Upcoming Events in Digital Media: Nov. 9 Edition

    by Sonia Paul
    November 9, 2015
    Lady Pitch Night is coming up November 10 in San Francisco

    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

    2015 ICFJ Awards
    Nov. 10, 2015
    Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Washington, D.C.
    The International Center for Journalists we will honor the achievements of four colleagues whose outstanding coverage has made a huge impact: Univision anchor Jorge Ramos, photojournalist Lynsey Addario, Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez, and Indian investigative journalist Priyanka Dubey.
    More information and registration here.

    Advanced Social Media Strategies
    Nov. 10, 2015, 2-5:00pm PT
    Alameda County Small Business Development Center, Berkeley CA
    This seminar is an advanced social media session focused on the needs of businesses to increase reach, effectiveness and ROI. Topics covered will include an overview of how to design an effective social media strategy, and best practices for the use of Facebook, Google+/Google Places, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Twitter. This seminar is sponsored by the Berkeley Library Foundation.
    Register here.


    Lady Pitch Night Competition USA
    Nov. 10, 2015, 2-10:00pm PT
    Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center, 505 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA
    Sponsored by Girls in Tech, Lady Pitch Night 2015 will convene over 400 innovative female business leaders, investors, engineers, and designers to explore the best in innovation, tech, and entrepreneurship. The half-day pitch competition is for early-stage technology startups for female entrepreneurs.  A panel of seasoned tech professionals and investors will be judging based on the innovativeness and viability of the product or service. Winners will receive a cash prize along with additional resources such as office space provided by RocketSpace, and equipment to move their startup forward. The evening will also feature inspiring keynote speeches by well-known talented technologists, academics, diplomats, and some of the most successful female startup founders who have reached successful milestones in their careers.
    Register here.

    BBC Journalism: Future Uncertain?
    Nov. 11, 2015, 2-3:30pm UTC
    Barclay Room, Green Templeton College, Oxford
    Richard Tait, professor of journalism and former BBC governor, Cardiff University, will present on the topic.
    More information here.

    A Puzzling Celebration of The Nation’s 150th Birthday
    Nov. 11, 2015, 7-9:30pm PT
    The Women’s Building, 3543 18th Street #8, San Francisco, CA
    The year marks the 150th anniversary of The Nation, the oldest weekly news magazine in America. In honor of this historic anniversary, Joshua Kosman and Henri Picciotto, the creators of The Nation’s weekly crossword puzzle, will host an evening of specially-created word games and puzzles. The evening will feature an introduction to cryptic crosswords, including solving an as-yet unpublished Nation crossword puzzle together with the entire group. This will offer newbies a chance to learn how it all works, and experienced solvers an opportunity to show off.
    More information and registration here.


    The Newswomen’s Club of New York’s Front Page Awards
    Nov. 12, 2015
    New York, NY
    The Front Page Awards, established in 1937-1938, are one of the few awards in the world that expressly recognize journalistic excellence by newswomen. The contest this year will honor female journalists in 44 categories, spanning online, television, radio, newspapers, wires, photography and magazines.
    More information here.

    Journalism + Silicon Valley Conference 
    Nov. 12, 2015, 9:30am-5:30pm
    Pulitzer Hall, Columbia Journalism School, New York, NY
    Journalism is increasingly dependent on and influenced by the companies that dominate the social web. Social networks and search companies like Facebook, Twitter & Google are no longer “just platforms” and are now actively shaping how journalism is practiced and funded.
    Speakers and topics will include: A keynote conversation about the relationship between news organizations and social networks: Emily Bell and Mark Thompson, CEO of The New York Times; The rights and responsibilities of platforms and publishers; Improving quality and depth in the technology journalism beatHow newsrooms have adapted to storytelling through platforms to reach new audiences; The benefits and drawbacks of news organizations tackling their own platforms and distribution mechanism.
    More information here.

    Poliak Lecture With Mark Stephens
    Nov. 12, 2015, 6-8pm
    Pulitzer Hall, Columbia Journalism School, New York, NY
    The Poliak Center for the Study of First Amendment Issues will host Mark Stephens as the 2015 Fall Lecturer. Stephens, a renowned U.K. lawyer, has undertaken some of the highest profile cases in the U.K. and abroad. In 2011, Her Majesty the Queen appointed Stephens Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for his services to law and the arts. RSVP is required for all parties beyond Journalism students. To RSVP, email [email protected]. A reception will follow. #CJSPoliak
    More information here.

    Shorty Stories: YesJulz, Snapchatter and Founder of YesJulz Agency
    Nov. 12, 2015, 7-8:30pm ET
    Sawhorse Media HQ, 632 Broadway, Suite 901, New York, NY
    From the creators of the Shorty Awards, join us for an evening of cocktails, social media and stories. Shorty Stories is a new monthly event series featuring an influencer or content creator who is making a career out of the internet. Tonight, come hear the story of YesJulz, Snapchatter and founder of the YesJulz Agency. Julz will be sharing her story, how she got started on the internet, and what she has learned along the way to viral success.
    Register here.

    What’s Going On? 1969-1974 | Photographs by Ken Light
    Nov. 13, 2015
    UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, North Gate Hall, Berkeley, CA
    “What’s Going On” is a monograph of photographs taken from 1969-1974 showing Ken Light’s early work as he documented America and the political upheaval of his generation. He began this work at 18 years old and some of the images were published in the underground newspapers back in the day, but many were not. America in this era was deeply divided and at war with itself, yet Americans saw much promise and felt that fundamental change was possible. It was a time when young people believed they could create a better world.
    More information here.

    The Transparency Series: Illustration (Workshop)
    Nov. 14, 2015, all day ET
    Pulitzer Hall, The Brown Institute, Columbia Journalism School
    In this daylong workshop, Ellen Weinstein, world-renowned illustrator and frequent contributor to many publications, will introduce basic visual thinking skills that will lead you through visualizing a story from text. How do you employ visual metaphors without being cliche? How do you create visual empathy with a subject? When is humor appropriate? During the day, we will create, discuss and think about word and image, not as separate entities but as halves of a whole. 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.

    Digiday Programmatic Summit 2015
    Nov. 15-17, 2015
    Nashville, TN
    The summit will address how brands, agencies and publishers are adjusting to the changing dynamics of modern media buying.
    More information here.

    Streaming Media West 2015
    Nov. 16-18, 2015
    Huntington Beach, Calif.
    The event hosts content owners, viral video creators, online marketers, broadcast professionals and ad agencies to learn the latest online video technology.
    Register here; use hashtag #SMWest.

    Hands On Social Media Workshop: Learn Pinterest & Instagram
    Nov. 16, 2015, 11:30am PT
    HoneyBook HQ, San Francisco, CA
    A hands-on workshop on Pinterest and Instagram management for wedding/event/catering professionals. You will learn to: Pinterest – develop and optimize boards, create a business account, read analytics, start a promoted pin, learn best practices and more. Instagram – create a strategy, determine best keywords, apply for advertising and more. You will need to bring your laptop and have authorization to your Pinterest and Instagram accounts. We want you to walk away with tangible strategies and work with others at the event, not just hear a bunch of blah-blah that you could forget.
    More information and registration here.

    Lunch and Learn: Digital Media Strategies for Social Change
    Nov. 17, 2015, 11:30am ET
    Room 532 A/B – Allan Rosenfield Building, 722 West 168th Street, New York, NY
    At-risk teens often use risk behaviors to stand out. In turn, they need custom-targeted, culturally appropriate messages and strategies that appeal to their identities and values. This workshop will review how you can truly understand your audience’s identities and share innovative strategies to evaluate your program reach.
    More information and registration here.

    Social Media for Artists: Panel & Book Launch With Artists, Writers & Curators
    Nov. 18, 2015, 6:30pm ET
    CUE Art Foundation, New York, NY
    Authors Angie Wojak (Director of Career Development at the School of Visual Arts) and Stacy Miller, Ed. D. (faculty at Parsons School of Design) will lead a panel on social media tactics for artists to launch the new edition of their career guide “Starting Your Career as an Artist: A Guide to Launching a Creative Life.” Social media is an essential part of self-promotion and networking for any artist. We will examine best practices and give examples of how to use social media from experts in the field.
    More information and registration here.

    The Future of Television News
    Nov. 18, 2015, 2-3:30pm UTC
    Barclay Room, Green Templeton College, Oxford
    Bruno Patino, director of the Journalism School, Sciences Po, Paris, ex-director of digital, strategy and TV channels at France Télévisions, will present on the topic.
    More information here.

    Technology and Social Media Seminar Series: Leveraging Big Data to Increase Social Media Results
    Nov. 19, 2015, 9-11:00am PT
    Room 3, Oakland City Hall, Frank H Ogawa Plaza, Oakland, CA
    During this workshop, you will learn about the usefulness of data in every aspect of business. It is important to leverage big data to reach new customers, and this session will provide you tips on how to do so. You will be able to you identify and leverage opportunities to encourage behavior proven to yield results.
    Register here.

    Tow Tea: FOIA WorkshopTow Tea: FOIA Workshop
    Nov. 19, 2015, 4-5:30 ET
    Pulitzer Hall, Columbia Journalism School, New York, NY
    The Tow Center for Digital Journalism will host a workshop on accessing and collecting data and information made available under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The Freedom of Information Act is a law that gives individuals the right to access information from the federal government.
    Register here.

    Alissa J. Rubin in Conversation With Jill Abramson
    Nov. 19, 2015, 6pm ET
    Pulitzer Hall, Columbia Journalism School, New York, NY
    Jill Abramson, former executive editor of the New York Times, in conversation with her friend and colleague and 2015 John Chancellor Award Winner Alissa J. Rubin. Rubin first worked with Abramson when they were both young reporters at The American Lawyer. Abramson successfully recruited Rubin to join the New York Times in 2007 as Baghdad correspondent. Join for a lively conversation about the risks and rewards of a career in journalism, their years together at the Times, the challenges of being a female war correspondent, family and work life balance, and advice for students in the audience.Reception starts at 6, discussion at 6:30 pm. Open to the public. RSVP required.
    RSVP here.

    Designing Ethics in the Digital Age
    Nov. 19, 2015, 3pm ET
    Newseum Institute, Washington, D.C.
    The Online News Association and the Newseum Institute present a discussion about how the rapid proliferation of digital tools has surfaced new ethical issues for journalists and media outlets. ONA recently launched its Build Your Own Ethics Code, at http://ethics.journalists.org/.
    Register here.

    Widening Notions of Offence and the Impact on a Free Media
    Nov. 18, 2015, 2-3:30pm UTC
    Butler Room, Nuffield College, Oxford
    Jodie Ginsberg, editor in chief, Index on Censorship, will present on the topic.
    More information here.

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

    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
    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.


    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.

    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.

    SF Periscope Summit
    Jan. 14, 2015, 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.

    For a roundup of must-go journalism conferences, see Contently’s list here.

    Sonia Paul is a freelance journalist based 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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