CNN’s Michael Smerconish to keynote this 11th annual journalism unconference - Generocity Philly


Aug. 21, 2019 2:00 pm

CNN’s Michael Smerconish to keynote this 11th annual journalism unconference

Come to Technically Media’s annual Klein News Innovation Camp at Temple University for discussions and case studies on newsrooms in change.

Pulitizer Prize-winning photojournalist Jim MacMillan addresses the crowd at Klein News Innovation Camp at Temple University in 2018.

(Photo from @KleinNewsCamp's twitter)

Once a year, we bring together journalism and media friends to check in on the status of the work we do. This fall, that conversation will have the tinge of a U.S. Presidential campaign.

Along with a day of discussions and case studies developed day-of, Technically Media’s 11th annual Klein News Innovation Camp will feature a lunchtime keynote fireside chat with Michael Smerconish, the CNN TV host, radio personality and longtime political (and sports) commentator.

Join us at Temple University’s Annenberg Hall on Sat. Nov. 16.

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As always, thanks to our organizing partner the Klein College of Media and Communication, including Dean David Boardman. Renamed from Barcamp News Innovation in 2017 to Klein News Innovation Camp, this unconference is built by journalists for journalists. The day features conference sessions from newsroom leaders, from big brands to local ones to independent freelancers, who follow and spot trends in evolving news organizations. Like other unconferences, most of the programming is made on-site by the attendees to create an approachable environment.

Chris Wink interviews keynote guest Bryan Monroe at Klein News Innovation Camp 2017. (Photo courtesy of Center for Public Interest Journalism)

In recent years, we’ve maintained a prestigious lunchtime keynote and a few pre-planned sessions to guide the day’s program. This fall’s day is intentionally one year before the 2020 election. The programming will range, but sure this will be a topic on many minds.

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Familiar attendees come from these and other brands:

  • New York Times
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  • Wall Street Journal
  • Washington Post
  • USA Today
  • National Geographic
  • Philadelphia Inquirer
  • WHYY
  • NBC Philadelphia / NBC10 and Telemundo62 at NBCUniversal Media
  • WURD
  • PhillyCAM
  • Resolve Philly
  • Independence Public Media Foundation
  • American Journalism Project
  • Committee of 70

Come meet, speak and mingle with more than 250 media professionals and enthusiasts as we learn how communities are informed at an unconference that those attendees and you will program on the spot. The day includes a light breakfast, lunch and an afterparty.

Look forward to it.


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