Upcoming Events in Digital Media: May 2 Edition

by Ben DeJarnette
May 2, 2016
The Knight Foundation's Media Learning Seminar is streaming live today and tomorrow! Check it out here.

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.

MAY 2016

Media Learning Seminar 2016
May 2-3, 2016
Watch online
Knight Foundation’s Media Learning Seminar explores how community and place-based foundations have become leaders in using media, information and civic engagement to make their cities more successful. Panels will address the role and responsibility of public media, the new ownership structure of the Philadelphia Enquirer, and more.
View the full agenda and watch the livestream here.

ONA SF: Plan the Future of ONA SF
May 3, 2016, 7:00 p.m. ET
Berkeley, California
Come help us plan the future of ONA SF! We’ll meet at UC Berkeley’s journalism school library to talk about next events. Possibilities are infinite: panel discussions with industry leaders, workshops on practical skills, pure networking and social gatherings… This is your opportunity to make the group serve you.
More information and registration here.


ONA DC: Spring Meetup
May 5, 2016
Washington, D.C.
Join us for a very exciting international spring meetup! Digital journalists and communications professionals from across Europe and Central Asia who face challenging work environments, shifting digital landscapes, and stiff competition and misinformation from foreign government-sponsored news organizations will share their experiences in a candid panel discussion. Come meet this talented and thoughtful group of digital communicators, and say hello to your US based peers as well. We will have refreshments and plenty of time for networking before and after the panel.
More information and registration here.

ONA UK: What Keeps You Up at Night?
May 5, 2016
London, UK
We’ve polled journalists and asked them what’s keeping them up at night. Now it’s time to solve them! We’ll start the night off by voting for your favorite five, then we’ll have smart digital journalists (Alastair Reid –  Managing Editor, First Draft News,  Alison Gow – Digital Innovation Editor, Trinity Mirror Regionals, Nick Petrie – Deputy Head of Digital, The Times, and oothers) lead round tables discussions around each one. We’ll share some ideas (and beers), and get to know one another while we brainstorm and network.
More information and registration here.

The Delacorte Lectures: Sid Evans
May 5, 2016
Columbia Journalism School, New York City
Sid Evans, editor in chief of Southern Living, speaks as part of the 2016 Delacorte Lecture Series. Event begins promptly at 6:00PM. Refreshments will be provided. Q&A will be included with audience and 2016 Delacorte Moderator, Eric Bates.
More information and registration here.


World Media Economics and Management Conference: Industry Day
May 5, 2016
Fordham University, New York City
At WMEMC16, we’re launching the initiative ‘Industry meets Academia’ to establish a dialogue between researchers & educators and accomplished industry experts. A keynote by Rob Norman (GroupM) opens a day filled with 9 industry panels featuring 30+ industry experts, 24 academic presentations corresponding with panel discussion topics, food and coffee breaks for only $99.
More information and registration here

ONA LA: Mobile Storytelling for Beginners (Workshop/Panel)
May 14, 2016, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m PT
Pasadena, California
Learn tricks and tips for telling stories on mobile apps – join the LA Press Club, Journalism and Women Symposium (JAWS SoCal) and the Online News Association (ONA LA) for this special program.
More information and registration here.

Society of American Business Editors and Writers Conference
May 19-22, 2016
Washington, D.C.
The 2016 SABEW Spring Conference is chaired by Mark Hamrick, Washington bureau chief, senior economic analyst at Bankrate, Inc. The training and skills sessions are coordinated by Cory Schouten, Business Editor and Writer, Knight-Bagehot Fellow, Columbia University.
More information and registration here

ASJA Writers Conference
May 20-21, 2016
New York City
The media landscape has shifted dramatically in the past two decades—and successful freelancers know how to navigate these twists and turns to earn a satisfying living. Join us for two days of education, networking, and sharing winning strategies with top writers, editors, agents, content buyers, and more. Speakers and attendees represent such companies as The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, The New Republic, The New York Times Book Review, The Atlantic, Family Circle, BBC Travel, Inc.com, Fortune, Fast Company, The Atavist, Seal Press, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, with more being added all the time.
More information and registration here.

EmTech Digital 2016
May 23-24, 2016
San Francisco, California
Digital technologies connect everything around us, making everyday things smarter and augmenting our experiences. EmTech Digital 2016 explores emerging opportunities and surprising implications as artificial intelligence impacts every person, every industry and society as a whole.
More information and registration here.

The New Face of Consumer Insights
May 23-25, 2016
Marina del Ray, California
This Market Research Event will arm you with the new processes, procedures, frameworks and skill sets you need to remain competitive and relevant.
More information and registration here.

JUNE 2016

Media that Matters: Story, Money, Impact
June 1-5
Cortes Island, B.C.
Media That Matters: Story Money Impact is a practical workshop for media-makers, principled funders, and highly motivated activists who want to ensure their work makes an undeniable difference.  This intimate conference illuminates the spark of engagement at the core of these three pursuits. Structured around case studies from the front lines, Story Money Impact reveals best practices in the areas of documentary, digital content, and independent journalism. It explores how these professions can synergize with funders who want maximum leverage for their resources and reach, while  partnering with strategic innovators who can highlight those results with more robust evaluation tools.
More information and registration here.

FOIA@50 Conference
Jun. 2-4, 2016
Columbia Journalism School, New York City
The conference will explore FOIA’s origins, importance, and its role in American law, politics and society. Featured speakers include Melanie Ann Apustay, Director of the Office of Information Policy for the U.S. Department of Justice, Cass Sunstein, Robert Walmsley University professor at Harvard, Tom Blanton, Director of the National Security Archive, James T. Hamilton, Hearst Professor of Communication and Director of the Journalism Program at Stanford University, Agnes Callamard, Director of Columbia’s Global Freedom of Expression project and Bill Moyers, journalist and White House press secretary, 1965-67, among others.
More information here.

Marketing Analytics & Data Science
June 8-10, 2016
San Francisco, California
The Marketing Analytics and Data Science conference is designed to demonstrate how to deploy marketing analytics and data science to drive business forward. In an age where consumers demand more personalized communications, experiences and products, and internal stakeholders require more predictive intelligence to inform decisions, analytics and data science have emerged as silver bullets to uncover the human side of data.
More information and registration here.

Social Media Weekend 2016
Jun. 10-11, 2016
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, 219 W 40th St., New York, NY
Catch up on the latest social media trends, tools and people with @Sree Sreenivasan and friends at CUNY J-School. The #smwknd will offer two very full days of insights and networking, Q&As with social stars, Sree’s State of Social presentation, free consultations with Social Media Doctors and more. We’ll drill into how the 2016 campaigns are taking advantage of evolving networks, and how you can evaluate and use messaging platforms to reach audiences in the U.S. and worldwide.
More information and registration here.

Investigative Reporters & Editors Conference
June 16-19, 2016
New Orleans, Louisiana
The best in the business will gather for more than 150 panels, hands-on classes and special presentations about covering business, public safety, government, health care, education, the military, the environment and other key beats. Speakers will share strategies for locating documents and gaining access to public records, finding the best stories and managing investigations.
More information and registration here.

JULY 2016

Ad Age Small Agency Conference 2016
July 19-20, 2016
Miami Beach, Florida
Join us for the only event tailor-made for small- to mid-size agencies. After a fun evening of networking over cocktails on July 19, your peers gather on July 20 for a focused, day-long conversation that tackles the challenges and opportunities of this unique market. Be ready to walk away inspired and with how-to advice you and your team can put to use immediately.
More information here.

The Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference
July 22-24, 2016
Grapevine, Texas
The Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference is a forum for journalists, writers, readers, students, educators and the general public to listen to, be inspired by and practice their craft at the highest possible level. Every year, the Mayborn Conference gathers some of the most talented storytellers in the country to share their stories, life-changing experiences and expertise with aspiring writers through three days of lectures, panels, one-on-one sessions, and student classes. In addition, the conference includes a variety of writing contests for anyone from high school students to Pulitzer prize winning professionals, who receive hand-made trophies, more than $26,000 in cash awards and have their work published in Mayborn’s journal, Ten Spurs, or anthology, Best American Newspaper Narratives.
More information and registration here

Association for Women in Sports Media Annual Convention
July 28-31, 2016
Miami, Florida
The Miami 2016 convention (#AWSM2016) will feature a wide array of panels geared toward continuing education for sports and media professionals. The opening panel, “A Seat at the Table,” will include Stephanie Druley, ESPN’s senior vice president of production/college networks; Wendy Lewis, senior vice president of diversity and strategic alliances at Major League Baseball, and Mindy Marques Gonzalez, vice president of news and executive editor of The Miami Herald.
More information and registration here.

August 2016 & Beyond

2016 NABJ/NAHJ Annual Convention and Career Fair
Aug. 3-7, 2016
Washington Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, D.C.
The 2016 NABJ and NAHJ Annual Convention and Career Fair is the premier venue for journalism education and career development for the nation’s leaders in media, business, arts and entertainment, and technology! The two largest minority journalist organizations in the United States are joining forces and drawing on our collective strengths to offer unequalled opportunities for face-to-face networking and professional development.
More information and registration here. Register by Mar. 1 for early-bird pricing. 

CAR Boot Camp – August
Aug. 7-11, 2016
Columbia, Missouri
Learn how to acquire electronic information, use spreadsheets and databases to analyze the information and translate that information into high-impact stories. In addition, NICAR provides follow-up help when participants return to their news organizations.
More information and registration here.

26th Annual AAJA National Convention
August 10-13, 2016
Las Vegas, Nevada
Join us for the largest convergence of Asian Pacific Islander American professionals in the nation at the 26th Annual AAJA National Convention at Caesars Palace Las Vegas, August 10-13, 2016! AAJA is partnering with Asian Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote) to bring together journalists, news executives, media researchers, business leaders, community action groups and nonprofits at the 2016 convention, which will feature a Presidential Candidate Town Hall.
More information and registration here.

Mapping Boot Camp – August
Aug. 12-14
Columbia, Missouri
IRE and NICAR conducts this hands-on training using the latest version of ArcView GIS. We will look at noteworthy stories that have used mapping and show you how to uncover stories using census and other data. The sessions will include address geocoding, thematic mapping, overlaying and spatial analysis.
More information and registration here.

ASNE-APME 2016 Convention
Sept. 11-14
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Plan now to attend the American Society of News Editors and the Associated Press Media Editors annual conference Sept. 11-14 in Philadelphia. A full conference schedule and links to register for the conference and hotel will be available in coming weeks.
More information here.

ONA 16
Sept. 15-17, 2016
Hyatt Regency Denver, 650 15th Street, Denver, CO
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.
More information here.

Excellence in Journalism 2016 Convention
Sep. 18-20, 2016
New Orleans, Louisiana
The Radio Television Digital News Association, National Association of Hispanic Journalists and Society of Professional Journalists present their Excellence in Journalism 2016 Convention.
More information to come here.

Ad:Tech Tokyo
Sep. 20-21, 2016
Tokyo, Japan
Ad:Tech is a conference and exhibition where the marketing, technology and media communities come together to share new ways of thinking, build strong partnerships, and define new strategies to address the key industry challenges and opportunities.
More information and registration here.

Society of Environmental Journalists Annual Conference
Sep. 21-25, 2016
Sacramento, California
SEJ’s annual conference is titled “Land of Extremes, Home of Big Dreams.” From the heights of Mount Whitney to the depths of Death Valley, the Golden State is home to the largest population, biggest economy, strictest environmental standards and smoggiest skies in the U.S. Forward thinking and remarkable diversity make California the proving ground for tests and solutions on water supply, urban renewal, energy use, sustainable agriculture, air quality, climate change and more.
More information and registration here.

Uncovering Asia: 2nd Asia Investigative News Journalism Conference
Sep. 23-25, 2016
Kathmandu, Nepal
Uncovering Asia II — The Asian Investigative Journalism Conference — is co-hosted by the Centre for Investigative Journalism, Nepal, the Global Investigative Journalism Network, and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung. We will be featuring an all-star line-up of top investigative and data journalists from around the world.
More information here.

Ad:Tech NY
Nov. 2-3, 2016
New York City
Ad:Tech is a conference and exhibition where the marketing, technology and media communities come together to share new ways of thinking, build strong partnerships, and define new strategies to address the key industry challenges and opportunities.
More information and registration here.

People-Powered Publishing Conference
Nov. 10, 2016
Chicago, Illinois
In newsrooms, nonprofits and universities, civic-minded journalists, developers, and engagement practitioners are building tools and telling stories that put audiences first and push the envelope of the traditional reporting process. In partnership with Hearken, GroundSource, City Bureau and the Crowd Powered News Network, and with support from the Pulitzer Prize Centennial Campfires Initiative, Illinois Humanities is convening these like-minded pioneers for a one-day conference highlighting innovative projects and practices that build stronger connections between reporters and the publics they cover. This conference aims to provide opportunities to share resources, talk about what’s working, and strengthen one another’s work. We want you there. To propose a session for the conference, fill out the application by April 29th.
More information and registration here.

Ad:Tech Kansai
Dec. 1-2, 2016
Kansai, Japan
Ad:Tech is a conference and exhibition where the marketing, technology and media communities come together to share new ways of thinking, build strong partnerships, and define new strategies to address the key industry challenges and opportunities.
More information and registration here.

Ben DeJarnette is the associate editor at MediaShift. He is also a freelance contributor for Pacific Standard, InvestigateWest, Men’s Journal, Runner’s World, Oregon Quarterly and others. He’s on Twitter @BenDJduck.

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