Free, Virtual Day-Long State of the Journalism Field Seminar Slated for March 6 for New York Journalism Students and Journalists

The Journalism Programs at the Newhouse School of Public Communications and the Journalists Association of New York, invite journalism faculty and students to a virtual State of the Field seminar on Saturday, March 6th.  This seminar is free of charge and geared toward journalism students and young professionals working in all journalism platforms.

Below is the program, full of outstanding speakers:


8:30am                              Welcome Remarks

8:45-9:15am                     Keynote, Weijia Jang CBS News Senior White House Correspondent

9:20-10:30am                   Opening Session, Misinformation and Disinformation, Al Tompkins, The Poynter Institute

10:30-10:45am                Break

10:45-11:45am                General Session Panel Discussion:

Beat Reporting: How to develop a subject-area specialty and thrive as a journalist

Karen DeWitt – New York State Public, Radio Capitol Bureau Chief 

                             Myles Miller – WNBC TV New York, General Assignment Reporter

                             Erin Billups – Spectrum News, National Health Reporter 

                             Cathleen F. Crowley – Albany Times Union, Data Journalist, Web Producer

                              Moderator: Simon Perez, Newhouse Broadcast and Digital Journalism professor


1:00-2:15pm                     Concurrent Sessions


Session 1Creative Storytelling-Pandemic or Not, with Boyd Huppert, KARE-TV Reporter

Session 2Where is the Industry headed, RTDNA Newsroom Survey with Bob Papper Newhouse Broadcast and Digital Journalism Adjunct Professor

Session 3Better Photography for All News Platforms

Kevin Rivoli The Auburn Citizen – Staff photographer

N. Scott Trimble Syracuse Media Group Photojournalist, Drone photojournalist

Moderator: Seth Gitner, Newhouse Magazine, News and Digital Journalism professor

Session 4Finding Your Voice for Radio, TV, and Podcasts, George Bodarky WFUV New York News and Public Affairs Director


2:20-3:30 pm                    General Session


Panel Discussion: Reporting on Social Justice: Challenges and Strategies for Journalists 

Amanda Barrett – Deputy Managing Editor, The Associated Press

Richard Prince – Columnist for Journal-isms, and former Washington Post Journalist

Sarah Glover – NBC Manager of Social Media Strategy, former President of NABJ, Newhouse alum

Duchesne Drew – President, Minnesota Public Radio

Moderator — Lynne Adrine, Director, Newhouse DC Graduate Program; Adjunct Broadcast and Digital Journalism


3:35 -4:45 pm                   General Session


Managing Newsroom Stress and Trauma in a Pandemic, Al Tompkins, The Poynter Institute  with Sidney Tompkins, LMHC (Licensed Mental Health Counselor)


For information, please email Newhouse BDJ program at nhbdj<at>


Info Session for Campus Ambassador Program

The FUTURE NOW Media Foundation is hosting an information session for their FUTURE NOW Campus Ambassador Program.

This info session will be held on Thursday, Oct. 15 from 6 to 6:45 p.m. and will include all the information you might need to decide if this program is for you. Click here for the Zoom link for that session.

FUTURE NOW Campus Ambassadors will receive the following benefits:

  • Free access to the 2021 FUTURE NOW Media & Entertainment Conference (May 26-28)
  • Special recognition and call outs at the conference
  • Official certificate as a FUTURE NOW Campus Ambassador
  • Exclusive access to a group mentoring session with the founder & president
  • Opportunity to win a special prize and be honored as a top recruiter on campus

Volunteer at the Online News Association Conference for Free Admittance

The Online News Association Conference, ONA20, is virtual this year and students can apply to volunteer to get the two weeks of programming for free. The conference will run from Oct. 1-16 and they are accepting applications on a rolling basis from now until the start of the conference. Apply early for your best chance!

They have a variety of roles available. They’re recruiting volunteers to help lead compelling conversations in session chats, staff the virtual help desk, welcome attendees at virtual receptions and help with some production and design tasks.

They are specifically looking for volunteers with experience in audio production, video production, newsletters, live coverage on Twitter and Instagram, writing, curation and more.

Any questions? Email

For more information, click here.