Upcoming Events in Digital Media: Nov. 23 Edition

    by Sonia Paul
    November 23, 2015
    Photo by Melissa BARRA on 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

    Meet CPJ’s International Press Freedom Award Winners
    Nov. 23, 2015, 12:30-1:30pm ET
    Columbia Journalism School, 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.

    Investigating Security in the Sinai and Beyond
    Nov. 23, 2015, 5-6pm ET
    Columbia Journalism School, New York, NY
    Join AMEJA @ Columbia Journalism School for a conversation with Mohannad Sabry. Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula has been the cornerstone of Egyptian-Israeli peace accords and recently became home to ISIS’ most lethal branch, the Sinai Province, but it remains largely under media blackout. Egyptian author Mohannad Sabry will join AMEJA to discuss his new book, investigative reporting in Egypt’s Sinai, and the challenges of reporting on the Middle East. Contact: Sanaz [email protected].
    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
    Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne’s College, Woodstock Road, Oxford
    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.

    Join AMEJA at CJS for a Conversation With Mohamed Fahmy
    Nov. 24, 2015, 4:30-5:30pm ET
    Columbia Journalism School, New York, NY
    Award winning journalist, Mohamed Fahmy, one of the three Al Jazeera journalists imprisoned in Egypt, will be joining us for a conversation at the J-School. He will discuss his experience behind bars and journey reporting in the Middle East. Contact: Melissa [email protected]
    Information here.


    DECEMBER 2015

    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.

    Transparency Series: Networks Seminar with Gilad Lotan
    Dec. 4, 2015, 5-6:30pm ET
    Brown Institute, Columbia Journalism School, New York, NY
    Join us in the Brown Institute for a Friday night discussion with Gilad Lotan, Chief Data Scientist at Betaworks, about networks and their impact on media and communication.
    Information here.

    Virtual Reality Lab NY: Demo Splash
    Dec. 4, 2015, 6-8pm ET
    Samsung Studio SoHo, 130 Prince Street, New York, NY
    In partnership with Samsung Global Innovation Center, NYC Media Lab and NYVR, LoNyLa/TimeWave has launched Virtual Reality Lab NY, which combines VR development sessions, a public demo and NYC Media Lab’s autumn conference on VR. The goal: to provide media creators and technologists with an opportunity to create VR/AR/MR prototypes, explore complex formats using immersive technology, and collaborate with like-minded members of the VR community. Free and open to the public.
    Information and registration 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.

    New York Press Club Foundation Holiday Party
    Dec. 7, 2015, 6:30-9:30pm ET
    Marriott Hotel, Times Square, New York, NY
    Get your spin on at this year’s New York Press Club Foundation Holiday Party. We’ll convene high atop the Marriott Hotel in Times Square, in the revolving restaurant. Join colleagues and friends for a festive evening and brighten the holidays for a disadvantaged New York City youngster by bringing with you an unwrapped gift.
    RSVP for members, student members and non-members here.

    Online Security Install Party: Protect Yourself and Your Sources
    Dec. 9, 2015, 6:30-8:30pm ET
    CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, New York, NY
    You can take basic steps to protect your communications from digital vandalism, crime and surveillance. This two-hour workshop is meant to be a practical intervention, not an abstract discussion. You install PGP encryption for your email, an Off-the-Record (OTR) app for your chats, and the Signal or TextSecure app for text. Cybersecurity expert Mike Tigas will be your guide. Tickets are $25.
    Register 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.

    Snapchat for News
    Dec. 16, 2015, 6:30-8:30pm ET
    CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, New York, NY
    With more than 100 million active users, 77% of U.S. college students and 4 billion video views per day, Snapchat is too big to ignore and media organizations are paying attention. Fifteen media brands, including Mashable, now produce content exclusively for Snapchat’s Discover feature and reaching millions of millennials. Join us for a two-hour evening workshop with Mashable’s Stacy Martinet to explore this game-changing mobile app. Stacy will explain the app’s features, including disappearing messages, My Story montages and Discover. She will also present ways to use the app for news gathering and telling complex and engaging stories in a world of emojis and vertical videos. This workshop is meant for journalists, communicators and anyone interested in new communication technologies. Bring your smart phone and get ready to download the app and try it out! Tickets are $25.
    Register here.

    Open Studio Night
    Dec. 17, 2015, 6-8pm ET
    NYU Journalism, 20 Cooper Square, New York, NY, 7th floor
    Every year at the fall term draws to a close NYU’s Studio 20 program puts on Open Studio night, in which the program’s graduating students present their final projects in innovation, which they have spent six months working on. This year’s group includes projects on:

    * field testing 360-degree video as a viable tool for journalism
    * launching a sub-brand at a successful niche site
    * developing a foothold in messaging platforms like What’s App
    * finding new ways to measure the “impact” of a non-profit newsroom
    * introducing user testing to a newsroom where it had not been normal practice

    Josh Benton, director of Nieman Lab, will also review the year in journalism innovation and prepare a slide show that presents the highlights: the companies, the products, the tools, the people, and the ideas that pushed journalism forward this year.
    More information and RSVP here.


    Super Researcher: Find People, Dig Deeper and Get Your Facts Right
    Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28, 2016, 6:30-8pm ET
    CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, New York, NY
    Find even the most elusive sources. Dig up hard-to-find information. Avoid embarrassing mistakes in your news stories. In this series of four short workshops, CUNY J-School Chief Librarian Barbara Gray, the former director of news research at the New York Times, will guide you through the most accessible techniques for investigating people and verifying the facts, including Facebook, Google+, Geofencing, Geolocation, mostly free and low-cost databases, WikiLeaks and many more. Each workshop meets at 6:30 p.m. and ends at 8:00 p.m. at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.

    Thursday, January 7: Finding People Fast (Even If They Don’t Want to Be Found)
    Thursday, January 14: Newsgathering With Social Media
    Thursday, January 21: Bulletproofing Your Reporting
    Thursday, January 28: Super-Searching Google and Beyond

    Attend an individual workshop for $48 or purchase the whole series for $149.
    Register here.

    Smart Photos with Smart Phones
    Jan. 9, 2016, 9am-2pm ET
    CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, New York, NY
    Smart phones have opened up new photographic possibilities for both professional journalists and citizen storytellers. Images produced with today’s smart phones now have sufficient quality to be published on all media platforms from digital to print. In fact, many news organizations now require reporters to take their own smart phone photos of breaking news events. This five-hour, Saturday morning course will help you enhance your work or hobby with better smart phone pictures. This will be a valuable and insightful experience whether you’re an amateur or a more advanced level of photographer. Bring your iPhone or similar Android device. We also advise you to bring your own laptop as well. Photojournalist Jennifer S. Altman has taught this popular class many times, to journalism students and others. This five-hour workshop costs $149 per student.
    Register here.

    SF Periscope Summit
    Jan. 14, 2016, 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.

    Audience-Driven Leadership: How to Build Product Focused Newsrooms and Manage Change
    Jan. 14, 2016, 10am – 5:30pm ET
    CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, New York, NY
    Learn what it takes to lead an audience-focused newsroom and build competitive news products from The Washington Post’s Cory Haik, NYC Now editor Michael Owen, CUNY’s Jeff Jarvis and others at this exciting, one-day event in NYC, co-sponsored by American Society of News Editors (ASNE) and the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. You’ll get a hands on introduction to Design Thinking and practical advice on how to use analytics strategically. We’ll discuss the keys to establishing a product culture while producing great journalism — then brainstorm your next great news product. The cost is $249, $140 for ASNE members. Lunch and a networking reception are included.
    Register 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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