Creating the Next Generation of Product Thinkers

Presented at ONA17
September 18, 2017
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Media companies — both startups and legacy organizations — are hiring people who can design, develop and manage news products, such as mobile apps, email newsletters, SMS bots, etc. The product approach for these increasingly common roles demands design, data, technology, journalism and management skills. In this session, we’ll discuss why and how educators and newsroom trainers teach product design and development, as these skills are critical to the future of media and can lead to rewarding new career paths.

This session is designed for:

  • Innovative journalism educators considering teaching design and product development to their students
  • Training coordinators inside news organizations who want to teach their staff to be more design- and product-oriented

  • Speakers

    Marie Gilot
    CUNY J+ Director, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
    Aron Pilhofer
    Professor, Temple University
    Hong Qu
    UX Designer, Lenfest Institute for Journalism
    Angela Wong
    ‎Product Manager, The Washington Post
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