Join a pro online April 11 to talk data as part of the “Conversations with Journalists who Code” series

geoff-mcghee-jeadmSeven two person teams from around the country will be selected to participate in a pilot project to connect student journalists with working digital professionals during the JEA/NSPA convention this April.  On Friday, April 11, Geoff McGhee, currently at Stanford University, formerly at The New York Times, Le Monde and ABC, will participate in an online conversation during the convention’s Friday morning Break With a Pro Session. The event will run from 9—10a.m. PST.
 
The event will be entirely online, so students who are not at the convention will have a chance to take part from their own schools.   
 
McGhee, creator of the film Journalism in the Age of Data,  is the Creative Director of the Bill Lane Center for the American West at Stanford University  The Center is a media laboratory where scholars, researchers, and journalists collaborate on interactive stories that use emerging multimedia, data visualization, and mapping techniques. During his eight years at The New York Times, McGhee helped to found its online graphics and multimedia teams.
 
The live streaming event is part of a series, Conversations with Journalists who Code. The project encourages student journalists to explore online journalism though collaborative projects and networking. In small online sessions, professional journalists describe their own learning paths and actively brainstorm projects and ideas with high school journalists. 
 
The program, a partnership between JEA Digital Media and The Newton Street Study Group, will take place on The MacArthur Foundation’s Digital Media Learning forum HOMAGO. HOMAGO requires a Google+ account. 
 
For information on how to participate in this program and for details on the Geoff McGhee event, contact pam@newtonstreet.org.

Aaron Manfull

Aaron is in his 20th year of advising student media. He is currently the Director of Student Media at Francis Howell North High School in St. Charles, Missouri. He is the Journalism Education Association Digital Media Chair and co-Director of Media Now. He created The Next 26 and is a former Dow Jones News Fund National Journalism Teacher of the Year. He is one of the authors of the textbook "Student Journalism and Media Literacy." You can find him on Twitter and Instragram @manfull and on Snapchat as aaronmanfull. He's a proud father. A transplanted Iowan. And an avid Hawkeye Fan.

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  • November 26, 2015 at 8:01 am
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