2021 Schedule

Thursday, Oct. 21: Preconference

9 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Google Digital Tools, Mike Reilley, Google Lab

Friday, Oct. 22: Day 1

9 – 9:15 a.m. – Welcome, Dr. Shari Veil, Dean, College of Journalism and Mass Communications, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

9:15 – 10 a.m. – Innovations in Augmented Reality and the Future of Interactive Journalism at USA TODAY, Ray Soto, USA TODAY

10:15 – 11 a.m. – Community Media Storytelling, Mitra Kalita, URL Media

11:15 – noon – If the Machines Come for You, Will It Help? Will AI and Automation Aid News Organizations Or Eliminate Journalists?, Jeremy Gilbert, Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing

1 – 1:45 – TikTok for Journalism, Julia Munslow, Yahoo! News

2 – 2:45 p.m. – Mobile Witnessing Turns 30, Allissa Richardson, USC Annenberg

3:15 – 4 p.m. – Voice technology and Smart Speakers, Tony Elkins, Gannett

4:15 – 5 p.m. – Podcasting, Rick Alloway and Kaci Richter,College of Journalism and Mass Communication

5 – 7 p.m. – Reception, Sheldon Art Museum, UNL

Saturday, Oct. 23: Day 2

9 – 9:45 a.m. – Immersive XR for Mobile Storytelling, Dan Pacheco, Syracuse University

10 – 10:45 a.m. – Newspapers’ Mobile Experiments, Coleen O’Lear, Washington Post, and Ryan Restivo, Newsday

11 – 11:45 a.m. – Geolocation and the Media: From Challenges to Opportunities and Beyond, Amy Schmitz Weiss, San Diego State University

12:30 – 1:15 p.m. – Texting With the Audience, David Cohn, Advance Digital

1:30 – 2:15 p.m. – Drone Journalism, Matt Waite, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

2:30 – 3:15 – Quick and Easy Research to Learn About your Audience, Damon Kiesow, University of Missouri