More than just the latest buzzwords, find out how to engage with your audience in new ways. Panelists: Lindsay Boyle, senior editor for audience and social platforms, Hearst Connecticut Media. With a focus on subscription growth and strong journalism, Lindsay Boyle oversees Hearst Connecticut Media’s social media and third-party platform strategies, premium newsletters, push alerts… Continue reading Audience Engagement for Journalists
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What’s The Buzz About the Beer Beat?
Writing about beer and alcohol can be your bread and butter. Find out more from those in the beverage (and food) beat. Panelists Courtney Iseman (participating via Zoom). Courtney Iseman is a Brooklyn-based writer and copywriter who specializes on craft beer, food, music, travel, culture, and lifestyle. Her reporting has appeared in VinePair, Good Beer Hunting,… Continue reading What’s The Buzz About the Beer Beat?
Podcasting continues to be a great way to reach your audience and dive deep into topics. Hear from journalists who have embraced the platform for their work. Panelists Ana González, WNYC Ana González is an award-winning podcast producer and host living in Rhode Island. Currently, she is the Senior Producer for Blindspot, an investigative series… Continue reading Podcasting Potpourri
Changing Landscape in Local News
Find out how news is evolving to be part of the future. Moderator: Bernardo H. Motta, RWU Panelists: Belén Dumont, Reporter and Editor for New England Latino News Network An experienced multimedia journalist, Dumont writes stories relevant to Hispanics-Latinos including the responses to social problems, providing insights by evaluating the evidence of what is working… Continue reading Changing Landscape in Local News
Responding to Misinformation
Do journalists have an ethical obligation to address the onslaught of misinformation and disinformation? Find out what is being done by newsrooms in the region. Moderator: Marie Shanahan, UConn Marie K. Shanahan is an associate professor and head of the Department of Journalism at the University of Connecticut. Shanahan studies trends in digital discourse, including… Continue reading Responding to Misinformation
So You Want to Write A Book?
Hear from other journalists who have published books on their beats. Learn the ins and outs of writing, editing and finding a publisher. Panelists: Christine Woodside Freelance reporter Christine Woodside has been writing about people’s clashes with the environment in New England for 25 years. She edits the adventure and science journal Appalachia. She writes… Continue reading So You Want to Write A Book?
Reporting on Health and the Environment
This complex beat is more important than ever. Learn about resources and perspectives to help you report on issues around health and the environment. Panelists: Christine Woodside, freelance reporter Christine Woodside has been writing about people’s clashes with the environment in New England for 25 years. She edits the adventure and science journal Appalachia. She… Continue reading Reporting on Health and the Environment
Artificial Intelligence and the News
AI is here to stay. Find out the latest on how newsrooms and the public are using this technology. Panelists: Ernest Kung, The Associated Press AI Product Manager (Virtual) Ernest Kung is the AI Product Manager for The Associated Press. He was a local television news producer and writer for nearly 15 years. Ernest earned… Continue reading Artificial Intelligence and the News
Trauma in Journalism
Learn how to approach sources who have been impacted by traumatic events, and how to take care of yourself as a reporter covering those issues. Panelists Bruce Shapiro, Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma (virtual) Bruce Shapiro is Executive Director of the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, a project of Columbia University Graduate School… Continue reading Trauma in Journalism
Fun with Drones
Learn what you need to know to become a licensed drone pilot, and see a drone demonstration. Jonathan Elmer, SCSU Drone Academy Jonathan Elmer is a current adjunct faculty member in the Journalism Department of the School of Arts & Sciences at Southern Connecticut State University and has been an FAA-certified drone pilot since 2016.… Continue reading Fun with Drones