The Philip Merrill College of Journalism has released full-session videos from the sixth Journalism Interactive Conference held on the University of Maryland campus this fall.

The videos, available on the J/i Conference website, highlight some of the two dozen sessions held during the two-day meeting of journalism educators from around the country on Oct. 20-21.

The J/i Conference seeks to improve journalism education through discussion, training and networking with top practitioners and teachers of digital journalism.

More than 50 speakers from news outlets and universities — including CBS News, Google, ESPN, The Washington Post, Pro Publica, ABC News and BBC News North America — participated in the conference, which explored the challenges of “fake news” and the evolution of digital storytelling, including virtual reality, 360 video and more.

The Merrill College hosted the conference along with two partner journalism schools at the University of Missouri and University of Florida. The three schools share hosting responsibilities for the annual conference, which was founded at the University of Maryland in 2011.

Video from previous conferences is available on the Journalism Interactive YouTube channel.

Several Merrill College faculty members helped plan the 2017 conference. About half of the faculty led sessions or made presentations.

Kalyani Chadha and Leslie Walker served as co-chairs of the organizing committee. Other committee members active in planning J/i included Brooke AuxierIra ChinoyMerrilee CoxChris HarveySusan Moeller.

Auxier, Harvey and Walker also led sessions, as did Kevin BlackistoneSean MussendenSarah OatesDana Priest, Linda SteinerBethany SwainKrishnan Vasudevan and Ron Yaros. Merrill Ph.D. student Karin Assmann also moderated a discussion.

Some Merrill College students used the conference as an opportunity to practice journalism.

Master’s students covered and wrote stories about sessions on news automation, Facebook Live and audience engagement. Those articles are available on the J/i website.

Meanwhile, undergraduate students compiled a series of short videos on the conference. Those are also available on the J/i website.

Archived conference coverage