How technology and multi-platform journalism are disrupting and reinventing journalism
A One Day Conference for Student and Future Journalists
Sunday, October 4, 2015
The Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement at Colby College will offer college newspaper editors, reporters, advisers and those interested in a journalism career an opportunity to learn about reporting in today’s technology-driven world. More information including a conference schedule, session description, and complete registration information will be available soon for this free conference.
About The 2015 Conference
The rapid convergence of news and technology has dramatically changed the landscape of journalism today. Scores of traditional outlets have ceased operation, others struggle, and some are managing to ride the wave by changing their strategies and editorial policies to accommodate consumers habituated to multi-platform news.
These evolving demands require new ways of thinking from news managers, and new skills and abilities for reporters. Journalists are expected to report using words, images, video, audio and graphics, often at a blinding speed in a digital-first strategy. A reporter must get the news online as it happens, add material as it develops, consider graphics and embedded links, and, of course, publish.
What are the demands of reporters and editorial departments? Who is responsible for fact-checking, understanding media law, stylistic edits, and graphic enhancements? How are news organizations shifting priorities and budgets to address technology-driven changes? Where is the line between reporting on a crisis and participating in the crisis through telling the story?
The greater question is — should we expect journalists to be a reporter, writer, videographer, producer and editor all at the same time?
The Lovejoy Student Journalism Conference will gather award-winning journalists, academics, and legal experts explore the changing demands of multi-platform reporting through sessions like:
- Writing and interviewing for different platforms
- Capturing audio and video on any device
- Crisis reporting or crisis participation
- Drones, satellites and other long-distance tools
- The art and science of the info-graphics
- Writing and designing for mobile readers
- Content screening and editing and the long arm of the law
- How social media and citizen journalism is or can replace traditional news sourcing and reporting
The conference will include workshops, lectures, and panel discussions led by award-winning journalists.
For more information, please contact:
Associate Director, Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement
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