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LIVE STREAMED SESSIONS

Written by Amanda Gastler. Posted in Announcements, Program

Registration is closed, but don’t worry! We will live stream a few of the J/i 2015 sessions. Sign up here for the live streamed sessions. Please note, all times are Central Daylight Time.

Live streamed sessions include:

Friday, April 24

9-9:45 a.m. CDT   Beyond the Buzzwords: What it means to be a news organization in the digital age

  • Vivian Schiller, media executive.

10-10:15 a.m.  ONA Special Presentation: 2015 Challenge Fund for Innovation in Journalism Education

  • Irving Washington, deputy director, Online News Association.

10:15-10:45 a.m. CDT   Staying Ahead of OTT, Mobile and Other Trends in Video News Consumption

  • Jim Spencer, founder of Newsy.

3:30-5 p.m. CDT   Teach-A-Thon

Journalism professors from 11 universities present creative strategies and tools for teaching digital journalism in seven-minute sessions each. Hosted by Christian Bryant, Newsy/KOMU.

  • A Visualization Initiation - Marie Shanahan, University of Connecticut.
  • The Mechanic is the Message: Merging learning game design and journalism - Juli James, Arizona State University Center for Games & Impact.
  • Defining ‘Success’ with Twitter Analytics - Patrick Schmiedt, North Dakota State University.
  • #FAIL - Erika Lee, Indiana University.
  • Snapchat and its place in the newsroom - Aaron Manfull, Journalism Education Association.
  • The Open Book Classroom: How to create transparency and foster collaboration for individual and group success - Andrew Matranga, University of Denver.
  • I-70 Sign Show - Anne Thompson, University of Missouri.
  • #SocialStudyGuide - Leigh Wright and Melony Shemberger, Murray State University.
  • Immersive Journalism Excursions: Cuba, Alaska and Ghana, Ed Madison and Mark Blaine - University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication.
  • Augmented Reality vs. Alternate Reality as Teaching Tools - Mark Poepsel, Southern Illinois University.
  • Using  Brain Mapping to Frame a Story and You Can Too! - Steven Johnson, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications.

Saturday, April 25

8:30-10:30 a.m. CDT   Student Innovation Showcase

Student teams present innovative projects or research they’ve carried out during the 2014-2015 school year. Adobe is proud to be a sponsor of the Student Innovation Showcase. We believe creativity is essential for students, for teachers, for educational institutions. Actually, for everybody.  Let’s get creative. Let’s change the world. 

Moderator: Mike McKean, director, Reynolds Journalism Institute Futures Lab, Missouri School of Journalism.

  • SoundStir – Alix Carruth, Kristofferson Culmer, Rachel Koehn, Manav Singhal and Son Nguyen, University of Missouri.
  • Uber and The Surge – Jenny Hottle and Christine Rice, University of Maryland.
  • The Making of an iPad App – Tina Shang, Caleb Baldree and Margaret Blakemore, Middle Tennessee State University.
  • Creating a Mobile News Site for Nebraska Papers – Cody Elmore and Mike Stark, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
  • Police + The Press – Kristina Thomas and Garrett Lamkin, Ball State University.
  • Designing Journalism to Meet Community Needs – Patty Bobek, Kelsey McCutcheon Fitzgerald and Christine Seiber, University of Nevada-Reno.
  • Clicking with The Audience: Google analytics drives engaging content – Gabriel Austin, Kendyl Noon and Ethan Turner, University of Mississippi.
  • Here Say Storytelling Project -  Abigail Keel, Hope Kirwan and Torie Ross, University of Missouri.

 

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Student Innovation Showcase

Written by Amanda Gastler. Posted in Announcements, Program

New this year: J/i Student Innovation Showcase

Student teams will present innovative projects or research they’ve carried out during the 2014-2015 school year on Saturday, April 25, in Fred W. Smith Forum. Teams include:

  • Public Media Platform: RJI Student Competition winners – University of Missouri.
  • Uber and The Surge – Jenny Hottle and Christine Rice, University of Maryland.
  • The Making of an iPad App – Tina Shang, Caleb Baldree and Margaret Blakemore, Middle Tennessee State University.
  • Creating a Mobile News Site for Nebraska Papers – Cody Elmore and Mike Stark, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
  • Police + The Press – Kristina Thomas and Garrett Lamkin, Ball State University.
  • Designing Journalism to Meet Community Needs – Patty Bobek, Kelsey McCutcheon Fitzgerald and Christine Seiber, University of Nevada-Reno.
  • Clicking with The Audience: Google analytics drives engaging content – Gabriel Austin, Kendyl Noon and Ethan Turner, University of Mississippi.
  • Fly Labs Mobile Video Testing – Jonathan Fenton, Jordan Gardner, Matt Kalish and Matt Zuzolo, University of Missouri.

 

See the complete schedule

Newsy Founder Jim Spencer at Journalism Interactive

Written by Amanda Gastler. Posted in Announcements, Program

 

Jim Spencer

Jim Spencer, Newsy

A presentation on the latest trends in video news consumption and their implications for journalism educators will kick off the 4th annual Journalism Interactive conference to be held April 24-25 in Columbia.

The registration deadline is April 15. The Missouri School of Journalism and the Reynolds Journalism Institute are hosting the national event. Other Journalism Interactive consortium partners are the University of Florida and the University of Maryland.

CEO and founder of Newsy, Jim Spencer, will present “Staying Ahead of OTT (over the top), Mobile and Other Trends in Video News Consumption” during the two-day conference on journalism education and digital media.

In 2008, Spencer founded Newsy, a multi-source video news service that provides news and information for the Web, mobile devices, tablets and over-the-top television services.

Newsy developed one of the first video news apps for the iPad and has won multiple awards for its innovation in delivery of mobile video news. In 2014, the company was acquired by E.W. Scripps Company for $35 million. Under Spencer’s leadership the company continues to research and advance new forms of storytelling. The company won a regional and national Edward R. Murrow award for video storytelling in 2014. Spencer was also named Missouri’s Entrepreneur of the Year in 2014.

The company has grown to a team of more than 40 full-time employees, with many graduates of the Missouri School of Journalism among the ranks.

The Journalism Interactive conference promises two days of inspiration, innovation and training for journalism educators and students. Vivian Schiller, the former head of news for Twitter, will deliver “Beyond the Buzzwords: What It Means to Be a News Organization in the Digital Age.” Her keynote address will focus on the impact of emerging technologies on both the practice of journalism and the business viability of news media companies.

Teach-A-Thon presenters

Written by Amanda Gastler. Posted in Announcements

The fourth annual J/i Teach-A-Thon will take place on the afternoon of Friday, April 24. Applicants were challenged to submit ideas for a short presentation on a strategy, technique or tool for teaching any aspect of interactive news, digital journalism or communication. The following is a list of the chosen applicants. 

  • Juli James, Retha Hill and Adam Ingram, Arizona State University Center for Games & Impact
  • Steven Johnson, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications
  • Erika Lee, Indiana University
  • Ed Madison and Mark Blaine, University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication
  • Aaron Manfull, Journalism Education Association
  • Andrew Matranga, University of Denver
  • Mark Poepsel, Southern Illinois University
  • Patrick Schmiedt, North Dakota State University
  • Marie Shanahan, University of Connecticut
  • Anne Thompson, University of Missouri
  • Leigh Wright, Murray State University

 

See the complete schedule: http://journalisminteractive.com/2015/program/ 

Register: http://journalisminteractive.com/2015/register/

 

Vivian Schiller to Deliver Keynote

Written by Amanda Gastler. Posted in Announcements, Program

The Media Executive Focuses on the Intersection of Journalism and Technology

The former head of news for Twitter, Vivian Schiller, will deliver the keynote address at the 4th annual Journalism Interactive conference this April in Columbia, Missouri.

Vivian Schiller

Vivian Schiller

The Missouri School of Journalism and the Reynolds Journalism Institute will host the conference on journalism education and digital media April 24-25, 2015. Other Journalism Interactive consortium partners are the University of Florida and the University of Maryland. Schiller’s address, “Beyond the Buzzwords: What It Means to Be a News Organization in the Digital Age,” will focus on the impact of emerging technologies on both the practice of journalism and the business viability of news media companies.

Schiller has more than 25 years of experience in journalism, most recently as global chair of news at Twitter. In this role, Schiller led the company’s strategy for news and partnership with journalism organizations and the news publishing ecosystem.

Prior to joining Twitter, Schiller served as senior vice president and chief digital officer for NBC News where she had strategic and operational oversight of the networks’ presence on the Web, mobile, devices and social media.

Schiller has served in many leadership roles including president and CEO of NPR, senior vice president and general manager of both NYTimes.com and the Discovery Times Channel.

Earlier in her career, Schiller was the head of CNN Productions, where she led CNN’s long-form programming efforts. Documentaries and series produced under her auspices earned multiple honors, including three Peabody Awards, four Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Awards and dozens of Emmys.

As part of the Journalism Interactive conference, Schiller will kick off two days of inspiration, innovation and training for journalism educators and students.