Register now for Scholastic Journalism Division’s Mid-Winter Meeting at Poynter Institute, Jan. 5-6, 2015Posted on November 6th, 2014 No comments
by Jeff Browne
The Scholastic Journalism Division’s Mid-Winter Meeting is set for Jan. 5-6, 2015, at the Poynter Institute for Media Studies in St. Petersburg, Florida.
This year’s themes center around our featured speakers’ topics for the day (see below).
Click on this link for the registration form. Registration is $75. A special discounted rate of $40 is offered for first-time attendees, graduate students, and current high school journalism teachers
The Hilton Bayfront Hotel in St. Pete, just a short walking distance from Poynter, is holding rooms for us at a special conference rate of $129 per night, along with discounted parking. For reservations, go to the hotel’s webpage set up for our conference or call 727-894-5000.
Our featured presenters for Jan. 5-6 in St. Pete will be Craig Silverman and Dr. Meg Moritz.
Poynter faculty member Craig Silverman is the founder of Regret the Error, a blog that reports on media errors and corrections, and trends regarding accuracy and verification. He is also Director for Content for Spundge, a content curation and creation platform used by newsrooms and other organizations. Silverman has been a columnist for the Toronto Star, Columbia Journalism Review, The Globe And Mail and BusinessJournalism.org. He’s the former managing editor of PBS MediaShift.
Dr. Meg Moritz is a professor at the University of Colorado Boulder. where she examines the impact of crisis reporting on journalists and their subjects. Her hour-long documentary “Covering Columbine” looks at the emotional and ethical issues raised in the coverage of the most visible school shooting in U.S. history. Her most recent project is a documentary tentatively titled “Rough Draft,” in which she looks at scholastic journalism, including how high school and college journalists respond to tragedy on their campuses, frequently in front of their own eyes. Her recent publications in crisis reporting include the piece ”Students as Creators and Consumers of e-News: The Case of Virginia Tech,” in e-Journalism: New Directions in Electronic News Media.