CMANYC19 goes beyond ‘how to’ to ask ‘how do we’

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College Journalists convene in New York

By Carol Terracina-Hartman
For College Media Review

The College Media Association conference in New York City — #CMANYC19 — offers standard broad range of workshops, on-site publication critiques with a professional for student staffs, and tours of professional media outlets beginning March 6.

And this year’s lineup of speakers is anything but standard, reaching beyond the “how to” of news production to ask, “how do we”?

Recruiting top editors from Vice, #CMANYC19 gives college media students a chance for a — not just to attend a lecture. Chat with Vice’s master brand Executive Editor Dory Carr-Harris: What is her vision for Vice? What are the struggles? and accomplishments?

Vice.com is arguably one of the greatest successes of new media: How do the editors target their audience? How do writers build credibility? How does new media grab old readers?

Managing Editor Rachel Shallom heads up the biweekly newsletter, The Cohort, focusing on women in digital leadership. She also curates a newsletter featuring news and moves in digital journalism.

She is in a position to answer questions about news value and content strategy? For anyone aspiring not only toward digital news outlets, find out who Vice hires and why?

For entertainment writers, take the opportunity to visit with Senior Culture Editor Daniella Kwateng-Clark. As editor, she heads up all entertainment content under the Broadly brand. What is the news strategy for entertainment reporting?

If you want to see where it all happens, Vice is opening its doors to a tour, Thursday morning at 11 a.m.

If you are interested in the broader picture — what it all means and technology’s effects on society as a whole — Jason Koebler can offer some perspective. The Editor of Motherboard, Koebler reports on tech policy, cybersecurity, gatekeepers and powerbrokers that influence content strategy on the Internet.

Headlining the conference tour lineup this year is ProPublica, Democracy Now! , WNET the flagship PBS station, Bloomberg News and more. Anyone lucky enough to land a lottery ticket, be sure to report what you saw back to your newsroom.

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Download the conference app — AttendeeHub — to access up-to-the-minute session details as they can change during the conference. Organizers will send notifications throughout the day.

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