<a id="sarah-eva-monroe"></a>11:30 a.m. — <strong>Buzzfeed & Obama: 8 Native Advertising Need-To-Knows </strong><br><u>Sarah Eva Monroe</u>

11:30 a.m. — Buzzfeed & Obama: 8 Native Advertising Need-To-Knows
Sarah Eva Monroe

Learn about the pros and cons of native advertising, how it intersects with journalism and why it may replace banner ads in the coming years with Sarah Eva Monroe, who was part of the digital advertising team for Obama’s 2012 campaign.

Sarah Eva Monroe, a senior creative director at mStoner, was part of the digital team for Obama’s 2012 campaign. She earned her master’s degree in Integrated Marketing Communications from Northwestern University, and started her professional life as a creative writer and photojournalist. She later moved into the agency world, where she led digital/social media strategy for major brands in the higher education, non-profit, and advocacy space.

<a id="darnell-little"></a>11:30 a.m. — <strong>Access & Excel the Microsoft Way (21st Century Computer-Assisted Reporting)</strong><br><u>Darnell Little</u>

11:30 a.m. — Access & Excel the Microsoft Way (21st Century Computer-Assisted Reporting)
Darnell Little

Learn how to use Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access and other programs essential to computer-assisted reporting with Darnell Little to enhance beat, enterprise and investigative reporting efforts.

Darnell Little is a former software developer at AT&T Bell Laboratories. He has worked for Chicago Tribune as a reporter for online and multimedia operations, BusinessWeek magazine as Midwest technology correspondent, and, most recently, for the metro desk where he specialized in computer-assisted reporting.

<a id="emily-withrow"></a>11:30 a.m. — <strong>Our Days Are Numbered: Intro to Information Design</strong><br><u>Emily Withrow</u>

11:30 a.m. — Our Days Are Numbered: Intro to Information Design
Emily Withrow

Dive into the basics of data visualization with Emily Withrow in this hand-on workshop. Learn how to craft graphic art from numbers and information by looking at successful models and exploring a few easy tools that make getting started with information design easy.

Emily Withrow is an assistant professor at Medill, teaching online publishing, multimedia storytelling, and interactive narrative to both undergraduate and graduate students. Prior to joining Medill, she was an editor at The A.V. Club, the arts and entertainment arm of The Onion, where she wrote, edited, and managed online content, as well as devised the publication’s social media strategy and developed interactive stories and templates for the site. She has also worked at the McKinsey Quarterly, The Associated Press, and CBS. She holds an M.S.J. from Medill, and an M.A. and B.A. in French literature from Bryn Mawr College.

<a id="craig-duff"></a>11:30 a.m. — <strong>Visual Journalism: There's an App for That (Smartphones and reporting)</strong><br><u>Craig Duff</u>

11:30 a.m. — Visual Journalism: There’s an App for That (Smartphones and reporting)
Craig Duff

Smartphones put incredible storytelling power in the palm of your hand. In this workshop, you’ll explore options for gathering and presenting news and harnessing sound and vision with your mobile device. Craig Duff will teach you how to get the most out of the camera, recording and video features on a smartphone, how to tell a story in six seconds using the new Vine platform, and a few other tricks of the mobile-journalism trade.

Before joining Medill in 2012, Craig Duff was the director of multimedia and chief video journalist for TIME, where he oversaw video and other multimedia projects for the magazine’s digital platforms. He and his team at TIME won an Emmy award for new approaches in news and documentary programming. Duff also served as an adjunct associate professor at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and as a Ferris Professor of Journalism at Princeton University. He also spent a year in Egypt, where served as a Knight International Journalism Fellow, training professional broadcast reporters and graduate students at the Center for Electronic Journalism at the American University in Cairo. Previously, Duff worked with The New York Times on several television documentaries and was a lead video journalist producing original video content on NYTimes.com. Duff began his career at CNN where he produced several documentaries for the series CNN Presents, including hours on military aircraft, wildland firefighting and life aboard an aircraft carrier during wartime. During his years at CNN and Turner Broadcasting, Duff received а national Emmy.

<a id="tyler-fisher"></a>2 p.m. — <strong>How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Learn to Code</strong><br><u>Tyler Fisher</u>

2 p.m. — How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Learn to Code
Tyler Fisher

Develop the web skills necessary to survive in an online-driven journalism industry, learn the basics of HTML, and take a look at some widely-available online tools with Tyler Fisher. Within 90 minutes, you will be well on your way to basic web proficiency.

Tyler Fisher is a junior at Medill. He is North by Northwestern’s webmaster and an undergraduate fellow at Northwestern University’s Knight Lab developing SoundCite, a tool for embedding audio into text. In 2012 Fisher interned with the Chicago Tribune News Applications Team. This summer, he will join Gannett’s Content Team at their headquarters in McLean, VA, to help develop company-wide news applications. He is proficient as a full-stack developer, working in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Python/Django, PHP/WordPress and SQL.  

<a id="kristian-hammond"/></a>2 p.m. — <strong>Machine Generated Content: Impact on Journalism and Beyond</strong><br><u>Kristian Hammond</u>

2 p.m. — Machine Generated Content: Impact on Journalism and Beyond
Kristian Hammond

Explore how to use new Artificial Intelligence technology that can automatically transform data into evidence-based news stories that are both insightful and indistinguishable from those written by people.  Learn about this technology from Narrative Science’s Chief Technology Officer himself, Kris Hammond, as he teaches you how Narrative Science can generate a variety of reports ranging from long form reports to tweets simply by using data repositories.

Kristian Hammond is CTO of Narrative Science, a Chicago start up focused on the generation of narratives from data. He is also a professor of Computer Science and Journalism at Northwestern University and a researcher in the areas of human-machine interaction, context-driven information systems and artificial intelligence. In 1998, Kris founded Northwestern University’s Intelligent Information Laboratory (InfoLab) where his team is creating technology that bridges the gap between people and the information they need. From 2000 to 2001, Dr. Hammond also enjoyed a run as the weekly technology correspondent for WTTW’s Chicago Tomorrow. Kris received his PhD from Yale University.

<a id="tom-petrillo"></a>2 p.m. — <strong>Digital Publishing: Publications for Mobile and Tablets</strong><br><u>Tom Petrillo</u>

2 p.m. — Digital Publishing: Publications for Mobile and Tablets
Tom Petrillo

Get a hands on lesson on how to use the latest Adobe technology to develop “wow” inducing applications for tablets and smartphones. In this workshop, you will learn how to bring your content to life for all readers, and walk away with new valuable tools that will put you at the forefront of the media industry. Dive right into the essentials of Adobe InDesign CS6 and Adobe Digital Publishing Suite, along with examples of publications currently using those tools, with Adobe Sr. Solutions Engineer Tom Petrillo. Learn from Medill Assistant Professor Susan Mango Curtis about the skills and tools necessary to make the most out of this software in an academic environment, as well as additional resources available. Medill Senior Alexis Sanchez will also share valuable insight into the skills needed for internships in digital publishing based on her own experience interning for Sports Illustrated in NYC.

Tom Petrillo is a Senior Solutions Engineer at Adobe Systems. He has been with Adobe System for 13 years working in a variety of roles with publishing, printing and advertising customers. His focus is InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat. Prior to joining Adobe Systems, Tom provided training on scanners, imagesetters, and imposition products for Linotype-Hell. He has also worked as a commercial photographer and taught photography at the university level. On a personal note Tom enjoys hiking and photographing in the American Southwest. His photographs of Rock Art an Ansazi dwellings have recently been on exhibit at the Museum of the American Indian in Evanston, IL.

<a id="susan-mango-curtis"></a><u>Susan Mango Curtis</u>

Susan Mango Curtis

Susan Mango Curtis is an educator, designer and consultant. Before coming to Medill, she worked as an assistant managing editor for the Akron (Ohio) Beacon Journal, where in 1991 she spearheaded a complete redesign. Three years later, she was part of the team that won the Pulitzer Prize gold medal for a series titled “The Question of Color.” In 1996 she received the Garth C. Reeve chair in journalism and took a sabbatical to teach visual journalism at Florida A&M University. Curtis has also worked as a staff artist for the Washington Post Sunday magazine and as art director for the National Rifle Association. She operates a design consulting business that caters to publications and organizations both in the United States and abroad, and frequently lectures on newspaper design for various universities and newspaper societies. She is an active member of the National Association of Black Journalists Visual Task Force and a past president for the Society for News Design.

<a id="alexis-sanchez"></a><u>Alexis Sánchez</u>

Alexis Sánchez

Alexis is a senior in Medill focusing on magazine design and digital publishing. She served as the creative director for North by Northwestern magazine in the fall 2012 and winter 2013, worked as an interactive editor for NorthbyNorthwestern.com and spent last spring and summer working as a design intern for Sports Illustrated. Last quarter, Alexis worked with Professor Susan Mango Curtis and fellow Medill student Ian Robinson to create an iPad app for the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art. She also works as a freelance branding designer and illustrator.