Programming sessions for ELP graduates at the convention

ELP Grads,

Here are some exclusive programming sessions for ELP graduates at this year’s convention. Space is limited. Please email Justin Seiter at for access for code to the register.

Google for Media

  • Where: Convention Hotel
  • When: Wednesday, August 13th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm EST
  • Cost: $5 (40 seats available) | Register here
  • Topic: A full day hands-on training hosted by Google to cover all of their digital tools including:
    • General Survey: High-level overview of Google’s tools for researching stories, discovering new trends in search, finding useful data sets to support stories and general understanding of how search works. This format works well when you have a room with different editorial stakeholders and skill levels who want to get a good sense of what’s available to them before exploring any one tool further or for those who already think of themselves as savvy but need a refresher, or someone who is curious about all of the tips and tricks they may be missing.
    • Custom maps training: This is a step-by-step training session on how to build a custom, interactive map with Maps Engine Lite/Pro and Fusion Tables. Great for beginners and non-developers just getting into mapping.
    • Google Earth for TV: Deep dive on Google Earth for television. Covers the best way to build a quick and easy Google Earth tour for air, movie rendering tips and Google Permissions guidelines.
    • Google Crisis Response: General overview of the Google Crisis Response team and how their tools can be used in natural disaster coverage. Tools include Person Finder, Public Alerts and the Crisis Map.
    • Google+ HOA / YouTube Live deep dive: This session will introduce you to Hangouts and how media outlets around the world—from broadcast to online—are using them to create compelling content and connect with audiences. There will be step-by-step instructions on how to run a Hangout and stream it on your own homepage or YouTube channel. We’ll also cover some Google+ and YouTube best practices, including YouTube Live stream.

ELP Salon at Vox

  • Where: Vox: 1201 Connecticut Ave NW, 11th Floor (Entrance on Rhode Island)
  • When: Thursday, August 14th from 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm EST
  • Cost: $5 (25 seats available) | Register here
  • Topic: Amassing over 5MM unique visitors in just over a month, Vox’s unprecedented inception represents one of the most successful digital launches and proves that this new kind of news site is truly fulfilling the previously unmet demand for explanatory journalism. Come and meet the leadership team for a Q&A panel followed by a networking mixer.
    • Ezra Klein, Editor-in-Chief
    • Melissa Bell, Executive Editor & Senior Product Manager

ELP Salon at Trove

  • Where: Trove: 1133 15th St NW 20005 (Across the street from The Washington Post, on 15th St NW,  between L and M)
  • When: Friday, August 15th from 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm EST
  • Cost: $5 (25 seats available) | Register here
  • Topic: Trove streams in news from thousands of sources so you can follow topics you care about, pick stories to highlight for others and get the best news stories picked by people who share your interests. Come and meet the leadership team for Q&A panel followed by a networking mixer.
    • Vijay Ravindran, CEO, Trove and Chief Digital Officer, Graham Holdings Co
    • Spiro Roiniotis, VP of Engineering, Trove and VP, Graham Holdings Co
    • Sandy Sugawara, Managing Editor, Trove

Questions? Contact Justin Seiter at or 415-346-2051 ext 107.