TEDxPoynter Institute: Discovering the Future of Media (DTED-13)
To figure out where media is heading, we need to push the conversation beyond the traditional ideas we hear every day in the social media echo chamber. We need to connect the dots between the present and the future of media.
During this interactive one-day TEDx event, we will tap into the minds of influential thought leaders from the broadest sections of the media industry. Poynter’s Roy Peter Clark, Kelly McBride and Regina McCombs will also be teaching in this workshop.
What makes this day unique is the variety of speakers at the intersection of technology and media — and the access that participants will have to these folks. How often do you get to talk to someone like Jessica Bennett about her experiences at Tumblr, or pick Tim Burke’s brain about his vision for Deadspin?
Limiting the group to a select group of 100 people and structuring the day to include conversation breaks helps facilitate this interaction. During each of the day’s three conversation breaks, the group will break up into smaller groups to discuss what the speakers shared. The speakers will be floating among the groups, so that audience members can ask additional questions and share their own ideas.
In addition to hearing a lot of fresh ideas from some of the most innovative minds thinking about media, participants will begin to digest and think about ways they can apply these new ideas to their own work even before they leave Poynter.
Here’s the projected schedule for the day:
- 9:00 - 9:30 a.m. - Meet the speakers
- 9:30 a.m. - Welcome
- 9:50 a.m. - Session One
- 10:45 a.m. - Break
- 11:00 a.m. - Session Two
- 12:00 p.m. - Lunch (Lunch will be provided via two local food trucks)
- 1:15 p.m. - Session Three
- 2:35 p.m.- Break
- 2:45 p.m. - Session Four
- 3:35 p.m. - Wrap up
This event is sponsored in part by PR Newswire.
Participants will learn:
- What form(s) will journalism take in the future?
- What can organizations outside of journalism teach us about the future of media?
- How do we navigate some of the biggest challenges currently facing journalism?
- What else do we need to know as we think about the future of media?
Here’s what past participant had to say about TEDx Poynter:
“Love the Poynter Institute AND the $50 fee made it affordable. Too often these programs are too expensive.” - Laura York, Laura York PR
“Tremendous amount of information and inspiration in a very short, engaging time frame.” - Michael Bell, Executive Director, Suncoast Hospice Foundation
TED chooses Poynter.org as one of the 100 best websites among the selections for literature, media and culture.
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Who Will Benefit:
Former Executive Editor of Tumblr
Chief Data Scientist, Betaworks
Video/Assignment Editor, Deadspin
Professor of Journalism at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, co-founder Hot Type Consulting
Dir. for International Freedom of Expression, Electronic Frontier Foundation.
TV/Media Critic, Tampa Bay Times
Vice President and Senior Scholar, Reporting, Writing & Editing Faculty
University Professor in the School of Communication at American University
Senior Faculty, Ethics, Reporting and Writing