March 24-25
2015
Schuneman Symposium for Photojournalism & New Media:
Communication Action Heroes!
The Communication Action Heroes
Artist:
Sandy Plunkett

This year's Schuneman Symposium on Photojournalism & New Media celebrated entrepreneurs, the Communication Action Heroes of our time.

See video links and radio interviews below.

WITH SPEAKERS FROM:

ASMP
Emergent.info
Newsy
Storify
Twitter
Voices for Fusion
Wondersauce

#SMITTY2015
Artist:
Sandy Plunkett
:::: Presented by the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism & the School of Visual Communication :: Scripps College of Communication, Ohio University © 2015 ::::
Tom Kennedy

Tom Kennedy
@tomkennedy
ASMP

Bo Hee Kim

Bo Hee Kim
@boheekim
Storify

Eric Mayville

Eric Mayville
@ericmayville
Wondersauce

Latoya Peterson

Latoya Peterson
@latoyapeterson
Fusion.net

Craig Silverman

Craig Silverman
@CraigSilverman
Emergent.info

Jim Spencer

Jim Spencer
@jamesjspencer
Newsy

David Wright

David Wright
@dwjr
Twitter

Tuesday, March 24 :: All presentations are in Baker Center Theater, Second Floor

9 a.m.Craig Silverman, founder of Emergent.info: "Building a better debunker: Using data, reporting, design and social science research to attack online misinformation"
10:30 a.m.Eric Mayville, founding partner of Wondersauce: "Break it to make it"
1:30 p.m.Jim Spencer, president and founder of Newsy: "Newsy: What it takes to build a start-up news company"
3:05 p.m.Latoya Peterson, deputy editor of the Voices section for Fusion.net: “Resist the Matrix: Remember Your Humanity”

Wednesday, March 25 :: All presentations are in Baker Center Theater, Second Floor

9:40 a.m.Bo Hee Kim, product manager at Storify: "How a journalist ended up as a project manager, or How I survived when everyone else said journalism was dying"
10:45 a.m.Tom Kennedy, executive director of American Society of Media Photographers: "Facing the future: The challenges and opportunities for visual storytellers"
2 p.m.David Wright, digital product designer for Twitter: "Crafting a stronger news ecosystem through design"
3:05 p.m.Panel discussion with all speakers
Tom Kennedy is an internationally known visual journalist with 35 years of print and online journalism experience, including positions as managing editor/digital news for PBS' "NewsHour," managing editor for multimedia at The Washington Post and director of photography at the National Geographic Society. Kennedy has created, directed and edited visual journalism projects that have earned Pulitzer, Emmy, Peabody and Edward R. Murrow awards. He is executive director of the American Society of Media Photographers, this country's leading trade association representing independent photographers working across commercial and editorial genres. Kennedy graduated cum laude with a degree in journalism from the University of Florida. [WOUB INTERVIEW|PRESENTATION REPLAY]
Bo Hee Kim is the product manager at Storify, which, contrary to popular belief, does not help people store stuff. She is also a product manager for Livefyre, which acquired Storify in 2013. Before helping people Storify all things, Kim worked as an editor for a subsidiary of Agence France-Presse and as an intern for washingtonpost.com, All Things Digital and New America Media. She has received the 2011 McCormick New Media Women Entrepreneurs Award, the 2011 Randy Shilts Memorial Award for Exceptional Reporting and the 2009 California Health Journalism Fellowship. Kim is a Master of Journalism, according to University of California-Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. Two things Bo dislikes more than ketchup are referring to herself in third person and writing bios. [WOUB INTERVIEW|PRESENTATION REPLAY]
Eric Mayville is a Westerville, Ohio, native and founding partner of Wondersauce, a digital creative agency with offices in New York City and Columbus, Ohio. After graduating Ohio University in 2007 with a degree in visual communication, Mayville moved to New York to work in the interactive design field. He jumped from job to job before taking a giant leap three years ago to start his own business. Wondersauce has grown to more than 50 employees and two offices with clients such as Derek Jeter, HOMAGE, HBO, Google, Stella Artois and more. During his spare time at OU, one could find Mayville at the C/I or designing websites for the guy who used to own 594-RIDE. [WOUB INTERVIEW|PRESENTATION REPLAY]
Latoya Peterson is the deputy editor of Voices for Fusion. A certified media junkie, she provides a hip-hop feminist and anti-racist view on pop culture with a special focus on video games, film, television and music. One of Forbes magazine's 30 Under 30 rising stars in media for 2013, Peterson is best known for the award-winning blog Racialicious.com — the intersection of race and pop culture. She was the senior digital producer for The Stream, a social media-driven news show on Al Jazeera America and a John S. Knight Journalism 2012-2013 Fellow at Stanford University focusing on mobile technology and digital access. Peterson's work has been published in The New York Times, Essence, Spin, Marie Claire, The Atlantic Blog, The Poynter Institute, The Root.com and the Guardian, among others. Her essay, "The Not Rape Epidemic," was published in "Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power and a World Without Rape" (Seal Press, 2008). She also contributed "The Feminist Existential Crisis (Dark Children Remix)" to "Feminism for Real: Deconstructing the Academic Industrial Complex of Feminism" (CCPA, 2011). Peterson has been a digital media consultant to NPR, Wikipedia and Weber-Shandwick. [WOUB INTERVIEW|PRESENTATION REPLAY]
Craig Silverman is the founder of Emergent.info, a real-time rumor tracker, and a leading expert on media errors, accuracy and verification. He is a fellow with the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University. Silverman is also the founder and editor of Regret the Error, a blog about media accuracy and the discipline of verification. It is part of the Poynter Institute for Media Studies, where he serves as adjunct faculty. Silverman edited the Verification Handbook from the European Journalism Center, served as director of content for Spundge and helped launch OpenFile, an online local news startup that delivered community-driven reporting in six Canadian cities. He is also the former managing editor of PBS' "MediaShift" and has been a columnist for The Globe And Mail, Toronto Star, and Columbia Journalism Review. He is the author of two award-winning nonfiction books, "Regret The Error: How Media Mistakes Pollute the Press and Imperil Free Speech" and "Mafiaboy: A Portrait of the Hacker as a Young Man." Silverman's journalism has been honored by the Mirror Awards, National Press Club, National Magazine Awards (Canada), Canadian Online Publishing Awards and Crime Writers of Canada. [PRESENTATION REPLAY]
Jim Spencer is the president and founder of Newsy, a video news service for the Web, mobile devices and connected TV. Newsy was acquired by The E.W. Scripps Company in 2014. Previously, Spencer was vice president of content and answers at Ask Jeeves, Ask.com, where he was responsible for all search queries. Spencer helped guide the company to be the 15th most trafficked website and through a successful initial public offering. Before Ask Jeeves, he was the general manager of news and information programming at AOL (news, sports, health, research and international) advancing the content, business and partnership operations for one of AOL's major business units. Spencer has a bachelor's degree from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and a master's degree from the University of Missouri School of Journalism. [PRESENTATION REPLAY]
David Wright is a digital product designer for Twitter in San Francisco. Previously, Wright was the digital design director at NPR where he helped shape the design of award-winning news experiences for NPR digital platforms. Over the past 15 years, Wright's work for news agencies has been recognized by organizations and publications including Communication Arts, Editor and Publisher, The Peabody Awards and AIGA, the professional association of design. He's taught classes in Web design and platform development at American University's School of Communication and volunteered with the Society for News Design, White House News Photographers Association and Online News Association. [WOUB INTERVIEW|PRESENTATION REPLAY]