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Posts Tagged ‘Conferences’

Former AllThingsD Team Launches Re/Code

recdoe-welcomeThe year is already off to a positive start with the launch of ReCode — a new media venture from  Kara Swisher, Walt Mossberg and the rest of the former AllThingsD team.

The news and review site is the first project of Revere Digital, founded by Swisher and Mossberg. Along with launching the site, they’ve also opened registration for their Code Conference in May. According to their release, Swisher and Mossberg hold controlling interest in Revere, but NBCUniversal News Group and Windsor Media are investors. They write:

Revere and the News Group will be each others’ close media partners, for example, featuring  our top-notch journalism on each of our platforms, including websites and TV networks such as NBC, CNBC and MSNBC.

Already the buzz has been good:

 

My Twitter feed was teeming with retweets of Mossberg’s first column about tech groupies and Ben Horowitz’s piece about “Can Do Culture.” If you read AllThingsD and follow their team, it’s not surprising that they’ve hit the ground running.

Apart from admiring the moxy to create a new media company and news site, my favorite feature is the “Ethics Statement” tab that accompanies each writer’s byline. They range from just filling in a template to pretty in-depth disclosure — financial investments, copping to owning bitcoin’s or being married to Google execs. As more independent media companies emerge and journos rearrange and reinvent themselves, that’s a trend I’m hoping catches on.

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NYWICI Career Conference Inspires and Prepares Media Students

NWIC logoNew York Women in Communications, Inc.,  is always up to something — whether it’s industry focused ‘Twitter Chats,” sponsored networking events or running their blog with insider information and tips for the career oriented.

This past weekend, they hosted a Student Career Conference at New York University, where over 300 students gathered to listen to keynote speakers such as Reshma Saujani, the founder of Girls Who Code and Eva Chen, editor-in-chief of Lucky.

Students attended break out panel sessions throughout the day with industry professionals — all women, of course — covering topics ranging from “Blogging 101″, “Digital Marketing and Advertising” and “Careers in Broadcast Television”  among others.  Read more

5 Upcoming Journalism Workshops and Conferences

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Two weeks ago, we covered Journalism Interactive 2011, a two-day conference hosted by the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism and sponsored by publisher SAGE/CQ Press. As we continue into the second half of 2011, we’re highlighting five upcoming journalism workshops and conferences that will help you network, expand your skill set, and learn new topics from some of the thought leaders in the journalism industry.

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Online News Association Preliminary Schedule Released Today

Today the fine organizers of the Online News Association Conference released the preliminary schedule for the ONA 2011 Conference in Boston.  They’ve also extended the early-bird registration deadline to give potential attendees time to check out the programming. As someone who has attended ONA conferences for the past two years, I’ve found immense value in meeting people in journalism and technology. These are a few of the sessions that stand out to me so far, and why I think they’re important.

Entrepreneuring 3.0 Workshop

Schedule description: Local news entrepreneurs need to know more than just how to launch a news startup these days. You need to know when to add satellite sites, how to expand your distribution pipeline and how to bring in new kinds of revenue. J-Lab returns for another daylong workshop that will focus on staying power, growth and expansion, ad networks, content partnerships and even the new ethical minefields in local news ecosystems.

Why it’s important: We’ve heard a lot about entrepreneurial journalism — over and over again. This workshop goes beyond the act of starting a company and delvs into sustaining that company. The focus on experimentation and potential failure has been great up to this point for getting new ideas up and running, but if we want to create a journalistic future that works, we need to create companies that don’t go under after a few years. Read more