Students from Temple University’s School of Media and Communication worked for news outlets around the country last summer as producers, reporters, photographers and editors covering the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
The School of Media and Communication at Temple University recently hosted the eighth annual Barcamp News Innovation, Philadelphia’s annual one-day “un-conference” on the future of news, at Annenberg Hall on October 15th.
A record crowd of 175 journalists, students and other media makers attended the event, which was organized by our friends at Technically Media.
• Solutions Journalism in Practice, with Jean Friedman-Rudovsky of the Solutions Journalism Network, • What’s happening to objectivity in 2016, with Daniel Victor and Michael Gold of the New York Times, and… • New Engagement Strategies: Snapchat Discover, with Dave Cole of the Wall Street Journal.
This year’s lunchtime keynote was a “Power Roundtable” of national leaders, including Greg Linch of The McClatchy Company, Jess Estepa of National Geographic, Emily McManus of TED.com and Michael Gold from New York Times. This year’s food went to the next level too.
ICYMI – Here’s a look back:
New more? Digital Marketer and Independent Journalist Seth Goldstein generously compiled and shared every tweet using our hashtag: #BCNI16
Solutions journalism is becoming a go-to for media outlets nationwide who are seeking to energize their newsrooms, increase accountability, and engage and increase their audiences. But how exactly does this work on a daily basis? This Solutions Journalism Network Q&A is a chance to hear from — and ask your questions of — four experienced sojo reporters and editors.
Rob DiRienzo says he happily would have transcribed quotes or other menial tasks for any news organization willing to give him a credential to the Democratic National Convention. But DiRienzo and 19 other Temple University students have far greater responsibilities this week as part of the Temple DNC News Bureau, a class of student journalists serving as field correspondents for media organizations unable to send their own reporters to Philadelphia.
It’s the last day of class before Temple DNC News hits the arena floor at the Democratic National Convention. The classroom hushes as Bryan Monroe, School of Media and Communication Verizon chair and professor, walks to the front of the room and asks a question. “What just happened at the RNC?”
Photo at top of page: The Temple DNC News Bureau team discusses covering the upcoming Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia during a Skype conversation with Steve Capus, CBS News Exec Editor and alum of Temple’s School of Media and Communication. Photograph by David Boardman.
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