Transparency Series Workshop – Climate Change

On Saturday of our exploration into the climate change beat, we will survey the current landscape of reporting on climate change, and look to the tools, data and resources that exist for reporters trying to write about the topic. In three consecutive sessions, students will be paired with PhD students in Columbia’s Environmental Science program

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Transparency Series Seminar – Climate Change

Food production. Transportation. Energy usage. Critical infrastructure. Climate change is affecting almost every aspect of our lives. But reporting on climate is challenging, and many journalists feel uncomfortable engaging the topic outside an environmental beat. The subject can be technical, supported by data and models, some of which do not agree. Join us for a

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Transparency Series Workshop – Drone Photography

Following on the heels of a seminar by Missy Higgins on Friday night, on Saturday, we will get our hands dirty and take a field trip north of NYC and give students the chance to both pilot small drones as well as stage shots from the robotic, onboard camera. This is the first time we

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Transparency Series Seminar – Drone Photography

As with Virtual Reality, drone journalism offers opportunities in data collection and visual representation afforded by few other technologies that are within the grasp of a typical newsroom. Drones, or unmanned aerial systems, provide a perspective that is truly unique. It seems to be good for providing a sense of scale (moving from the ground

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Transparency Series Workshop – Virtual Reality

On Saturday, the VR workshop will take students who have little to no background in VR and teach them the fundamentals of working in the medium. Journalists seeking to expand their storytelling beyond the still image and written word are encouraged to join. Selected participants will gain critical insights into emerging digital strategies in order

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Transparency Series Seminar – Virtual Reality

The transparency series for 2017-18 will kick off with an exploration into virtual reality (VR) and its role in journalism. With the recent explosion of VR – specifically 360-degree video– journalistic outlets are hungry for quality documentary content for immersive platforms. Led by Roger Kenny, WSJ and Dow Jones, we will explore the short but

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