Join some of the nation's leading digital media lawyers for a conversation on the law that impacts your professional life. We'll talk about how the fair use doctrine attempts to reconcile copyright protection with freedom of speech; how websites can limit liability for user-generated content; whether "freedom of speech" is (or should be) different from "freedom of the press"; and explore data collection and privacy. Come armed with questions.
Before 2012 arrives, learn what you'll need to know about building and maintaining an election site. Developers will discuss using the best (cheap or free) sources for results data, social media, and maps to make your local, state and national election efforts stand out.
Accuracy is fundamental to what we do, but it's a challenge to verify information when it flows at digital warp speed from so many sources. Get specific tools, advice and strategies to master the art of online verification. Learn how to verify a tweet, evaluate if a website is credible and check the accuracy of your own work.
You don't have to wait for your news organization to hire the next Steve Jobs to start your news apps team. With a few people, a framework and the cloud, you can start building award-winning, traffic-generating apps ... now.
Sports, the Oscars and elections — just a few examples of major real-time events that have moved beyond the laptop. We'll show you how to craft a live and compelling second-screen experience to draw users to your site simultaneously. Learn the right mix of content, video, social and other tools, as well as how to build and execute the code behind these beasts.
It's a fact: Diversity in the online newsroom can create quality reporting, increase revenue streams and reach growing and new demographics. Come discover short- and long-term strategies for building a staff with diverse backgrounds, ideas and sources, including tech/IT, writers, editors and management.
Discover which stories are best told by crowdsourcing, the tools that work for soliciting and managing information and how to build and manage a network. Walk away with practical tips about crowdsourcing apps for your newsroom and best practices for employing crowdworkers for data journalism tasks.
Come hear from six hand-picked digital journalists who will have 8 minutes each to explain one thing they would change about our industry.