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SPJ JournCamp
March 9, 2018 | New York City

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When: Friday, March 9

Where: New York Marriott East Side
140 East 49th Street
New York, NY 10017
Directions, transportation and parking information

Parking: Valet parking at the Marriott East Side is $75.00/day (no in/out privileges). There are several ICON parking garages in the area.

Upon Arrival at the hotel: Please follow directions to the Morgan A Foyer, located on the 2nd level.

What To Bring:
Aside from an appetite to learn, you’ll want:
– Note-taking materials (however you prefer to do that).
– Laptop with fully charged battery if attending the Google Storytelling and Research Tools session. Setting up a free Gmail/Google account is important, too. For this session, a laptop is needed to get the full training experience. Some applications won’t work with tablets.
– Business cards. Remember the networking reception at the end of the day.

Tweet about it: If you'd like, spread the good word and what you learn on Twitter with hashtag #JournCamp.

Handouts and Presentation Materials: We'll upload session handouts and other presentation notes and slides from trainers to a Google Drive folder that anyone can access. A link to that folder will be available here shortly. (Some materials may not be added until after the session on Friday.)

JournCamp is funded by the Sigma Delta Chi Foundation.

SPJ is committed to bringing you training and tools in all areas of journalism. In this daylong workshop, you'll get practical, skills-based professional development that will help you be a better journalist.


A complete schedule and details about program sessions are coming soon.

8:15-9 a.m.: Registration and check-in

Continental breakfast available.

9 a.m.: Welcome and Introduction to JournCamp

9:15-11 a.m.: Breakout Sessions

(Choose one to attend per time slot on site)

(Free) Google Storytelling and Research Tools for All Journalists

Everyone uses Google, but how do you advance from being an "everyday" user to a power user? In this hands-on workshop, we'll take a deep dive into a handful of free Google Tools. Attendees will come away with strategies to help research more accurately and efficiently as well as training in tools that will help them tell more interactive stories. Come with a laptop and a free Google/Gmail account and leave with confidence and experience in Google's tools for journalists.

NOTE: Participants should have a free Google/Gmail account set up in advance and bring their laptop to the session. They also should have the free Cardboard Camera app downloaded to their phones.

Trainer: Frank Bi, editorial engineer at SB Nation and SPJ-Google News Lab trainer

Analog Ethics for a Digital World

New and exciting storytelling platforms emerge every few months thanks to the digital revolution, but the Society of Professional Journalists' Code of Ethics remains noticeably similar to its pre-internet predecessor. Learn why the tenets of journalism ethics remain mostly unchanged since being formed nearly 100 years ago, how to apply the principles to today's digital journalism and how to make them a presence in the modern newsroom.

Trainer: Andrew M. Seaman, Society of Professional Journalists’ ethics committee chairman, Reuters digital editor

11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.: General Session

Emotionally Intelligent Journalism

It's not a secret that public distrust in media is rampant these days. More than ever, it's vital that journalists deploy a high level of empathy in their work and in their interactions with readers. In this session, we will look at various journalistic approaches to and philosophies regarding emotionally intelligent reporting. We will also look at the specific tools and datasets that big tech companies are deploying as they attempt to build (and exploit!) a more emotionally intelligent and emotionally communicative internet.

Trainer: Anjali Khosla, editor, Fast Company

12:30-1:15 p.m.: Lunch (provided)

1:30-3:30 p.m.: Breakout Sessions

(Choose one to attend per time slot on site)

Facebook and CrowdTangle for Journalists

Facebook has become a key platform for connecting people to the stories they care about and journalists also have growing opportunities to use our tools and platforms to do their jobs end-to-end, from sourcing story ideas to storytelling to engaging with their audiences. This workshop will show journalists how to utilize Facebook and CrowdTangle to source amazing local stories, cover elections, track live events, find sources, and uncover how viral stories — and misinformation — spread.

Trainers: Jennifer Jenkins, Facebook Journalism Project; Robin Monheit, CrowdTangle

Data Visualization in Journalism: How and Why?

We'll talk about common forms of data visualization and when to use them, then make our own data visualizations together. Attendees can expect some discussion, some hands-on work and resources for further exploration. This is a beginner-friendly class. Please bring a laptop!

Trainer: Hilary Fung, graphics editor, NPR

3:45-5 p.m.: Networking Reception

Relax, have a drink, swap more training tips (and business cards/Twitter handles) and unwind after a long day cramming your head with new information.

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Meet the Trainers

Bios coming soon.

Anjali Khosla, editor, Fast Company

Anjali Khosla is the editor of FastCompany.com, where she has worked since 2012. She also teaches journalism at New York University and Columbia University. Before joining Fast Company, Anjali worked at the New York Daily News.

Frank Bi, editorial engineer at SB Nation and SPJ-Google News Lab trainer

Frank Bi is an editorial engineer at SB Nation, where he works on innovative editorial projects for the web. His work is a mix of web development, graphics and journalism. He lives in New York City.

Hilary Fung, graphics editor, NPR

Hilary Fung is a designer, developer and journalist on the visuals team at NPR. Before joining NPR, she built news apps and graphics at ProPublica. Before that, she managed Atlas, a data visualization platform, at Quartz, and was a visual journalist on the data team at The Huffington Post, working on news graphics, election apps and investigative stories. Her work has also appeared in The Washington Post and The Boston Globe.

Jennifer Jenkins, Facebook Journalism Project

Jennifer Jenkins leads training for the Facebook Journalism Project, working closely with newsrooms and journalists on best practices and innovative storytelling. Prior to joining Facebook in 2014, she was a senior staff editor for The New York Times, based in the Paris office. Before that she was the lead home page editor for The Times in New York, where she focused on breaking news and mobile platforms. She's also a proud alum of CNN.com, Headline News and the Miami Herald. She attended Spelman College and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, and grew up in Florida. She’s proud of that latter fact, “Florida Man” and all.

Robin Monheit, CrowdTangle

Robin Monheit has managed CrowdTangle relationships with US media companies such as the New York Times, Conde Nast, CNN and others, for over four years. She is passionate about teaching editors and journalists about tools to make their work — and therefore their lives — easier. Prior to CrowdTangle, she was a senior social media strategist at Hearst Magazines. Robin began her career as an entertainment editor and writer at various publications, including O, the Oprah Magazine. In 2011, Robin received a certificate from CUNY's Entrepreneurial Journalism program, and soon after, organized Hearst's first-ever 24-hour hackathon in partnership with AngelHack. She continues to be involved with the CUNY program as a mentor to current students. She’s also a proud Terp, as an alum of the University of Maryland Philip Merrill College of Journalism.

Andrew M. Seaman, Society of Professional Journalists’ ethics committee chairman, Reuters digital editor

Andrew has been the Society of Professional Journalists' ethics committee chairperson since 2014, when the organization adopted its revised Code of Ethics. He's been called "the journalism-ethics maven" by the Washington Post. Andrew previously served as chair of SPJ's awards and honors committee and on its board of directors. Professionally, he works as a digital editor in New York City for Reuters, the world's largest international multimedia news provider. He was previously a reporter in the news organization's Washington, D.C. bureau and its senior medical journalist. Andrew is a graduate of Wilkes University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, where he sits on the alumni board.

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