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    Upcoming Events in Digital Media: Oct. 26 Edition

    by Sonia Paul
    October 26, 2015
    Photo by Richard Scott and used here with Creative Commons license.

    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, or you’d like to pay to promote your event in the “featured event” spot of our weekly post, please contact Mark Glaser at mark [at] mediashift [dot] org. Any non-MediaShift events in the “featured event” slot are paid placements. 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!

    OCTOBER 2015

    The Next Wave Conference
    Oct. 26, 2015, 7pm ET
    The New Yorker Hotel, New York, NY
    We live in an age where data is constantly being collected — from which products you purchase on retail websites, to where you go with your phone in your pocket, to how you perform in school or on the job, and which TV shows you watch on streaming services. But who is collecting this data and what are they doing with it? What does it tell businesses and educational institutions about you, are they using it to benefit you, and are they handling this knowledge responsibly? Join us and others tackling these questions about data for a lively day and a half exchange of information and ideas.
    Information and registration here.

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    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

    Meet the Author: Murzban Shroff, “Breathless in Bombay”
    Nov. 1, 2015
    Eastwind Books of Berkeley, 2066 University Ave, Berkeley, CA
    Pushcart prize nominee Murzban Shroff will read from “Breathless in Bombay,” his collection of short stories which chronicle the deep social class divide in contemporary Bombay. Shortly after publication, the much-acclaimed collection — nominated for the Commonwealth Prize — was subjected to censorship by local Indian law enforcement. Shroff received support from PEN International as he faced down criminal charges and two lawsuits. This is the Bombay-based writer’s sole reading in the Bay Area.
    More information here.

    Media Literacy Week
    Nov. 2-6, 2015
    Media Literacy Week is designed to bring attention and visibility to media literacy education in the United States. Inspired by Canada’s Media Literacy Week, now in its 10th year, the National Association for Media Literacy Education is leading the efforts to create a media literacy week in the United States to showcase the work of amazing media literacy educators and organizations around the country. The mission of Media Literacy Week is to highlight the power of media literacy education and its essential role in education today.
    The list of different events happening around the U.S. is here.

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    Journalism and Drinks #3: A Fundraiser for Doctors Without Borders
    Nov. 4, 2015, 7pm ET
    Join Roads and Kingdoms Features Editor Mitch Moxley in conversation with Mattathias Schwartz, a staff writer for The New Yorker. The pair will discuss Schwartz’s writings on the refugee crisis in Europe, including a 2014 profile of an exiled priest who helps Africans risking all to reach Europe. The talk will be followed by networking over beers in the front room of Videology from 8 p.m. onwards. Tickets are $10, available by pre-order only. Net proceeds will go to Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).
    Register 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.

    Data, Democracy and the Human Story: A Conversation with Members of Deep Lab
    Nov. 5, 2015, 6:30-8pm CDT
    Wintrust Hall, Loyola University Chicago Quinlan School of Business
    Simone Browne, Ingrid Burrington, and Allison Burtch will discuss how their work as artists, critics and members of the Deep Lab collective engages with issues of privacy, security and surveillance.
    Register here.

    5th International Symposium on Digital Ethics
    Nov. 6, 2015, 9am-4pm CDT
    Loyola University Chicago Water Tower Campus
    Featuring artist and activist Hasan Elahi; Goodvertising founder Thomas Kolster; Wearable Technology Designer Maggie Orth; NPR Music Editor Jacob Ganz and a host of other scholars and researcher presenting new research on digital ethics.
    Register here.

    Quality Journalism in Today’s Digital Age
    Nov. 7, 2015, 8:30am-4pm ET
    Fordham University’s Lincoln Center campus, Lowenstein building, New York
    The New York State Associated Press Association, Fordham University’s Department of Communication and Media Studies and NPR affiliate station, WFUV FM, are pleased to present a one day conference titled “Quality Journalism in Today’s Digital Age.” The conference is open to students and professional members of the media. Session topics will range from investigations in the digital age to creative storytelling across platforms to covering diverse communities.
    Register here.

    Using Social Data for Social Good Workshop
    Nov. 7, 2015, 9am-4pm CDT
    Loyola University Chicago Water Tower Campus
    Featuring Check 12’s Andrew Salter; mRelief’s Rose Afriyie; Derek Edder from Datamade; Farida Viz; Twitter’s Brett Taylor and many more.
    Register here.

    Latest in Longform Conference
    Nov. 7, 2015, 9am 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.

    A Puzzling Celebration of The Nation’s 150th Birthday
    Nov. 11, 2015, 7-9:30pm PT
    The Women’s Building, 3543 18th Street #8, San Francisco, CA
    The year marks the 150th anniversary of The Nation, the oldest weekly news magazine in America. In honor of this historic anniversary, Joshua Kosman and Henri Picciotto, the creators of The Nation’s weekly crossword puzzle, will host an evening of specially-created word games and puzzles. The evening will feature an introduction to cryptic crosswords, including solving an as-yet unpublished Nation crossword puzzle together with the entire group. This will offer newbies a chance to learn how it all works, and experienced solvers an opportunity to show off.
    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.

    Journalism + Silicon Valley Conference 
    Nov. 12, 2015, 9:30am-5:30pm
    Pulitzer Hall, Columbia Journalism School, New York, NY
    Journalism is increasingly dependent on and influenced by the companies that dominate the social web. Social networks and search companies like Facebook, Twitter & Google are no longer “just platforms” and are now actively shaping how journalism is practiced and funded.
    Speakers and topics will include: A keynote conversation about the relationship between news organizations and social networks: Emily Bell and Mark Thompson, CEO of The New York Times; The rights and responsibilities of platforms and publishers; Improving quality and depth in the technology journalism beatHow newsrooms have adapted to storytelling through platforms to reach new audiences; The benefits and drawbacks of news organizations tackling their own platforms and distribution mechanism.
    More information here.

    Poliak Lecture With Mark Stephens
    Nov. 12, 2015, 6-8pm
    Pulitzer Hall, Columbia Journalism School, New York, NY
    The Poliak Center for the Study of First Amendment Issues will host Mark Stephens as the 2015 Fall Lecturer. Stephens, a renowned U.K. lawyer, has undertaken some of the highest profile cases in the U.K. and abroad. In 2011, Her Majesty the Queen appointed Stephens Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for his services to law and the arts. RSVP is required for all parties beyond Journalism students. To RSVP, email [email protected] A reception will follow. #CJSPoliak
    More information here.

    What’s Going On? 1969-1974 | Photographs by Ken Light
    Nov. 13, 2015
    UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, North Gate Hall, Berkeley, CA
    “What’s Going On” is a monograph of photographs taken from 1969-1974 showing Ken Light’s early work as he documented America and the political upheaval of his generation. He began this work at 18 years old and some of the images were published in the underground newspapers back in the day, but many were not. America in this era was deeply divided and at war with itself, yet Americans saw much promise and felt that fundamental change was possible. It was a time when young people believed they could create a better world.
    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.

    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.

    Alissa J. Rubin in Conversation With Jill Abramson
    Nov. 19, 2015, 6pm ET
    Pulitzer Hall, Columbia Journalism School, New York, NY
    Jill Abramson, former executive editor of the New York Times, in conversation with her friend and colleague and 2015 John Chancellor Award Winner Alissa J. Rubin. Rubin first worked with Abramson when they were both young reporters at The American Lawyer. Abramson successfully recruited Rubin to join the New York Times in 2007 as Baghdad correspondent. Join for a lively conversation about the risks and rewards of a career in journalism, their years together at theTimes, the challenges of being a female war correspondent, family and work life balance, and advice for students in the audience.Reception starts at 6, discussion at 6:30 pm. Open to the public. RSVP required.
    RSVP here.

    Meet CPJ’s International Press Freedom Award Winners
    Nov. 23, 2015, 12:30-1:30pm ET
    Pulitzer Hall Stabile Student Center, New York, NY
    Meet the journalists receiving the Committee to Protect Journalists’ International Press Freedom awards this year, from Ethiopia, Syria, Paraguay and Malaysia. Dean Steve Coll will host.
    Information 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 the U.S., 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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