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Navigating the Challenges in Social Media Ethics

Written by Journalism Interactive. Posted in Sessions

Session Description:As social platforms have emerged and been adopted widely for journalism, ethical issues have been discussed in professional forums such as the Poynter Institute and the Online News Association and within news organizations. Ethics scholars and other researchers have also begun publishing work on ethical challenges and best practices in social media. But the ethical questions are complex, and they are evolving as practices and the tools themselves change. This panel will focus on several continuing challenges using three widely recognized ethical principles – seeking truth, acting independently and minimizing harm – for analysis.


  • David Craig, professor and associate dean, University of Oklahoma
  • Kelly Fincham, assistant professor, Hofstra University
  • Steve Fox, lecturer/Multimedia Journalism coordinator/Sports Journalism director, University of Massachusetts
  • Ginny Whitehouse, associate professor, Eastern Kentucky University

11 selected for Teach-A-Thon

Written by Journalism Interactive. Posted in Announcements

Eleven participants have been selected from more than 50 applicants for the 2013 Journalism Interactive Teach-A-Thon. Each participant will have seven minutes on the afternoon of Friday, Feb. 8 to present their topic.

The first Teach-A-Thon was held at the first Journalism Interactive conference in Oct. 2011 in College Park, Md.

The 2013 participants are:

Allissa Richardson, Bowie State University
Best Mobile Reporting Apps

Alysia Steele, University of Mississippi
What FCP Users Should Know About Premiere

Doug Ward, University of Kansas
iPads & Interactive Grading

Gary Kebbel, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
How to Plan a Hackathon

Jake Batsell, Southern Methodist University
Creating a Data Viz Competition

Dave Carlson, University of Florida
K3D: A New Distance Ed Tool

Marie Shanahan, University of Connecticut
Rate Your Online Reputation

Michelle Hassler, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Enterprise Reporting Through RSS & Social Media

Ginny Whitehouse, Eastern Kentucky University
Meograph for 4D Storytelling

Justin Karp, WJLA / University of Maryland
Easy Infographic Tools

Michael Humphrey, Colorado State University
Why UX Design Matters

Early Schedule Released

Written by Journalism Interactive. Posted in Announcements

The J/i planning committee has released an early schedule, with two full days packed with panels, keynotes, research sessions, the J/i Teach-A-Thon and Saturday afternoon, hands-on skills training .

The tentative program can be found on the program page, above.

Some highlights:

  • Reps from Circa, Quartz, Digital First Media and Now This News, on the news ecosystem
  • Ten Lessons Learned in Teaching Mobile
  • The Adventures and Misadventures of Student Reporting in and of the Real World
  • A conversation with the folks behind the tablet eyetrack study
  • Alberto Cairo and Derek Willis on data and design
  • Skills Training: Adobe Premiere vs. Final Cut, Fact Checking Social Media, Mobile Tools and Mobile Reporting

Training at J/i

Written by Journalism Interactive. Posted in Announcements

The Journalism Interactive planning committee has heard your suggestions, and is pleased to announce skills training for J/i attendees the last afternoon of the conference.

We are in the process of finalizing our training topics, but want to hear what you have the desire to see/learn. Fill out the form below.

And for those of you who are attending, but may not be teaching skills course, we’ll have an alternate program, which we call “Research Speed Dating.” Stay tuned for more…

Journalism Interactive 2013

Written by Journalism Interactive. Posted in Announcements

UF and Maryland announce partnership to co-host the innovative conference Feb. 8-9, 2013 in Gainesville, Fla.

GAINESVILLE, Fla. and COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Journalism Interactive 2013, a conference for educators, journalists, scholars and students to explore how journalism schools are meeting the challenge of the digital age, will be held at the University of Florida in Gainesville on Feb. 8 and 9, 2013, conference founder University of Maryland-College Park and UF announced today.

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