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The Future of Media – NOW!

The Future of Media – NOW! speaker series launched in Spring 2013 to explore current and emerging forms of media being practiced by journalists, professional communicators and non-traditional storytellers. Below are recent events in the series.

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“From Beats to Tweets: Media Coverage of the Elk River Chemical Spill”

March 24, 2014 – 7:30 pm – Mountainlair Ballrooms

On January 9, 2014, some 300,000 residents of Charleston, W.Va., feared for their safety when thousands of gallons of a toxic chemical leaked into the Elk River, contaminating the water supply. Journalists covered the story through traditional “boots-on-the-ground” reporting and social media engagement to hold industry and government officials accountable, provide immediate updates on the developing story, and gather information from people affected by the disaster. The panel will address how local and national coverage evolved during the event and examine how crisis coverage has changed in today’s 24-7 digital media environment.

Sponsored by the Ogden Newspapers Seminar Series

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David Boucher

David Boucher

Reporter

Charleston Daily Mail

David Gutman

David Gutman

Reporter

The Charleston Gazette

April Kaull

April Kaull

News Anchor

West Virginia Media, WOWK-TV

Ashton Marra

Ashton Marra

West Virginia Public Radio

Roger May

Roger May

Documentary Photographer

Dr. Eric Waggoner

Dr. Eric Waggoner

Associate Professor

West Virginia Wesleyan College



“Creating the NEW News Experience”

Oct. 29, 2013 – 7 pm – 205 Martin Hall

Raju Narisetti

Raju Narisetti

Senior vice president and deputy head of strategy

News Corps

The need for great and relevant journalism is a given. But great content is no longer enough for newspapers to stay profitable. Today’s news consumers expect an interactive experience on multiple platforms. In addition to text and photos, they want videos, slide shows, charts and interactive graphics. Since its recent split from 21st Century Fox, “the new” News Corp represents publications including The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, the New York Post and The Times of London. In his presentation, “Creating the NEW News Experience,” Raju Narisetti, News Corp’s senior vice president and deputy head of strategy, will discuss how reporters, editors, designers and developers work together to create a rich interactive experience in today’s multimedia environment.

Sponsored by the Ogden Newspapers Seminar Series

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“Combat and Conflict: Through the lens of the military”

Sept. 24, 2013 – 7 pm – 205 Martin Hall

Justin Stumberg

Justin Stumberg

Photographer/Mass Communications Instructor

DINFOS

Benjamin Lewis

Benjamin Lewis

Videographer / Video Skills Instructor

DINFOS

Some civilians may be surprised to learn that the most poignant moments of military life are captured not only by Associated Press or National Geographic photographers but also by the soldiers and sailors themselves. Petty Officer Second Class Justin Stumberg and Petty Officer Second Class Benjamin Lewis have documented the stories of military life, the U.S. military’s humanitarian and disaster relief efforts as well as the military’s historical record. Currently, through their work at DINFOS, they are teaching other military personnel the skills they need to act as communicators and visual storytellers for all branches of the military.

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“Coding for the Future: The rise of hacker journalism”

April, 15, 2013 – 6 pm – G20 Ming Hsieh Hall

Meet the tech-savvy journalists who are engineering change on the front lines of big data. Spinning code into content, this new breed of “hacker journalist” is helping to transform digital storytelling for modern audiences. Whether they’re building open-source news apps, visualizing and mapping data, or revolutionizing election reporting, these new players are ushering in a new relationship between audience and data, code and content, and the past and future of media. In an “Ignite” style discussion, these top journalists will demonstrate their award-winning projects and identify the new skills needed in today’s dynamic media environment.

Sponsored by the Ogden Newspapers Seminar Series

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Erin Reilly

Erin Reilly

Creative Director

University of Southern California Annenberg Innovation Lab

Brian Boyer

Brian Boyer

News Applications Editor

National Public Radio

Lena Groeger

Lena Groeger

News Applications Developer

ProPublica

John Keefe

John Keefe

Senior Editor for Data News and Journalism Technology

WNYC, New York Public Radio

Michelle Minkoff

Michelle Minkoff

Interactive Producer

The Associated Press

Lauren Rabaino

Lauren Rabaino

News Applications Editor

The Seattle Times

Derek Willis

Derek Willis

Interactive Developer

The New York Times