Table Talks: Emerging Tech + Product

  • Friday – 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
  • Grand Ballroom A - 5th Floor | Sheraton
  • #ONA19TableTalks

Consistently ranked among the best experiences of our conference, this series of participatory, inspiring conversations will address challenging topics in your area of expertise. Participants are able to choose their own conversations and collaborate with the brightest minds in their fields to explore new ideas on common issues.

Head to the room that has the topics that interest you most, sit anywhere and our trained facilitators will you give you (very brief!) instructions on how Table Talks will work.

This session is designed for:

  • Everyone! There's something for everyone at the ONA19 Table Talks sessions

Table leads:

Emerging tech:

  • Steven Johnson, Founder/CEO, SeeBoundless - How to build AR photogrammetry models in the field
  • Clàudia Prat, VR Producer, Multiple - How can journalists engage in emerging technologies such as deepfakes and surveillance while also strengthening trust in their audience?
  • Mia Tramz, Editorial Director, Enterprise + Immersive Experiences, TIME - Does AI have a place in the newsroom?
  • Amy Walker, Assistant Professor, Quinnipiac University - Keeping up with emerging technologies for reporting and story production is tricky for journalism educators - it's a bit like fixing a car while driving it! - so how should educators balance the new with core skills in the classroom?

Product:

  • Stephanie Backus, National Digital Editorial Manager, Hearst TV - Pushes are a platform, too, but that is a bit of an anomaly - analytics are limited, the audience is volatile - so how do you make a successful push strategy?
  • Kim Bui, Director, Audience Innovation, Arizona Republic - Experiment design: How to work experiments into your culture and your newsroom
  • Emma Carew Grovum, Newsroom Consultant, Freelance - How to consistently and ethically package sensitive news content for off-platform distribution, such as social, newsletters, Apple News, FB Instant, AMP, etc
  • Becky Pallack, Product Manager, Arizona Daily Star - Guide product show-and-tell: Learn from each other about voter guides, school guides, etc

Speakers

Mia Tramz - Editorial Director, Enterprise + Immersive Experiences, TIME
@miatramz | http://www.time.com

Amy Walker - Assistant Professor, Quinnipiac University
@amyswalk | https://www.amyswalker.com/

Stephanie Backus - National Digital Editorial Manager, Hearst TV
@stephaniebackus |

Kim Bui - Director, Audience Innovation, Arizona Republic
@kimbui | http://www.kimbui.com

Becky Pallack - Product Manager, Arizona Daily Star
@BeckyPallack | http://linkedin.com/in/beckypallack

Moderators

Melisa Goh - Head of Planning, AJ+
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Julia B. Chan - Managing Editor, Digital, KQED
@juliachanb | http://kqednews.org

Fergus Bell - Journalist/Strategist, Dig Deeper Media/Pop-Up Newsroom
@fergb | http://digdeepermedia.com

Social Conversation