Educators Meetup: Disrupt J-Ed and More

  • Session audio will be posted

This revamped approach to the Educators meetup will be divided into three distinct topics. The session will kick off with a conversation on challenges to advancing journalism education, including the perspectives of the first Tow-Knight Disruptive Educators attending ONA as fellows. We'll also discusss how to sustain conversations between conferences.

Next comes a Speed Teaching Round; lightning talks on innovative ideas.

2017 Topic: Building a Bolder Student and/or Pushing Students Beyond Their Bubbles

  • Notecard News: Using “Engagement Cards” for Community Connectivity – Iowa State’s Jan Lauren Boyles, #ONA17 Tow-Knight Disruptive Educator
  • Stronger together: How animal personalities boost teamwork – Alfred Hermida, University of British Columbia
  • To Go Deep, Keep Going Back – Southern Methodist's Jake Batsell, #ONA17 Tow-Knight Disruptive Educator
  • 5 Steps to a Journalism Startup Sprint – Jeremy Caplan, Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism, CUNY
  • It’s Free…It’s Video Storytelling…It's CLIPS! – Maryland’s Ron Yaros, #ONA17 Tow-Knight Disruptive Educator

  • ​And finally, educators can participate in a poster session, drinks in hand, thanks to by the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism.


  • How Do Journalists Define, Measure, and Discuss Impact? – Elia Powers, Towson University
  • Machine Learning for the Newsroom: A Step-by-Step Approach – Iowa State’s Jan Lauren Boyles, #ONA17 Tow-Knight Disruptive Educator
  • Mission, money and messiness in digital startups – Alfred Hermida, University of British Columbia
  • Headspace VR – Amara Agiuilar, University of Southern California
  • Slow Journalism and the Out of Eden Walk – Jeff South, Virginia Commonwealth University

  • This session is designed for:

  • Any and all educators; given our mix of networking and educational learning, you’re bound to take away some compelling ideas

  • Speaker

    Additional presenters confirmed and will be added soon.


    Jody Brannon - Community Manager / Chief News Evangelist, Tow-Knight / Bing News
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