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Saturday, April 18

9:00am PDT

Diversity In Media
How do you go beyond the usual sources to ensure there's diversity in your coverage -- not just of gender, race, sexual orientation, and so on, but also of point of view? You'll learn tips, techniques and strategies to find sources with a broad variety of backgrounds and perspectives so you can give your readers, listeners, or viewers the widest possible lens on the subject matter you're covering.

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Rose Aguilar

Host, Your Call, KALW
Rose Aguilar began hosting Your Call on KALW in 2006, she also provides a weekly commentary about undercovered activism for KPFK's Uprising, and writes about politics and social issues for Truthout and Al Jazeera English. In 2005, Rose took a six-month road trip through the so-called... Read More →
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Kwan Booth

Writer, Boothism
Kwan Booth spends his days at a big tech company teaching people how to make money on the internet. At night he writes fiction, articles and essays that often detail the dangers of big tech companies and the ridiculous ways that people try to make money on the internet. It’s strangely... Read More →
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Pueng Vongs

Journalist and digital editor, Bay Area News Group
Pueng Vongs is a journalist and digital editor who currently works for the Bay Area News Group. She is past national diversity chair for SPJ and has held a number of posts with the local chapter. She frequently trains and advises journalists on diversity and digital media strategies... Read More →

Saturday April 18, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am PDT
Hotel Whitcomb (Fisherman's Wharf)

10:15am PDT

Secrets of the Internet Archive
Journalists are good at finding information online, but the task gets complicated in searches for older information and video clips. Web pages are updated, sites get architecture makeovers and publishers disapear, archives and all. The nonprofit Internet Archive offers a host of tools to help journalists access older parts of the Web and information that is hard to find through search engines, as well as growing digital archives of texts, audio, moving images and older software. Join us for this conversation with Roger Macdonald, the Internet Archive's director of television archive, to find out how these tools can help you provide more historical context in your reporting and do better investigative journalism. Bonus: Learn how to locate your digital-born work from publications that no longer exist.

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Roger Macdonald

Director of Television Archive, Internet Archive
Roger joined the Internet Archive to help create an open digital public library of TV news, providing a means to thoughtfully reflect upon the most pervasive and persuasive medium of our time. He spent the previous eleven years helping to manage the nation's largest independent noncommercial... Read More →

Saturday April 18, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am PDT
Hotel Whitcomb (Fisherman's Wharf)

10:15am PDT

What You Need to Know About Video
Even if your job doesn't involve video now, it may one day soon.Video has become an essential component of many newsrooms. Having video shooting, editing, and storytelling skills can set you apart in the job market. What do you need to know about how news organizations are using video now, how they plan to implement video in the future, and what that means for journalists? What tools do you need to be familiar with? What skills do you need to have? And what's the best way to market your multimedia skills?

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Sachi Cunningham

Assistant Professor of Multimedia Journalism, San Francisco State University
Director Sachi Cunningham is a documentary filmmaker and Professor of Multimedia Journalism at San Francisco State University. Her award-winning stories have screened worldwide for outlets including FRONTLINE, The Discovery Channel, The New York Times Sunday Magazine and The Los... Read More →

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Vicky Nguyen

Investigative Reporter, NBC Bay Area
Vicky Nguyen is an award-winning investigative reporter for NBC Bay Area News. She has covered numerous high profile stories including Florida's hanging chads debacle in the 2000 presidential election, the serial shooters and Baseline Killer in Phoenix, the PG&E pipe explosion in... Read More →
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Adithya Sambamurthy

Video Producer, The Center for Investigative Reporting
Adithya Sambamurthy produces, shoots and edits videos at The Center for Investigative Reporting. His work appears on CIR's website,revealnews.org, and also airs on a range of CIR's broadcast and online partners, including the PBS Newshour, Al Jazeera English, ABC News, KQED and the Guardian. At CIR, he has been nominated for a national Emmy, shared in a Peabody Award, and received commendations from the Society of Professi... Read More →
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Dena Takruri

Dena Takruri is a Presenter and Producer at AJ+, Al Jazeera's all digital video news channel based in San Francisco. She covers a vast array of issues including global affairs, politics, social justice and pop culture both in studio and in the field. Prior to joining AJ+, Dena was... Read More →

Saturday April 18, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am PDT
Hotel Whitcomb (Lombard)

11:40am PDT

Data Security for Reporters
If it has never occurred to you to wonder if someone is eavesdropping on your online communications, this session might be for you. Learn why journalists are beginning to encrypt their emails, text messages, and chats. Learn why reporters are taking steps to shield their online identities when browsing the websites of powerful corporations or agencies they plan to report on. Learn about the importance of safeguarding your online communications from two experts in digital security: Eva Galperin of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and Trevor Timm of the Freedom of the Press Foundation.

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Eva Galperin

Global Policy Analyst, Electronic Frontier Foundation
Eva Galperin is a Global Policy Analyst atthe Electronic Frontier Foundation. Her work is primarily focused on privacy and security for vulnerable populations around the world. To that end, she has applied the combination of her political science and technical background to everything... Read More →
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Morgan Marquis-Boire

Director of Security, First Look Media
Morgan Marquis-Boire is a Senior Researcher and Technical Advisor at the Citizen Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto. He is the Director of Security for First Look Media and a contributing writer for The Intercept. Prior to this, he worked on the security... Read More →
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Quinn Norton

Freelancer, Wired, The Atlantic, Maximum PC
Quinn Norton is a writer who likes to hang out in the dead end alleys and rough neighborhood of the Internet, where bad things can happen to defenseless little packets. They are also places were new freedoms and poetries are born, and run riot over the network. She started studying... Read More →
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Trevor Timm

Executive Director, Freedom of the Press Foundation
Trevor Timm is co-founder and executive director of the Freedom of the Press Foundation. A journalist, activist and lawyer, Trevor writes a twice-weekly column for The Guardian on privacy, free speech, and national security. He has contributed to The Atlantic, Al Jazeera, Foreign... Read More →

Saturday April 18, 2015 11:40am - 12:40pm PDT
Hotel Whitcomb (Ghirardelli)

12:40pm PDT

Keynote: Conversation Between Two Top Women Leaders
Saturday's keynote luncheon will feature an engaging conversation between two leaders in Bay Area journalism: Audrey Cooper, the first woman editor-in-chief of the San Francisco Chronicle, and Holly Kernan, executive editor of news at KQED. 

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Audrey Cooper

Editor-in-Chief, San Francisco Chronicle
Audrey Cooper is editor in chief of The San Francisco Chronicle, and is the first woman to hold the position in the newspaper’s 150-year history. She has worked as a journalist at the Tri-Valley Herald, the Associated Press, and the Stockton Record, all in the San Francisco Bay area. She joined the Chronicle in 2006 as an assistant metro editor, rising to replace Stephen Proctor as managing editor in May 2013... Read More →
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Holly Kernan

Executive Editor of News, KQED
Holly Kernan is the executive editor of news at KQED. She was formerly news director at KALW 91.7FM in San Francisco, where she was the architect of the award-winning Public Interest Reporting Project. In 2009 she was named Journalist of the Year by the Northern California Chapter... Read More →

Saturday April 18, 2015 12:40pm - 2:00pm PDT
Hotel Whitcomb (Ballroom)

2:15pm PDT

Digital storytelling
Digital journalism is redefined daily by countless users and producers via social media, apps and other technology. From Medium to Meerkat, there are myriad ways to tell stories online and more storytellers doing it. Today, three journalists who have long been on the frontier of digital storytelling will discuss its limitless possibilities and what you can do now to improve your own stories. They are Kim Bui, West Coast producer for reported.ly and co-founder of #wjchat, a weekly Twitter chat for web journalists; David Cohn, executive producer at AJ Plus, part of Al Jazeera’s research and development team, and former Chief Content Officer of Circa; and Victor Hernandez, a news innovation strategist and former “news futurist” at CNN who is currently co-chair of the San Diego chapter of the Online News Association.

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Kim Bui

West Coast producer, Reported.ly
Kim Bui is the West Coast producer for reported.ly. She’s also an adjunct instructor at the University of Southern California and co-founder of #wjchat, a weekly Twitter chat for web journalists. Previously, she was a part of Digital First Media’s Thunderdome, working on breaking... Read More →
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David Cohn

Executive Producer, AJ+
David Cohn is an executive producer at AJ Plus, part of Al Jazeera’s research and development team, leading efforts to turn a broadcast organization into a digital operation. Before that he was the Chief Content Officer of Circa, one of the first organizations to experiment with... Read More →
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Victor Hernandez

News Innovation Strategist
Victor Hernandez is a digital journalism strategist and new media thought leader with keen eyes and full attention toward the big picture of tomorrow’s rapidly changing media landscape. Currently collaborating closely with news media startups on strategic initiatives and product... Read More →

Saturday April 18, 2015 2:15pm - 3:15pm PDT
Hotel Whitcomb (Fisherman's Wharf)

3:30pm PDT

Community Engagement: Why It Matters
When it comes to claiming your audience, you need to know who they are. What are some best practices for connecting with your community and getting them engaged in your work?

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San Francisco Public Press

Publisher, San Francisco Public Press
Lila LaHood is the publisher of the San Francisco Public Press. She has worked as a nonprofit consultant, and as a freelance writer and editor. She was previously a business writer at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, where she covered retail and real estate. Lila is president of the... Read More →

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Lydia Chavez

Managing Editor and Founder, Misson Local
Lydia Chávez is the founder and managing editor of Mission Local. She’s also a professor at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism and formerly worked at the NYTimes, LA Times, Time Magazine and the Albuquerque Tribune. She has written and edited two books and has written... Read More →
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Frances Dinkelspiel

Editor, Berkeleyside
Frances Dinkelspiel is the co-founder and executive editor of Berkeleyside. Her second book, Tangled Vines: Greed. Murder, Obsession, and an Arsonist in the Vineyards of California, will be published in October. Find her on Twitter at @Frannydink.
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Martin Reynolds

Senior Editor, Bay Area News Group
Martin G. Reynolds is senior editor for community engagement and training for Bay Area News Group and Digital First Media, western region. As former editor in chief of the Oakland Tribune, a lead editor of the Chauncey Bailey Project and co-founder of a Bay Area News Group-sponsored... Read More →

Saturday April 18, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Hotel Whitcomb (Ballroom)

3:30pm PDT

Freedom of Information: What You Need to Know
Need to find out which business leaders your mayor has been meeting with over the last year? Or what criteria the state uses when awarding investment management contracts for public pension plans? Learn from experienced journalists and lawyers what information you're entitled to, what's the most effective way to ask for it, and what to do with it when you get it.

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Thomas Peele

Investigative Reporter, Bay Area News Group
Thomas Peele is an investigative reporter for the Bay Area News Group, specializing in data collection and analysis. He is also a lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, where he co-teaches a class on public-records reporting. He’s won over... Read More →

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Ryan Gabrielson

Reporter, Propublica
Ryan Gabrielson is a reporter for ProPublica covering the U.S. justice system. In 2013, his stories for the Center for Investigative Reporting on violent crimes at California’s board-and-care institutions for the developmentally disabled were a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for... Read More →
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Caitlin Henry

Attorney, @sue_the_fed
Kelly Henry, an Oakland-based attorney specializes in Freedom of Information and Public Records Act requests. You can read about some of her cases, and find resources for drafting your own requests here http://caitlinkellyhenry.com/foia. Kelly Henry also teaches in the Criminal Justice... Read More →
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Mark Rumold

Staff Attorney, Electronic Frontier Foundation
Mark Rumold is a staff attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), where his work focuses primarily on government secrecy and national security surveillance issues. As part of EFF's Transparency Project, Mark regularly represents EFF in cases under the federal Freedom of... Read More →

Saturday April 18, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Hotel Whitcomb (Ghirardelli)

3:30pm PDT

Sound and the Web: Podcasts, Tools, and Adventures in Audio
Interested in using sound to supplement online reporting? Have an idea for a podcast, but unsure where to start? Panelists in this session will cover the basics and share personal stories of using online audio. Bob Salladay from the Center for Investigative Reporting will describe CIR's experience of launching Reveal, a new podcast on investigative journalism. Anne Wootton of Pop-Up Archive will talk about a platform of simple tools available to help media companies and archives find and reuse sound.

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Ben Manilla

Producer, Professor, UC Berkeley
For more than 30 years, Ben Manilla has been producing high-quality, nationally and internationally syndicated audio content - radio programs, podcasts, talk shows, documentaries, and music specials. He has won every major award in the audio world including the Peabody Award, the... Read More →
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Anil Panguluri

CEO and Founder, NewsBeat
Anil Panguluri is the co-founder and CEO of Newsbeat, which lets people listen to the news they care about. Previously, he built mobile voice products at RingCentral, and was responsible for ground-breaking mobile innovation at Yahoo across web search, personalization and social... Read More →
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Bob Salladay

Editorial Director, Reveal
Robert Salladay is the managing editor at the Center for Investigative Reporting. He has been the principal editor of projects that have twice been finalists for the Pulitzer Prize - in 2011 and 2012. Projects he has edited also have won two George Polk Awards and four IRE awards... Read More →
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Anne Wootton

CEO, Pop-Up Archive
Anne Wootton is the co-founder of Pop Up Archive, a platform of simple tools to help media companies and archives find and reuse sound. Pop Up Archive began at the School of Information at the University of California, Berkeley and was co-developed with the Public Radio Exchange... Read More →

Saturday April 18, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Hotel Whitcomb (Fisherman's Wharf)

4:45pm PDT

Comedy News: Curing Your News Hangover
Keli Dailey, host, creator, and producer of the comedy-news webseries News Hangover, will discuss comedy news as a medium that's increasingly more relevant for young people and show several videos created as part of the project. Most recently a 2014 John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University, Keli has also been a food critic for U-T San Diego and previously held positions at the Los Angeles Times and the TIME Asia bureau. Keli holds a master's degree from UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism and is versed in the entertainment beat, social and political issues, documentary photography and media criticism.

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Keli Dailey

Host, Creator, Producer, News Hangover
Keli Dailey is the host, creator, and producer of the comedy-news webseries News Hangover. Most recently a 2014 John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University, Keli has also been a food critic for U-T San Diego and previously held positions at the Los Angeles Times and the TIME... Read More →

Saturday April 18, 2015 4:45pm - 5:45pm PDT
Hotel Whitcomb (Fisherman's Wharf)

4:45pm PDT

Investigative Reporting: Beyond the Traditional Newsroom
Across the media landscape, fewer and fewer resources are being devoted to investigative reporting, and reporters who pursue in-depth investigative projects face challenges from shrinking newsrooms to short attention spans. At this panel an array of media professionals will discuss innovative approaches to investigative reporting beyond the realm of a traditional print daily format. Featuring Bernice Yeung of the Center for Investigative Reporting, Tim Redmond of 48hills.org, and Michael Stoll of the San Francisco Public Press.

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Tim Redmond

Founder, 48 Hills
Tim is the Founder of 48 Hills, a blog about news, art, culture and life in San Francisco.
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Michael Stoll

Executive Editor, San Francisco Public Press
Michael Stoll is a journalist, media critic and journalism educator. He is executive director of the San Francisco Public Press, a nonprofit, public-interest news project for the San Francisco Bay Area that aims to do for web and print what public broadcasting has done for radio... Read More →
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Bernice Yeung

Health and Welfare Reporter, Center for Investigative Reporting
Bernice Yeung is an investigative reporter for The Center for Investigative Reporting focusing on community health. A former staff writer for SF Weekly and editor at California Lawyer magazine, Bernice's work has appeared in media outlets such as The New York Times, San Francisco... Read More →

Saturday April 18, 2015 4:45pm - 5:45pm PDT
Hotel Whitcomb (Ballroom)

4:45pm PDT

What Should Journalists Know About Coding? - CANCELED
CANCELED - "CURING YOUR NEWS HANGOVER" REPLACES THIS. As journalism migrates to online platforms and becomes more data-driven, what skills do journalists need to keep up? Do you need to become a code monkey or just have a basic understanding of html? Learn what skills you need to stay relevant in this quickly evolving world from two of the top leaders bringing the San Francisco Chronicle into the digital future.

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Michael Grant

Web Designer, SF Chronicle
Michael Grant is a San Francisco Chronicle web designer and site producer who is helping lead the newsroom’s thrust into the digital future. Before coming to The Chronicle Grant worked at the Asbury Park Press Design Studio where he was honored with a 2012 Best of Gannett Award... Read More →
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Frank Mina

Deputy Managing Editor, SF Chronicle
Designer, dad, deputy managing editor at San Francisco Chronicle and regional director for the Society for News Design. Follow him on Twitter: @fmina.

Saturday April 18, 2015 4:45pm - 5:45pm PDT
Hotel Whitcomb (Fisherman's Wharf)

5:45pm PDT

Closing Mixer
Miss a chance to catch a conference speaker or attendee you wanted to connect with? Join the closing mixer and tie up any loose ends in a casual setting. Appetizers will be provided, along with a cash bar.

Saturday April 18, 2015 5:45pm - 6:30pm PDT
Hotel Whitcomb (Mezzanine)
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