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                                                <h2 align="center">Jazz
                                                  and Journalism:
                                                  Reporting with
                                                  Improvisation</h2>
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                                                    Laura Amico,
                                                    Nieman-Berkman
                                                    Fellow in Journalism
                                                    Innovation</b><br>
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                                                  6.30 pm<br>
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                                                    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.<br>
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                                                    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.<br>
                                                    <h3>About Laura</h3>
                                                    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. <br>
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                                                    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 journalism. <br>
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                                                    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.<br>
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