[nexa] Berkman Center Webcast live oggi ore 18.30 - Jazz and Journalism: Reporting with Improvisation

Giuseppe Futia giuseppe.futia at polito.it
Tue Jun 11 08:36:19 CEST 2013

    Jazz and Journalism: Reporting with Improvisation

Laura Amico, Nieman-Berkman Fellow in Journalism Innovation*

Today, 6.30 pm

Webcast live: http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/interactive/webcast


    Improvisation theories, drawn mostly from jazz, have increasingly
    been applied to entrepreneurship, new product development, and other
    fields, but rarely, if ever, to journalism. Yet journalism is an
    industry built on improvisation, from the actions of reporters out
    in the field, to the deadline work of editors and page designers. 
    More than that, it is an industry that needs a new framework in
    order to survive. Journalists must, I believe, be more agile, more
    open, more listening, and more willing to work as teams, take
    chances and improvise, if they are to succeed.

    At this luncheon, Laura will present her preliminary ideas on
    improvisation theory and jazz in news development, arguing for a
    journalism framework that builds new culture out of improvisation.

          About Laura

    Laura Amico is a Nieman-Berkman fellow in journalism innovation. Her
    work focuses on building more effective strategies for newsrooms to
    cover beats and build community engagement.

    Laura is CEO of Glass Eye Media, the company behind Homicide Watch,
    a Washington, D.C.-based website for data-driven coverage of violent
    crime that was recognized as a notable entry in the 2011
    Knight-Batten Awards for Innovation in Journalism. News
    organizations and universities including the Sun Times, Digital
    First Media, and University of Colorado Boulder have partnered with
    Glass Eye Media to license the technology and use the
    community-driven approach to journalism that Glass Eye Media
    advocates. In 2013, Homicide Watch DC won the Knight award for
    public service journalism, was a finalist in the general excellence
    category for news sites by the Online News Association, and received
    a special citation from  the National Press Foundation for online

    Laura  has reported for the Register-Pajaronian and The Press
    Democrat in California, received a New York Times Chairman?s Award,
    and held fellowships with the Online News Association and the Harry
    Frank Guggenheim Symposium on Crime in America.

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