NY Press Club event “The Digital Newsroom” Thursday, 2/6, Manhattan

Interesting event at the CUNY j-school this week. Free for j-school students and NY Press Club members. $15 for everyone else. Details HERE and below.

The Digital Newsroom

Thursday, February 6th
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
219 W 40 Street (7th & 8th)
6:30 p.m. refreshments/schmoozing
7:00 p.m. program
What does "digital newsroom" actually mean? We'll look at the similarities and differences between digital and conventional newsrooms where the concept, definition and realization of "digital" loom large.

Come hear from our expert panel about the differences in the reporting process and how social media sites are used in gathering information. How is the transition to a digital newsroom accomplished and what are the risks, the challenges, the rewards? What training is given to journalists who have no prior experience with digital and what opportunities are there for young journalists to enter the field?

We'll also explore the likely fate of news organizations that move too slowly – or in the wrong direction – in the digital era.

GRAPHIC Mary Cavallaro, Assistant National Executive Director for News and Broadcast at SAG-AFTRA. Mary will discuss changes in the industry brought about by digital journalism and new media in general.
GRAPHIC Matt Thompson, Manager of Digital Initiatives at NPR. Before joining NPR, Matt was online Community Manager for the Knight Foundation. He was also a Poynter Institute Naughton Fellow for Online Reporting and Writing.
GRAPHIC Murray Weiss, Columnist and Criminal Justice Editor for DNAinfo.com New York, Murray is an award-winning investigative journalist who formerly worked for the New York Post and The New York Daily News.
GRAPHIC Robin Tomlin, editor of Thunderdome, Digital First Media's New York City-based service that provides content for the more than 800 multi-platform products – including print, web and mobile – that is produced by MediaNews Group and Journal Register Company.

Free for New York Press Club members, CUNY J-School students and alums. RSVP required, click here.

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