August 17, 2015

On Monday, the Poynter Institute for Media Studies announced a Mobile News Summit on September 13 and 14 at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York City. The event features 100 journalists and leaders from several organizations. According to a press release, journalists can apply to attend the event:

Participation is by invitation only and will be at no cost to invitees. A limited number of journalists also will be invited to apply to attend the summit. Media leaders and journalists who wish to apply for the summit may obtain an application by emailing Poynter at: A video recording of the summit will be posted on following the event.

People participating at the event come from BuzzFeed, The New York Times, Fusion, AJ+ and other news organizations. The event is sponsored by Twitter, Facebook, Columbia and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

“Experts say this will be the first year in which a majority of digital news is consumed on a mobile device, and this rapid and seismic shift has huge implications for the media industry and journalists,” said Tim Franklin, Poynter’s President, in the press release. “This summit brings together some of the top minds from the industry and the academy to explore the opportunities and challenges this trend represents for the media business and citizens in our self-governed democracy.”

You can learn more about the summit here.

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Kristen Hare teaches local journalists the critical skills they need to serve and cover their communities as Poynter's local news faculty member. Before joining faculty…
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