University of Toledo Lecturer of Law Fritz Byers leads a dynamic and interactive session on legal standards in the digital age as part of the Goldfarb Center’s student journalism conference Oct. 4.

How has technology changed journalism? Students from 10 colleges from across New England and two local high schools explored this question and more Oct. 4 at the Goldfarb Center’s third annual day-long student journalism conference, this year titled “Digital First? How Technology and Multi-Platform Journalism are Disrupting and Reinventing Journalism “.

Award-winning journalist Andy Carvin, founder and editor-in-chief ofreported.ly, was the keynote speaker. In his thought-provoking address, Carvin shared the path-breaking methods he used to engage sources using social media to cover the Arab Spring, for which he made TIME magazine’s annual TIME 100 list in 2011.
Other sessions explored various aspects of reporting in today’s digital world, including understanding legal standards, the proper use of data, and reporting on Twitter and other social media platforms. The event concluded with a networking social with journalists from across the state, hosted by Caitlin Burchill ’12, a news anchor for WABI TV5 in Bangor, Maine.
“Each year the conference inspires me in a different way and challenges me to think about my own reporting skills,” said Xueing Chen, editor-in-chief of the Wellesley student newspaper, The Wellesley News.
The Goldfarb Center’s annual conference for student journalists, held in the fall, offers college newspaper editors, reporters, advisors, and those interested in a career in journalism an opportunity to learn about issues relating to journalism on college campuses.For more information about the student journalism conference, please click here.