Poynter to Host TEDx Conference: The Future of Journalism
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – “In the spirit of ideas worth spreading,” The Poynter Institute will host TEDxPoynterInstitute, a program created by TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design). Poynter’s local, independent, self-organized event is operated under license from TED and will bring people together to share a TED-like experience. The event will be held at Poynter on Saturday, October 28, from 9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
“During this one-day TEDx event, participants will collaborate with thought leaders to complete the sentence: ‘The future of journalism is …’,” said Poynter’s Ellyn Angelotti, who as faculty for Digital Trends and Social Media, will lead the conference. “Numerous speakers who are influential in social media will explore future possibilities within journalism.” Journalists, bloggers, social media users or strategists, entrepreneurs and anyone else interested in the future of journalism are encouraged to attend.
Speakers at TEDxPoynterInstitute will include:
• Eric Deggans, TV/Media Critic, St. Petersburg Times
• Jessica Hagy, Creator, Indexed
• Peter Kageyama, Community & Economic Development Consultant; Producer, Creative Cities Summit
• Tisse Mallon, Life Coach, Inspirational Speaker, Arts Advocate
• Jason Sadler, Founder, I Wear Your Shirt
• Graham Sharp, CEO, xtranormal.com
• Rachel Sklar, Writer, Editor, Social Entrepreneur
• Robin Sloan, Media Partnerships Manager, Twitter
• Dave Stanton, Managing Developer, Smart Media Creative
• Matt Thompson, Editorial Project Manager, NPR
Tickets are $75 until October 14. Tickets purchased after October 14 will be priced at $99. Some student discounts are available. Seating is limited to 100 people. All talks will be live-streamed and recorded. A Tweetup will follow the event.
For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.poynter.org/11tedx or call 727-821-9494.
About Poynter The Poynter Institute trains journalism practitioners, media leaders, educators and citizens in the areas of online and multimedia, leadership and management, reporting, writing and editing, TV and radio, ethics and diversity, journalism education and visual journalism. Poynter’s Web site, www.poynter.org, is the dominant provider of journalism news, with a focus on business analysis and the opportunities and implications of technology.
About Poynter’s News University
Poynter’s News University, www.newsu.org, offers training to journalists, journalism students, teachers and the public through more than 200 interactive e-learning modules and other forms of training. It has more than 190,000 registered users in 225 countries.
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