In the aftermath of the historic US-Iran deal, and the release of Washington Post correspondent and Lang alumnus Jason Rezaian (Class of '01) after 15 months of imprisonment in Tehran, leading Iran-watchers, journalists and human rights activists discuss how we can learn the realities of life in Iran.
The newspaper was a great product. It allowed news organizations to reach their audiences quickly and effectively; it was the news product of its time. But now, as journalism grapples with the great migration to digital, the hunt is on for the products of tomorrow. How, where and why will people get their news in the future? What's at stake? What goes into making a great news product?
In this fast-paced and interactive workshop, Juliette Melton and Rachel Derkits-Gelman, user experience researchers at The New York Times, will guide Journalism + Design students through the process of applying human-centered design to the field of journalism and media.
Join us for a listening party recognizing the work of the students in Benjamen Walker's Podcasting course. The class produced six episodes, including an investigation of the homeless population at The New School, a roundtable discussion examining each presidential candidate's position on student debt, and a personal essay about the freshman experience. We'll be hearing excerpts from each.
Anika Gupta, a graduate student in Comparative Media Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will draw on her interviews with comment moderators, editors and forum managers to explore how different organizations approach the challenges and opportunities of the comments section.
Even when armed with a promising idea, building an interactive digital experience — like a map or graphic — can be a difficult undertaking, requiring tools and know-how that span disciplines. In this two-part workshop, Thomas Rhiel, director of reader experience at Atavist, offers practical, step-by-step advice, using as models two visualizations of his own (including one featured in The Best American Infographics 2014).
Andrew Losowsky leads a paper-based hackathon, where you'll take the latest edition of The New York Times, find what's missing from its stories, and create a dazzling and delightful showcase of creatively enhanced articles.