Friday, April 8, 2016

4:00 – 5:15 p.m.
Open House at Harvard Crimson
14 Plympton St., Cambridge, MA | map
5:30 – 6:15 p.m.
Reception – Welcome
1 Francis Ave., Cambridge, MA | map
6:15 – 7:30 p.m.
Opening remarks and dinner
  • Ann Marie Lipinski, curator, Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard
7:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Keynote address and conversation: Lessons Learned as a Political Journalist
  • Jackie Calmes, national correspondent, The New York Times
Introduction: Mariel Klein, president, The Harvard Crimson

Saturday, April 9, 2016

9:00 – 9:30 a.m.
Continental breakfast/networking
9:30 – 9:40 a.m.
Welcome and introductions
9:40 – 10:30 a.m.
10 Things College Journalists Should Know About the Media World Today
  • Joshua Benton, director, Nieman Journalism Lab
Introduction: Noah Delwiche, associate managing editor, The Harvard Crimson
10:30 – 10:40 a.m.
10:40 – 11:30 a.m.
Building Audience Engagement
  • Anika Gupta, researcher in media and technology, MIT
Introduction: Pradeep Niroula, director of web development, The Harvard Crimson
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Covering Trends on Campus: Insights and Resources for Reporters
  • Jeffrey R. Young, senior editor, The Chronicle of Higher Education
Introduction: Meg Bernhard, managing editor, The Harvard Crimson
12:15 – 12:45 p.m.
Networking lunch
12:45 – 1:30 p.m.
Spotlight on Investigative Reporting
  • Michael Rezendes, Pulitzer-winning investigative reporter, The Boston Globe
Introduction: Ivan Levingston, The Harvard Crimson
1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Breakout sessions (choose one)

Investigative Reporting

  • Mariah Blake, a Washington, D.C.-based journalist who most recently worked as a senior reporter for Mother Jones
  • Christine Willmsen, investigative journalist, The Seattle Times

Location: Computer Lab, lower level

Data Journalism and Data Visualization

  • John Wihbey, assistant professor of journalism and new media at
    Northeastern University

Location: Nieman Library, lower level

Column Writing

  • Stephen Maher, columnist with Postmedia News in Ottawa, Canada
  • Wendi C. Thomas, columnist for The Memphis Flyer

Location: Maynard Suite (curator’s conference room), first floor

The Art of the Interview

  • Christopher Borrelli, Chicago Tribune features writer
  • Wonbo Woo, NBC News producer

Location: Taylor Seminar Room, first floor

3:00 – 3:05 p.m.
3:05 – 3:45 p.m.
Exploring news on all platforms: Instagram storytelling
  • Writer Neil Shea and photographer Anastasia Taylor-Lind
Introduction: Ignacio Sabate, associate blog editor, The Harvard Crimson
3:45 – 4:45 p.m.
Student Lightning Round: Learn From Your Peers
  • Short presentations from student participants followed by Q&A and discussion
Moderator: 2016 Nieman Fellow Wonbo Woo
4:45 – 5:00 p.m.
Final thoughts and comments