Education is a continuing and important piece of the future newsroom, this session will help find ways to stay up to speed:
Education in Digital Age
This session will discuss how teachers and life-long learners can stay up to speed on the most recent technological developments and their applications to journalism. Especially focused on balancing limited budgets, limited time, curriculum restraints and approval processes, this session will discuss how do you prepare students for the future technology while balancing the important journalism skills. Also, how do you spot the fads and the technology that will really have an impact on the profession what can newsrooms do to partner with or learn from education institutions to keep their staff’s skills up to speed and get the best ROI and organizational plans for their training budgets.
Oliver is on the faculty of UNC-Chapel Hill and teaches motion graphics, infographics, graphic design, and others. In the past, he also taught at Ohio University, Kent State University and the Poynter Institute. Before teaching, he held the assistant managing editor and art director posts at the Akron Beacon Journal. Oliver has been a part of two Pulitzer Prize-winning teams and has been the winner of more than 50 international, national, and state awards from prestigious competitions such as Print Magazine, The Society for News Design and others. Oliver also won a coveted gold medal in the Creativity Awards competition.
Steven King, former editor and director of video at The Washington Post, joined the faculty at UNC Chapel Hill in July 2011 to teach multimedia courses.At The Washington Post, King led a team of video journalists and video editors, creating multimedia stories while creating new business models to make the medium profitable for the news organization. Prior to that, King served as editor of innovations and special projects at washingtonpost.com where he pioneered new forms of storytelling and generated millions of dollars in new revenue.
In 2008, King was a coach for Carolina journalism students producing the multimedia website Andaman Rising which documented the lives and culture of people living in Phang-nga, a seaside province in Thailand hit hard by the 2004 Asian tsunami. The website won awards in competitions that included AEJMC Best of the Web,Horizon Interactive Awards, NPPA monthly multimedia competitions, Society for News Design Best of Multimedia Design and the Online Journalism Awards, among others. King also coached students for Reframing Mexico, a website that documents life and culture in Mexico City beyond the headlines of drug trafficking and gang violence.
He has been an overseas correspondent for the International Mission Board and a multimedia producer and picture editor at MSNBC Interactive.
King’s video team was awarded eight regional Emmys this past year. He has won awards in the National Press Photographers Association’s Best of Photojournalism competition for video, best use of multimedia and multimedia/photo editing; Pictures of the Year competition for best use of multimedia; and an Eclipse Award for Media from the National Thoroughbred Racing Association for his multimedia coverage of the 2007 Kentucky Derby.
Aaron Manfull is the Journalism Education Association Digital Media Chair and runs JEADigitalMedia.org, a digital media resource for journalism educators. He’s been a journalism adviser in Iowa and Missouri for 13 years, the last 10 of which have been at Francis Howell North High School in St. Charles, Missouri. There he advises the students newspaper, yearbook, broadcast program and student website, FHNtoday.com. He also is the Director of Media Now STL, a summer digital media camp for high school students.
Bryan Murley is assistant professor of new and emerging media in the journalism department at Eastern Illinois University. He advises the award-winning dennews.com student news website and teach classes. For the past five years has been the primary author for the Innovation in College Media weblog (collegemediainnovation.org/blog).
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