On Friday, September 28, 2012, SJMC hosts "Careers in Data Journalism," an event which will allow students to explore careers available at the intersection of technology and journalism. The panel discussion will allow students to learn about careers and what action steps are needed to move an interest in data journalism to the next step.
The conversation is moderated by SJMC assistant professor Seth Lewis, whose research focuses on the intersection of news, innovation, technology and sociology, features a wide range of reporters, journalists and editors, who use data and technology in their everyday jobs. From infographics to data reporting, the marriage of data and journalism has never been more interesting and varied.
The speakers include Andrew Haeg, product manager for Minnesota Public Radio's Public Insight Network; Kaeti Hinck, director of news technology for MinnPost; Ron Nixon, domestic correspondent for The New York Times; MaryJo Webster, computer-assisted reporting editor for the St. Paul Pioneer Press; and Kevin Schaul, SJMC student, AP-Google Scholar, and intern for the MinnPost data team.
The event will be held Friday September 28 at 3:30 p.m. in 100 Murphy Hall. Event is free and open to the public, but please register here.