Upcoming Events in Digital Media: Nov. 16 Edition

    by Sonia Paul
    November 16, 2015
    Image courtesy of Flickr and reused 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.

    NOVEMBER 2015

    Audio Renaissance Panel: It’s a Golden Age for Radio 
    Nov. 16, 2015, 7-9pm ET
    Columbia Journalism School, World Room, New York, NY
    Come talk about the state of radio and get career tips from This American Life’s Stephanie Foo and Reply All’s Sruthi Pinnamaneni. Moderated by Franz Tunda and Kerry Donahue..
    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.


    Hands On Social Media Workshop: Learn Pinterest & Instagram
    Nov. 16, 2015, 11:30am PT
    HoneyBook HQ, San Francisco, CA
    A hands-on workshop on Pinterest and Instagram management for wedding/event/catering professionals. You will learn to: Pinterest – develop and optimize boards, create a business account, read analytics, start a promoted pin, learn best practices and more. Instagram – create a strategy, determine best keywords, apply for advertising and more. You will need to bring your laptop and have authorization to your Pinterest and Instagram accounts. We want you to walk away with tangible strategies and work with others at the event, not just hear a bunch of blah-blah that you could forget.
    More information and registration here.

    Lunch and Learn: Digital Media Strategies for Social Change
    Nov. 17, 2015, 11:30am ET
    Room 532 A/B – Allan Rosenfield Building, 722 West 168th Street, New York, NY
    At-risk teens often use risk behaviors to stand out. In turn, they need custom-targeted, culturally appropriate messages and strategies that appeal to their identities and values. This workshop will review how you can truly understand your audience’s identities and share innovative strategies to evaluate your program reach.
    More information and registration here.

    Global Citizenship: A Discussion with Atossa Abrahamian
    Nov. 17, 2015, 6-7:15pm ET
    Columbia Journalism School, World Room, New York, NY
    Columbia Global Reports and the Committee On Global Thought welcome Atossa Araxia Abrahamian, acclaimed novelist Joseph O’Neill and Columbia University Professor of Anthropology Rosalind C. Morris. Nicholas Lemann, director of Columbia Global Reports, will moderate a panel discussion on global citizenship, statelessness, and Abrahamian;s debut book The Cosmopolites: The Coming of the Global Citizen.
    More information here.


    Advocacy and Journalism: How The Nation Magazine Sees It
    Nov. 18, 2015, 6-7:30pm PT
    Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, Berkeley, CA
    Deirdre English, narrative writing lecturer and director of the Felker Magazine Center, will moderate a panel discussion featuring The Nation editor Katrina vanden Heuvel, foreign policy expert Stephen F. Cohen and Oakland-based writer Dani McClain discussing political reporting as practiced by America’s oldest weekly magazine.
    More information here.

    Social Media for Artists: Panel & Book Launch With Artists, Writers & Curators
    Nov. 18, 2015, 6:30pm ET
    CUE Art Foundation, New York, NY
    Authors Angie Wojak (Director of Career Development at the School of Visual Arts) and Stacy Miller, Ed. D. (faculty at Parsons School of Design) will lead a panel on social media tactics for artists to launch the new edition of their career guide “Starting Your Career as an Artist: A Guide to Launching a Creative Life.” Social media is an essential part of self-promotion and networking for any artist. We will examine best practices and give examples of how to use social media from experts in the field.
    More information and registration here.

    The Future of Television News
    Nov. 18, 2015, 2-3:30pm UTC
    Barclay Room, Green Templeton College, Oxford
    Bruno Patino, director of the Journalism School, Sciences Po, Paris, ex-director of digital, strategy and TV channels at France Télévisions, will present on the topic.
    More information here.

    Technology and Social Media Seminar Series: Leveraging Big Data to Increase Social Media Results
    Nov. 19, 2015, 9-11:00am PT
    Room 3, Oakland City Hall, Frank H Ogawa Plaza, Oakland, CA
    During this workshop, you will learn about the usefulness of data in every aspect of business. It is important to leverage big data to reach new customers, and this session will provide you tips on how to do so. You will be able to you identify and leverage opportunities to encourage behavior proven to yield results.
    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 the Times, 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.

    Designing Ethics in the Digital Age
    Nov. 19, 2015, 3pm ET
    Newseum Institute, Washington, D.C.
    The Online News Association and the Newseum Institute present a discussion about how the rapid proliferation of digital tools has surfaced new ethical issues for journalists and media outlets. ONA recently launched its Build Your Own Ethics Code, at http://ethics.journalists.org/.
    Register here.

    Widening Notions of Offence and the Impact on a Free Media
    Nov. 18, 2015, 2-3:30pm UTC
    Butler Room, Nuffield College, Oxford
    Jodie Ginsberg, editor in chief, Index on Censorship, will present on the topic.
    More information 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.

    Are the BRICs Building a New World Media Order?
    Nov. 23, 2015, 2-3:30pm UTC
    Barclay Room, Green Templeton College, Oxford
    Daya Thussu, professor of international communication, and co-editor of Mapping BRICS Media, University of Westminster, will present on the topic.
    More information here.

    Re-shaping the Online News and Media Industry: The Shift From Destination to Distributed Media
    Nov. 23, 2015, 5:30-7pm UTC
    The media industry continues to undergo significant and revolutionary change at an ever-increasing pace. At the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism’s memorial lecture, Jimmy Maymann, former CEO of The Huffington Post will outline how this change is ultimately the result of a shift from destination to distributed media, and how publishers can respond in order to capitalise on the opportunities inherent in this change.
    Registration 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.

    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.

    We Have the Technology: How Biohackers, Foodies, Physicians and Scientists Are Transforming Human Perception
    Dec. 10, 2015, 7-8:30pm PT
    Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, Berkeley, CA
    From the bionic eye to the robotic hand, from the science of perfume to the language of cooking, the study of perception is about to get weird. Come hear how Berkeley Journalism School alum and instructor Kara Platoni spent a year crashing labs, military bases, biohackers’ basements and probably your sofa in her quest to find the cutting edge of sensory science.
    More information here.

    SF Periscope Summit
    Jan. 14, 2015, 7pm PT – Jan. 17, 2015, 3pm PT
    San Francisco, CA
    Scopers from all over the world will once again fly in to celebrate and share knowledge about community, social and live streaming. Speakers and audiences will be streaming to hundreds of thousands of people each day showcasing your space.
    More information and registration here.

    For a roundup of must-go journalism conferences, see Contently’s list here.

    Sonia Paul is a freelance journalist reporting 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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