New York – New Media, New Methods, Oktober 2016

For fjerde gang på under et år går det igen til New York med kurset “New Media, New Methods”. Programmet for ugen ser således ud (på engelsk af hensyn til vore oplægsholdere):

Monday 3d of October
9.00 am Introduction to the week and each other. Short presentations of the themes of the week.

11.30 am Digital transformation and Product Development. v/ Rune Madsen, Designer, Programmer and Lecturer at The New York University.

Tag designer og programmør med fra starten

1.30 pm Lunch

03.00 pm Digital journalism at Quartz, A digitally native News Outlet. Conversation with Product Director Priya Ganapati and Growth Editor Jennifer Chang

Lessons from five years in Mobile News

4.30 pm wrap up of the day

Tuesday 4th of October
9.30 am Bloomberg News, development of news products. Analyst and Manager of Emerging Markets Department Nikolaj Gammeltoft.

Er han Danmarks mægtigste finansjournalist?

12.00 am Lunch

01.30 pm Digital transformation at The New York Times
Welcome/The Times’ Strategic Landscape: Kinsey Wilson Editor for Innovation and Strategy
Transforming The Times’ Journalism: Sam Dolnick Senior Editor, Digital Transition, Cliff Levy Assistant Masthead Editor, Mobile
New Product Development: Ben French VP, Product, Amanda Rottier Director, Product

Why The New York Times hired Kinsey Wilson

04.30 pm StoryTour: A media start up in New York. Short presentation by Founder and Editor-in-Chief Samantha Gross.
”The Secret Achitechture of Loss” at The High Line.

StoryTour: The In-person Magazine (video)

06.00 pm Wrap up of the day

Wednesday 5th of October
10.00 am How to Build Audiences! Data Science Director Dan Valente, Chartbeat,

Some Takeaways from the Chartbeat Masterclass at the 2016 GEN Summit

11.30 am Social Journalism – concepts and practices. Director of Social Journalism, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, Carrie Brown.

Become a Social Journalist in 2017

01.00 pm Lunch

02.00 pm Building Audiences through Engagement at ProPublica. Community Editor Terry Parris Jr., ProPublica

ProPublica´s Scott Klein and Terry Parris Jr. on Audience Engagement

04.00 pm End of program

Thursday 6th of October
9.00 am Audience building and management: Experiences and examples. Tim McDonald, co-creator of CreatingIs, former Community Director at The Huffington Post.

Kursus hos DMJX: Lær at udvikle fællesskaber

12.30 am How The Wall Street Journal extend its brand to emerging platforms. Executive Emerging Media Editor Carla Zanoni, The Wall Street Journal

Know how to fail fast…

02.00 pm Lunch

03.00 pm How to Build a Community of 2.5 million people in 2 years. Meeting with Kaylin Marcotte, Community Manager at The Skimm, a start up publishing a daily newsletter for young women.

How The Skimm´s passionate readership helped its newsletter grow to 1,5 million subscribers

4.00 Wrap up of the day

Friday 7th of October
09.00 The investigative team at Buzzfeed! How to develop digital storytelling in a digital native media organization. Investigative reporter Alex Campbell, Buzzfeed.

How Buzzfeed built an investigative team inside a viral hit factory

10.15 Wrap up of the week: What did we learn, and what do we do about it?

12.00 am End of program. Safe travels!

 

 

Tid til ny redaktionel organisering – væk fra “stofområderne”?

En af de mest spændende indspil om journalistik og medier i den forløbne uge var fra nyhedschefen på det kommende amerikanske erhvervsmagasin Quartz, Gideon Lichfield, som på sin blog skrev om magasinets journalistiske tænkning:

Man vil ikke som traditionelle medier have stofområder og fagmedarbejdere men i stedet arbejde ud fra fokus på fænomener. Som eksempler nævner han, at man i stedet for fokus på “miljøstof” vil beskæftige sig med “klimaforandringer”. Og i stedet for en medarbejder følger Kina vil man følgef.eks. kinesiske investeringer i Afrika.

Lichfield, mener, at journalistikkens fremtid – også økonomisk – i stigende ligger i at forklare og sætte ting i sammenhæng, og i det lys bliver den traditionelle fagmedarbejders opgave alt for snæver. Alle tidens interessante emner er komplekse og har en lang række af de traditionelle stoformåder involveret og vævet ind i hinanden.

Derfor du´r det ikke længere at opretholde en “gammeldags” redaktionel organisering baseret på, at man skal dække og levere nyheder fra nogle på forhånd definerede områder ind i en samlet ensartet pakkeløsning, mener Lichfield – som på Nieman Journalism Lab får medhold af C.W. Anderson:

The structure of newsrooms reflect how journalists think about their work. As those conceptions change, it makes sense that the structures may change with them.

Men en sådan ny journalistfunktion, der beskæftiger sig med såkaldte wicked problems vil være uhyre krævende. Man vil formentlig skulle behandle emner langt bredere end bare at skrive traditionelle nyhedshistorier, og blandt andet skulle se en journalistisk dækning mere som en proces end et produkt.

Det skal blive spændende at åbne denne diskussion, der også i en dansk optik må være meget relevant. Læs meget gerne de nævnte artikler og vær med til at åbne debatten: Hvordan kan journalistikken forandre sig fra at beskæftige sig med “nyheder” til at behandle “problematikker”?