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ONA15: Creative Collaborations in Digital Media

Event Date:

September 24, 2015 | 3:30 PM EDT
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Do more with less has become the standard mantra in today's newsrooms, which face dwindling resources but increased pressure to provide their audiences rich, engaging multimedia content. Meanwhile, freelance journalists committed to exploring underreported international issues struggle to support their careers and find a home for their reporting. That's sparked creative collaborations like the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting's recently launched Catalyst Fund, which aims to foster strategic partnerships with major news outlets to support work by freelance multimedia journalists on important global issues.

A panel of professionals at the Online News Association's 2015 Conference & Awards Banquet will discuss this example as well as other creative multimedia collaborations within and across organizations, and crowdsourcing projects examined in a newly released report by the MIT Open Documentary Lab, Mapping the Intersection of Two Cultures: Interactive Documentary and Digital Journalism.

The panel, on Thursday, September 24 at 3:30pm, will be moderated by Kathy Im, director of journalism and media at the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Panelists include Pulitzer Center managing director Nathalie Applewhite, and award-winning freelance photojournalist Matt Black. Also participating are Ann Derry, editorial director of video and television partnerships for The New York Times and William Uricchio, professor of comparative media studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and principal investigator of the MIT Open Documentary Lab.

To listen to the session via recorded audio, follow this link.

"Creative Collaborations in Digital Media"
Thursday September 24
3:30-4:30 pm
Pacific Room
Hyatt Regency Century Plaza
2025 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, CA 90067


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