Upcoming Events in Digital Media: Oct. 16 Edition

    by Bianca Fortis
    October 16, 2017
    The next MediaShift Hackathon will take place in October at the University of North Texas. Photo by Matt Vinson on Flickr and used 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. Note: Event descriptions are excerpts, edited for length and clarity.

    Featured Events

    Digital Media North America Conference
    Oct. 19-20, 2017
    New York
    This two-day event, organized jointly by WAN-IFRA and the News Media Alliance, will provide a unique opportunity for North American news media executives to hear and discuss digital revenue strategy from the world’s most advanced media companies, with speakers from Schibsted, the Washington Post, Telegraph Media Group, Wall Street Journal, Le Monde, New York Times, Courageous and The Globe and Mail. The speaker lineup also includes innovative digital spinoffs, pure-players and media ventures such as Axios, The Outline, Scroll, TheStreet, STAT and The Lily. In 2016, more than 1,200 delegates from around the globe attended the Digital Media Europe (DME), Digital Media Asia (DMA), Digital Media LATAM (DML), Digital Media Africa and Digital Media India (DMI) events.

    More information and registration here!


    Journalism School Hackathon at University of North Texas
    October 20-22, 2017
    Denton, Texas

    MediaShift is producing our fifth Journalism School Hackathon on the weekend of October 20-22, 2017, co-produced by the Mayborn School of Journalism at the University of North Texas (near Dallas-Fort Worth). We’re convening a group of top students (graduates and undergraduates), faculty and professionals for the weekend Hackathon, with a real-world mission of creating startups in the sports and health areas. Students will have a chance to collaborate on diverse teams of students with faculty and pro facilitators.

    Get more info and register here! Early Bird Registration ends today, September 15!



    Hack the Gender Gap: Women’s Hackathon on Diversifying AI at WVU
    November 9-11, 2017
    Morgantown, WV

    Artificial Intelligence (AI) has a diversity problem. The authors of algorithms that drive the majority of our every day interactivity, participation and decision making do not adequately represent gender, racial or economic diversity they intend to serve. That’s why MediaShift and the Reed College of Media at West Virginia University will convene college-age women from around the country to envision their role and influence in diversifying the emerging artificial intelligence market and conceptualize more inclusive AI entrepreneurial opportunities to meet the future needs of a diverse society.

    Get more info and register here!


    Digital Media North America Conference
    Oct. 19-20, 2017
    This two-day event, organized jointly by WAN-IFRA and the News Media Alliance (NMA), will provide a unique opportunity for North American news media executives to hear and discuss digital revenue strategy from the world’s most advanced media companies.
    More information and registration here.

    Future of Journalism: Real News in a Fake News Era
    Oct. 21, 2017
    New York, N.Y.
    Sponsored by New York State Associated Press Association, Fordham’s Department of Communication and Media Studies, and WFUV-FM, this daylong conference features key industry people leading discussion and giving talks, followed by break-out sessions.
    More information and registration here.

    APME’s NewsTrain Digital-Skills Workshops: Social, Data, Mobile, Video and More
    Oct. 21, 2017, suburban Columbus, Ohio
    Nov. 11, 2017, Seattle
    For $75, early-bird registrants get a full Saturday of digital training at APME’s three NewsTrain workshops this fall. Topics include social reporting and branding, data-driven enterprise, mobile storytelling and newsgathering, and smartphone video.
    More information and registration for New England, Columbus or Seattle NewsTrains here.

    Media Tech Summit
    October 26, 2017
    New York, NY
    The summit’s 2017 theme is “Harnessing the Power of Digital Engagement.” While this year’s agenda and speakers haven’t been announced yet, last year’s speakers included top marketing executives from Facebook, Time Warner, NBC Universal, and more. As a private forum, this hot-ticket event requires an invitation to register.
    More information and registration here.

    World Conference of Science Journalists
    Oct. 26-30, 2017
    The 10th World Conference of Science Journalists will bring together 1,200–1,400 professionals dedicated to engaging, incisive, accurate, and high-quality science journalism.
    More information and registration here.

    Oct. 27-29, 2017
    The Journalism & Women Symposium will host its Conference and Mentoring Project (CAMP), which offers professional development, training, inspiring speakers and an opportunity to support networking, mentoring and friendship among women in journalism.
    More information and registration here.

    Mozilla Festival
    Oct. 27-29, 2017
    The world’s leading festival for the open Internet movement.
    More information and registration here.


    Digiday Video Anywhere
    November 1–3, 2017
    Laguna Niguel, CA
    This Digiday summit will explore how publishers are tackling emerging challenges in digital video production and how to build business models that don’t just capture viewership, but also revenue.
    More information and registration here.

    Dodging the Memory Hole
    November 15-16, 2017
    San Francisco, Calif.
    Plan to attend Dodging the Memory Hole 2017: Saving Online News at the Internet Archive headquarters in San Francisco. Speakers, panelists and attendees will explore solutions to the most urgent threat to cultural memory today — the loss of online news content. The forum will focus on progress made in and successful models of long-term preservation of born-digital news content. Journalistic content published on websites and through social media channels is ephemeral and easily lost in a tsunami of digital content. Join professional journalists, librarians, archivists, technologists and entrepreneurs in addressing the urgent need to save the first rough draft of history in digital form. The two-day forum — funded by the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute and an Institute of Museum and Library Services grant awarded to the Journalism Digital News Archive, UCLA Library and the Educopia Institute — will feature thought leaders, stakeholders and digital preservation practitioners who are passionate about preserving born-digital news. Sessions will include speakers, multi-member panels, lightning round speakers and poster presenters examining existing initiatives and novel practices for protecting and preserving online journalism.
    More information and registration here.

    News XChange:
    November 15–16, 2017
    Amsterdam, Netherlands
    The two-day conference brings together hundreds of media executives from all around the world. The conference features prominent guest speakers and panel discussions that explore the biggest challenges currently facing journalism.
    More information and registration here.

    Global Investigative Journalism Conference
    Nov. 16-19, 2017
    GIJC17 will take your stories to the world and put global resources at your fingertips, with Pulitzer winners, digital detectives and top data journalism trainers.
    More information and registration here.

    Bianca Fortis is the associate editor at MediaShift, an independent journalist and social media consultant. She is a founding member of the Transborder Media storytelling collective. Follow her on Twitter @biancafortis.

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