AAJA is pleased to announce the Wednesday Workshops set to take place on August 12, 2015 as part of the first day of the 2015 AAJA National Convention at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco. Pre-registration or pre-application is required for participation in these workshops. See the full details below.
DATA JOURNALISM WORKSHOP
Time: 9am – 3pm, Room Pacific B & C
Spend the day diving deep into data topics and demos. You’ll learn what makes a great data story and presentation and walk through tutorials of how to clean, analyze and visualize a data story.
9 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Introductions, the value of data, how to get and clean data
10:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Data viz with charts (with coaching)
12:15 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Lunch on your own
1:30 p.m.- 3 p.m. Data viz with maps (with coaching)
3 p.m.-3:15 p.m. Wrap up, final questions
Speakers: Jaeah Lee, Reporter, Mother Jones, @jaeahjlee; Aaron Williams, Data Visualization Editor, San Francisco Chronicle, @aboutaaron; Lisa Pickoff-White, Senior Interactive Producer, KQED News, @pickoffwhite
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Wine Education Seminar
Time: 12pm – 5:15pm, at William Hill Napa Valley Chardonnay
You must be 21 or older to attend.
Human Centered Design presented by IDEO.org
Time: 9am – 12pm, Room Pacific M
Human-centered design is a creative approach to problem solving – one that starts with people and ends with innovative solutions, tailored to meet their needs. During this workshop, you’ll learn about IDEO.org, get a crash course on human-centered design, and work on a mini design challenge that will give you a taste on how to use certain methods to apply human-centered design in your everyday work.
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CNN REPORTERS WORKSHOP
Time: 10am – 6pm, at Bentley Reserve (301 Battery Street)
Gain first hand knowledge of what it takes to make it as a national TV correspondent. With the options to consume news, information and entertainment continuously changing, correspondents must be effective and versatile storytellers that suit the medium of choice for consumers. This daylong interactive workshop will provide participants with the necessary tools to build on existing skills in order to go from local reporter to national correspondent. Leaders from the broadcast and cable news industry will join as special guests to provide their insights.
Workshop topics will include: master storytelling, writing with focus, on-air performance, managing your image, interviewing skills, enterprising, journalism ethics, and the age of digital and social media.
20 applicants will be selected for this workshop. To apply, please submit the following items to India Diaz (firstname.lastname@example.org) by July 13:
- Cover Letter explaining why you should be selected for the program
Speaker: Ramon Escobar, Vice President, Talent Recruitment & Development, CNN
For more information, please contact India Diaz (email@example.com)
IRE’S WATCHDOG WORKSHOP
Time: 8:45am – 5pm, Room Pacific L
Investigative Reporters and Editors’ Watchdog Workshops offer tips, tools and training that you can use immediately to add depth to your work, from breaking news coverage to quick-turn enterprise and long-term projects. IRE’s Watchdog Workshop will help reporters, editors and producers return to their newsrooms with hard-hitting story ideas, websites and online resources, lists of key documents, techniques for more effective reporting, ways to use the web and social media to find information, and insight into the latest technology for newsgathering. For the third year in a row, IRE and AAJA have partnered to host an all-day workshop covering a variety of topics, from finding data stories to investigating inequality. Sponsored by the Gannett Foundation and IRE.
Speakers: Ryan Gabrielson, ProPublica, @ryangabrielson; Bernice Yeung, The Center for Investigative Reporting, @bmyeung; Jennifer LaFleur, The Center for Investigative Reporting, @j_la28; Ling Woo Liu, Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health, @LingWooLiu; Stephen Stock, NBC Bay Area, @StephenStockTV; Frank Bi, Forbes, @FrankieBi; Eric Sagara, The Center for Investigative Reporting, @esagara; Joanna Lin, The Center for Investigative Reporting, @joannalin; Jaimi Dowdell, IRE, @JaimiDowdell
To see the full schedule and to purchase your ticket, please click here.
Please contact AAJA National Office with any questions.