WHAT: A casual evening of story-telling and an overview of NBC4’s digital strategy of the London Olympics. Technology and social media reporter, Mekahlo Medina, and social media lead, Olsen Ebright, will highlight how the station’s multi-media platforms help deliver stories for a broad digital audience. With a viewer party vibe, the gathering will also include watching the Olympics on the big screen with NBC4’s on-air talent and news crew.
L.A. Times Data Desk journalist Anthony Pesce will tell us how about the construction of the Times’ Super Pac spending tracking app — a continually updated visualization of Super Pac spending in the 2012 election cycle. The tracker shows that so far, the majority of money has been spent to oppose particular candidates.
Join us at 6:30 p.m. at
The Los Angeles Times
202 West 1st Street, Los Angeles, CA
More about Anthony Pesce (@anthonyjpesce): He’s a digital editor, developer, and journalist at the Times. He was once the editor of the Daily Bruin at UCLA, and won a Knight News Challenge grant to build an open source content management system and newsroom workflow tool. More links to his projects, including additional 2012 election work, are on his personal site.
The Times is graciously sponsoring this meetup. Meet us in the 5th floor reception lounge, where we’ll have refreshments, and special thanks to Times social media and engagement editor Martin Beck (@latimesbeck), who did a lot of the legwork to organize this.
2014 SXSW: Beyond Connectivity: Sharing News without the Web
Eliza Anyangwe, Editor, The Guardian - @ElizaTalks Kara Andrade, Co-founder, HablaCentro - @newmaya Sean McDonald, CEO, Social Impact Lab - @sean_mcdonald Trevor Knoblich, Digital Dir, Online News Assc - @MobileTrevor
The US still has a lot of areas, poverty areas in big cities for instance that have very low connectivity to the internet. And as much as they are not getting news from the outside, we are not getting news from within. — Trevor Knoblich