The Intercollegiate Online News Network’s Annual Conference will be held at the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communicaiton at the University of Georgia on March 2 and 25, 2011. The schedule is below and you can register online – $15 for students and $25 for professionals.
Thursday, March 24
- 12:30-1:15 Registration
1:30-2:00 Mark E. Johnson, University of Georgia: Fail Faster
How do we learn to learn when everything we know changes so fast? A welcoming note followed by a charge to fail. Fast. And then move on to the next possible option.
2:00-3:00 Victor Hernandez, CNN: Next Generation Journalism
Where is online journalism going? What do we need to know?
3:15-4:00 Steven Padgett, Troy University: Across Departments to a New Platform
At Troy University, the Journalism Department is working with the Computer Science Department to build an iPhone App.
4:15-5:00 Jim Stovall, University of Tennessee: Writing for the Web
6:30 Joel Sucherman from NPR: The Argo Network
Tying together the resources of the 12 largest NPR affiliates, this project is designed to strengthen the role public media plays in journalism. (This will be a banquet dinner at the Georgia Center.)
Friday, March 25
- 8:15-9:00 Mark E. Johnson, University of Georgia: Multimedia on the Cheap
You want to teach this stuff, you want to learn this stuff, but how do you get past the cost barrier? Can you do it with low-cost hardware? And can you do it without taking over your entire curriculum?
9:00-9:45 Jim Stovall, University of Tennessee: JeffersonNet
The new platform for developing online news sites using WordPress.
10:00-10:45 Dean Littleton, WVLT-TV: Advertising and the Web
11:00-11:45 Dave Tulis, Athens Banner-Herald: Multimedia – What Worked, What Didn’t in 2010
Every wonder what multimedia pieces work and which don’t? A close look at one year’s worth of online efforts and reader responses to them.
11:45-12:00 Krista Kapralos, UPIU – Mini-internships Around the World
UPIU is the journalism training arm of United Press International, offering mini-internships for journalism students around the world. We offer hands-on, practical experience, a shot at a UPI.com byline, and opportunities for students to work as paid freelancers for UPI.
12:00-1:00 Lunch & Geek Out
It’s campfire story time – we’re looking for six, five-minute presentations on some tool, technique or tip that helps you tell online stories. What do you know that we should know?
1:00-2:00 Mark Schlabach, ESPN and Steve Klein, George Mason University: Sports Journalism
Sports journalism has moved and morphed. It’s no longer enough to be a great writer or a great broadcaster or make a great connection with your audience. Now you need to do all of it. And faster.
Support for the ICONN Annual Conference is being provided by the James M. Cox Institute for Newspaper Management Studies and the Journalism Department of the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia.