Table Talks: Teaching + Training

Consistently ranked among the best experiences of our conference, this series of participatory, inspiring conversations will address challenging topics in your area of expertise. You'll be able to choose your own conversation from the list of ideas below.

These discussions will give you an opportunity to collaborate with top minds in the field to explore new ideas on common issues you face.

Head to the room that has the topics that interest you most, sit anywhere, and our trained facilitators will you give you (very brief!) instructions on how Table Talks will work.

  • The future of journalism education – Andrew Mendelson
  • Audience engagement for the curriculum – Brooke Van Dam
  • How might we teach emerging media with limited resources (i.e. Using new tech in the classroom on a budget) – Jeremiah Patterson
  • Disrupting journalism education: Easy, yet not – Jody Brannon
  • Speaker Resources


    Andrew Mendelson - Associate Dean, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
    @andrewmendelson |

    Brooke Van Dam - Faculty Director and Associate Professor, Georgetown University
    @brookevandam |

    Jeremiah Patterson - Instructor of Journalism, American University School of Communication
    @jerpatter |

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


    Cole Goins - Director of Community Engagement, Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting
    @colegoins |