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Thursday, April 3
 

4:00pm

Registration Opens

Registration opens at the Marriott at 4 pm and runs until 8 pm on Thursday, April 4. Registration will be across from The Common bar on Thursday evening. It reopens again at the Marriott at 7 am on Friday, April 4, and runs all day Friday. Friday's registration will be outside the Potomac Ballroom.

(On Saturday, Registration moves from the Marriott to Knight Hall on the UMD campus.)

 


Thursday April 3, 2014 4:00pm - 8:00pm
College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center

6:00pm

Reception: MediaShift Mixer at Journalism Interactive
Help kick off the J/i conference at this MediaShift Mixer celebrating the launch of EducationShift. Your first drink will be on MediaShift. RSVP to reserve your spot with this form.

Thursday April 3, 2014 6:00pm - 8:00pm
College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
 
Friday, April 4
 

7:00am

Registration

The registration desk will be outside the Potomac Ballroom in the Marriott all day  Friday. On Saturday, registration moves to Knight Hall, the journalism building on the UMD campus.


Friday April 4, 2014 7:00am - 5:00pm
College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center

8:45am

9:15am

The Future of Visual Storytelling: Richard Koci Hernandez, UC Berkeley
Richard Koci Hernandez, of the UC Berkeley School of Journalism, explores frontiers in visual journalism and  reviews visual tools and strategies for teaching.

Friday April 4, 2014 9:15am - 10:15am
Potomac Ballroom, Marriott

10:30am

Top Tech Trends for Academics: Amy Webb of Webbmedia Group
Amy Webb, founder and CEO of Webbmedia Group, offers one of her popular "tech trends" talks exploring present, emerging and future technologies. This session focuses on the latest real-world tech trends that journalism educators need to know--and strategies for incorporating them into the classroom. 

Friday April 4, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Potomac Ballroom, Marriott

12:00pm

Lunch & Awards Announcement
During the buffet lunch, the Online News Association will announce winners of the Challenge Fund for Innovation in Journalism Education.

Friday April 4, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Chesapeake Ballroom, A&B; Marriott

1:30pm

11 Free and Cheap Tools for Interactive Storytelling: Steven King, UNC

See in action some of the latest interactive tools for online storytelling as UNC's Steven King, a former editor and director of video for The Washington Post, presents numerous tools for complex mapping, beautiful data visualizations, simple 3-D graphics and easy social curation. This will be a fast-paced demonstration of cutting-edge technologies. King currently is an assistant professor at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

 


Friday April 4, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Potomac Ballroom, Marriott

1:30pm

Teaching the Social Metrics of News (Panel)
Learn what you should be teaching about digital media analytics -- and why --  in this panel discussion with experts, who will review trends in metrics for news, social engagement, mobile media and more. Panelists: Steve Yelvington, vice president of audience, Savannah Morning News; Susan Mernit, ED, Center for Media Change Oakland Local/LiveWork Oakland/hack the hood; Joy Mayer, associate professor, Missouri School of Journalism. Moderated by Judd Slivka, assistant professor, Missouri School of Journalism.

Friday April 4, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 1105; Marriott

3:00pm

10 Things to Teach About Mobile (Panel)
What, exactly, should we be teaching about "mobile journalism" and how? Panelists: Etan Horowitz, CNN mobile editor; Emily Ingram, mobile product manager, The Washington Post; Beth Parker, reporter, WTTG DC News Fox 5. Moderated by Mindy McAdams, Knight Chair in Journalism Technologies and the Democratic Process, University of Florida.

Friday April 4, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Potomac Ballroom, Marriott

3:00pm

News Startups & Innovators (Panel)

From curation and aggregation to longform and multimedia, this panel features founders of journalism startups and innovators at news companies describing trends in the never-ending drive to reinvent the news.

Panelists: Rob Malda, chief digital strategies and editor at large, Trove (formerly WaPo Labs); Trina Chiasson, CEO and co-founder, InfoActive; Mark Potts, founder, Newspeg. Moderated by Leslie Walker, visiting professor in digital innovation, University of Maryland Philip Merrill College of Journalism.


Friday April 4, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 1105; Marriott

4:30pm

Teach-A-Thon: Classroom Tips on Teaching Digital Journalism

Journalism professors from 11 universities present interesting and creative strategies and tools for teaching digital journalism in seven-minute sessions each. Moderators: Debora Halpern Wenger, associate professor of journalism and head of the journalism department at the University of Mississippi; and Matt Sheehan, director of the Innovation News Center, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications.

Topics/Speakers:

  1. Google Glass in YOUR Class - Jeremy Littau, Lehigh University
  2. Crowdsourcing a Syllabus - Doug Ward, University of Kansas
  3. Storify Assignments and Accuracy - Jennifer Cox, Salisbury University
  4. Interdisciplinary Collaboration Pros and Cons - Andrea Hickerson, Rochester University of Technology
  5. Integrating iPad Journalism Into the Curriculum - Marcus Messner, Virginia Commonwealth University
  6. Get Your Game On: Teaching Journalism Innovation Through Interactive Games - Jeremy Caplan, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
  7. Capturing a Storytelling Image - Mikki Harris, University of Mississippi
  8. Zeega for Current Events in the Cloud - Donica Mensing, University of Nevada - Reno
  9. Rethinking the Research Paper with Digital Projects - Katy Culver, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  10. Engagement Outside the Classroom with Google+ - Andrew Mantranga, University of Denver
  11. The Transmedia Approach to Journalism - Serena Carpenter, Michigan State University

 

 

 

 

 


Friday April 4, 2014 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Potomac Ballroom, Marriott

6:15pm

RECEPTION: Challenge Fund for Innovation in Journalism Reception @ J/i
A reception to honor winners of the Challenge Fund for Innovation in Journalism Education. Hosted by Online News Association, the Democracy Fund, the Ethics & Excellence in Journalism Foundation, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and The McCormick Foundation.

Friday April 4, 2014 6:15pm - 7:15pm
Lower Level Gallery, Marriott

7:00pm

Dinner & Talk: "Algorithmic Accountability Reporting"

Dinner in the Chesapeake Ballroom.

Talk on "Algorithmic Accountability Reporting" by Nicholas Diakopoulos, a computer scientist, Tow Fellow at the Columbia University Journalism School and incoming member of the faculty at the Philip Merrill College of Journalism.


Friday April 4, 2014 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Chesapeake Ballroom, A&B; Marriott
 
Saturday, April 5
 

8:15am

Continental Breakfast
Coffee and pastries in the first-floor hallway of Knight Hall. Walk or ride the Shuttle Bus to Knight Hall. Shuttle starts at 8:15 AM, pickup in front of the Marriott garage entrance, near the hotel circle.

Saturday April 5, 2014 8:15am - 9:15am
1st Floor Atrium, Knight Hall

9:00am

Interviewing Data for News Stories: Derek Willis, New York Times
Data-driven reporting requires journalists to ask questions of data much like they do with their human sources. New York Times interactive developer Derek Willis explains the fundamentals of data interviewing in a session that offers important lessons for educators, journalists and anyone interested in data-driven journalism.

Saturday April 5, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am
Rm 3202 (Gene Roberts Conf. Rm.), 3rd Floor, Knight Hall

9:00am

Managing Change in Journalism - Or, Just Put Me Out to Pasture Now! (Panel)

Brian Boyer, visuals editor, NPR; Lisa Williams, digital engagement editor, Investigative News Network; Matt Waite, professor of practice, University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communication; Gary Kebbel, professor and director of the Mobile Media Lab, University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications (moderator).

Maybe you thought you'd update your skills by taking a data visualization webinar or semester-long class and found it didn't work. You were still scratching the surface. How do we stay current enough to avoid cheating our students out of their futures?  What can we do to get the education we need to ride the relentless waves of change?

 

 


Saturday April 5, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am
Rm 1208 (Eaton Auditorium), 1st floor, Knight Hall

9:00am

Research-A-Thon: Charting the Future of News with Innovative Research
Researchers present their work in emerging media issues. Moderated by Kalyani Chadha, assistant professor, director of Media, Self and Society Program, College Park Scholars, University of Maryland Philip Merrill College of Journalism.

Saturday April 5, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am
Rm 1206, Herblock; 1st Floor, Knight Hall

10:30am

Data-Driven Storytelling: Present & Future (Panel)
  • Hannah Fairfield, senior graphics editor, New York Times
  • Jeremy Bowers, news application developer, NPR
  • Steven King, assistant professor, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Discover what it takes to produce industry-leading data visualization and interactive storytelling that's based data reporting in this session. Learn, too, what to expect as the craft develops.

Hannah Fairfield shares her knowledge and experience with graphics reporting and information presentation and design at the New York Times.  Jeremy Bowers of NPR  talks about developing interactive views and dealing with large data sets. Moderated by Steven King of UNC, a former editor and director of video for The Washington Post.


Saturday April 5, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Rm 1208 (Eaton Auditorium), 1st floor, Knight Hall

10:30am

Teaching Entrepreneurship & Live Pitch Contest
This session explores strategies for teaching media entrepreneurshipand includes a live pitch contest in which J/i Conference attendees pitch their ideas for media businesses. Moderated by Mark Potts, serial news entrepreneur and founder of Newspeg. Panelists include Dan Shanoff, director of audience development, USA TODAY; Amy Eisman, director of Media Entrepreneurship and Interactive Journalism, American University; and Lisa Williams, digital engagement editor of Investigative News Network.

Saturday April 5, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Rm 3202 (Gene Roberts Conf. Rm.), 3rd Floor, Knight Hall

10:30am

Teaching Video: Tips from a Pro

Bethany Swain, a former CNN photojournalist who teaches advanced video storytelling at UMD's Philip Merrill College of Journalism, showcases best practices, top tips and useful exercises for teaching video journalism.


Saturday April 5, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Rm 1206, Herblock; 1st Floor, Knight Hall

12:00pm

Lunch (in Knight Hall)
Boxed lunches will be available in the Atrium of Knight Hall. Seating will be in the courtyard outside, in the first-floor Eaton auditorium, in the first-floor Herblock room and in the 3rd floor conference room.

Saturday April 5, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
1st Floor Atrium, Knight Hall

1:30pm

Drone Journalism: Demo and Overview of Reporting with Pilotless Aircraft

Matt Waite, founder of the Drone Journalism Lab and professor of the practice at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, flies drones in the Knight Hall auditorium and discusses regulatory challenges, storytelling opportunities, legal risks and other ethical issues presented by the use of pilotless aircraft in journalism.

 

 


Saturday April 5, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Rm 1208 (Eaton Auditorium), 1st floor, Knight Hall

1:30pm

Intro to Programming with Javascript, Part 1

Steven King, assistant professor, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 

This hands-on workshop will teach basic programing concepts using JavaScript. Students will learn how to solve problems using loops, arrays, if statements and structured data  while creating a dynamic interactive project. Prior knowledge of basic HTML/CSS is recommended.  Part 1 of two parts,



Saturday April 5, 2014 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Rm 2103, 2nd Floor Classroom, Knight Hall

1:30pm

Law Clinic for J-School Editors & Teachers
Charles Tobin, Holland & Knight, LLP, leads a dialogue on legal challenges confronting journalism schools as they publish increasing amounts of live news on the Internet.

Saturday April 5, 2014 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Rm 1206, Herblock; 1st Floor, Knight Hall

1:30pm

Make a Map with Google Fusion Tables

Mindy McAdams, Knight chair in journalism technologies and the democratic process, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications

Learn the basics of Google Fusion Tables, a free data visualization web application, as Mindy McAdams shows how to use the tool to create a basic online map.


Saturday April 5, 2014 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Rm 2105; 2nd Floor Classroom; Knight Hall

1:30pm

Mobile Newsgathering: Make the Most of Your Students’ Smartphones
** Sponsored by the Society of Professional Journalists ** with Carl Corry, online local news editor, Newsday.

Help your students learn the basics of how to use hand-held devices as a journalistic tool. With the help of social media, apps and some gear, you'll immerse yourself in the best practices for reporting, editing and sharing stories to any media platform via a mobile phone.  

Saturday April 5, 2014 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Rm 3202 (Gene Roberts Conf. Rm.), 3rd Floor, Knight Hall

3:45pm

3 Simple Graphics Tools for the Non-Graphic Professor

Jody Brannon, vice president, Online News Association.

Learn how to create simple Web graphics using three online tools in this hands-on training session.

 


Saturday April 5, 2014 3:45pm - 5:45pm
Rm 2107; 2nd Floor Classroom; Knight Hall

3:45pm

Audience Engagement: What "Works" in Social Media?

Joy Mayer, associate professor, Missouri School of Journalism

As you teach students about social media posting, are you strategic about what each post is trying to accomplish? Learn how to coach them to write and share differently if they're looking for thoughtful crowdsourcing, or trying to drive click-throughs, or seeking large numbers of likes and comments.


Saturday April 5, 2014 3:45pm - 5:45pm
Rm 3202 (Gene Roberts Conf. Rm.), 3rd Floor, Knight Hall

3:45pm

How to Scrape Web Data for Absolute Beginners

Michelle Minkoff, interactive producer, Associated Press.

Want to improve your ability to retrieve data sets from the Web for use in reporting and presenting news stories? This hands-on session for non-programmers will walk you through basic web tools that can help you scrape data from the Web. No knowledge of coding required.


Saturday April 5, 2014 3:45pm - 5:45pm
Rm 1101; 1st floor classroom; Knight Hall

3:45pm

How to Teach with Google Glass
This interactive demo on Glass as a teaching tool will feature Jeremy Littau of Lehigh University and Mike Reilley of DePaul University and their students' work. Join us in this hands-on session for instructors looking to learn more about wearables and how they can be used effectively and ethically in journalism. Be sure to follow #jiglasstips for tips and resources. Don't miss out on a chance to try Glass for yourself - we promise time to play with Glass during the last part of this two-hour workshop.

Saturday April 5, 2014 3:45pm - 5:45pm
Rm 1208 (Eaton Auditorium), 1st floor, Knight Hall

3:45pm

Intro to Programming with Javascript, Part 2

Steven King, assistant professor, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 

Part two of this hands-on workshop, which teaches basic programing concepts using JavaScript. Students will learn how to solve problems using loops, arrays, if statements and structured data  while creating a dynamic interactive project. Prior knowledge of basic HTML/CSS is recommended. 


Saturday April 5, 2014 3:45pm - 5:45pm
Rm 2103, 2nd Floor Classroom, Knight Hall

3:45pm

Video Tagging with WireWAX

Joshua Davidsburg, broadcast lecturer, University of Maryland Philip Merrill College of Journalism.

Learn how to make your videos clickable and interactive by tagging them with the WireWAX tool.


Saturday April 5, 2014 3:45pm - 5:45pm
Rm 2105; 2nd Floor Classroom; Knight Hall

5:00pm

Closing J/i Reception
Join us for food and beverages as we conclude the two-day conference with power networking in the first floor Atrium at Knight Hall.

Saturday April 5, 2014 5:00pm - 6:15pm
1st Floor Atrium, Knight Hall