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 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.

Apply for the Teach-A-Thon or Student Innovation Showcase

Written by Amanda Gastler. Posted in Announcements

There are two great opportunities to participate in the 2015 Journalism Interactive conference.

Student Innovation Showcase

EXTENDED deadline to apply: Feb. 6, 2015

The J/i 2015 planning committee is now accepting proposals from faculty who wish to bring a student or team of students to the Journalism Interactive 2015 conference to present an innovative project or research they carried out during the 2014-2015 school year. One faculty member and up to three students on participating teams will receive free registration to the 2015 conference if selected to participate in the Student Innovation Showcase.

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EXTENDED deadline to apply: Feb. 6, 2015

The fourth annual J/i Teach-A-Thon will take place on the afternoon of Friday, April 24, 2015 in Columbia, Mo.  Submit your idea for a short presentation on a strategy, technique or tool for teaching any aspect of interactive news, digital journalism or communication.

People whose submissions are selected by the J/i national planning committee will receive free registration and get five minutes on stage to show their stuff in this rapid-fire session.

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Registration is open

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Visit the registration page today to reserve your spot at the 2015 Journalism Interactive conference!

An early bird rate of $265 is available until December 15, 2014. After that date, registration will be $320. Be sure to register early to receive the best rate.

Not sure how to get to the Reynolds Journalism Institute in Columbia, Missouri? Check out the travel page for all the information you need, including special discounts at hotels.

Journalism interactive 2015

Written by Lamar Henderson. Posted in Announcements

Save the date!

The Missouri School of Journalism and the Reynolds Journalism Institute will host the 2015 Journalism interactive: The conference on journalism education and digital media. The conference will take place April 24-25, 2015, in Columbia, Mo.

Two days of inspiration, innovation and training for journalism educators and students.

Join the conversation on Twitter by following @jiconf and using the hashtag #jiconf.

Registration coming soon.