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Journalism Interactive Promises Real-World, Hands-On Training

COLLEGE PARK, Md. Aug. 17 – The program for Journalism Interactive 2017 is out, with a lineup of more than 40 accomplished speakers, two dozen sessions and hands-on-training designed to help journalism educators stay at the forefront of digital storytelling.

Speakers represent a diverse mix of media companies and universities, including The Washington Post, Google, Pro Publica, ESPN, NBC4 and more.  Hands-on training sessions will help attendees learn how to shoot and edit 360-degree video, get more out of social analytics, up their data visualization skills, tell stories with SnapChat and develop lesson plans for news verification and other crucial journalism skills.

The sixth annual Journalism Interactive conference takes place Oct. 20 and 21 at the College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center adjacent to the University of Maryland, just outside Washington, D.C.  It is sponsored by the Knight Foundation, hosted by Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism, and jointly planned with partner schools, including the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism and the University of Florida’s School of Journalism and Communications.

J/i is designed to help educators learn new teaching methods and explore best practices for digital news technologies.  The event features both hands-on training and lively dialogue about teaching media skills, including immersive video storytelling and fact-based journalism in the age of social media. A key focus this year will be how educators are responding to the rapid spread of “fake news.”

A sampling of speakers:

  • Major Garrett, chief White House Correspondent, CBS News
  • Kevin Merida, ESPN vice president and editor-in-chief, the Undefeated
  • Margaret Sullivan, media columnist, The Washington Post
  • Bill Adair, co-founder of Politifact and professor and director of Duke University’s DeWitt Wallace Center for Media & Democracy
  • Dana Priest, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for The Washington Post and Knight Chair in Public Affairs Journalism at Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism
  • Aaron Gilchrist, morning news anchor, NBC4 TV
  • Dan Sullivan, senior research scientist and director of “user happiness” at Google
  • Kevin Blackistone, ESPN commentator and professor at Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism

Discounted hotel rooms are available at the Marriott. Register at the event website: journalisminteractive.com.

Journalism Interactive Conference Looks to the Future of Digital News

JILOGOSMALLinsertCOLLEGE PARK, Md. – The third annual Journalism Interactive Conference (J/i) is coming this April – with a focus on finding new ways of teaching, reporting and producing digital news.

The two-day digital media conference is set for April 4 and 5 at the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism in College Park.

Merrill College Dean Lucy Dalglish says, “J/i is a great way for journalism educators and students to get involved with discovering new ways of teaching, reporting and producing digital news. We’re happy to once again host this event with our partners from the University of Florida and University of Missouri.”

Dalglish says key themes for the 2014 conference include entrepreneurship, mobile journalism, data, video and engagement. “J/i will feature more than 20 different sessions,” she says. “Speakers include leading digital media educators and top multimedia journalists from the New York Times, CNN, Washington Post, NPR and other news outlets.”

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Merrill Experts Discuss Challenges in the Digital Age

Note: Some content provided by the Journalism Interactive 2013 website and Gary Green.

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Faculty from the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism traveled to Florida in February for the second Journalism Interactive Conference – designed for educators, journalists, scholars and students to explore how journalism schools are meeting the challenge of the digital age. The focus was specifically on Data, Design, Mobile and Participation.

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The Merrill College and University of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communications formed a partnership last year to rotate the conference every other year between the two schools. The first Journalism Interactive event was held in College Park in 2011 and it will return to campus in 2014.

At the time the partnership was announced, Merrill College Journalism Dean Lucy Dalglish said, “We created the conference in 2011 with the aim of improving journalism education by fostering dialogue about new ways of teaching digital media and we are pleased to partner with UF in continuing these discussions in 2013.”

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