Technology and Tools Track: The tools and apps every reporter should know (Sponsored by Knight Foundation)

  • Event: 2018 IRE Conference
  • Speakers: Ren LaForme of Poynter; Samantha Sunne of independent journalist
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Jun. 14 at 5:00pm
  • Location: Oceans 9-10
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Some people say this is the best era to be a journalist - not because of the abundance of news, but because the Internet and other digital advances have made for faster, stronger, broader, and more efficient reporting. Come learn the highs, the lows and the how-tos of some of the best tools for journalism.

Speaker Bios

  • Ren LaForme is the Digital Tools Reporter for Poynter.org. He runs Try This! — Tools for Journalism, which is an effort to find, share and provide training around the best digital tools for journalists. Ren is one-half of the duo responsible for 40 Better Hours, a project to improve the workweek. He is also the cofounder of ONA’s Tampa Bay chapter. @itsren

  • Samantha Sunne is a freelance journalist based in New Orleans, Louisiana. She speaks at conferences, universities and newsrooms around the world, teaching digital tools and tech literacy for journalists. Her work has been published by the Washington Post, NPR and Reuters, and recommended by the Poynter Institute and the Harvard Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy. @samanthasunne

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