Wanna come? It’s Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 at NYU

* Studio 20 graduates will present their final projects in newsroom innovation.
* Drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Conversation will be had.
* Luminaries of the digital journalism community in New York will be there.
* Josh Benton, director of Harvard’s Nieman Lab, will present his slide show: “The Year in Innovation.”

Greetings from the Studio 20 program at NYU (description): still the world’s only studio program in journalism education, focused on innovation, project-based learning, and figuring out where news needs to go.

Every year at the fall term draws to a close we put on Open Studio night, in which the program’s graduating students present their final projects in innovation, which they have spent six months working on. This year’s group includes projects on:

* equipping all reporters in a newsroom with the skills to do data visualization
* tapping the methods of science fiction to report on the near future of Big Data
* re-designing email newsletters to meet the demands of busy and mobile readers
* extending a site’s news voice to short form video on platforms like Instagram
* giving a site for Chinese immigrant women a complete digital upgrade

And eight more! As we did last year, we have asked Josh Benton, director of Nieman Lab, to review the year in journalism innovation and prepare a slide show that presents the highlights: the companies, the products, the tools, the people, and the ideas that pushed journalism forward this year. I think this will be very instructive.

So please make plans to join us: Thursday, December 11 at NYU Journalism, 20 Cooper Square, New York, NY, 7th floor. Cocktails, finger food and chatter, 6 pm. Presentations begin: 6:30 sharp. You’re done by 8 pm, but can hang out and drink with us after.

You can RSVP by emailing me, Jay Rosen, at this address: jr3[at]nyu.edu Include your name, affiliation and how you heard about the event. When we’re full I will take this post down.

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