CA
    The second annual “Latest in Longform” conference promises to be one of the most sizzling events of the year for those exploring the creative edges and the best traditions of nonfiction storytelling. Under the direction of journalist and UC Berkeley alum Constance Hale, top writers and editors will join an audience of talented journalists for an bracing, all-day conversation about the state of literary nonfiction. Keynote conversations with Julia Turner, Douglas McGray, and Rebecca Solnit will look at the landscape for groundbreaking work — whether online, in glossy magazines, or in books. Provocative panels and intensive workshops will focus on the craft. Optional master classes on Sunday, November 8, will allow attendees to dig deeper, developing new skills and insight. The fee is $275.
    More information here.

    2015 ICFJ Awards
    Nov. 10, 2015
    Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Washington, D.C.
    The International Center for Journalists we will honor the achievements of four colleagues whose outstanding coverage has made a huge impact: Univision anchor Jorge Ramos, photojournalist Lynsey Addario, Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez, and Indian investigative journalist Priyanka Dubey.
    More information and registration here.

    The Newswomen’s Club of New York’s Front Page Awards
    Nov. 12, 2015
    New York, NY
    The Front Page Awards, established in 1937-1938, are one of the few awards in the world that expressly recognize journalistic excellence by newswomen. The contest this year will honor female journalists in 44 categories, spanning online, television, radio, newspapers, wires, photography and magazines.
    More information here.

    The Transparency Series: Illustration (Workshop)
    Nov. 14, 2015, all day ET
    Pulitzer Hall, The Brown Institute, Columbia Journalism School
    In this daylong workshop, Ellen Weinstein, world-renowned illustrator and frequent contributor to many publications, will introduce basic visual thinking skills that will lead you through visualizing a story from text. How do you employ visual metaphors without being cliche? How do you create visual empathy with a subject? When is humor appropriate? During the day, we will create, discuss and think about word and image, not as separate entities but as halves of a whole. The Transparency Series is A unique set of seminars and hands-on workshops that bring new technology and design ideas to the Columbia Journalism community. Our goal is simple — help students learn new ways to find and tell stories, new ways to inform and entertain. Each topic will commence with a Friday evening panel discussion and will follow with a Saturday hands-on workshop centered around building. Contact: Michael Krisch, 212-854-9756.
    More information here.

    Digiday Programmatic Summit 2015
    Nov. 15-17, 2015
    Nashville, TN
    The summit will address how brands, agencies and publishers are adjusting to the changing dynamics of modern media buying.
    More information here.

    Streaming Media West 2015
    Nov. 16-18, 2015
    Huntington Beach, Calif.
    The event hosts content owners, viral video creators, online marketers, broadcast professionals and ad agencies to learn the latest online video technology.
    Register here; use hashtag #SMWest.

    Tow Tea: FOIA Workshop
    Nov. 19, 2015, 4-5:30 ET
    Pulitzer Hall, Columbia Journalism School, New York, NY
    The Tow Center for Digital Journalism will host a workshop on accessing and collecting data and information made available under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The Freedom of Information Act is a law that gives individuals the right to access information from the federal government.
    Register here.

    DECEMBER 2015 AND BEYOND

    Tow Tea: Network Analysis for Investigative Journalism
    Dec. 3, 2015, 4-5:30 ET
    Pulitzer Hall, Columbia Journalism School, New York, NY
    The Tow Center for Digital Journalism is pleased to host a Tow Tea with Sheila Coronel, Academic Dean of Columbia Journalism School, regarding Network Analysis for Investigative Journalism. Dean Coronel will be joined by a number of other speakers, to be confirmed.
    Register here.

    The Transparency Series: Networks (Workshop)
    Dec. 5, 2015, all day ET
    Pulitzer Hall, The Brown Institute, Columbia Journalism School
    This workshop will focus on the creative and critical use of complex networks through relationship mapping and visual analysis in order to expand the individual’s thinking about the network as a medium. Starting from hand drawn simple graph diagrams, participants gradually build complex network models. Emphasis will be on network mapping / modeling, relational thinking, centrality and clustering analysis and information design. The Transparency Series is A unique set of seminars and hands-on workshops that bring new technology and design ideas to the Columbia Journalism community. Our goal is simple — help students learn new ways to find and tell stories, new ways to inform and entertain. Each topic will commence with a Friday evening panel discussion and will follow with a Saturday hands-on workshop centered around building. Contact: Michael Krisch, 212-854-9756.
    More information 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 MediaShift. Her work has appeared in a broad range of media, including the Al Jazeera Media Network, Caravan, Foreign Policy, Guardian, Mashable, New York Times, PRI’s The World, Roads & Kingdoms and VICE News. She previously produced the grant-funded podcast series Shizuoka Speaks, based in Japan. She is on Twitter and Instagram @sonipaul.

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