March 10, 2010

New Media Research Support Grants Awarded

The Institute sent out a call for grant proposals to support new media research during the 2010 academic year. The research proposals needed to address some aspect of changes in new media technology, media consumption, or the impact of new technologies on storytelling and communications. Out of 20 proposals submitted, eight were funded.

The following Institute for New Media Studies 2010 grant proposals were funded:
"Evaluating Social Media Use, A Nonprofit's Quest for Effectiveness" - Kristen Cici, Ph.D. Dissertation SJMC

"Political Humor in the Eye of the Beholder: Argumentation and motivated reasoning in the processing of satirical viral videos" - Nathan Gilkerson, Ph.D. SJMC

"Online Communication Following the 2010 Haiti Earthquake on the Facebook Social Network" - Peter Gloviczki, Ph.D. Dissertation SJMC

"The Study of How Somali-American Women in the Twin Cities Connect with each Other Using Technology" - Debra Kelley, M.A. SJMC

"User's Motivations for Media Use and User's Role in a Network: The uses-and-gratification study on instant social network service" - Cheonoon Kim, M.A SJMC

"Examining Ethnic Differences in Use of Online Community as a Health Information Source between Korean Americans and Non-Hispanic Whites" - Junga Kim, M.A. SJMC

"Mass Media Effects on H1N1 Information Search Behaviors on the Internet: Cross-national comparison of the U.S.A and South Korea" - Soyoon Kim, Ph.D. Dissertation SJMC

"Connected Society, Disconnected Reality: Political knowledge gaps in the new media environment" - Kevin Wang, Ph.D. Dissertation SJMC

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March 2, 2010

NICAR

Nora Paul will join Anthony DeBarros of USA Today, Laura Frank, Rocky Mountain Investigative News Network, Mark Horvit with IRE and NICAR, and Brant Houston of the University of Illinois in a talk about what computer assisted reporting-based investigations (CAR) are being missed. This roundtable discussion will not only look at what may be missed, but also how to discover those stories.

NICAR will be hosted by the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University on March 11-14.

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Disruptive Effects: Design Symposium at UMN

Journalists have a richer array of media available to use in storytelling than ever before. Is a complex story best told in 18 inches of well-crafted text or might an interactive graphic that lets people visually explore the story be more effective? Nora Paul will explore the vast array of multimedia and design tools at journalists disposal March 18 at 3M Auditorium, Carlson School of Management.

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February 22, 2010

Talk for St. Kate College Library Science Students

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February 1, 2010

$6,000 New Media Research Support Grant

The Institute seeks to support graduate student new media research projects during the 2010 academic year. The type of research projects sought will address some aspect of changes in new media technology, media consumption, or the impact of new technologies on storytelling and communications.

Realize your research goals with funding from INMS

The Institute for New Media Studies seeks to support graduate student new media research projects during the 2010 academic year. The type of research projects we wish to support will address some aspect of changes in new media technology, media consumption, or the impact of new technologies on storytelling and communications.

Grant recipient(s) will be required to present at the annual New Media Research @ UMN 2010 Fall event in late September 2010 regardless of research project progress.

Deadline: Friday, February 26, 2010

Notification: March 11, 2010

View the Grant Application Form (PDF) and Grant Guidelines (PDF).

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November 23, 2009

New Models for the News

Nora Paul headlines December's continuing ed forum

Are today's diminished news organizations sustainable—or are newspapers an endangered species?

On December 3, join Nora Paul, author and founding director of the University of Minnesota's Institute for New Media Studies, as she explores new models for the news.

Full story: http://www.cce.umn.edu/Headliners/Upcoming-Headliners/index.html

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November 17, 2009

"The First Amendment, Freedom of the Press and the Future of Journalism"

The National Press Club is hosting a discussion on the state of journalism during this current state of transition. It will feature perspectives from print, broadcast, online and academic perspectives. Moderated by Bloomberg News reporter and SJMC alum Alan Bjerga, the panel will include Nora Paul, Star Tribune Editor Nancy Barnes, Pioneer Press Editor Thom Fladung and MinnPost Publisher Joel Kramer. Location: Campus Club, Coffman Memorial Union

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November 12, 2009

Nora Paul quoted in Minnesota Daily

Paul speaks on video game violence

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, a recently released video game, might be one of the most popular of the holiday season. It is also one of the most violent. Concerns over violence in video games is still a hot topic; In a recent Minnesota Daily article, Nora Paul weighed in.

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October 21, 2009

Why do videos "go viral?"

Nora Paul touches on web phenomena

A recent incident at a football game with the University of Minnesota mascot, Goldy, has thousands of people flocking online to watch the video. Nora Paul speaks on viral online video in a recent Minnesota Daily story.

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September 22, 2009

MinnPost spotlights INMS research resources

Yet another well-kept secret in Minnesota tech and media is the Institute for New Media Studies

This year's program, held last Friday at Coffman Union, was presented to an interested group who heard information on projects addressing journalism, social media, gaming and art, to name a few. It also showcased the institute's facilities, which include focus-group rooms and eye-tracking software used in site design and usability studies, as part of it's quest to provide the ability to do more applied research.

Full story: http://www.minnpost.com/minnov8/2009/09/23/11776/u_of_m_showcases_its_new-media_research_resources

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September 14, 2009

Add your profile to the New Media Research Network

We are building a database of new media expertise at the U and beyond.

University faculty, staff, and students as well as professionals in the twin cities community are invited to submit their profile to the New Media Research Network. The network is an effort to connect the scattered new media community and enable new collaborations. Adding your profile to the database is as easy as filling out a brief form at the network website. Click the link below or the "Network" link on any page, then select "Add your profile".

Full story: http://inms.umn.edu/network/

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August 6, 2009

Nora Paul quoted in WCCO's Good Question

Can we still talk face-to-face?

From WCCO:

"That can be very efficient but its not necessarily as nurturing as you would have in the give in take of a face-to-face conversation," said University of Minnesota Director of the Institute for New Media Studies Nora Paul. "The exciting thing is you're able to connect with a community of interests in ways you could not do before."

Full story: http://wcco.com/goodquestion/good.question.face.2.1118351.html

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June 30, 2009

2009 New Media Research @ UMN annual conference WANTS your ideas

Conference participants asked to fill out survey for conference ideas and suggestions

Past and future participants of the Institute's annual New Media Research @ UMN conference, Friday, Sept. 18, 2009, are being asked to give their ideas and suggestions for helping create the content of the day-long conference via a survey available until Aug. 3.

Last year's conference - a working session of papers, posters and discussion - was well-received for its emphasis on networking and discussion opportunities.

More Information: http://inms.umn.edu/events/conference.html

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June 22, 2009

Elegy for the News Library

Article in Spanish Information Professionals journal

"Elegy for the News Library", an editorial by Nora Paul, was published in the May / June issue of El Profesional de la Información.

Full story: http://www.elprofesionaldelainformacion.com/

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June 20, 2009

The Future of News and Civic Media Conference at MIT

Knight Challenge Grant winner Nora Paul demos "Playing the News"

On June 17-19, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and MIT's Center for Future Civic Media hosted the Future of News and Civic Media Conference in Boston. The conference brought together past and present Knight News Challenge winners, media innovators, and community leaders - all working together to use new technologies to shape the future of news and civic media.

Nora Paul demo-ed the "Playing the News" project funded by the Knight Foundation grant program in 2007 at this invitation-only conference.

Full story: http://civic.mit.edu/knightconf

2009 NAA News Games Webinar

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April 10, 2009

Comments on Mug Shot Website

Nora Paul touches on ethical issues

A new website that catalogs mugshots from a handful of Florida counties is drawing the ire of privacy groups that contend it is a breach of privacy. Nora Paul touched on the subject in the Los Angeles Times story covering the issue.

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March 22, 2009

NICAR Conference

Nora Paul gave four talks at the National Institute for Computer Assisted Reporting

At the national conference in Indianapolis, Nora Paul gave three talks: "Digging Deep to Find Data on the Web," "Backgrounding People and Businesses" and "Ethics of Putting Data Online".

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March 6, 2009

Associated Collegiate Press Midwest Regional Conference

Nora Paul gives keynote talk

Nora Paul gave a keynote talk at the 2009 Associated Collegiate Press Midwest Regional Conference.

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February 24, 2009

U partners with local newspapers to reinvent newsroom

Minnesota Job Skills Program grant will be used to retrain newspaper and advertising staff

The University of Minnesota School of Journalism & Mass Communication received a $238,000 Minnesota Job Skills Program Grant to help newspapers revolutionize their business model and to thrive in an increasingly Internet-based industry. The university and the partnering newspapers will contribute $469,330 in-kind funds, bringing the total project budget to approximately $700,000.

Nora Paul will be one of three SJMC faculty involved in developing the program along with Kathleen Hansen, professor and director of the Minnesota Journalism Center, and John Eighmey, Raymond O. Mithun Land Grant Chair in Advertising.

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February 9, 2009

New Frontier Awards

Nora Paul on panel of judges

The judges for New Frontier Awards evaluates and recognizes the best online newspaper initiatives. The Knoxville News Sentinel took home the top honor: General Excellence in Online News Service.

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February 4, 2009

Taking a ride with carousels

DiSEL Eyetracking Research Consortium findings

The Online Journalism Resource (OJR) published an article by Laura Ruel and Nora Paul about their findings from their DiSEL's Eyetracking Research Consortium. The article focused on their study findings on the effectiveness of the 'carousel' tool used to promote the depth of news on a news site. In this case, the USA Today site was used.

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December 10, 2008

Eyetracking research shows how younger readers view news websites

DiSEL Eyetracking Research Consortium findings

The Online Journalism Resource (OJR) published an article by Nora Paul and Laura Ruel about how younger readers view news websites. The article discussed the findings from DiSEL's Eyetracking Research Consortium and the valuable feedback received when studying how younger readers take in news websites.

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December 3, 2008

Technology Affinity Group - Council of Foundations

Talk on how to use Web 2.0 for Foundations

Gary Kebbel of the Knight Foundation and Nora Paul spoke at the Miami conference on Nov. 19, 2008. A big hit was using the clicker technology to gauge the audience's personal use of Web 2.0 applications and their organization's use.

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November 17, 2008

eNow! presents: Jan Hein Hoogstad, Nora Paul, and Adam Schrag

eNow! presents English Visiting Professor Jan Hein Hoogstad, Institute for New Media Studies Director Nora Paul, and English graduate student Adam Schrag speaking on (new) media, literature, and the social. Location: 207 Lind Hall Free and open to the public!

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October 8, 2008

Nora Paul speaks at Suburban Newspaper Conference

Fall Publishers' & Advertising Directors' Conference

Nora Paul gave a talk, "The Future is Bright for News" at the Suburban Newspaper Association's largest conference of the year on October 8th . The Fall Publishers' & Advertising Directors' Conference allows major advertisers to meet and discuss advertising strategy. Informational sessions are offered to both publisher and advertising firms on topics that relate specifically to their needs.

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September 21, 2008

Conference keynote now available online

The keynote lecture for the 2008 New Media Research Conference is now available online.

Dr. Chris Chesher, director of the Digital Cultures Program in the School of Letters, Art and Media at the University of Sydney, Australia, gave the keynote lecture for the annual New Media Research Conference @ UMN, held Sept 18-19, 2008.

Full story: https://umconnect.umn.edu/p33025698/

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August 24, 2008

Neverwinter Nights airs in Europe

Producers of 3sat, a German public television network broadcast in central Europe, interviewed Nora Paul and Kathleen Hansen

German producers of 3sat, a public television network broadcast primarily within Germany, Austria and Switzerland, interviewed Nora Paul and Kathleen Hansen for its weekly program, "neues" (Computainment) and aired on Aug. 24 in central Europe. Filmed in the SJCM's Digital Media Studio this past August for the segment topic, Serious Games, it featured Paul and Hansen discussing their classroom journalism game Neverwinter Nights.

Full story: http://www.3sat.de/3sat.php?http://www.3sat.de/neues/neues_titel.html

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August 14, 2008

Call for Posters

Share your research with the UMN new media research community.

Are you interested or doing research in new media or internet studies?

Join us for a showcase of cutting edge research being done at UMN. Network with other researchers and scholars interested in the examination of new media and technology. The poster session is open to anyone who has done research in this area. Contribute a poster to help people find out about your research interests (contact: Aaron Westre - westre015 [at] umn [dot] edu). Come to the poster session Thursday, September 18th from 5 - 7 p.m. to find others who are doing interesting projects.

This is all about networking. Previous conferences featured presenters from across the U: ADCS, Academic Health Center, Center for Public Health Education, Communication Studies, Comparative Literature, Computer Science, Cultural Studies, Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Policy and Administration, English, Epidemiology, Family Medicine, Family Social Science, GroupLens Research, HIV/STI Intervention & Prevention Studies, Journalism and Mass Communication, Learning Technologies, Liberal Studies, the Libraries, Pediatrics, Political Science, and Rhetoric.

call_for_posters-2008nmrc.pdf

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August 11, 2008

New Media @ UMN RSS Feed

A new RSS feed collects new media posts at the U.

The New Media @ UMN RSS feed aggregates several sources around the University of Minnesota into one stream of information. Use the feed to keep track of what's new in new media at the University. A link to the feed is available on the network page. If you know of important blogs or other websites about new media topics produced at the U, please let us know and we will add them to the feed.

Full story: http://pipes.yahoo.com/aaronwestre/newmediaumn

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July 30, 2008

Aug. 5 Emerging Digerati Planning Lunch canceled

The Aug. 5 luncheon canceled

The luncheon meeting for Aug. 5 has been canceled due to lack of rsvps. We've hosted two previous luncheons this summer to gather ideas and suggestions for the direction of next year's Emerging Digerati platform after six running seasons. Be sure to check back for more information about this coming fall semester's lineup.

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July 16, 2008

Elements Website Updated

The Elements of Digital Storytelling website has been updated.

The site, which discusses a wide range of online story characteristics and storytelling techniques, has been updated. Included are fresh examples to help online journalists and new media researchers navigate the spectrum of factors that contribute to successful online communication.

Full story: http://www.inms.umn.edu/elements/

Posted by ossma003 at 1:17 PM

Nora Paul speaks at news leadership conference in California

Nora Paul gave her talk "Eyetracking: Getting them to Notice"

Nora Paul spoke at the "News Leadership 3.0 Conference" in California July 16th. Hosted by the Knight Digital Media Center, a partnership between the Annenberg School for Communication and the University of Southern California, Nora gave her talk "Eyetracking: Getting them to Notice." A weblog can be found here.

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July 14, 2008

American Press Institute Panel Talk

Nora Paul participated in panel talk on multimedia storytelling

Nora Paul participated in a panel talk at the American Press Institute in Virgina. The panel discussion focused on multimedia storytelling. Nora Paul delivered her talk, "Research That's Relevant: What DiSEL studies advise about everyday usability design decisions" on July 14th at the institute.

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July 13, 2008

Journalists, Media Technology and Innovation

Panel at the European Journalism Training Association conference

Nora Paul was a panelist on Journalists, Media Technology and Innovation, moderated by Professor Elvira Garcia de Torres, at the 2008 European Journalism Training Association conference in Valencia, Spain on June 13. The day-long conference focused on technology changes in news and how this affects future training needs.

Full story: http://www.uch.ceu.es/principal/congresos/ejta/index.asp?op=home

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ONA Conference

Nora Paul attends Online News Association Conference

Nora Paul attended the Online News Association Conference, an annual awards banquet held in Washington D.C. She gave her talk: Research That's Relevant: What DiSEL Studies Advise about Everyday Usability and Design Decisions alongside Laura Ruel, an assistant professor at the University of North Carolina.

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June 16, 2008

2008 Multimedia News Producers Workshop CANCELED

The workshop, which was scheduled for August 20-23, has been canceled.

Due to lack of enrollment, the 2008 Multimedia News Producers workshop has been canceled. The 2008 edition was to be the third annual hands-on training event for new media production in a newsroom setting. The Institute extends its gratitude and apologies to those who registered for the workshop. Please stay tuned for information about future workshop opportunities.

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June 15, 2008

Future for News Libraries

Is there one? Special Library Association panel pondered the question

The dreary economic conditions in news organizations have particularly impacted news libraries. More and more libraries are down to a very few people and many fear being closed altogether. At the Special Libraries Asscoiation Annual Conference in Seattle, Wash., Nora Paul was on this panel and examined what the opportunities are for news libraries to revitalize themselves.

Full story: http://www.ibiblio.org/slanews/conferences/sla2008/index.htm

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June 2, 2008

Games for Change (G4C)

Journalism, Games and Civic Engagement panel

The 2008 Games for Change (G4C) conference was held on June 2-4 in New York City. Nora Paul was a panelist on Journalism, Games and Civic Engagement exploring the issues and challenges of the emerging interest and intersection of journalism in social issue games and civic engagement.

Full story: http://www.gamesforchange.org/conference/2008/index.php

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May 22, 2008

Internet Research Workshop in Aarhus, Denmark

Advanced searching workshop for journalists

Nora Paul led a three-day workshop on advanced Internet research skills at Update, the Danish Institute for Journalism Training in Aarhus. She worked with Nils Mulvad, a Danish computer assisted reporting expert, at the workshop on May 26-28, 2008.

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May 1, 2008

Hip and Digital

At the front of all things digital

The May/June 2008 issue of Minnesota, the University alumni association magazine, spotlighted Emerging Digerati Week 2008 in their About Campus section. Nora Paul was quoted, "In a large university, people get silo-ed into their discipline areas and often don't get a chance to see or hear about the cool things happening in other departments," says Nora Paul, director of the Institute for New Media Studies. "This is an attempt at cross-fertilization and a way to invite the public to see the great stuff happening at the U."

Full story: http://www.alumni.umn.edu/About_Campus9.html

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April 16, 2008

Emerging Digerati Showcase featured on Minnov8

A review of the Friday, April 4th Emerging Digerati showcase event.

Steve Borsch reviewed the morning presentations of the Friday, April 4th showcase event culminating Emerging Digerati Week 2008. He created a video of the Art on Wheels project demonstration.

Full story: http://minnov8.com/2008/04/04/emerging-digerati-showcase-at-uofmn/

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April 1, 2008

Emerging Digerati Week: Minnesota Traffic Observatory

Visualizing traffic flow on 94 and moose migration in Alaska

John Hourdos, director of the Minnesota Traffic Observatory, and researcher Chen-Fu Liao gave a through tour of the many projects being conducted in the lab to a hardy group of attendees at the first night of Emerging Digerati Week. Braving a heavy snowstorm and traveling deep (seven stories) down into the ground beneath the Civil Engineering building, 20 or so people got to see the giant wall with live feeds of DOT traffic cameras, try out the CAVE (3D) simulations of Washington Ave. and I94, learn about the drawing-direct-to-simulation program developed for road engineering students, and hear about an interdisciplinary study on the impact of tourist bus traffic in Denali National Parks (where, among the data collected are bus, and moose, behavior from GPS tracking.) Many of the programs being developed in the lab are unique in the United States and Emerging Digerati attendees were provided a unique opportunity to see and hear about them.

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Today at the 'tute: A new blog on goings-on at the INMS

Everyone's doing it - now so is Nora Paul

The new blog, Today at the 'tute, will be Nora Paul's platform for sharing what is going on at the Institute for New Media Studies. Look for regular contributions and add your own thoughts and comments.

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March 7, 2008

Nora Paul addresses Star Tribune, Pioneer Press and Columbia Dispatch

Internet for Journalists

Reporters and editors of the Star Tribune and Pioneer Press attended Nora Paul's talk, "Internet for Journalists," on Feburary 14th. Created with colleague Kathleen Hansen, the same address was given to the Columbus Dispatch on March 7th.

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March 4, 2008

Generation

The development of "Playing the News"

The Generation, a student publication at the University of Buffalo, published a story detailing the development of Nora Paul's "Playing the News" video game adaptation of Neverwinter Nights.

Full story: http://www.subboard.com/generation/articles/120458807847017.asp

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February 28, 2008

Emerging Digerati Week: Call for Participation

Participate in this spring's Emerging Digerati week.

This spring the Institute for New Media Studies will host a very special Emerging Digerati event. On Monday, March 31st to Friday, April 4th we will hold a week-long showcase of innovative new media projects from across the university. On Monday through Thursday evenings we'll feature open house events at several research labs on campus at which the university community and the public can learn about immersive digital environments and their many applications.

Friday afternoon will feature exhibits and presentations from new media innovators at the U and beyond.



We would like to take this opportunity to invite you to show off your work. The Friday (April 4th) event will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Weisman Art Museum on the University of Minnesota campus.

There are two ways you can participate: a demonstration or display that visitors can view or interact with, and / or a short (10 - 15 minute) presentation of your current or past new media work. Participation on both levels is encouraged. You can present new work, past work, or a combination of both.

If you are interested in participating, please RSVP to Aaron Westre (westr015@umn.edu) by March 7th. Please include your current contact information and a description of the presentation and/or display you are considering. Thank you for your support of Emerging Digerati.

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February 23, 2008

Computation and Journalism: A Georgia Tech Symposium

Unique meeting of technologists and journalists

Nora Paul moderated a panel at the Georgia Institute of Technology symposium. The gathering of computer scientists and journalists raised opportunities, and challenges, with melding the latest technologies and journalistic practice.

Full story: http://www.computational-journalism.com/symposium/index.php

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We Media

A convening on citizen reporting and user generated content

Nora Paul was on a panel about the Knight News Challenge program at the We Media conference, held in Miami on Feb. 27-28, 2008.

Full story: http://www.ifocos.org/we-media-miami-2008

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National Institute for Computer Assisted Reporting

Conference on reporting and data

Nora Paul presented three talks at the annual NICAR conference in Houston, TX on Feb. 28 - Mar. 1, 2008: "The Deep Web" (with New York Times researcher Margot Williams), "Presenting Investigations Online," and "Using Social Networking in Reporting."

Full story: http://www.ire.org/training/houston08/

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February 21, 2008

Press Coverage of Serious Games Summit talk

Neverwinter Nights mod featured at the Serious Games Summit

Nora Paul's talk on the NeverWinter Nights mod created with Kathleen Hansen for 3004: Information for Mass Communication generated a lot of comment and commentary online. Here are links to some of the articles about the talk. See "Publications" for a copy of the slides.

Gamasutra: SGS: The News Game: Using Neverwinter Nights to Teach Journalism http://www.gamasutra.com/php-bin/news_index.php?story=17481

Kotaku: Being Brian Crecente covering Brian Crecente http://kotaku.com/357905/being-brian-crecente-covering-being-brian-crecente

Online Games: SimJournalist: Can a Game teach you how to win a Pulitzer? http://gamesuy.blogspot.com/2008/02/simjournalist-can-game-teach-you-how-to.html

Cocking a Snook: Learn Journalism Through Role-Play Video Game? http://cockingasnook.wordpress.com/2008/02/19/learn-journalism-through-role-play-video-game/

N4G (News for Gamers): Journalistic Integrity via Neverwinter Nights http://www.destructoid.com/gdc-08-journalistic-integrity-via-neverwinter-nights-71015.phtml

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February 19, 2008

Serious Games Summit

Neverwinter Nights mod featured at the Serious Games Summit

Nora Paul discussed the challenges of adapting an existing videogame, Neverwinter Nights, for a journalism course in her presentation, "Being Brian Crecente: Using an Off-the-Shelf Role-Playing Game to Teach Journalism."

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The Rake

The business of online media

In The Rake's February 19th article, "All the News That Fits--and Then Some," focused on the changes in media business, Nora Paul commented on online storytelling and its application in online news gathering operations such as MinnPost.

Full story: http://www.rakemag.com/reporting/features/all-news-fits-and-then-some

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Wired Campus

Teaching Journalism Through a Role-Playing Game

The Wired Campus online education-technology news publication wrote an article on Nora Paul's work with the game NeverWinter Nights, and its transformation into an interface to teach students the intricacies of being a journalist.

Full story: http://chronicle.com/wiredcampus/article/2757/teaching-journalism-through-a-role-playing-game

Posted by ossma003 at 1:23 PM

February 14, 2008

INMS Website Redesigned

The INMS website has been redesigned from the ground up.

A new Institute for New Media Studies website launched today. The site has been re-engineered to be more usable and has been given a new look graphically. Feedback about the new design can be submitted via the "contact" link at the top of each page.

Posted by ossma003 at 1:44 PM

February 12, 2008

U's Tech Talk: New News Tools

This episode featured Nora Paul discussing how technology is changing the way news is delivered.

On January 20, 2008, Nora Paul appeared on the Twin Cities Public Television Minnesota Channel 17 as a guest and discussed the ways news organizations are making their sites more attractive to keep readers coming back, new news tools for getting news, aggregate news reporting and citizen journalism.

"Tech Talk" is a 30-minute TV show produced by the University of Minnesota to help community members learn more about the digital technology we encounter in our everyday lives. Host Susan McKinnell and her guest experts talk about things like digital cameras and broken computers, plus show things like how to use a digital camera, how pixels effect screen displays, and what a toasted hard drive looks like. They also introduce you to new words called "tech terms."

Full story: http://techtalk.umn.edu/episodes/season6/613.shtml

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February 6, 2008

Presstime article quotes Nora Paul on digital storytelling

Guidelines and advice for producing multimedia for online news

INMS Director Nora Paul was quoted in the February 2008 Presstime article, "Words, Images and Sounds: Multimedia components enhance journalists' abilities to present compelling stories online."

Full story: http://www.naa.org/Resources/Publications/PRESSTIME/PRESSTIME-2008-February/PRESSTIME-08-Feb-01b-Feat-Words-Images-Sounds/PRESSTIME-08-Feb-01b-Feat-Words-Images-Sounds.aspx

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January 24, 2008

Afloat in the Wireless Pond: Minnesotans Reflect on Living in Digital Days

A day-long conference about the changes the Internet is making in our lives

Minnesotans celebrate the Sesquicentennial of statehood live in a world fundamentally different from the early days of statehood in the 1850's. No change is more dramatic than the revolution in information and telecommunications technology.

That digital revolution expands access to the records of Minnesota's history at the same time it presents unprecedented challenges to those responsible for assuring transparency in government and an informed populace. Henry David Thoreau might have observed that Minnesotans are "afloat in the wireless pond." He might also have advised taking time to stop and reflect on the meaning of it all.

Supported by the Minnesota Sesquicentennial Commission, Minnesotans will have just such an opportunity on Saturday, March 1, 2008. One of the Sesquicentennial's early events is a day-long conference aptly entitled "Afloat in the Wireless Pond", described by planners as a chance to "celebrate by joining other Minnesotans to think about the changes the Internet is making in our lives and in the ways we explore the past, preserve the record of our own times, and shape public policies that enforce the people's right to know, now and for the future."

Sponsors of the day are the Minnesota Coalition on Government Information and the Minnesota Independent Scholars' Forum.

Laura Waterman Wittstock, member of the MnCOGI Board, will introduce the American Indian legend of the seven generations that live in each person. Kenneth Brusic, editor of the Orange County (CA) Register, keynotes the day from the perspective of a journalist coping with shifting roles and the impact of the Internet. A panel of reactors will reflect on the impact of the Internet from their individual perspectives and roles as writers, scholars, journalists.

The afternoon will include a series of presentations on innovative applications of the Internet to expand access of the stories of Minnesota and enhance civic participation. Jane Leonard, Executive Director of the Sesquicentennial Commission, will host these presentations and discussion.

The day will also include exhibits and demonstrations of Minnesota-based initiatives involving the Internet as a tool for learning, participation and understanding of the state's history and unique character.

"Afloat in the Wireless Pond" is 9:00-4:00 on Saturday, March 1, 2008, at Como and Hendon in St. Paul. Cost of $20, payable at the door, covers lunch and materials. Space is limited; reservations strongly advised at mncogi@gmail.com.

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January 22, 2008

Digital Technology Initiative

The Digital Technology Center's forum featuring funded research projects

February 12, 2008
11:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
room 402
Walter Library Digital Technology Center
Minneapolis Campus

On Tuesday, February 12 from 11:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., the Digital
Technology Center (DTC) will be holding the third Digital Technology
Initiative (DTI) Forum. This event will feature posters on current and
past-funded projects that have been successful in seeding substantive
relationships with industry, and will also include panel discussions on
facilitating collaboration in digital technology and the benefits of
industrial collaboration.

The event will include a poster session and lunch from noon to 1:15 p.m.
and panel discussions on fostering multidisciplinary and industrial
collaboration from 1:15 to 2:30 p.m. The event schedule is available at
<<http://www.dtc.umn.edu/cgi-bin/seminars.php?eventdesc=288&menu=schedule>>.

The DTI Forum is free and there is no registration.

The deadline for the FY09 DTI program will be March 31, 2008. The call for
proposals is available at
<<http://www.dtc.umn.edu/programs/call_proposals.shtml>>.

Thank you.

For more information contact Michael Olesen (olesen@dtc.umn.edu or
612.625.6414).

Full story: http://www.dtc.umn.edu/cgi-bin/seminars.php?eventdesc=288&menu=schedule

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January 16, 2008

U professors use the Internet to help prevent HIV

Phase II of study on fighting HIV in cyberspace begins

Research presented at the Institute's New Media Research @ UMN annual conference in 2006 begins its second phase. Joe Konstan and Simon Rosser are embarking on a clinical trial this month to test a software program that aims to reduce risk-taking behavior associated with the spread of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. Phase I of the study, presented at the conference, entailed assessing the risks undertaken by men seeking sex with other men through online venues.

Konstan and Rosser's research team has been working on this project for more than five years and hope these trials will show that the Web-based program is effective in the prevention of risk-related behavior leading to sexually transmitted infections.

Full story: http://www1.umn.edu/umnnews/Feature_Stories/Fighting_HIV_in_cyberspace.html

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DiSEL Eyetracking Research Consortium to Meet

News organizations to discuss online design issues

Members of major news organizations came to Murphy Hall on Jan. 31-Feb. 2 to discuss the direction of future research. Participants in the consortium included:

* Minnesota Public Radio, New York Times, USAToday, Washington Post, Time, Yahoo!, Star Tribune, Detroit Free Press, Dallas Morning News, San Jose Mercury News, Gannett News/Des Moines Register

Each participant organization proposed a specific research project they felt would advance understanding of how particular design issues affect their online news audience's experience.

Full story: http://www.disel-project.org

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January 15, 2008

PR and Online News

A panel on creating media friendly websites

PR Newswire hosted a morning discussion titled "Standing Out in a Crowd: creating media friendly websites and writing good copy." Nora Paul joined Justin Piehowski of KSTP and John Vomhof Jr. of the Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal in a panel as part of the "Media Coffee" series. Panel was held Jan. 15, 2008.

Full story: http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/402893/

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Digital Storytelling Forms

A discussion for the Star Tribune Newsroom

The Star Tribune is, like many news organizations, merging their print and online operations. Nora Paul was asked to speak about new digital storytelling forms she is seeing and discuss when and why they make sense for online news. Talk was given on Jan. 14, 2008.

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January 11, 2008

Games and News

Committee for Concerned Journalists Brainstorming Session

On Jan. 11 the Committee for Concerned Journalists convened a gathering of online news producers, journalism educators, game scholars, and usability gurus to discuss how games can become part of a successful news content mix. Nora Paul joined Josh Hatch (USA Today), Jennifer Carroll (Gannett News), Clark Aldrich (Games and Simulations in Online Learning - http://clarkaldrich.blogspot.com/), Steve Krug (Don't Make Me Think), Don Wittikin (Univ. of North Carolina) and others in a discussion led by Larry Dailey (Univ. of Nevada - Reno.)

Full story: http://concernedjournalists.org/

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December 12, 2007

Donors Forum of South Florida

Nora Paul gave a talk on Web 2.0 and philanthropy

Nora Paul traveled to Miami to give a talk, "Web 2.0 and Philanthropy," at the Donors Forum of South Florida.

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December 10, 2007

Student Robotics Show

Nora Paul judges annual mechanical engineering student robot show

The show is the culmination of six weeks of work for 210 engineering students who created computer-controlled machines that "do something interesting." Students received a kit of parts, including a computer, and could add no more than $30 worth of their own materials.

"That means the students had to be creative, prowling the back aisles of Target or looking in dumpsters," said William Durfee, mechanical engineering professor and director of design education. "There are serious objectives to these limits because, in the real world, these future engineers will have to deal with cost constraints when they design things."

The robots must act for no more than 60 seconds and have at least one moving part, but it is up to the students whether the unique machines do something useful -- such as crushing pop cans or cleaning gutters -- or exist solely to amuse and delight like the dancing Altoids box.


www.me.umn.edu/robotshow

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December 6, 2007

The Past and Future of Eyetracking Research

UMN web developers, webmasters and faculty learned about Nora Paul's latest research findings from the DiSEL project

Nora Paul gave an update on "The Past and Future of Eyetracking Research" for the Institute's monthly New Media Research Breakfast on December 6. UMN web developers, webmasters and faculty interested in new media learned about Paul's latest research findings from the DiSEL project.

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December 4, 2007

Hi-Tech Girls Society

A girls high school student club invited Nora Paul to be their speaker

Nora Paul gave a presentation to the Hi-Tech Girls Society, a high school student club for girls who want to advance their technology skills at North High School in Minneapolis.

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November 9, 2007

Knight Foundation Journalism Advisory Board Conference on Games

Nora Paul attended the advisory board meeting on games

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November 8, 2007

Wichita Library System's Technology Day

Nora Paul was the keynote speaker at the Wichita Librarians Conference

Full story: http://skyways.lib.ks.us/library/wala/

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November 5, 2007

Local journalists weigh in on the future of news

Has the internet swallowed up newspaper readership? What is the future of news? Nora Paul was a panelist on the topic of citizen journalism.

Full story: http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/7871

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November 3, 2007

TCMA Public Forum

"Life After Newspapers"

The Twin Cities Media Alliance (TCMA) organized a forum to discuss the future of Twin Cities journalism. Held at the Minneapolis Central Library, "Life After Newspapers" was attended by regional media analysts and icons, including Nora Paul, with aims to discuss the changes and shakeups in the local media industry.

Full story: http://theuptake.org/?p=292

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October 30, 2007

Minneapolis murder linked to Craigslist

The Star Tribune quoted Nora Paul about the caveat of online ads

On October 30, Nora Paul was quoted in a Star Tribune story, "Ad browsers beware, online or off," about a murder linked to the popular Web site, Craigslist.

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October 18, 2007

Eye-Tracking: What Works?

Nora Paul's presentation at the Online Journalism Review conference in Toronto

Nora Paul and Laura Ruel say that the usability of a web page can make or break a news website regardless of content.

Full story: http://journalists.org/2007conference/archives/000845.php

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October 15, 2007

Watchdog Journalism Workshop

Investigative Reporters and Editors, Inc. (IRE) workshop in Minneapolis

The University of Minnesota hosted this regional workshop and the SJMC Minnesota Journalism Center was one of several sponsors of the IRE's Watchdog Journalism Workshop held in October 2007 at the McNamara Center. The workshop helped guide reporters in the effective use of the Internet, open-records laws, computer-assisted reporting and anonymous sources which featured Nora Paul and Kathleen Hansen as speakers.

Full story: http://www.ire.org/training/watchdog/minneapolis07

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October 14, 2007

"Walking a Mile in the Cyber Shoes of Another"

Nora Paul commented on the hottest online games focusing on social issues

"...The activist-game trend got a boost in June, when Microsoft and Games for Change announced a joint commitment to explore new ways to unite the worlds of digital gaming and social change. Microsoft issued an "Xbox 360 Games for Change Challenge" to college student worldwide to create the best game about global warming.

Nora Paul, director of the Institute for New Media Studies at the University of Minnesota, said the key to the success of socially conscious games is how technically advanced they are and whether they accomplish their political objectives.

"Some of the serious games I've seen are either too serious or so complicated that it's hard to even get in the game. Other ones that are clearly focused on some particular messge or outcome can be more effective."

Paul hasn't seen "ICED!" yet. But she admits she couldn't resist playing "Darfur is Dying." Game designers hope others get hooked too...."

Posted by ossma003 at 2:11 PM

"Walking a Mile in the Cyber Shoes of Another"

Nora Paul commented on the hottest online games focusing on social issues

"...The activist-game trend got a boost in June, when Microsoft and Games for Change announced a joint commitment to explore new ways to unite the worlds of digital gaming and social change. Microsoft issued an "Xbox 360 Games for Change Challenge" to college student worldwide to create the best game about global warming.

Nora Paul, director of the Institute for New Media Studies at the University of Minnesota, said the key to the success of socially conscious games is how technically advanced they are and whether they accomplish their political objectives.

"Some of the serious games I've seen are either too serious or so complicated that it's hard to even get in the game. Other ones that are clearly focused on some particular messge or outcome can be more effective."

Paul hasn't seen "ICED!" yet. But she admits she couldn't resist playing "Darfur is Dying." Game designers hope others get hooked too...."

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October 10, 2007

TEL Seminar

Media literacy and new media panelist

Panelists for this seminar discussed media literacy in higher education and the skills students need to actively engage in emerging new media forms. Nora Paul spoke on the complexities and challenges in this media age and the evolution of teaching information literacy.

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July 9, 2007

Director Nora Paul on NPR's Future Tense

Nora discussed plans for a recently received Knight Foundation grant

The John S. And James L. Knight Foundation is putting $11-million toward a couple dozen online projects as part of its News Challenge program. The Knight Foundation was set up in 1950 to support journalism and community programs in the 26 communities where it publishes newspapers. The News Challenge grants are part of a five-year funding program.

The idea behind the News Challenge is to find out if traditional functions of a newspaper -- such as providing a sense of community through the news -- can be performed through inventive uses of technology.

Guests: Knight Foundation program officer Gary Kebble, and grant recipient Nora Paul of the University of Minnesota's Institute for New Media Studies.

Full story: http://www.publicradio.org/columns/futuretense/2007/07/09.shtml

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May 8, 2007

New Media Research Conference Call for Proposals

The Call for Proposals is out and the deadline is June 1, 2007.

Mark your calendar to attend the third annual New Media Research@UMN conference this fall, Sept. 13 - 14, 2007. The Call for Proposals is out and the deadline is June 1, 2007. Last year's conference featured presenters and collaborations from ADCS, Academic Health Center, Center for Public Health Education, Communication Studies, Comparative Literature, Computer Science, Cultural Studies, Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Policy and Administration, English, Epidemiology, Family Medicine, Family Social Science, GroupLens Research, HIV/STI Intervention & Prevention Studies, Journalism and Mass Communication, Learning Techno-logies, Liberal Studies, the Libraries, Pediatrics, Political Science, and Rhetoric. Be sure to kickoff the new academic year by connecting with fellow new media researchers at the U about their projects at this important cross-disciplinary collaboration. This year's conference location is moving to the Digital Technology Center, Walter Library.

Reception and Poster presentation
Thursday, Sept. 13, 2007, 5 - 8 p.m.

Half-day Conference with Break-out sessions
Friday, Sept. 14, 2007, 8:30 - noon

Full story: http://www.inms.umn.edu/network/

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March 20, 2007

British-American Tobacco/Bigott conference in Caracas, Venezuela

Nora gave a talk on "New Media and Impact on Marketing"

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March 13, 2007

Eyetracking points the way to effective news article design

An article in Online Journalism Review by Laura Ruel and Nora Paul

Excerpt: When one of world's best-known usability experts, Jakob Nielsen, conducts eyetracking research to test what his usability work has shown, the results generate some beneficial tips for online editors. This is what happened in late 2005, when Nielsen and Tara Pernice Coyne, the Nielsen/Norman Group's director of research, conducted an eyetracking test with 255 people in New York City.

Full story: http://www.ojr.org/ojr/stories/070312ruel/

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March 12, 2007

America East Newspaper Publishers conference in Harrisburg

Nora gave a speech on digital storytelling

Full story: http://www.america-east.com/

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February 15, 2007

UNESCO New Media Conference in Paris

Nora presented "New Media: The Press Freedom Dimension, Challenges and Opportunities"

In February, Nora Paul was part of a panel presentation for, "New Media: The Press Freedom Dimension, Challenges and Opportunities," at UNESCO Headquarters, Paris.

Full story: http://portal.unesco.org/en/ev.php-URL_ID=36741&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html

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December 10, 2006

Robot Judging

Nora Paul was one of the judges of the Mechanical Engineering department's annual Student Robots Show.

On December 10th INMS Director Nora Paul was one of the judges of the Mechanical Engineering department's Student Robots Show. Two hundred and ten students from the ME2011 class demonstrated their projects, machines which would "do something interesting." From a machine which opened a combination lock to a marimba playing robot to a simple ferris wheel, each of the entries demonstrated the students' requirement to build a computer controlled machine that does something. The auditorium of the Alumni Center was filled with students, judges, and the curious - all enjoyed the experience of meeting with the students and playing with the clever and, sometimes, complex inventions.

Full story: http://www.me.umn.edu/courses/me2011/robot/index.html

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December 5, 2006

Non-Profit Communicators lecture

"Hit Your Mark: Select Your Method"

Nora Paul lectureed at a Minnesota Council of Nonprofits event.

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November 23, 2006

Nora Paul on MPR

Interview on "Gaming the Daily News"

Full story: http://www.publicradio.org/columns/futuretense/2006/11/23.shtml

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November 15, 2006

Women in Communication presentation

Nora gave a presentation "Energizing Your Business with New Media"

Hosted by Minnesota Women in Communication Learning Lunch series.

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World Press Institute presentation

Nora Paul gave fellows a presentation on new media

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BusinessWire Lunch presentation

Nora Paul gave presentation on News Release 2.0

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November 12, 2006

Minnesota Association of Community Telecommunications Administrators Panel

Nora Paul was on panel "The Future is Now"

Nora was on a panel addressing the impact of the Internet on community television.

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Minnesota Usability Professionals Association lecture

Nora gives lecture on DiSEL project

"Nora Paul spoke about the Digital Story Effects Lab (DiSEL) project that has been started at the U. The project team is examining the story level usability questions that the news industry (particularly) has and are undertaking a multi-pronged look at story forms, using eyetracking techniques."

Full story: http://www.upamn.org/minutes/2006/event20061012.shtml

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November 10, 2006

Nora Paul on WCCO-TV

News segment on blogging and elections

Full story: http://wcco.com/goodquestion/local_story_283174622.html

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November 6, 2006

Nora Paul KARE-TV news segment

Nora interviewed on the elections and You Tube

Full story: http://www.kare11.com/news/news_article.aspx?storyid=138138

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Nora Paul in Pioneer Press article

Article discusses new youth gaming center in St. Paul

Nora Paul was quoted in a Pioneer Press article on the pros and cons of video games at a local Boys and Girls Club.

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November 5, 2006

Danish Media Conference

Nora Paul gave two lectures at Danish conference

Computer-Assisted Reporting - the Next 10 Years
The panel summed up the achievements in the first 10 years with CAR journalism and provides an informed assessment of what is likely to happen in the next 10 years. There are many ways to use CAR - but will we get better software, more data, more international co-operation, a stronger focus on the protection of sources in the virtual world or will CAR end up as a blip in the history of journalism as entertainment becomes the only show in town? The director of Investigative Reporters and Editors Brant Houston and Nora Paul, director for Institute for New Media Studies at University of Minnesota, and Nils Mulvad, director of Dicar, hosted the session.

Waking Up Data
Graphic data illustrations often lurk somewhere between endless rows of numbers and a solution that is a little bit too smart. On the web most graphic presentations are boring splotches and visual killers. However, new ways of using data to create interesting and unique contents are emerging. Immediately we are faced with the next problem: How do we avoid that graphic illustrations override reality and the stories behind the 'interesting figures' are forgotten? Featured speakers were: Gert K. Nielsen, editor of news graphics at Danish newspaper 24timer and Nora Paul, director of Institute for New Media Studies at University of Minnesota.

Full story: http://www.fagfestival.dk/sw3700.asp

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November 4, 2006

Digital Game Research Association Conference: Netherlands

Nora Paul attended the Digital Game Research Association conference

Nora Paul attended the Digital Game Research Association conference in Utrecht, Netherlands Nov. 4-6. This was the first gathering of academic researchers who are looking into various aspects of the digital game environment. This was an excellent opportunity to learn about current research trends and to interact with the leaders in this emerging field of research.

Full story: http://www.digra.org/

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October 5, 2006

Online News Association Conference presentation in Washington D.C.

Nora Paul presented "Critical Issues and Academic Research"

Nora Paul presented at a pre-conference workshop for journalism educators.
This "poster style" session allowed faculty and students to share their research interest, papers and ideas for investigation. What are the critical social, cultural and technological tends that are shaping media consumption and usage? What related disciplines do we need to draw from to measure, understand Web 2.0 concepts and the new trends in the creation of authority and credibility? What are the legal and policy issues that convergence journalists face? Nora Paul of Minnesota and Mike Lenert from the University of Nevada-Reno lead the discussion.

Full story: http://www.journalists.org/2006conference/

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October 4, 2006

TEL Seminar

Nora discusses Neverwinter Nights

Improving Learning with Technology-Enhanced Simulations

Panelists discuss how simulations enable students to gain and use task-related knowledge in authentic contexts, manipulate artifacts, and explore realistic environments.

Full story: http://dmc.umn.edu/series/podcasts/TELSEM100506-audio.mp3

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September 26, 2006

"What is New About News: Challenges for Itasca County Journalism in the Digital Age"

Nora Paul spoke on panel about the Internet's impact on community news

Professor Kathleen Hansen and INMS Director Nora Paul participated in a panel discussion entitled, "What is New About News: Challenges for Itasca County Journalism in the Digital Age" on September 26 at the Grand Rapids Area Library. Paul discussed the changing nature of media and news delivery with special emphasis on smaller, local venues. Hansen moderated the discussion between the audience and the panel, which included Britta Arendt, editor of the Grand Rapids Herald Review, Lee Johnson, editor of the Scenic Range News Forum, Marshall Helmberger, editor of the Cook/Orr Timberjay, and Scott Hall of KAXE's The Morning Show.

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September 14, 2006

2006 New Media Research @ UMN Conference

A cross-section of U departments and disciplines presented at this 4th annual conference for New Media Research

INMS kicked off the 2006-07 academic year by hosting its fourth annual "New Media Research @ UMN" conference on September 14-15, 2006. Conference participants represented a cross-section of U departments and disciplines where new media research is taking place, including health sciences, history, journalism, education, library science, and rhetoric. Topics of papers and posters included the impact of facial morphing in advertising; blogging; the pros and cons of HTML and Flash; exploring racial violence using interactive maps; and designing appropriate and effective internet-based HIV prevention programs."

Full story: http://www.inms.umn.edu/events/view.asp?id=40

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September 8, 2006

Facebook fans charge new features go too far

The controversy is a reality check says Nora Paul

An article in the Pioneer Press about new Facebook features rallied users to revolt and quoted Nora Paul on the reality of how information and actions can be and often are tracked by others.

Full story: http://www.accessmylibrary.com/coms2/summary_0286-17567682_ITM

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September 5, 2006

Nora Paul teaches her first course at the SJMC

Nora teaches Jour3004: Information for Mass Communication

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August 15, 2006

Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Panel

Nora Paul spoke on the AEJMC panel on the "Disappearing Web"

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August 11, 2006

Multimedia News Production Workshop

INMS and MJC sponsor a two-day workshop teaching hands-on learning focused on improving audio, video and Flash storytelling skills.

Full story: http://www.inms.umn.edu/multimediaproducers/index.html

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August 9, 2006

NewsTrain Conference in Honolulu

Nora Paul presented "Digital Storytelling: New Opportunities for Newsrooms"

Full story: http://www.newstrain.org/past/seminar_honolulu_program.html

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July 15, 2006

The News Interaction Research and Design Society at University of Nevada- Reno

Nora Paul invited to be a founding member of NIRDS

This was a brainstorming session about new media research innovations at the University of Nevada - Reno for NIRDS (News Interaction Research and Design Society).

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July 11, 2006

Online Media presentations at the StarTribune

Nora Paul presented "Digital StoryTelling: The Challenges and Opportunities"

The talk was part of a series of online media presentations arranged by Rotherham to advance the thinking about and discussion of digital storytelling and online journalism in the StarTribune newsroom.

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June 26, 2006

Education Media Conference in Orlando

Nora Paul presented at the World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications (EDMEDIA)

Nora Paul and Kathleen Hansen spoke on the evolution and implementation of the NeverWinter Nights game and detailed the unexpected outcomes of the experience for the students.

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June 15, 2006

Health journalism lecture in Venezuela

Nora Paul presented at a conference sponsored by Pfizer Pharmeceuticals

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World Press Institute Transperancy Reporting lecture

Nora lectured at WPI

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June 14, 2006

Flashbelt Conference

Nora Paul presented at the Flashbelt Conference in Minneapolis

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June 11, 2006

Special Libraries Association Conference in Baltimore

Nora Paul presented "News Futures: Navigating the New World of Journalism and News Research"

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Nora Paul receives Joseph F. Kwapil Award

The award is given for major achievement in the field of news librarianship and outstanding service to the News Division

Nora Paul received the Joseph F. Kwapil Award at the Special Library Association News Division annual conference in June in Baltimore. This award, the highest recognition of the Division, is given for major achievement in the field of news librarianship and outstanding service to the News Division. This section of the international Special Libraries Association focuses on librarians and libraries dealing with news media in print, broadcast and nontraditional news settings.

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May 15, 2006

Lecture for the Newspaper Associations of America

Nora lectured for the NAA New Media Fellows in Shakopee, MN

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May 11, 2006

World Press Institute Workshop in India

Nora Paul participated in workshop on computer-assisted and transparency reporting

More than 200 journalists, students and media educators, participated in a two-day long workshop at the Department of Mass Communication, Panjab University, May 11. The workshop on investigative journalism, transparency reporting and computer-assisted reporting apprised journalists and journalism students from Chandigarh, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh of the latest trends in journalistic ethics and practices.

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May 6, 2006

NewsTrain Conference Minneapolis

Nora lectured "Digital News for Newspaper Editors: From Shovelware to Innovation Online"

NewsTrain is a national training program that emphasizes the development of editing and management skills in frontline editors. Sponsored by the Associated Press Managing Editors.

Digital News for Newspaper Editors: From Shovelware to Innovation Online
No longer the step-child, online news operations are becoming full partners in the news organization. This session was about the fundamental differences in digital from newsprint news and the opportunities for newspaper editors to participate in the creation of new reader experiences online.

Full story: http://www.newstrain.org/past/seminar_minneapolis_program.html

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April 21, 2006

Games Symposium in Duluth

Nora Paul presented "Modding Neverwinter Nights"

The first Games Symposium at UMD, was held on Friday, April 21 from 9 am until 3 pm in the Kirby Rafters. This event showcased gaming technologies and scholarship in an effort to promote and advance understanding of the important new medium of the video game. The Viz (Visualization and Digital Imaging) Lab at UMD sponsored this event, together with the GRAVEL (Games Research and Virtual Environment Lab) group from the Twin Cities campus. The morning featured speakers and the afternoon showcased games and technology. There was a sound design experiment station, demos from EA, hands-on art game making activities, a games usability lounge, demos of student games, game demos from Best Buy, and tours to the virtual reality head-mounted-display lab. Interactive exhibits and hands on gaming demonstrations were featured at the Games symposium. In addition, several gaming experts presented at the event, including: Sandra Voelker (artist from Electronic Arts), Paul Skalski (video game effects researcher at UMD), Pete Border (UMTC researcher teaching physics with video games), Steve Horner (composer and sound designer), Rob Wittig (game narrative and art researchers at UMD), Nora Paul (INMS Director at UMTC, modding NeverWinter Nights) and others.

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Neverwinter Nights featured in Star Tribune article

Article profiled computer games used in college coursework

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April 15, 2006

University of Minnesota Women's Club Luncheon

Nora spoke at luncheon

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Lecture at Medill School of Journalism

Nora lectured for faculty at Northwestern in Chicago

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April 5, 2006

African journalists from Edward R. Murrow Journalism Program visit SJMC

Nora lectured to visiting journalists

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March 15, 2006

APME Midwest Journalism Conference

Nora presented on CAR and citizen journalism

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March 9, 2006

Computer Assisted Reporting National Conference in Newark, NJ

Nora Paul presented "Advanced Internet: From Better Searches to the Invisible Web"

Full story: http://www.ire.org/training/newark06/

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February 15, 2006

World Press Institute presentation in Caracas, Venezuela

Nora Paul lectured on Transparency Reporting

Nora Paul's lectures focused on computer assisted reporting, with an emphasis on strategies for approaching research tasks based on the textbook, Behind the Message: Information Strategies for Communicators, which she co-wrote with SJMC professor Kathleen A. Hansen.

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Tunheim Partners luncheon

Nora Paul spoke at luncheon

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January 16, 2006

Storytelling Innovations Seminar

Nora Paul presented at seminar for the American Press Institute

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January 15, 2006

Lecture at University of North Carolina

Nora Paul was a guest lecturer for Multimedia Production class

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Brown Bag Luncheon for College of Continuing Education

Nora Paul spoke at luncheon on U campus

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December 15, 2005

World Press Institute in Mexico City

Nora Paul spoke on "Digital Storytelling and Internet Reporting"

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November 22, 2005

Journalism Conference in Middle East

Nora Paul spoke at "Online Journalism in the Arab World: Realities and Challenges"

Nora Paul traveled to the Middle East in November 2005 to take part in a conference entitled "Online Journalism in the Arab World: Realities and Challenges." The conference took place November 22-23 at the College of Communications at the University of Sharjah in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, and brought together journalists and journalism educators from Algeria, Iraq, Egypt, Qatar, Palestine, Lebanon, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, and the United ArabEmirates. Paul was on a panel with three other U.S.-based educators discussing new media education and digital storytelling. The conference was organized by Muhammad Ayish, who earned a doctorate in mass communication from the SJMC in 1986.

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September 15, 2005

Journalism and Women's Symposium in Sedona, AZ

Nora spoke on panel "Innovation in Storytelling Online"

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Norwegian Journalism Fellows in Chicago at Northwestern University

Nora presented "Changes in the Media Environment and New Storytelling Forms"

Nora Paul spoke on the "Changes in the Media Environment and New Storytelling Forms," at the Norwegian Journalism Fellows, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL.

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August 17, 2005

Asian American Journalists Association Conference

Nora Paul on panel "Visual Communications and the New Media"

Nora Paul moderated a panel discussion on the topic of online media and the future of journalism during the Asian American Journalists Association conference (Aug. 17-20) in Minneapolis.

Full story: http://www.aaja.org

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August 10, 2005

AEJMC Conference in San Antonio, TX

Nora Paul spoke on digital storytelling panel

Nora Paul participated in a panel discussion on "Visual Communications and the New Media" at the 2005 AEJMC conference.

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June 16, 2005

Digital Games Research Association Conference in Vancouver

Nora Paul gave a presentation on Neverwinter Nights

At the DiGRA, "Changing Views: Worlds in Play International Conference," Nora Paul gave the presentation titled: "Modding Neverwinter Nights: A Simulation for Reinforcing Information Seeking Concepts for Mass Communication Students"

Full story: http://www.digra.org/dl/order_by_author?publication=Changing%20Views:%20Worlds%20in%20Play

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May 15, 2005

World Press Institute in Montevideo, Uruguay

Nora Paul lectured "Online News, Internet Reporting"

Nora Paul conducted training sessions on Computer-Assisted Research and Online Journalism in Lima, Peru, Montevideo, Uruguay and Santiago, Chile.

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World Press Institute in Lima, Peru

Nora Paul lectured "Reporting Using the Internet, Online News"

Nora Paul conducted training sessions on Computer-Assisted Research and Online Journalism in Lima, Peru, Montevideo, Uruguay and Santiago, Chile.

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World Press Institute in Santiago, Chile

Nora Paul lectured on environmental changes in news, digital storytelling forms

Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Santiago, Chile

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May 1, 2005

Wireless Conference

INMS co-sponsors with Digital Technology Center

The Institute co-sponsored the Twin Cities Wireless Conference on brainstorming on local wireless projects and content.

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April 16, 2005

Twin Cities Public Television appearance

Nora Paul appeared on the Almanac Show 20th Anniversary

The Almanac Show 20th Anniversary was their first HDTV program broadcast.

Full story: http://video1.tpt.org:8080/ramgen/almanac/show/20th_anniversary.rm

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April 15, 2005

Article in The International Digital Media & Arts Association Journal

"Modding Education: Engaging Today's Learners"

Professor Kathleen Hansen and INMS Director Nora Paul published an article entitled "Modding Education: Engaging Today's Learners" in the current issue of The International Digital Media & Arts Association Journal. The article describes the work of Paul, Hansen, and their colleague Matt Taylor from the Dunwoody College of Technology in creating a computer simulation game for students in the information-gathering class. The project uses the game engine from the computer simulation game "NeverWinter Nights."

Full story: http://www.idmaa.org/journal/pdf/iDMAa_Journal_Vol_2_No_1_screen.pdf

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Nora Paul in Gateway to Research & Inventions Publication

"More Than One Way to Tell a Story: Nora Paul studies the impact of digital media on the storytelling process"

Nora Paul's work in digital storytelling research was profiled in Gateway to Research and Inventions, the bi-annual magazine of the University of Minnesota's Office of Sponsored Projects Administration.

Full story: http://www.ospa.umn.edu/communications/publications/gateway/paul.html

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April 8, 2005

International Symposium on Online Journalism in Austin, TX

Nora Paul spoke on multimedia journalism panel

Multimedia Journalism: How Video, Audio, Animation and Other Features Are Creating a New Journalistic Storytelling Style

Full story: http://journalism.utexas.edu/

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April 6, 2005

Health Journalism Graduate Seminar at Abbott Northwestern Hospital

Nora Paul was a guest lecturer at Professor Gary Schwitzer's seminar

Professor Gary Schwitzer's health journalism graduate seminar spent an afternoon at Abbott Northwestern Hospital on April 6. The class also hosted guest lectures from Nora Paul of the Institute for New Media Studies, Ron Nixon of the Star Tribune, Dr. Robert Kane of the School of Public Health, Dr. Robert Wachter of the University of California-San Francisco and Dr. Karen Lawson of the UMN Center for Spirituality & Healing.

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April 4, 2005

Best of the Midwest College Newspaper Convention

Nora gave online news presentation

Best of the Midwest College Newspaper Convention Minneapolis, MN March 4-6, 2005

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March 14, 2005

USC Conference on Online Journalism in Los Angeles

Nora Paul was part of a panel on the Future of News

Nora Paul was part of a panel on the Future of News at the USC Online Journalism conference in March. Jimmy Gentry, dean of the Kansas State University journalism school talked about the challenges of converging newsrooms, two others spoke about weblogs and their impact on the news, and Paul discussed innovations in digital story-telling.

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February 3, 2005

Blogumentary

The Blogging Culture: impact and import

Blogging culture is one of the hottest topics in media. These web self-publishing sites have influenced public opinion, created new social networks, and provided opportunities for anyone to be a publisher. The Blogumentary event included watching Chuck Olsen's documentary about blogging and bloggers and taking part in a discussion on the impact and import of this form of web publishing.

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January 30, 2005

Poynter Institute's Web + 10 Seminar in St. Petersburg, FL

Nora Paul co-coordinated conference, named in honor of the World Wide Web's 10th birthday

Nora Paul co-coordinated the Poynter Institute's Web + 10 seminar, held Jan. 30-Feb. 2 in St. Petersburg, FL. The conference, named in honor of the World Wide Web's 10th "birthday," focused on a number of aspects of digital news: content/customers, competition, credibility, and business models/organizational structures.

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January 15, 2005

"NeverWinter Nights" project receives $16,000 Grant

Nora Paul and Kathleen Hansen awarded grant from the CLA InfoTech Fees Committee

Professor Kathleen Hansen and INMS director Nora Paul were awarded a $16,000 grant from the CLA InfoTech Fees Committee to develop an interactive simulation using an off-the-shelf game system called "NeverWinter Nights." The simulation is being developed for use in Jour 3004W as a way to teach students the information strategy process through a realistic scenario in which the students play the role of a reporter covering a community emergency. Hansen and Paul are working with a colleague at the Dunwoody College of Technology on the project.

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November 16, 2004

GRAVEL Grant Program Presentation

Grants are intended to help develop games research ideas

INMS hosted a GRAVEL Grant Program Presentation on November 16 featuring a lecture by Brenda Laurel, a long-time advocate for games with appeal to girls. Each GRAVEL grant recipient then presented their findings and ideas about how to take their research to the next level. The next round of GRAVEL grants will be given out in January for completion by Fall 2005. These seed grants are intended to help faculty and/or graduate students develop games research ideas into larger research grant projects or academic papers.

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November 12, 2004

Online News Association Conference in Hollywood, CA

Nora lead discussions "The New Media Dons" and "Career advice"

Journalism educators teaching online journalism skills have a number of issues: technology, time, training vs education. Nora Paul led a morning session to exchange ideas, understand options, and generally get support from others who are working on the same issues such as teaching online journalism or are helping to develop an online journalism course.

Full story: http://journalist.org/2004conference/

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November 5, 2004

INMS Hosts South Korean Reporters

Weeklong program for 13 reporters from Kongkuk University in Seoul.

The Institute for New Media Studies hosted a weeklong program for 13 reporters from South Korea from Nov. 5-11. Attendees were all part of a professional seminar on online journalism at Kongkuk University in Seoul. The reporters visited several studios and newsrooms, and attended lectures presented by several University experts, including INMS director Nora Paul, Rhetoric professor John Logie, and SJMC professors Don Brazeal and Jisu Huh. They also joined the World Press Institute's fellows for a morning session featuring talks by SJMC professors Kathleen Hansen and Jane Kirtley.

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Minnesota Association of Government Communicators Conference

Nora Paul gave keynote speech "Digital Governance: New Ways to Communicate with Your Constituents"

INMS director Nora Paul gave the keynote speech for the Minnesota Association of Government Communicators conference on Nov. 5. Paul's talk, entitled "Digital Governance: New Ways to Communicate with Your Constituents," focused on the ways media changes are affecting citizen behavior and expectations about information access.

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October 29, 2004

"Lessons From Iraq: The News Media and the Next War" Lucius W. Nieman Symposium in Milwaukee

Nora was quoted in published transcript

Nora was quoted in the recently published transcript of the "Lessons From Iraq: The News Media and the Next War" Lucius W. Nieman Symposium, which took place at Marquette University, October 29, 2003.

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October 19, 2004

Gravel Community Meeting

Matt Taylor from Dunwoody Academy came to discuss his project

On October 19, Matt Taylor from Dunwoody Academy came to discuss the project he is working on with School of Journalism and Mass Communication professor Kathleen Hansen and INMS director Nora Paul. They are using the NeverWinter Nights computer game modification tools to create an information gathering simulation for students of Hansen's information gathering course.

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October 13, 2004

Minnesota Electronic Theater Awards Ceremony

The MET co-sponsored by the Institute for New Media Studies

The local chapter of SIGGRAPH held its annual Minnesota Electronic Theater awards ceremony on October 13 at the Coffman Memorial Union. The MET, co-sponsored by the Institute for New Media Studies, brought together hundreds of local graphic artists and animators for speeches by Keith Lango, animation director for broadcast, video and film at ReelFX Creative Studios in Dallas, and Jeff Thingvold, Vice President of New Media and Application Development at Motion Analysis Corporation. The show reel of entries to the contest were shown throughout the night ending with the announcement of the winners in the five MET categories.

Full story: http://minneapolis-stpaul.siggraph.org/

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October 8, 2004

TEL Simulations and Virtual Field Trips Seminar

Nora Paul moderated a panel on technology-enhanced simulation

With computers faculty members and instructional designers can combine media to simulate real-life environments and experiences.

Full story: http://dmc.umn.edu/spotlight/simulations.shtml

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September 30, 2004

The New Research for New Media Symposium in Catalonia, Spain

Brings together researchers who use new media technologies

The Second Annual "New Research for New Media" conference was held in Tarragona, Spain on September 30 - October 2. This international gathering of new media researchers featured panel presentations on quantitative methods, ethnographic research, research ethics, issues with historical research, and content and discourse analysis. The conference was co-sponsored by the Universitat Rovira i Virgili and was held in their state of the art conference facilities.

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September 6, 2004

Nora Paul on KAXE radio in Grand Rapids

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August 25, 2004

Associated Press Managing Editors Seminar in Milwaukee

Nora Paul presented a session "Digital News for Analog Editors"

Nora Paul presented a session to the Associated Press Managing Editors' regional training seminar for editors in Milwaukee. In an agreement with the Online News Association, the APME NewsTrain seminars each have a session on online news. Speaking to a large group of editors, most of whom have little or no interaction with their online counterparts, was a great opportunity to open up ideas about online storytelling. Her talk "Digital News for Analog Editors" concentrated on the ways in which online journalism can provide an expansive space for newsprint stories and raised some of the issues between digital and analog copyediting.

Full story: http://www.newstrain.org/

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August 4, 2004

Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Conference in Toronto

Nora Paul presented in three sessions

In one, "Digital Storytelling: Jumpstarting a Research Agenda", co-hosted with University of Alabama professor Wilson Lowrey, a panel of educators (including UM - SJMC professor Brian Southwell) discussed research areas they believe are important to follow-up on. At this stage in online news development, establishing a research agenda is still an important consideration.
Paul was also a panelist for the "Online Journalism Ethics: New Bottle for Old Wine?" session, lead by Iowa University professor Jane Singer. Issues as diverse as judging the credibility of sources for linking and for research to the pressures of corporate sponsorship on news sites were discussed by the panel of educators.
On Friday, Paul gave the speech for the Visual Communication Division's luncheon. Well, she tried to, anyway. Her speech, focusing on the ways that digital storytelling techniques are changing the way visuals are displayed (particularly with the addition of audio overlays to slide show images), spawned a heated discussion among the visual journalism professors and researchers in the group. What was intended to be a "show-and-tell" ended up being a fascinating discussion of what we do, and do not know, about how images online are being processed. Clearly, this hit a hot spot, one that should be followed up on with more opportunities to discuss all the issues and ideas.

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July 18, 2004

Society for News Design Judging in Denver

Nora Paul judges Society for News Design SND.ies awards

For the second year in a row INMS Director Nora Paul has been a judge of the annual Society for News Design SND.ies awards. Throughout the year, monthly submissions are judged by a panel of industry and academy experts, culminating in the annual judging session in Denver. Run by former Denver University's Estlow Center for Journalism and New Media director Laura Ruel (recently moved to the University of North Carolina's Journalism School), this judging was an exemplar of how to run a contest, and a crash course in digital storytelling "think."

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July 6, 2004

Digital Story Master Class in Reston, VA

Nora Paul moderates workshop on "Advanced Content for the Online Audience"

Media Center at API Digital Storytelling Class
July 26 - 30.
For the past several years, INMS Director Nora Paul has presented at the Media Center's twice-yearly Digital Storytelling Masterclass. This year, she was asked by Media Center director Andrew Nachison to co-host the week-long seminar. Her responsibilities included design of the sessions and inviting presenters as well as co-leading the sessions. This summer's session had a number of journalists from South Korea, people responsible for the information and news on non-profit websites and journalists from "mainstream" news organizations.
The goal of this seminar is to open up the imagination about how news and information can be packaged and produced. The intention is to help news organizations build unique content that takes advantage of the attributes of the digital medium. To that end, the conference brought in both non-traditional presenters, such as WaterCoolerGames' Ian Bogost and Laurence Bricker of Popular Front, as well as leading edge online news producers such Angela Clark of MSNBC. A field trip to the Smithsonian Institute's online library team provided a different view of the challenges of taking "real" and making it "virtual."

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June 17, 2004

Understanding Internet Research Ethics Symposium in UC-Boulder

INMS co-sponsored conference

The New Media Center at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the UC-Boulder and The Institute for New Media Studies, held an "Understanding Internet Research Ethics" workshop and symposium to explore and discuss ethics issues involving Internet research

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June 2, 2004

Forum Communications Publishers' Retreat in Willmar, MN

Nora Paul gives keynote presentation "Web Opportunities for Community News"

On June 2nd INMS Director Nora Paul traveled to Wilmar to give the keynote presentation for Forum Communications Publishers' retreat. Forum's motto, "Giving Information Life" was the theme of the retreat. It fit well Paul's presentation about the ways digital news can provide local newspapers new ways to connect with their communities. The issue for many small newspapers is the lack of time and support for their websites, so the focus of the talk was on simple ways to use online storytelling to help the community tell its own stories and for the newsroom to better communicate with its readers. Paul's presentation to the Publishers can be seen FORUM Communications.ppt

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May 24, 2004

Digital Games & Education: Beyond Play To Pedagogy

Event co-hosted by INMS

This event, held at Macalester College, St. Paul, was sponsored by the Institute for New Media Studies, Humanities Institute, and the Department of Curriculum and Instruction for University faculty and graduate students. Digital games aren't only violent diversions for teenage boys. This event explored digital games as pedagogical aids or as a research area.

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April 30, 2004

The Internet and War Panel at SJMC

Nora Paul panelist

When: Friday, April 30
Where: School of Journalism Conference Center - Room 100
Panelists: Nora Paul, director, Institute for New Media Studies - Ms. Smiljana Antonijevic, doctoral student, Department of Rhetoric, University of Minnesota - Mike Zerby, Star Tribune photojournalist who covered Iraq - Dr. Colin Kahl, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science

This event was co-sponsored by Internet Studies Center - Department of Rhetoric and the Institute for New Media Studies - School of Journalism and Mass Communication

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April 20, 2004

Minnesota Magazine & Publications Association Seminar

Nora gave keynote "More Than Just Content: Using the Web to Meet Your Publication's Business Goals"

Nora was the keynote speaker at the MMPA (Minnesota Magazine & Publications Association) seminar on the campus of Saint Thomas, April 20. Nora spoke on a topic entitled: "More Than Just Content: Using the Web to Meet Your Publication's Business Goals".

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April 15, 2004

GRAVEL University of Minnesota Campus-wide Meeting in Brainerd

Meeting to find opportunities for cross-campus development of game research projects.

A UMN campuses-wide GRAVEL meeting was held in Brainerd in April. This was the first meeting to connect the efforts of the Twin Cities based GRAVEL initiative more broadly across the Univ. of Minn. System. The goal is to find opportunities for cross-campus development of game research projects.

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April 13, 2004

GRAVEL Community Lecture Series

Discussions of the recent Game Developers Conference and the Serious Games workshop in San Jose.

When: Tuesday, April 13, 2004
Where: Murphy Hall - Room 314
Featured: Matt Taylor, Gary Dahl and Nora Paul
Topic Description: Discussions of the recent Game Developers Conference and the Serious Games workshop in San Jose.
Overview: The three featured speakers all attended the GDC and Serious Games workshop and met to discuss what they heard and saw. The strong turnout for the Serious Games conference was particularly relevant to the GRAVEL initiative in that there was clearly a movement toward the use of games for purposeful pursuits.

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April 1, 2004

ECM Publishing's Futures Group

Weeklies embracing Web 2.0

The Futures committee of the ECM Publishers group meets regularly to share ideas for applying new media techniques to their websites. Nora Paul was invited to speak to the group at their session on March 27th, 2008. At the meeting, the new web design for This Week Live was demo-ed. Check it out at: http://www.thisweeklive.com/

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March 27, 2004

Northwest Broadcasting Association's Midwest Journalism Conference

Nora Paul gives a talk on Digital Storytelling

Nora Paul and Regina McCombs, Startribune.com, gave a talk on digital storytelling for news at the Northwest Broadcasting Association's Midwest Journalism conference on March 27.

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March 25, 2004

GRAVEL Community Lecture Series

Featuring Mark McCahill, director of the University Technology Center

A group of both university and industry people attended the the March 25 GRAVEL Community Lecture. Featured at this brown bag lunch event was Mark McCahill, director of the University Technology Center. McCahill presented a collaborative work entitled, OPEN CROQUET, a 3D Multiuser Collaboration Space.

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March 22, 2004

Game Developers Conference in San Jose, California.

Nora Paul attended conference

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March 17, 2004

Casey Journalism Center's National Conference in Washington D.C.

Nora discussed "Credibility of Health Websites"

On March 17-19, 2004, Nora Paul was a panelist at the "Condition Critical: Covering Children's Health," Casey Journalism Center's national conference at the University of Maryland's Inn and Conference Center in College Park, Maryland. Her topic was "Credibility of Health Websites."

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March 13, 2004

Nora Paul and Neverwinter Nights in USA TODAY

"Videogame technology finds its way into classrooms"

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March 10, 2004

International Digital Media and Art Association Conference in Orlando

Nora moderated a discussion on "Game Literacy for Academics".

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March 8, 2004

Nora Paul in Computer World Article

"Future of News Delivery: Stories that are personalized, interactive and mulimedia"

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February 23, 2004

Workshop On The Economics And Laws of Virtual Worlds

GRAVEL hosts conference

The spillover of the virtual into the real worlds of economics and law is growing. Digital assets acquired in games are being sold on Ebay. The legal and moral rights of avatars in virtual worlds can have implications for the real world gamers. The emerging issues of virtual economics and law are just beginning to be explored.

Featuring: F. Gregory Lastowka, an attorney in the intellectual property litigation group at Dechert LLP in Philadelphia.
Edward Castronova, Associate Professor of Economics in the College of Business and Economics at California State University, Fullerton. His paper "Virtual Worlds: A First-Hand Account of Market and Society on the Cyberian Front" is the most-downloaded economics paper at the Social Science Research Network.

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February 12, 2004

GRAVEL and Nora Paul Featured in Minnesota Daily

Article on Benjamin Lindau and interactive buildings and plans

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February 3, 2004

Elder Learning Institute at the Southdale Public Library

Nora gives talk on media convergence

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January 15, 2004

Nora Paul named among "Minnesota's Women of Accomplishment"

Nora Paul was invited to a dinner hosted by First Lady Pawlenty

INMS Director Nora Paul was invited, along with 39 others, to a dinner hosted by First Lady Pawlenty honoring "Minnesota Women of Accomplishment." The informal networking and dinner gathering at the Governor's Residence brought together women from age 11 to 88 who have achieved some acclaim in their work or have made a significant contribution to Minnesota. There was much speculation on the part of the attendees on why they were selected, and how. Mary Pawlenty and her assistant had culled newspapers and magazines and their own networks to come up with names. From those names they selected 40 women to honor in this first gathering. First Lady Pawlenty plans other such gatherings to celebrate Minnesota's women.

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December 15, 2003

Portage Interactive's studios

Nora Paul visits Portage Interactive's Studies

INMS Director Nora Paul and Humanities Institute Interim Director Robert Gambone went on a field trip to Portage Interactive's studios in the Warehouse district. Portage, whose director came from the company that made the popular learning game, Oregon Trail, focuses on educational game development. An interesting discussion was held on the potential of these types of games for K-12 education, particularly in the study of history. The INMS and the Humanities Institute will be working together to develop ideas about projects that can be submitted for funding.

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December 7, 2003

American Press Institute's Digital Storytelling Seminar in Nashville

Nora Paul presented the Elements of Digital Storytelling

From December 7 to 11 thirty-two new media journalists and designers met at the Freedom Forum's First Amendment Center on the Vanderbilt University campus for the American Press Institute's Digital Story Master Class. INMS Director Nora Paul presented a two-hour talk on the Elements of Digital Storytelling (www.inms.umn.edu/elements) This is the fourth time the Institute's research into digital storytelling elements has been presented at the seminar.

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October 29, 2003

Marquette University Nieman Symposium in Milwaukee

Nora Paul on panel Lessons from Iraq: The News Media and the Next War

Nora Paul was a member of the panel invited to discuss the news media's coverage of the Iraq war for the Nieman Symposium at Marquette University on Oct. 29.

Full story: http://www.marquette.edu/comm/nieman/

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October 22, 2003

Minnesota Interactive Marketing Association Conference

Nora to present on the Elements of Digital Storytelling

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October 20, 2003

Minnesota Broadcasters Association Conference

Nora will be moderating a panel on new media challenges for broadcasters

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October 15, 2003

North American Simulation and Gaming Association conference in Montreal

Nora attends conference

In October Nora will be attending the North American Simulation and Gaming Association conference in Montreal. This group focuses on uses of games for teaching, collaboration, and team building. There will be several sessions devoted to application of computer games to these objectives and she hopes to come back with ideas of projects or research areas that might be good for GRAVEL.

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October 1, 2003

Norwegian Trade Press Editors

Editors visit University of Minnesota and attend INMS workshop

In early October, a group of Norwegian Trade Press Editors will visit the University of Minnesota campus for a three day long INMS workshop on challenges in this era of multi-channel delivery of publications. They will do an assessment of their current, and desired, situations; hear from regional trade press publishers on their multi-channel delivery strategies; see a presentation of a digital data management system and discuss methods for better understanding of their audience's media consumption with Rusty Coats, MORI Research new media director. Field trips to MSP Communications, Popular Front, and the Utne Reader will provide on-site examination and discussion of new techniques for the publications. The group's coordinator, Bjorn Ottersen, is a media consultant and former co-director of the Norwegian Journalism Institute. Last year he brought over a group of newspaper editors from Norway and we look forward to this next "Norwegian Invasion."

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September 4, 2003

New Research for New Media: Innovative Research Methodologies Symposium.

INMS convened fifty academic researchers for conference

On Sept. 4, the INMS convened fifty academic researchers from 33 different institutions representing 11 different disciplines for the New Research for New Media: Innovative Research Methodologies Symposium. The event focused exclusively on the kinds of research methods being used to study new media, and the kinds of technologies available that make new kinds of methods possible. Nine invited speakers representing a variety of academic disciplines drew a crowd of academics who applied to take part in the conference.

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July 12, 2003

Sensing The News

INMS host audio and visual conference

3D photos, 360 degree video, immersive audio, webcams. These audio and visual techniques are not (with the exception of webcams, perhaps) in the mainstream of online usage. But as broadband access rises and cost of the tools to create these packages decreases, these will be viable options to add to the media array. On July 12-13, an assortment of journalists, AV specialists, and digital artists gathered to show and discuss a variety of new ways to show and tell stories online. Inherent issues, ethical considerations, and barriers to application of these techniques were discussed.

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November 15, 2002

News Libraries in Crisis Summit

INMS hosts workshop on the roles of news libraries

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June 15, 2002

Nora Paul is one of the Top 10 Most Wired Women in the World

ABCNews.com puts Nora on list

Nora Paul, director of the Institute for New Media Studies at the University of Minnesota School of Journalism and Mass Communication, has been named one of the top 10 Wired Women in the world.

Columnist Dianne Lynch, in a special to ABCNews.com, listed her top 10 Wired Women in the world in the story "Wired Women's Top 10." Lynch describes Paul as "the guru of making connections - between ideas, between projects, between people."

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June 5, 2002

Wall Summit

INMS hosts conference on Wall technology

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April 29, 2002

Norwegian Journalist Group

Vistors attend four day conference at U of M

A group of journalists from Norway will be visiting the School of Journalism and Mass Communication and Institute for New Media Studies for a four day conference on New Challenges / New Opportunities for News. They will be visiting some area news organizations and hearing from SJMC professors, New Directions for News director Dale Peskin, and local news leaders. This is the first stop in their US visit. From Minneapolis they will go on to University of Texas - Austin for two weeks of news management and leadership training.

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February 22, 2002

Tapping New Data Territories Conference

INMS co-hosts three day conference

Feb. 22-24
The Pew Center for Public Journalism, Investigative Reporters and Editors, and the Institute for New Media Studies teamed up to hold a three day conference on new ways to find, use, and present data-rich stories to news audiences. In a panel on new information visualization techniques, moderated by Nora Paul, Paul Morin demonstrated the Wall to the audience of over 120. It was the highlight of the conference for many - all of whom were interested in knowing when the techniques for 3D visualization might be translated to the computer screen.

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February 15, 2002

Painting the News

INMS hosts conference on new models for online story-telling

INMS and NewsLab, a broadcast news think tank in Washington DC, joined efforts for Painting the News, the second of a five-workshop series, "Innovations in Online News". Digital artists were partnered with online journalists who are doing the difficult task of balancing the traditions of journalistic story-telling with the use of innovative story forms.

The point of the workshop series, "Innovations in Online News" is to inspire the creation of new models for online story-telling. The Painting the News participants and speakers enthusiastically engaged in the discussions and prototype designing the 2-day workshop consisted of. They were challenged to look at some staid online news sites and come up with more engaging, energized designs.

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November 1, 2001

Playing the News

INMS hosts workshop on journalism, interactive narrative and games

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