As you build your #EIJ17 conference schedule, consider adding sessions led by or including public media professionals. Check out the session roundup below prepared by the #ThinkPublicMedia team.

 

Wednesday, September 6

1:30 PM

Recruiters Panel (NAHJ Student Bootcamp)

(featuring American Public Media recruiter Marcello Sawyer)

The focus of our panel is how students should (and should not) engage with recruiters when looking for internships and jobs. For example, what's the best way to initiate a call or meeting with a recruiter? What's the best way to initiate a follow-up with a recruiter you have already met? What are "best practices" when communicating via email, phone or letter? Should students reach out via social media (Twitter or Facebook)? How do you address recruiters (Ms. or Mr., for example)? Any examples (without naming names, of course) of some of the best ways students have reached out -- and some of the worst? 

Thursday, September 7

9 AM to 10 AM

Reporte en televisión y radio con teléfonos inteligentes: ¡Grabe, edite, e informe en vivo!

(featuring NPR News Production & Operation Manager Rolando Arrieta)

Este taller se enfocará en enseñar aplicaciones digitales y técnicas de grabación empleadas en la producción de noticias para televisión y radio. La sesión será dictada por dos periodistas que han producido reportajes con sus teléfonos inteligentes en Washington, D.C. y San Antonio, Texas.

 

1 PM to 2 PM

Three P's in a Podcast

(Moderated by NPR Arts Correspondent Mandalit Del Barco and featuring NPR Music's Felix Contreras)

Almost anyone can podcast these days. But where do you start? How do you go from idea to production to launch? Come meet a panel of podcast innovators who will share tips on how to Pitch, Produce and Publish a podcast that people will remember. You’ll learn best practices in focusing an idea, basic recording and production techniques, identifying a target audience, available platforms to publish and promote the podcast. Come learn from the leaders in the podcasting industry about what worked, what didn’t and why.

 

2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Reporte en televisión y radio con teléfonos inteligentes: ¡Grabe, edite, e informe en vivo!

(featuring NPR News Production & Operation Manager Rolando Arrieta)

Este taller se enfocará en enseñar aplicaciones digitales y técnicas de grabación empleadas en la producción de noticias para televisión y radio. La sesión será dictada por dos periodistas que han producido reportajes con sus teléfonos inteligentes en Washington, D.C. y San Antonio, Texas.

 

Friday, September 8

1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

Surviving the Storm: How to Maintain Your Ethics, Mental Health and Physical Well Being While Covering Natural Disasters

(featuring NPR's Rolando Arrieta and Luis Clemens, others TBA)

When do you stop being a journalist and help with rescue efforts? What's the line between showing people's struggles and exploiting their plight? How do you keep focused when your own home and family are being affected by the storm? And how do you ensure your own safety out in the field? These are the questions facing journalists tasked with covering hurricanes, tornadoes and other storms -- most recently Hurricane Harvey in Texas. Panelists share their experiences and offer advice on best practices.

 

Saturday, September 9

7:30 AM to 9:00 AM

Walton Family Foundation Breakfast

(featuring SCPR Education Correspondent Adolfo Guzman-Lopez)

Creating opportunity so individuals can live better in today's world is what the Walton Family Foundation pursues each and every day. Join a breakfast panel during the EIJ17 convention for a conversation regarding specific education issues affecting Latino communities. Seating is limited so make sure to RSVP.

 

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Unleash And Focus Your Inner Broadcaster

(featuring WGCU News Director Amy Tardif and WFUV News Director George Bodarky)

Finding your voice for radio, television or even podcasting isn't always easy. You'll learn techniques to deliver copy in a clear, conversational manner and more effectively communicate with your audience. You'll also learn how to stay focused and “in the moment” with every story you read. We'll have scripts to help you unleash your inner broadcaster. NOTE: While this session is great way for existing and aspiring broadcasters to develop stronger vocal ability, it's also a great way for newsroom managers to learn new techniques for coaching their own staffs.

 

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Trust and Truth in News: What Practical Solutions are Being Worked On?

(featuring PBS Newshour Producer Cameron Hickey)

Over the past eight months the media industry has seen a flurry of conferences, panels and workshops on the subject of Trust and Truth in News. This dynamic panel will move beyond the usual talk, and dig deeper on some of the more noteworthy initiatives in this space. Prepare to dive into important nuance surrounding the main issues related to the information ecosystem in 2017, and look ahead towards the next twelve months as journalists navigate emerging complexities en route to accurate and credible reporting.