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National Press Club, Poynter Team Up For Talk on Journalism Gender Gap

presclubFinally, we have an opportunity to let out all our feelings about the firing of Jill Abramson and the massive journalism gender problem on our hands someplace other than the Internet.

Poynter and The National Press Club have agreed to co-host a discussion forum called “Closing Journalism’s Gender Gap: A Forum on Women and Leadership” in Washington, D.C. on June 30, designed to address newsroom culture in America as it relates to gender.

Questions to be asked include ”Why has the number of women leaders in media remained unchanged over the past decade?, “Has the focus on new technology affected the advancement of women leaders in newsrooms?, and “What news organizations have effectively advanced women leaders, and how did they do it?” (Good luck answering that one).

Speakers reflect some of the publishing industry’s most influential women:

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Online News Association Releases Schedule for #ONA14

Aolk0TmBIt’s official-ish. The Online News Association has posted the first iteration of the schedule for this year’s conference and awards banquet. Eeek!

The event is in the Windy City the weekend of Sept. 25-27 and promises lots of opportunities to learn about digital tools for journalists and network. Broken into four different categories, scheduled sessions tackle various tasks: Listen (core sessions), Solve (conversations), Make (workshops) and Midway (hands-on).

Now for the meat of the program. Who will be there? Vivian Schiller, Twitter’s Head of News, will lead a panel called “Tweet Storm: Making Sense of the Twitter Tempest,” Melissa Bell from Vox.com will discuss how to make a story go viral and Robert Hernandez of USC Annenberg will talk about wearables. Workshops on using Snapchat and Vine in the newsroom are sure to entertain and inform, and a thoughtful presentation on doing branded content with integrity should be animated.

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Join Us for Tomorrow’s Career Lunch With a Veteran Health and Fitness Journalist

Career-Hangout-ArticleGot any plans tomorrow around lunchtime? Don’t miss our latest Career Lunch Google+ Hangout at 1 p.m ET. SocialTimes editor Mona Zhang and MediaJobsDaily editor and career expert Vicki Salemi will be chatting with Sarah Burnsa 14-year veteran health and fitness journalist, editorial consultant and Mediabistro instructor.

In addition having served as the deputy health editor at iVillage and the health and fitness editor at About.com, Burns has written extensively for such top women’s mags as Prevention, SELF, Fitness, Woman’s Day, Natural Health and Glamour. During tomorrow’s Career Lunch, Burns will talk about working for both online and print, the best tools for managing a freelance business and more.

Join the conversation with your questions and comments on TwitterFacebook or Google+ with the hashtag #mbhangouts.

Social Journalism Hackathon Underway at RJI, #RJIhacks

hackbanner01_6Interested in hacking social journalism? The Reynold’s Journalism Institute at the Missouri School of Journalism is hosting a Hackathon event “[tackling] challenge questions that seek to discover new tools, business models and news services that deliver context-rich, real-time social journalism to users across digital platforms” this weekend.

While the happenings Saturday and Sunday are for a limited audience in San Francisco, anyone following the toughest aspects of hacking the future of journalism can keep up with the discussion on Twitter using the hashtag #RJIhacks. Attendees will be pitching their innovations, and workshops covering the PMP API, Google Research and Visualization, the Wayin API and the Chute API fill the Hackathon schedule.

For more information on RJI’s Social Journalism Hackathon, click here.

Three New Tow Center Reports Out May 30

TowCenter_Horizontal_v5_for_NewsletterIf you haven’t been following along with the Tow Center conference “Quantifying Journalism: Data, Metrics, and Computation” live-stream today (May 30), don’t worry.  You haven’t missed all the good stuff.

Over the weekend, you can back-read some of the fascinating conversations about metrics in the newsroom and sensor and data journalism on Twitter using the hashtag #towtalk.

Plus, be sure to pore over the three research reports highlighting various facets of digital journalism that Tow Fellows are releasing today:

Amateur Footage: A Global Study of User-Generated Content in TV and Online News Output“, by Claire Wardle and Sam Dubberley

Sensors and Journalism“, by Fergus Pitt

The Art and Science of Data-Driven Journalism“, by Alex Howard

The live blog for the conference is worth a gander, too.

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