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University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Lincoln, NE 68588

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Top digital journalists, innovators and researchers from universities and news organizations across the nation will lead this year’s MobileMe&You conference, which is set for Friday, Oct. 26 and Saturday, Oct. 27 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.


MobileMe&You 2018 is a journalism and technology conference focused on storytelling on mobile media platforms while highlighting new and innovative techniques and best practices for newsgathering.

The presenters, who include journalists from newsrooms such as The Washington Post, Quartz, Univision and Verizon, will talk about informing and engaging new audiences in the mobile era. They will cover a variety of techniques and reporting tools, including bots, drones, augmented reality, virtual reality, 360 video and mobile platforms.

Among this year’s speakers:

● Christopher Meighan, The Washington Post
● Emily Murtaugh, Verizon
● P. Kim Bui, NowThis News
● Almudena Toral, Univision News Digital
● Matt Waite, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
● Amy Schmitz Weiss, San Diego University
● Emily Withrow, Quartz Bot Studio

Since its inception in 2015, MobileMe&You has helped more than 400 journalists and students learn how to better use mobile and digital tools in reporting.

The conference is organized by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the Knight Chairs in Investigative Reporting at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and the Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications at Northwestern University, Univision News and The Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting, with generous funding from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the College of Media at Illinois, and the Knight Chairs.

Visit us online to sign up for our newsletter and keep up with speakers, sessions and details.

Bonus session: Pre-conference training, Thursday, Oct. 25 (free)

Those who register for the conference are also invited to free hands-on training Thursday, Oct. 25, using several mobile media platforms and technologies.

10 a.m. to 10:55 a.m.:
Your desktop and Google mobile: A look at Google Earth Pro, Google Earth measure tool and the Timelapse tool. What happens to your Google Streetview images once they’re posted live to the web? We’ll show you.

11 a.m. to noon:
More desktop: Google basics and Google Trends, Google Reverse Image Search and verification tools, Google Scholar. Fun with Google AutoDraw.com

Noon-1 p.m.: Lunch

1 p.m. to 3 p.m.: More desktop: Data scraping with Google Sheets, scraping .PDFs with Tabula. Google MyMaps and Fusion Tables (charts and maps). Fun with Google Flourish and Google Public Data Explorer.

3:15 p.m.-4:20 p.m.:
Mobile, Immersive and Google: Google Streetview, Cardboard and Cardboard Camera apps. We’ll do some hands-on shooting with Streetview (prizes for the best ones!)

4:30 p.m. to 5:50 p.m.: Mobile reporting apps that can work for you. Mix of presentation and hands-on work with fun mobile apps you can put in your reporting workflow and classrooms right now. Hands-on work in the second half of the session.

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