Past January 2015 Teletraining, “The Internet and digital journalism: What reporters and editors need to know”

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The Internet and digital journalism: What reporters and editors need to know

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The news business is changing rapidly, and increasingly it centers around digital technology. This session will help you figure out what skills you need to be developing now. We’ll also discuss the digital vocabulary journalists should have and dive into the debate about whether or not reporters should know how to code. Additionally, we’ll look at how mid-career journalists can reboot their skill set. And as always, we’ll be taking your questions.

 Listen to the the call: January 12, 2015

Playback Dial-in Number: 1-619-326-2753
Playback Access Code: 576107

Moderator:

Chris Peacock was most recently executive editor and vice president of CNNMoney, Time Warner’s leading business and finance destination. Peacock ran CNNMoney’s award-winning web site from 2004 to 2014. During that time he expanded coverage to include technology, investing and economics. Peacock spearheaded digital business video, established bureaus in London and Hong Kong and launched dozens of financial products and services. By 2013, he also led CNN’s TV business coverage. Under his leadership, CNNMoney became one of Time Warner’s most profitable digital businesses. Before CNNMoney, Peacock worked twice at FORTUNE. He was the web site’s first editor in 1997 and rejoined in 2001 as executive editor. In the interim, he was managing editor of Inside.com, a startup that forever changed media business coverage. He also worked for Time Inc., United Feature Syndicate, The Nation, World Press Review, Utne Reader and the Eau Claire Leader-Telegram.

Panelists:

Andy Boyle is a full-stack web developer for NBC News Digital Group’s BreakingNews.com. Previously he was a news applications developer for the Chicago Tribune, where he built projects for the 2012 and 2014 elections, created tools for user-generated content and regularly works on visualizing data, from high school sports to crime. Andy has also worked at the Boston Globe, the St. Petersburg Times and The New York Times Regional Media Group, where his work was cited in the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News. When not speaking at colleges and conferences, Andy is usually writing and telling jokes. You can follow him on Twitter at @andymboyle.

·         Lauren Brown is the special projects editor at Quartz where she focuses on new coverage areas and helps to shape editorial strategy. She was previously Quartz’s deputy ideas editor and Business Insider’s contributors editor. Lauren has a master’s from Columbia’s School of Journalism. You can follow her on Twitter at @laurenalixb.

·         Mark Horvit is the executive director of Investigative Reporters & Editors. He oversees training, conferences and services for more than 4,300 members worldwide, and for programs including the National Institute of Computer-Assisted Reporting (NICAR) and DocumentCloud. Horvit also is an associate professor at the Missouri School of Journalism, where he teaches investigative reporting. He serves as a member of the board of directors of the National Freedom of Information Coalition. A longtime IRE member, Horvit most recently served as projects editor at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. He worked as a reporter, editor and on the projects teams at newspapers in Texas, North Carolina, Missouri and Florida. Email: mhorvit@ire.org

 Questions about teletraining? Please contact Mary Jane Pardue at MJPardue@MissouriState.edu or Kimberly Quillen at kimberly.quillen@arizonarepublic.com.

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