Upcoming Events in Digital Media: Nov. 13 Edition

    by Bianca Fortis
    November 13, 2017
    There are several events taking place in New York City this week. Photo by Aurelien Guichard 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.

    NOVEMBER 2017

    Technology, Media & Democracy: Protecting Journalism and Media from Attack
    Nov. 13, 2017
    New York City
    News organizations and individual journalists face unprecedented legal, cyber and physical threat. Panelists will explore the risk and what can be done. The event is organized by the Tech, Media and Democracy Initiative, a consortium of Cornell Tech, Columbia University, City University of New York, New York University, The New School, and Pratt Institute in partnership with NYC Media Lab.
    More information and registration here.

    Local News in a Digital World: Small Market Newspapers in the Digital Age
    Nov. 15, 2017
    New York City
    The Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia Journalism School is excited to present the launch event for Local News in a Digital World: Small Market Newspapers in the Digital Age – a research project led by Tow Fellows Damian Radcliffe and Christopher AliThere are over 7,000 newspapers in the United States, 97% of which have a circulation below 50,000. These smaller, local, outlets play an important role holding authority to account, creating a sense of community and producing original reporting which supports the wider media ecosystem. But the past decade the sector has witnessed dramatic declines in ad revenues, the closure of titles and the rapid shrinking of many local newsrooms. So, what does the future hold for this important industry? Drawing on new research, this event will show why, despite all of this, there’s still reasons to be optimistic about the future of local journalism.
    More information and registration here.


    Ethical Journalism with NPR and WHYY
    Nov. 14, 2017
    New York City
    As audiences seek the truth in news, journalists must uphold a steadfast code of ethics in their reporting. NPR’s VP of News Mike Oreskes, Senior Editor Mark Memmott and Public Editor Elizabeth Jensen will join WHYY’s Radio GM Naomi Starobin to discuss public media’s approach to journalism and how it ensures accuracy and builds trust in the age of “fake news.”
    More information and registration here.

    Digital Media Strategies
    Nov. 15, 2017
    New York City
    Digital Media Strategies USA, now in association with Campaign US, focuses on the key strategic challenges behind developing a profitable and sustainable media business in a digital world. Taking place on November 15 at The Edison Ballroom, New York, this 1 day conference will include case studies, analysis, discussions and tailored networking opportunities.
    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.

    Telling Our Stories: Workshop to Engage Immigrant Voices and Combat Misinformation in Media
    Nov. 18, 2017
    Join Alhambra Source and Asian Americans Advancing Justice – LA for a journalism workshop on how to fight fake news in ethnic and mainstream media.
    More information and registration here.

    Being a Minority Journalist in the Age of Trump
    Nov. 27, 2017
    Reporters who cover the Trump Administration from the front lines tell us how they remain objective.
    More information and registration here.

    DECEMBER 2017

    Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia Incorporated
    Dec. 4-6, 2017
    Newcastle, Australia
    The Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia Incorporated (JERAA Inc) aims to: raise the standard of teaching in journalism, and collect and disseminate information about journalism education, and develop closer relations with the mass media and professional associations.
    More information and registration here.

    Data Driven – Presented by Humber College School of Media Studies & IT
    Dec. 9, 2017
    Etobicoke, ON Canada
    Humber College School of Media Studies & IT will host a data-driven conference Dec. 9. The conference for communication professionals and journalists will provide information about how to use data to tell stories.
    More information and registration here.

    JANUARY 2018

    Consumer Electronics Show
    Jan. 9-12, 2018
    Las Vegas, NV
    With more than 300 sessions, the CES 2018 conference sessions touch on nearly every topic arising from the show floor, including key trends and emerging technologies.
    More information and registration here.

    Augmenting Journalism with Augmented Reality
    Jan. 19, 2018
    Augmented Reality offers possibilities far beyond Pokemon Go. This evolving technology stands to become a powerful journalism tool that gives people a deeper, more visceral understanding of news and events. Using words, graphics, video and audio, AR can yield personalized experiences that can help people see where they fit into the news. Join the J-School’s Sandeep Junnarkar and Jere Hester, creators of the YOU ARE HERE prototype app, for a session on how to augment your journalism with AR.
    More information and registration here.


    Digiday Publishing Summit Japan
    Feb. 8-9, 2018
    The Digiday Publishing Summit Japan is where publishing leaders from around the globe meet to discuss the challenges of tech and digital. On the agenda this February: creating a unique user experience.
    More information and registration here.

    High School Journalism Day 2018
    Mar. 9, 2018
    The conference is open to all high school students in Fresno, Madera, Tulare and Kings counties and is free for all participants. The high school journalism day will be a day-long conference involving: workshops in different facets of journalism by practicing journalists & educators; a general session, including a keynote speech by a journalism luminary and recognition of participants; Students from area high schools will participate in these workshops and exercises; session for journalism instructors.
    More information and registration here.

    SXSW 2018
    March 9-18, 2018
    The South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conferences & Festivals offer the unique convergence of original music, independent films and emerging technologies. Fostering creative and professional growth alike, SXSW® is the premier destination for discovery. Year after year, the event is a launching pad for new creative content. New media presentations, music showcases and film screenings provide buzz-generating exposure for creators and compelling entertainment for audiences. Conference panel discussions present a forum for learning, business activity thrives at the Trade Shows and global networking opportunities abound. Intellectual and creative intermingling among industry leaders continues to spark new ideas and carve the path for the future of each ever-evolving field, long after the events’ conclusion.
    More information and registration here.

    International Symposium on Online Journalism
    April 13-14, 2018
    Austin, TX
    Since 1999, journalists, media executives and scholars from around the world have had an annual meeting in Austin, Texas to discuss the impact of the digital revolution on  journalism. The International Symposium on Online Journalism is a program of the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at the University of Texas at Austin, a unique conference that bridges the gap between academia and the news industry.
    More information and registration here.

    NAHJ Convention 2018
    July 18-21, 2018
    Miami, Fla.
    NAHJ is headed to Miami this year. The International Training Conference and Career Fair brings together the top trainers to create a curriculum and hands on education to help advance careers and develop leaders in the newsroom.
    More information and registration here.

    Sept. 13-15, 2018
    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 and registration here.

    Journalism Summit 2018
    Sept. 28-30, 2018
    Boston, Mass.
    Organized by the Fourth Estate, Emerson College and Youth Journalism International, this weekend event in Boston will connect and engage journalism’s stakeholders through seminars, summits, workshops and networking events.
    More information and registration here.

    Society of Professional Journalists 2018
    October 3-7, 2018
    Flint, Mich.
    Flint, Mich., site of the most serious drinking water crisis in modern U.S. history, will draw hundreds of working reporters from across North America when the University of Michigan-Flint hosts the Society of Environmental Journalists annual conference in 2018.
    More information and registration here.

    Joint Journalism and History Communication Conference
    March 10, 2018
    New York City
    The event is co-sponsored by the American Journalism Historians Association and the History Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. The conference welcomes scholars and graduate students with an interest in journalism or communication history.
    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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