Demystifying: How not to run with scissors: knowing and checking your data

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Jennifer LaFleur, Investigative Reporting Workshop
Thursday, May 8, 4:00 p.m., Diamond Lake Room 119 EMU

Jennifer LaFleur is data editor for The Investigative Reporting Workshop. She also and teaches data journalism at American University.

Previously, LaFleur was a senior editor at Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting, managing data journalists, investigative reporters and fellows. She also contributed to or edited dozens of major projects while at Reveal, one of which was a 2018 Pulitzer Prize finalist.

She is the former director of computer-assisted reporting at ProPublica and has held similar roles at The Dallas Morning News, the San Jose Mercury News and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. She is a former training director for Investigative Reporters and Editors and currently serves on the IRE Board of Directors.

She has won for her coverage of disability, legal and open government issues. She has trained thousands of journalists around the world in data journalism and investigative reporting.

Demystifying: How news organizations can fight misinformation by learning from the people who believe it and share it

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Mandy Jenkins, John S. Knight Fellow, Stanford University
Demystifying: How news organizations can fight misinformation by learning from the people who believe it and share it

Thursday, May 2, 12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m., Room 150 Columbia Hall

Mandy Jenkins is currently a John. S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University. Prior to this, she was Head of News at Storyful, the leading social news and insights agency. Mandy managed a team of 60+ social journalists who worked with the world’s top newsrooms in surfacing, verifying and acquiring eyewitness journalism and debunking disinformation.

Before Storyful, she was part of the ground up teams at TBD.com and Digital First Media’s Project Thunderdome – both places where innovation and experimentation was built into the DNA. At the latter, she helped build and eventually manage a 45-person newsroom responsible for producing new products and creating engaging stories through experimental story forms, exceptional multimedia/interactive presentations and innovative data journalism. Earlier in her career, she was among the first social media editors for news while at the Cincinnati Enquirer.

She is also President of the Online News Association and sits on the board of directors for the American Society of News Editors. Follow Mandy on Twitter, LinkedIn and check out her website.

Demystifying: How Power and Privilege Shape Public Discourse in Progressive Communities

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Sue Robinson, UW-Madison School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Demystifying: How Power and Privilege Shape Public Discourse in Progressive Communities

Thursday, April 25, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m., Room 150 Columbia Hall

Sue Robinson joined the faculty at UW-Madison’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication in January 2007 and now holds the Helen Firstbrook Franklin Professor of Journalism research chair. As a scholar, she explores how journalists and news organizations adopt new information communication technologies to report on public affairs in new forms and formats as well as how audiences and individuals can use the technologies for civic engagement. Central to her work is the consideration of information flow as it moves through specific media ecologies and networks at the local community level.

Her 2018 multi-phased, multi-method book (Networked News, Racial Divides: How Power & Privilege Shape Progressive Communities) researches how digital platforms enable and constrain citizens – especially those in marginalized communities – who produce and share information in the public sphere about racial achievement disparities in the K-12 education system. Using Bourdieu’s field theory as its theoretical framework, the book is meant to be a guide for journalists, politicians, activists and others on how to navigate information networks to improve public deliberation. Her talk will summarize some of the key lessons from this publication. She is currently at work on two additional book projects — one on Trump and the media with Matt Carlson and Seth Lewis, and one on media trust projects.

Demystifying: How climate change can be part of any beat

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Rosalind Donald, Columbia University
Demystifying: How climate change can be part of any beat

Thursday, April 11, 12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m., Room 150 Columbia Hall

Rosalind Donald is a PhD candidate in Communications at Columbia University. She researches the community understanding of climate change in Miami, focusing on the way the city’s politics, infrastructure and environment influence the way climate change is interpreted in policy and the popular imagination. Alongside her research, she has also taught media studies methods and production at NYU. Before she moved to the U.S, she was deputy editor of Carbon Brief, a fact‐checking website focused on climate science and policy in the media.

In this talk, Ros will discuss how journalists in Miami are seeking to cover climate change in a way that brings in concerns like health, real estate, financial markets and social justice. She’ll discuss how to integrate climate change into health, business, real estate, arts and science/environment coverage, regardless of scientific expertise – and why it’s important.

Demystifying: Changing the Way We See Native America

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Matika Wilbur, Project 562 Founder
Demystifying: The Way We See Native America

Tuesday, November 20, 5:30-7:30 p.m., EMU Redwood Auditorium

Matika Wilbur earned her BFA from Brooks Institute of Photography where she double majored in Advertising and Digital Imaging. Based in the Pacific Northwest, Matika is the creator of Project 562, a photography project to photograph all the tribes in the United States:http://www.project562.com/

The initiative has taken Matika to over 300 tribal nations dispersed throughout 40 U.S. states where she has taken thousands of portraits, and collected hundreds of contemporary narratives from the breadth of Indian Country all in the pursuit of one goal: To Change The Way We See Native America.

Matika’s visit has been made possible due to a number of partners from across campus, including the BESeries, Native American Student Union and many others. One of our Native SOJC students, Mitchell Lira, has been instrumental in making this visit possible, with further support from Dean Molleda, Torsten Kjellstrand and Scott Maier.

An Evening with Tom Bowman

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Tom Bowman, Pentagon Reporter, NPR
An Evening with Tom Bowman

Wednesday, February 20, 7 p.m., Knight Library Browsing Room

Tom Bowman is a NPR National Desk reporter covering the Pentagon. In his current role, Bowman has traveled to Iraq and Afghanistan often for month-long visits and embedded with U.S. Marines and soldiers.

Before coming to NPR in April 2006, Bowman spent nine years as a Pentagon reporter at The Baltimore Sun. Altogether he was at The Sun for nearly two decades, covering the Maryland Statehouse, the U.S. Congress, the U.S. Naval Academy, and the National Security Agency (NSA). His coverage of racial and gender discrimination at NSA led to a Pentagon investigation in 1994.

Bowman is a co-winner of a 2006 National Headliners’ Award for stories on the lack of advanced tourniquets for U.S. troops in Iraq. In 2010, he received an Edward R. Murrow Award for his coverage of a Taliban roadside bomb attack on an Army unit.

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This event is co-sponsored by KLCC

Demystifying: The music business as a petri dish for journalism innovation

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Cherie Hu, Freelance Journalist
Demystifying: The music business as a petri dish for journalism innovation

Wednesday, February 27, 2:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Room 221 Allen Hall
Thursday, February 28, 10 a.m. – 11:20 a.m., Room 303 Allen Hall

Cherie Hu is an award-winning freelance journalist focusing on the intersection of music, media and technology. She writes regular columns for Billboard, Forbes and Music Business Worldwide, with additional bylines in Variety, Pitchfork, Rolling Stone and the Columbia Journalism Review. She has spoken at over 25 conferences to date, including but not limited to SXSW, Midem, Music Biz and the Web Summit, and appears regularly as an expert commentator for the likes of CNBC and CGTN America. 

In 2017, at age 21, she received the Reeperbahn Festival’s inaugural award for Music Business Journalist of the Year. Previously, she spearheaded a research project on digital music innovation at Harvard Business School, and interned across product marketing, data analysis and artist development functions at music companies including Ticketmaster and Interscope Records.

Demystifying: Business Journalism in a Digital Age

Alice Bonasio, Editor-in-Chief, Tech Trends
Demystifying: Business Journalism in a Digital Age

Thursday, January 17, 12-1 p.m., Room 156 Straub Hall

Alice Bonasio is Editor-in-Chief for Tech Trends, a website “showcasing the latest disruptive technology that is changing the world we live, work, and play in.” 

Alongside her work at Tech Trends, Alice is also a VR (Virtual Reality) and Immersive Media consultant, and a contributor to publications such as Wired, Forbes, Fast Company, Quartz, VR Scout, Playboy, Scientific American, Ars Technica, The Next Web, and others.

In this talk, Alice will talk about her shifting career path, including reporting on business (as a journalist covering the tech sector) and making a business out of your reporting (building Tech Trends as a platform and monetizable brand), as well as the future of immersive storytelling and what that means for the next generation of communication professionals.

On her LinkedIn Profile, Alice describes her key interests as “Technology, VR, Mr, AR, Gaming, Lego, Digital Skills, Diversity.” She has a large international following for her work. Join her 44,000+ followers on Twitter, where she tweets as @alicebonasio