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Theme: Discovering the Future of Media

This event occurred on
June 7, 2013
9:00am - 4:00pm EDT
(UTC -4hrs)
St. Petersburg, Florida
United States

What makes this day unique is the variety of speakers at the intersection of technology and media — and the access that participants will have to these folks. How often do you get to talk to someone, like David Carr about his experiences at the New York Times, or pick Burt Herman’s brain about his vision for creating Storify?

Limiting the group to a select group of 100 people and structuring the day to include conversation breaks helps facilitate this interaction. During each of the day’s three conversation breaks, the group will break up into smaller groups to discuss what the speakers shared. The speakers will be floating among the groups, so that audience members can ask additional questions and share their own ideas.

In addition to hearing a lot of fresh ideas from some of the most innovative minds thinking about media, participants will begin to digest and think about ways they can apply these new ideas to their own work even before they leave Poynter.

Participants will learn:

What form(s) will journalism take in the future?
What can organizations outside of journalism teach us about the future of media?
How do we navigate some of the biggest challenges currently facing journalism?
What else do we need to know as we think about the future of media?

Here’s what past participant had to say about TEDx Poynter:

“Love the Poynter Institute AND the $50 fee made it affordable. Too often these programs are too expensive.” - Laura York, Laura York PR

“Tremendous amount of information and inspiration in a very short, engaging time frame.” - Michael Bell, Executive Director, Suncoast Hospice Foundation

Who Will Benefit:
Those who are interested in social media and journalism: journalists, bloggers, social media users, advertising and marketing professionals, strategists and entrepreneurs.

Poynter Institute for Media Studies
801 3rd St S
St. Petersburg, Florida, 33701
United States
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Saint Petersburg, FL, United States