This session is for journalists of all social levels to enhance their social media presence and improve their social media skills. Have you ever wondered: Which is the best platform to boost my reporting? How can I make my print/audio story visual? How can I be better at engagement and what is it? How can I slay on social? How do I create a GIF and what’s the real pronunciation? We got you. You will learn new tools and hacks to best utilize social for engagement and for building your brand.
This session is for journalists interested in engagement-driven reporting. The goal is to foster journalism that is elevated with user-generated content and/or community engagement. You will learn how to create impact, avoid information gaps, build an audience, tap into communities that can help, and tease your story. Additionally, you’ll be able to explain engagement (and it’s importance) to your newsroom.
How to translate a written story into audio. What tech tools can you use to make an audio story How to gather audio that’s useful How can I make my podcast with no money Maybe how to pitch a print/TV story as audio?
Trainers: Rolando Arrieta, NPR and Julia Furlan, BuzzFeed News
Internet nos ha dado miles formas de contar una historia y el artículo es solo una de ellas. ¿Por qué nuestro primer impulso es escribir cuatro párrafos y agregarles una foto? En esta sesión aprenderás a repensar los formatos periodísticos. Para esta sesión contaremos con a alguien del equipo de gráficos de Univision para que expliquen cómo crear gráficos sencillos con herramientas gratuitas y accesibles para todos y cómo pensar en contar historias visualmente.
Trainers: María Sanchez Diez, ProPublica’sElectionland; Mariano Zafra, Graphics Editor enUnivisionNoticias y Amaya Verde, Multimedia Graphics Artist en Univision Entretenimiento
Jorge Luis Sierra, periodista de investigación y entrenador de SPJ, daráentrenamientoenespañol y presentará las herramientas de Google másútiles para periodistaslatinosen la era digital. Entre ellasestán: Búsquedainversa de imágenes, Google Maps, Google Trends, Google Académico, Google Earth Pro, Google Public Data Explorer y YouTube.
Trainer: Jorge Luis Sierra, Media Consultant
Register for this workshop: 2pm – 4pm: How to boost your career, brand and impact with digital media
How to use social media as a journalist.
Trainers: Jose Zamora and BA Snyder, Veritas Group
Trainers: Clàudia Prat, VR Producer and Daniel Rojas Roa, 3GO Video
Register for this workshop: 2pm – 6pm: Intro to Unity (or Unreal)
Beginners workshop to the software Unity. How can we create computer-generated imagery (CGI) for virtual reality storytelling? Participants in this session will need to bring a laptop with Unity downloaded.
Trainer: Gemma Busoni, Education Program & XR Specialist, Unity Technologies
This session is an introduction to data journalism. We’ll give you a basic overview of what data journalism is, examples of stories that use data and all the ways data can show up in a story. We’ll also cover some fundamentals in data reasoning like basic stats and fallacies.
Trainers: Luis Melgar, Univision & Alberto Cairo, University of Miami
We’ll go beyond the basics with a focus on data journalism skills. We’ll cover spreadsheets and how to use them, simple techniques like sorting, filtering, calculating averages and percent change, and how to use pivot tables. Then we’ll talk about the best places to find data and how to evaluate it.
Trainers: Cecilia Reyes, Chicago Tribune & Luis Melgar, Univision
Podcasts are having a moment, and it’s important that journalists understand how to use this powerful storytelling tool. Janice Llamoca, associate producer at NPR’s LatinoUSA, will share tips on how to write engaging scripts that will keep audiences coming back for more.
Want your videos to go viral on social media? Carly Figueroa, senior producer at NowThis News, knows exactly how to create timely videos that capture social media viewers’ attention. Come for all the essentials on writing scripts for social videos and stay for tips on how to make your content undeniably shareable.
Earlier this year S. Florida and the country was rocked when a 19-year-old young man opened fire at Stoneman Douglas High School, leaving 17 people dead and fourteen more injured. This session, which features newsroom leaders from several South Florida newsrooms, focuses on best practices and exercises to prepare your staff to execute at a very high level in the face of major breaking news. This is a hands-on approach to learning how to best manage teams in the throes of major breaking news.
Trainers: Victor Hernandez, Banjo; Elizabeth Flores, assistant news director, NBC6 Miami; Liz Roldan, news director, CBS4 Miami and Robert Lenz, director of coverage, CNN Español
Characters are the base for a brilliant story. Getting the best interview out of people is an art form many journalists struggle to master. This training session will cover tips and tricks of the trade that can be used on the most open victim or the most elusive politician. · Goal: To have an authentic conversation with someone, with the cameras rolling. You’ll learn how to crack through your subject’s defensiveness or nervousness and get them to be vulnerable.
Moderators: Mireya Villareal, CBS National News; Nathalia Ortiz, NBC Universal, Trainers: Louis Aguirre, ABC Miami and Adolfo Flores, Buzzfeed
The plumbing of the internet and how it works. A reporters’ top things to do in order to stay safe online, as well as threat modeling for reporters. We will cover password managers, build your own threat model, changes to your computer and accounts. Phishing attacks & mitigating risk. Using a VPN, ad-blockers, and anonymous browsers for securing research.
Trainers: Matt Mitchell, Raven and Sarah Aoun, 2017-2018 Ford Mozilla Open Web Fellow
Encrypting voice messages, text, and files. Encrypted emails and PGP. The difference between WhatsApp, Signal, Wire, Telegram, etc. Methods of locking files and sharing collaboratively. Secure cloud storage and file handling. Organizing a safe meeting with a source.
Trainers: Matt Mitchell, Raven and Sarah Aoun, 2017-2018 Ford Mozilla Open Web Fellow
Mobile Video (4 Hours)
2pm – 4pm: Video Storytelling for the Web
Video is everywhere but not every story is a video story. In this section Emmy-nominated visual journalist, Ana M. Rodriguez, will focus on capturing stories with strong visuals in a documentary style. We’ll go over basic concepts (pre-production, production and post) and how to make complex and in-depth stories connect with social audiences. We’ll analyze cutting-edge videos and engage in critical discussions about what makes an effective video story and how you can create your own. This workshop is for those who want to expand their storytelling skills and wonder about video storytelling.
Trainer: Ana M. Rodriguez, Visual Journalist at Univision Noticias Digital
4:30pm – 6:30pm: How to shoot high quality videos on your phone
Today’s smartphones record video in high definition and 4k. Yes, having a camera on your mobile device is ideal, but can you capture great images? Smartphones are great tools during breaking news, but there are ways to better capture video – and do it more efficiently. During this training session, we’ll show you how to gather great visuals on your mobile device. We’ll also share a few helpful apps that will make your job even easier.
Trainers: Ana M. Rodriguez, Visual Journalist at Univision Noticias Digital, Alex Sanz, Deputy Director of Newsgathering, U.S. South for The Associated Press, and Barbara Corbellini Duarte, Senior Producer for Business Insider and INSIDER
Go beyond breaking news and daily stories to take your coverage to the next level. Find data and documents that you can quickly turn into watchdog stories, often building on breaking news coverage and beating the competition.
Trainer: Denise Malan, senior training director, IRE
When news breaks, you need to be nimble and smart in finding sources, backgrounding people, verifying what’s real vs. fake, and staying ahead of the competition. Learn key sites, apps and social media strategies to quickly build a digital dossier on someone.
Trainer: Denise Malan, senior training director, IRE
Media Law Resource Center Institute (MLRC) (3 Hours)
11:30am – 12:30pm: Legal Workshop- Relationship with Sources and the Reporters’ Privilege
This workshop will start with consideration of how a reporter should deal with a source from an ethical and legal point-of-view, and whether and how a reporter should allow a source to be confidential. It then will take up the question of whether a reporter can be compelled to identify a confidential source depending on whether there is an applicable shield law and on how a constitutional privilege and balancing test gets applied in different cases. The session will offer very practical advice on what to do if you’re subpoenaed.
12:45pm – 2:30pm: Legal Workshop- Copyright and Digital Media
A workshop covering hot issues in copyright and the law of digital media. We will start with a consideration of copyright law, because just because something is on the internet does not mean it’s free for the taking. What is copyrightable, the fair use of newsworthy information, and embedding and aggregation of content will all be discussed. We will also talk about ways in which the law treats online speech differently from traditional media, including the ramifications of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Sec. 230 of the Communications Decency Act, and the role of social media platforms.
Discussion Leaders: Jeff Hermes, MLRC; Allison Lovelady, Shullman Fugate
Think Public Media Shifting Platforms: Making the Switch to Audio
10:00am – 12:00pm: Think Public Media Shifting Platforms: Making the Switch to Audio
Are you considering a move to audio storytelling? Curious about podcasts? Want to add audio elements to your digital stories? Let NPR’s Eric Deggans, Mandalit Del Barco, Adrian Florido and other audio veterans from across public radio guide you through the biggest adjustments you’ll need to make as you shift to the most intimate of platforms.
Fox News Multimedia Reporters (MMRs) operate as one-person-bands with the ability to go live virtually anytime, anywhere. They are trained on top-of-the-line video equipment and streaming technology. Each day they gather news information, conduct live and taped interviews, write stories and deliver news reports on all Fox News & Fox Business media platforms. Learn from current MMRs what it takes to shoot your shot as a strong candidate for the next MMR class. This experiential workshop will review the day-to-day process of reporting stories across multiple platforms, the dos & don’ts of shooting and editing powerful packages, and social media best practices for gathering story ideas and establishing your brand.
In 2018 a conversation is happening around journalism and media and the First Amendment. It’s happening right now. CNN felt compelled to participate in that conversation.
Amidst that heated debate and claims of “fake news”, “CNN Facts First” reminds people who we are, what we do and why we do it. Hear how CNN’s commitment to holding the powerful accountable with its “Facts First” approach has produced journalistic success.
Open only to registered attendees of the conference.
3:00pm – 4:00pm: CBS Townhall (Long Form Broadcast Reporting)
Hear from an elite group of CBS News producers and reporters about critical elements that go into long-form programming on 60 Minutes, 48 Hours, CBS Sunday Morning and the Evening News’ Eye On America. Original reporting is the trademark of CBS News, and some of the network’s top journalists will share their best practices and secrets to long form storytelling.
Moderator: Michelle Miller, correspondent
Introduction by: Ingrid Ciprian-Matthews(CBS News’ Executive Vice President)
Panelists: Claudia Weinstein, Lourdes Aguiar, Efrain Robles, Javier Guzman
How To Make Stories That Matter Go Viral (presented by BuzzFeed Pero Like)
11:00am – 12:00pm: How To Make Stories That Matter Go Viral (BuzzFeed Pero Like)
A session in which we discuss how we’ve created successful Facebook videos about news affecting our community. Examples of our past work include: Let’s Talk About Sammy Sosa (over 111K shares and 7 million views), When People Say, “Go Back To Mexico!” (256k shares and 11 million views) and our current viral video, Don’t Tell Me Not To Speak Spanish (183k shares and 5.5 million views).
Alexis Tirado (Moderator) – Supervising Producer, Pero Like
Panelists: Alexis Garcia ( Alexis Garcia,Social Media Strategist, Pero Like) Curly Velazquez, Video Producer, Pero Like Gadiel del Orbe, Video Producer, Pero Like Norberto Bricento, Editor, Pero Like
Covering the Stories That Matter (presented by BuzzFeed News)
2:00pm – 3:30pm: Covering the Stories That Matter (presented by BuzzFeed News)
In the past five years, BuzzFeed News has grown from a small social news upstart into an international, award-winning news organization with reach as wide as any other legacy media company and more than 250 reporters and editors worldwide. In this session, BuzzFeed News Editor-in-Chief Ben Smith will sit down with fellow BuzzFeed News reporters who broke some of the biggest stories of the year from exposing a police officer who framed dozens of people for murder to the definitive, on the ground account of the story of a caravan of Central Americans that made its way through Mexico to the United States to discuss how to build a deeper connection with your audience while still maximizing the impact and reach of your reporting on many platforms.
Ben Smith (Moderator) – Editor in Chief, BuzzFeed News
Panelists: Melissa Segura – Investigative Reporter Adolfo Flores – World Correspondent Julia Furlan – Supervising Producer