Our mission is to bring together those leading the digital evolution in industry with those leading it in education.
The conference will offer hands-on training in 360-degree video, Facebook Live, social media analytics and other storytelling technologies.
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Explore Leading Topics in Digital Journalism Education
Planned and organized by a consortium of top journalism schools, Journalism Interactive has become the premiere conference for journalism educators to connect with digital newsroom leaders to share knowledge and explore how new technologies are shaping journalism education. The 2017 conference runs all day Friday and Saturday, Oct. 20-21, at the College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, a short walk from the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism. Your conference pass includes meals, too — breakfast and lunch both days, plus dinner on Friday night.
Get the Early Bird and Group Hotel Rate
Register online through Aug. 20 to enjoy the Early Bird rate. A limited number of rooms are available at a discounted rate of $109 at the Marriott conference hotel; see our travel page for instructions on booking the group rate.
Research and Teach-a-thon
In addition to training, the conference features in-depth presentations from scholars on research involving key conference themes, particularly the growing role of misinformation in social media and the news ecosystem. The research sessions take place on Saturday morning.
Another popular event is the Teach-a-thon, where a dozen educators will make lightning presentations on teaching methods and lesson plans. Presenters this year include ESPN’s Kevin Blackistone, a professor at the University of Maryland, and Marie Gilot, who directs the professional workshops at New York’s Graduate School of Journalism, plus 10 more. The call for Teach-a-thon proposals is now closed.
See our program page for the full agenda, which includes hands-on training and dynamic presentations to help attendees:
- shoot and edit 360-degree video
- get more out of social analytics
- up their data visualization skills
- tell stories with SnapChat
- develop lesson plans for fact checking
- engage audiences and news communities.