Upcoming Events in Digital Media: Sep. 8 Edition

    by Sonia Paul
    September 8, 2015
    Did you miss the fun at Collab/Space NYC? Come to our next Collab/Space event in San Francisco at KQED on Sept. 12!

    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 SF
    Sept. 12, 2015
    Podcasting has become the Next Big Thing for the second time in our current golden age of audio. But how can great audio startups survive and thrive? That will be the focus of our Collab/Space San Francisco workshop on September 12, 2015. The workshop is sponsored by the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute and hosted by KQED. It will be an all-day, hands-on workshop focused on audio innovation, with a keynote address by Steve Henn and presentations from Audiosear.ch, PodClear, Raur and CIR’s Reveal News.

    Information here.
    Register here.


    SEPTEMBER 2015

    Digital Media Strategies USA
    Sep. 8-10, 2015
    New York, NY
    Digital Media Strategies USA is a three day content-driven conference taking place in New York. It addresses the key strategic challenges behind developing a profitable and sustainable media business today.
    Register here.

    IAB Podcast Upfront Showcase
    Sep. 10, 2015
    New York, NY
    AdLarge, Midroll, NPR, Panoply, Podtrac and WNYC have come on board to present at the first-ever “IAB Podcast Upfront Showcase.” This special one-day marketplace will preview for advertisers and media buyers the latest in innovative podcast programming from these powerhouses in the digital audio arena.
    Request an invitation here.

    Mindfulness Training for Journalists
    Sep. 10, 2015, 2-6 pm ET
    Pulitzer Hall, Columbia Journalism School, New York, NY
    Covering  violence, conflict, and tragedy — whether on the front lines or behind a desk — pose profound challenges to journalists. These challenges, combined with technological, commercial and social factors, can make it difficult to manage the everyday stresses of an already demanding profession, and can leave more profound injuries in their wake. To help news professionals address these challenges, the Dart Center is hosting a special half-day workshop on mindfulness practice on September.
    Registration is limited. More information and registration here.


    2015 Association of Food Journalists Annual Conference
    Sep. 15-19, 2015
    The Poynter Institute, St. Petersburg, FL
    Two days of education at the conference will take place at The Poynter Institute,the world’s leading instructor, innovator, convener and resource for anyone who aspires to engage and inform citizens in 21st Century democracies.
    Registration here.

    The Toll of War: Psychological Impact on Soldiers and Journalists
    Sep. 16, 2015
    Brooklyn Brewery, 79 N 11th St, Brooklyn, NY
    In Brooklyn, New York, former Middle East correspondent Steve Hindy will be joined by neuropsychiatrist Anthony Feinstein, author of “Journalists Under Fire,” and correspondent Phil Zabriskie, author of “The Kill Switch,” for a conversation on the psychological and emotional impact of war on soldiers and journalists.
    More information and tickets here.

    Poynter-Kent State Media Ethics Workshop
    Sep. 17, 2015
    Kent State University, 800 E Summit St, Kent, OH
    Moderated by distinguished ethics faculty from The Poynter Institute, the Media Ethics Workshop provides a unique forum for professional journalists and students to discuss significant issues crucial to understanding media ethics and its effect on the world. The 11th annual Poynter-KSU Media Ethics Workshop for journalists, educators and students will cover topics including privacy, re-victimization and the trauma that journalists themselves often deny.
    Registration here.

    Digiday Publishing Summit
    Sep. 16-18, 2015
    Miami, FL
    The Digiday Publishing Summit will examine tried-and-true strategies with up-and-coming approaches to monetizing content across platforms, diving deeper into mobile and video, and the latest thinking around ad blockers.
    Register here.

    Tow Tea: Perspectives on International Reporting
    Sep. 17, 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 regarding Perspectives on International Reporting with Miriam Elder of BuzzFeed, and Beth Morissey of VICE Media.
    Register 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.

    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, 4-5:30 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.

    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.

    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.

    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.
    Apply for a student travel scholarship 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.


    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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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