Creating the Next Generation of Product Thinkers

Presented at ONA17
September 18, 2017
More from this event →

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
    Speaker Resources
    Social Conversation

    Related Resources

    ONA17

    Expert Interview Advice from David A. Fahrenthold

    • David A. Fahrenthold
    • Moderated by Megan Chan

    David A. Fahrenthold will walk through how he mixed good ol’ shoe leather reporting and social media to write some of the most impactful stories of the 2016 presidential...

    ONA17

    Newsworthy! The Results of the First Global Study on Newsroom Technology

    The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation cordially invite you to a reception to reveal the groundbreaking findings of the...

    ONA17

    We Have the Audience, So Show Us the Money

    • Led Black
    • Glenn Burkins
    • Molly de Aguiar
    • Karen Rundlet

    Hear from media entrepreneurs of color and funders on why we aren’t seeing more media startups in under-served communities. Expect a lively chat with insights into how local...