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Journalists: Are you attending New Story 2017?

Time to RSVP for event at WVU’s Media Innovation Center, June 16-17

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. —  West Virginia journalists are invited to New Story 2017 — a free, two-day festival of workshops, screenings and demos about media, communications, tech, arts and entrepreneurship in Appalachia.

Organized by the West Virginia Community Development Hub and hosted by the  WVU Reed College of Media Innovation Center, journalists can RSVP and find more information by visiting newstory17.splashthat.com.

The Media Innovation Center is located on the 4th floor of the Evansdale Crossing building.

“The West Virginia Press Association encourages  journalists from across West Virginia to visit newstory17.splashthat.com and look at the schedule and agenda,” said Don Smith, executive director of the WVPA. “The West Virginia Community Development Hub, and WVU’s Reed College of Media’s Innovation Center, have worked hard to provide an outstanding opportunity with News Story 2017. Take a look and take advantage of these free workshops and programs.”

Jake Lynch,  West Virginia Community Development Hub’s communication director, said many of the seminars “are very pertinent to working journalists and newsrooms. …”
Lynch said, aside from the general networking and idea-sharing, there’ll be sessions on:
  1. How newsrooms can use facebook live
  2. Data collection and visualization for journalists – by Knight fellow Geoff Hing
  3. How newspapers can use audience engagement to solicit story ideas from their readers
  4. Unveiling the new WV Online News Association
  5. What national newsrooms want to know about West Virginia
  6. The future of 100 Days in Appalachia
  7. How to start your own festival
  8. How creative industries are driving the revitalization of Pittsburgh
  9. The Local Independent Online News Association on how web-only outlets can monetize content and generate revenue

For more info: https://newstory17.splashthat.com

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