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    Upcoming Events in Digital Media: Nov. 27 Edition

    by Bianca Fortis
    November 27, 2017
    NYU is hosting a panel talk about being a minority journalist in the age of Trump. Photo by Steve McFarland 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

    Being a Minority Journalist in the Age of Trump
    Nov. 27, 2017
    NYU in New York
    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.

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    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.

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    FEBRUARY 2018

    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.

    MARCH 2018

    CMA’s Spring National College Media Convention
    March 7 – 110, 2018
    New York City
    A multi-day convention in the heart of the Big Apple, NYC17 offers an exhaustive convention program for college media staffs — print, online and broadcast — and their advisers, managers and faculty from public and private, four-year and two-year colleges and universities plus professional, technical and graduate schools in the United States, Canada and other countries.
    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.

    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.

    CSPA Spring Convention
    Mar. 14-16, 2018
    New York City
    This national gathering of student editors and faculty advisers to newspapers, yearbooks, magazines, video productions, and online media will be held at Columbia University. Delegates can choose from 350 or more sessions organized in seven sequences: newspaper, yearbook, magazine, online media, video/broadcasting, law and ethics and advisers. All seven sequences will run simultaneously throughout the three days of the Convention.
    More information and registration here.

    APRIL 2018 AND BEYOND

    National JEA/NSPA Journalism Conventions
    April 12-15, 2018
    San Francisco, Calif.
    The National High School Journalism Convention is a semiannual gathering of high school journalists and advisers sponsored by the Journalism Education Association and its partner, the National Scholastic Press Association. The associations partner to prepare hundreds of practical and professional learning sessions, from high-profile keynotes to specific, problem-solving breakouts, hands-on workshops and discussion groups. Other convention activities include an exhibit hall with vendors who sell to student media, JEA’s on-site Write-off contests, NSPA’s Best of Show contest, receptions, awards convocations, critiques, career round tables and evening entertainment.
    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.

    ONA18
    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.

    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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