TEACHAPALOOZA IX 2019 has ended
Three intensive days of practical useable learning, sharing, teaching and networking with passionate journalism educators.   This is front-edge teaching about effective innovative learning. Register here: https://www.poynter.org/teachapalooza-front-edge-teaching-tools-for-college-educators/
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Friday, June 7

9:00am EDT

How to have a successful TEACHA
This is our 9th TEACHAPALOOZA and we have learned a few things about how to get the most out of our days together.
As you consider which Deep Dives you want to attend, I urge you to go to the sessions that you do NOT know the most about. TEACHA should challenge you and expand your interests.

Make connections. This is a relaxed atmosphere where you can make lifelong friendships. The academic world is quite connected and our participants have a long record of helping each other.

We try to make everything "open source." We urge you to share what you know, what you teach and how you teach it. We are here to help each other. This is not a competition. 

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Al Tompkins

Senior Faculty, Poynter
Al Tompkins is the senior faculty for Broadcasting and Online at Poynter.He is the father of TEACHAPALOOZAHe is a licensed drone pilot. He teaches journalists and journalism all over the world. His client list includes NBC, CBS, CNN, CBC, CTV, The United Nations, and dozens of TV... Read More →

Friday June 7, 2019 9:00am - 9:15am EDT

9:15am EDT

How to be a Hackademic no matter how big your school/budget
Robert Hernandez, one of the few true veterans of web journalism, has made a name for himself as a journalist of the web, not just on the web. His primary focus is exploring and developing the intersection of technology and journalism — to empower people, inform reporting and storytelling, engage community, improve distribution, and, whenever possible, enhance revenue.
Hernandez is an associate professor of professional practice, AKA a web journalism professor, at USC Annenberg.

 He’s not an academic… he’s more of a hackademic. He describes himself as a mad scientist for journalism and likes to “MacGyver” web journalism solutions.
He believes in “open source,” sharing knowledge and experiences among journalists. To that end, he has taken the leading role in uniting and building a community of digital journalists and technologists in a variety of ways. From serving on national boards (which have included Chicas PoderosasInquireFirst, the Online News AssociationNational Association of Hispanic Journalists, among others) to organizing digital communities around VR Journalism or media diversity issues.
Many journalists know him as the co-founder of #wjchat, a weekly forum on Twitter that that ran for more than seven years and engaged participants from around the world. Or the curator of his Tech & Tool page, a collection of tools aimed at inspiring innovation in web journalism. 
His most recent work includes Augmented RealityWearables/Google Glass and Virtual Reality — he and his students produce immersive experiences under their brand: JOVRNALISM™. Their work can be seen in The New York TimesNBCNPRProPublicaUSA Today and in their own iOS/Android app.
JOVRNALISM has received awards from the Online News Association, Society for News Design and Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, as well as grants from the Knight Foundation and others.

He is the recipient of SPJ’s 2015 Distinguished Teaching in Journalism Award. He has been an international keynote speaker, panelists (SXSW three times), moderator and gave a TEDxKC talk on the future of news and misinformation.
Prior to joining Annenberg, Hernandez was director of development for The Seattle Times, where he worked from 2002 until 2009. He helped shape and execute the vision for the website and company, leading a team of engineers and designers in creating innovative tools and applications for readers as well as staff. He also worked as a web designer and consultant for El Salvador’s largest daily newspaper site, La Prensa Gráfica, web producer for The San Francisco Chronicle and online editor of The San Francisco Examiner.
Hernandez has made it to Imgur’s front page more than once. He connects dots and people.
Find out more about Hernandez at www.webjournalist.org or follow him on Twitter at @webjournalist.

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Robert Hernandez

Associate Professor of Professional Practice, USC Annenberg
Robert Hernandez, one of the few true veterans of Web journalism, has made a name for himself as a journalist of the Web, not just on the Web. His primary focus is exploring and developing the intersection of technology and journalism – to empower people, inform reporting and... Read More →

Friday June 7, 2019 9:15am - 10:30am EDT
Barnes Conference Room

10:45am EDT

How to teach students to talk to people, not just text or IM them for stories
Les Rose’s 38-year career in broadcast journalism included 22 years with CBS National News Network as a photojournalist and field producer.  He is in his third year at the Newhouse School at Syracuse, NY. He spent 23 years off and on working with CBS News correspondent Steve Hartman, including the series “Everybody Has a Story",

Few are as skilled at making interview subjects feel at ease in the presence of a camera as Les. Now, he teaches his students how to get the best out of the people they are interviewing. He will share his best questions, how "setting" makes a huge difference in how an interview unfolds and how to get reluctant subjects to trust you.

Rose has been honored with a national Edward R. Murrow Award and five Emmy Awards.

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Les Rose

Professor of Practice, Broadcast and Digital Journalism, Newhouse School at Syracuse University
30 year alumni CBS News, Los Angeles, 8 years NBC and local news, 3rd year Professor of Practice at the Newhouse School at Syracuse University. 

Friday June 7, 2019 10:45am - 12:00pm EDT
Barnes Conference Room

3:00pm EDT

"You see numbers, I see a story": Turning data into journalism
NBC Bay Area investigative reporter Stephen Stock’s work has prompted changes in both federal law and policy. His joint investigation with CBS's 60 Minutes into Medicare fraud prompted Congressional leaders to change federal law. The multiple part investigation won Florida's Associated Press' Best in Show and the Society of Professional Journalists' Green Eyeshade Awards Best in Television and Best Investigative Work.

Stephen's investigation in airline pilots falling asleep in the cockpit also ended with the FAA changing flight rules to ensure that pilots get more rest. His exposure of troubled day cares throughout the state forced the State of Florida to change the way it monitors and tracks day cares that fail to comply with state regulations.

Stephen also has won four regional Edward R. Murrow and three Suncoast Regional Emmy awards for his work at CBS4 in Miami. Stock was named an Ethics Fellow at the Poynter Institute for Media Studies in St. Petersburg in 2004. He has also twice been named a finalist for the national IRE award.

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Stephen Stock

Investigative Reporter, NBC Bay Area
For 35 years NBC Bay Area Senior Investigative Reporter Stephen Stock has covered everything from hurricanes to space shuttles, Ford truck fires to fracking, day cares to aviation, inmate tax scams to California’s water crisis. Among the awards he’s won are the Peabody, DuPont... Read More →

Friday June 7, 2019 3:00pm - 4:15pm EDT
Barnes Conference Room

4:30pm EDT

"Do You See What I See?" How to teach students to "think visually"
Eric Seals is one of the nation's leading news and sports photojournalists and photo/multimedia journalists.   His session will help you to see what he sees when he looks through a viewfinder and to give you tools to teach "visual thinking" to your students.  Your students will be required to capture both stills and video, no matter what media they work in.  Eric will help you think through how to stay organized enough to capture moving and still images.

“If you learn to shoot with your heart, you’ll move people’s souls!”
A good friend & mentor said that to Eric Seals years ago. It’s something he still thinks about working as a Photo & Video Journalist at the Detroit Free Press where he’s been since 1999.
Over the years Eric has covered many events for the Free Press from two Intifadas in Israel/Palestine, 5 months in the war on Iraq & many sports from the Olympics in Rio, Beijing and South Korea to several Super Bowls, World Series & NBA Finals.
In May of 2008 he eagerly embraced video storytelling for Freep.com.
Since then he has done many video stories from human interest & social issues to short documentaries & projects.
His first film “Graveyard of the Great Lakes: A Shipwreck Hunter’s Quest to Discover the Past” played at 18 film festivals around the country many of which he attended since October of 2016.
He loves the challenge of bringing a cinematic look, feel & emotion to his video stories while at the same time staying true to the one thing that matters more than anything else…the story, the story, the story!
Eric has been recognized for his video storytelling with a 2016 national Edward R. Murrow award, a national Webby Award, multiple Michigan Press Photographer Association Multimedia Photographer of the Year awards, several POYi awards & nine regional Emmys.
Teaching is a big passion for him. He coaches at various workshops from the NPPA Multimedia Immersion at Syracuse University, the Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Florida, Missouri Photo Workshop and the Lens Collective at the University of Mississippi. He has also judged & spoke at several national & state contests including the Northern Short Course & the Atlanta Seminar on Photojournalism.
Eric embraces the “Reach One, Teach One” philosophy & enjoys mentoring others around the country interested in this amazing profession of ours! 
He’s always there for people to help or answer any questions about photo & video storytelling & he can be reached at ericseals@gmail.com or eric@ericseals.com.
He can also be found & followed on Twitter/Instagram as @ericseals

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Eric Seals

Photo and video journalist, Detroit Free Press
Over the years Eric has covered many events from various Presidential campaigns, the Intifada in Israel/Palestine, 5 months covering the war in Iraq & many sports from the Olympics in Beijing to several Super Bowls, World Series & NBA Finals.In May of 2008 Eric eagerly embraced video... Read More →

Friday June 7, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm EDT
Barnes Conference Room
Saturday, June 8

9:00am EDT

Power Shift - preparing students to confront and prevent workplace harassment and discrimination
The Freedom Forum Institute’s PowerShift Project was founded in 2018 in response to sexual misconduct scandals in media. It is guided by Jill Geisler, Bill Plante Chair in Leadership and Media Integrity at Loyola University Chicago and Freedom Forum Fellow in Women’s Leadership. Geisler created the “Workplace Integrity” curriculum for media organizations and journalism schools. It is being delivered by certified trainers, including Katy Culver. Workplace Integrity is defined as: ENVIRONMENTS FREE OF HARASSMENT, DISCRIMINATION AND INCIVILITY, BUT FILLED WITH OPPORTUNITY, ESPECIALLY FOR THOSE WHO HAVE TRADITIONALLY BEEN DENIED IT.


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Katy Culver


Saturday June 8, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am EDT
Barnes Conference Room

10:45am EDT

"I don't want to wind up on YouTube" - Finding the courage and skill to teach tough subjects
Educators live with the dual pressure of having the obligation to expose students to controversial and even divisive issues while also not wanting to stir up a political firestorm for themselves or their school. Adjunct and non-tenured teachers may consider themselves to be especially vulnerable.
Keith Woods has taught educators and journalists how to navigate difficult conversations for more than 20 years.   He will help you get comfortable with your own values and beliefs first, then guide you in how to have difficult conversations with students that enculture respect while not avoiding issues that should be discussed.

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Keith Woods

Vice President of Newsroom Training and Diversity, National Public Radio
In leading NPR's vision and strategy for diversity, Woods focuses on helping NPR and member stations strengthen the breadth and depth of diversity in content, staff, audience and the work environment. Woods joined NPR in February 2010, after 15 years at the Poynter Institute as director... Read More →

Saturday June 8, 2019 10:45am - 12:15pm EDT
Barnes Conference Room

3:00pm EDT

Student Publications - Press Freedom when stories turn controversial
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Frank LoMonte

Director - Brechner Center for Freedom of Information, University of Florida
Frank LoMonte was named director of the Brechner Center in August 2017.Previously, he was the executive director of the Student Press Law Center (SPLC) in Washington, D.C. since 2008.  During his tenure, he launched a number of major programming initiatives, including the “New... Read More →

Saturday June 8, 2019 3:00pm - 4:15pm EDT
Barnes Conference Room

4:30pm EDT

Six Awesomely Cool Things you can do with your phone to teach and amaze your students
I will show you how to:
-embed a map or GPS on a video while you are recording it
-build a video with text on your phone in less than two minutes
-build a video with subtitles and audio without ever typing a word (this is so cool)
-build a multimedia animated graphic in seconds
-remove the background behind any photo in five seconds with not even one click

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Al Tompkins

Senior Faculty, Poynter
Al Tompkins is the senior faculty for Broadcasting and Online at Poynter.He is the father of TEACHAPALOOZAHe is a licensed drone pilot. He teaches journalists and journalism all over the world. His client list includes NBC, CBS, CNN, CBC, CTV, The United Nations, and dozens of TV... Read More →

Saturday June 8, 2019 4:30pm - 5:00pm EDT
Barnes Conference Room
Sunday, June 9

9:00am EDT

Teach Students to EARN Trust
Journalism has an education problem. We have to stop assuming people know how and why we do our jobs. We can’t let ourselves get lumped in with perceptions of “the media.” Instead, we need to actively work to earn trust from our communities by telling them why we’re worthy of their time, trust and support. Since 2016, the Trusting News staff has been working with newsrooms to learn how people decide what news to trust and help journalists implement trust-building strategies. In this session, we'll talk about assignments and exercises you can take back to your classrooms.

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Joy Mayer

Engagement strategist. Director of TrustingNews.org., Trusting News
Joy runs a project called Trusting News, which empowers journalists to earn trust and demonstrate credibility. She also works as a consultant, trainer and professor, helping journalists, students and organizations grow their understanding of audience strategies and measurement of success. She taught for 12 years at the Misso... Read More →

Sunday June 9, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am EDT
Barnes Conference Room

10:30am EDT

What my new study shows about the future of video
Deb Wenger, a 17-year broadcast news veteran, is an assistant dean and associate professor who oversees undergraduate studies in journalism at the University of Mississippi.  Prior to her academic appointments, Wenger worked as a reporter, producer and newsroom manager within multiple TV stations, including WFLA (Tampa, FL), WSOC (Charlotte, NC) and WMUR (Manchester, NH).
Wenger conducts multimedia workshops in newsrooms around the country and is a trainer for SPJ in association with its Google News Initiative program. She is also co-author of two books, Advancing the Story: Journalism in a Digital World and Managing Today’s News Media: Audience First.
What she’s learning about journalism and new media can be found at www.advancingthestory.com.  Wenger received her Ph.D. from Kingston University in London and was named as a top journalism educator by NewsPro magazine in 2017.

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Deb Wenger

Assistant Dean for Innovation & External Partnerships and Associate Professor of Journalism, University of Mississippi

Sunday June 9, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
Barnes Conference Room

11:30am EDT

From classroom to publication - getting your students' work published
You will learn about "Capital Current" a new digital publication at Carleton's journalism school that pulls material from several Carleton journalism courses across multiple platforms.

Janice Tibbetts is an experienced journalist who spent more than two decades in daily news, writing for newspapers and news agencies in Central, Eastern, and Western Canada. She covered numerous beats, including the Supreme Court of Canada, Parliament Hill, and the Alberta and Nova Scotia legislatures.
Most recently, she was a longtime justice reporter for Postmedia News, before leaving in 2011 to pursue her master’s degree in journalism. She has discovered in recent years that working with students is every bit as exhilarating as daily reporting.
Janice also writes a journalism education column for j-source.ca and is a member of the Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom.
She joined Carleton this year after teaching for two years at Concordia University in Montreal.
In 2015-2016 she is co-teaching the core reporting bootcamp for Master of Journalism students, as well as new media reporting, reporting in-depth, reporting fundamentals and advanced new media at the undergraduate level.

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Janice Tibbetts

Instructor II, Carleton (CA) University School of Journalism and Communication

Sunday June 9, 2019 11:30am - 12:00pm EDT
Barnes Conference Room

1:00pm EDT

How to teach your students (and yourself) to manage stress and trauma
Sidney and Al Tompkins combine more than 40 years of psychological counseling practice with more than 40 years of journalism to talk with journalists around the world about managing the everyday stress of journalism.  Journalists also are exposed to indescribable trauma while doing their jobs and rarely have the formal support systems that EMTs, firefighters and police have, even though journalists are on the same scene as the first responders.
New studies also show higher rates of traumatic stress among photojournalists and producers.
The sooner that educators can begin helping emerging journalists to recognize the symptoms of stress, the better.
Keep in mind, that lots of educators are, themselves, former journalists who may still be carrying the scars of workplace trauma.

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Al Tompkins

Senior Faculty, Poynter
Al Tompkins is the senior faculty for Broadcasting and Online at Poynter.He is the father of TEACHAPALOOZAHe is a licensed drone pilot. He teaches journalists and journalism all over the world. His client list includes NBC, CBS, CNN, CBC, CTV, The United Nations, and dozens of TV... Read More →
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Rev. Sidney Tompkins

licensed psychotherapist / retired UMC minister

Sunday June 9, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Barnes Conference Room

2:00pm EDT

Graduate and goodbyes
Sunday June 9, 2019 2:00pm - 2:30pm EDT
Barnes Conference Room
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