The Women in Journalism Workshop is an annual workshop that focuses on challenges, accomplishments and issues specific to women in the journalism industry today. We want to help build safer, more diverse and innovative newsrooms to serve our communities worldwide. This year's workshop will be May 1-3, 2020.

This year we will be diving into how to innovate the way we cover stories, the management of our newsrooms and the tools we use. Sessions include self-care, HEAT training, how to prepare for violent breaking news, machine learning & AI for journalism, secondary trauma, advocating for yourself, innovating in the newsroom, implicit bias training and more.

 

Keep up with announcements for this year's workshop on Facebook.

 

                       

Session leaders will be added as they confirm! 

 

 

Sophie Ho is the newsroom audience analyst at The Washington Post. Prior to her current role, she was an operations editor and universal news desk engagement editor. She joined The Post in 2016 as an intern on the audience development team after graduating from UC Berkeley with a degree in political science. She's from California, and proud of it.

Sessions will be added as they confirm! 

Friday May 1, 2020

First day of the workshop!

8:30 am

Breakfast

Palmer

Grab a bagel, a pastry and coffee before we start!

8:45

Check-in

Palmer

Check in and get your swag bag

9:00 am

Ice Breaker

Palmer

We will play a game to get to know each other a bit before we start our sessions for the day!

10:00

Session TBA

Palmer

11:00

Session TBA

Palmer

12:00

Lunch

Grab a lunch and head outside to enjoy some fresh air

1:00

Session TBA

Palmer

3:00

Session TBA

Palmer

4:00

Session TBA

Palmer

6:00

*Private Reception*

To be revealed

Head to our private reception with hors d'oeuvres, drinks and a beautiful view of the sunset over the city while you socialize with fellow attendees, session leaders and special guests.

Saturday May 2, 2020

8:30 am

Breakfast

Grab a bagel, a pastry and coffee before we start!

9:00 am

Self-care for the Resilient Journalist

Stefanie Friedhoff, German-American journalist, educator and innovative storyteller

Smith Forum

Trauma is an occupational hazard for journalists. One doesn’t need to be on the frontlines of war or national tragedies to encounter stories of destruction, suffering and despair. Add the stressors of fast-paced news environments, and you’re no longer wondering why you are so exhausted at the end of the day. Let's explore some essentials about trauma and resilience that help us prepare for difficult assignments and taxing experiences — and discover self-care habits that help keep us sane in the long run.

11:00 am

HEAT

Cath Mossom, Executive Security Awareness Training and Personal Security Training Specialist

Smith Forum

Understand sexual aggression as a spectrum from sexual harassment to sexual violence including the concept of consent and its importance. Learn to identify the impact, develop effective responses, learn how to engage your intuition, use security risk management and more.

2:00

Lunch w/ pups

Unchained Melodies Dog Rescue

Outside RJI

Come snuggle some pups after an intense morning of self defense and self care! These rescue pups are here to see you!

3:00

How to build a data-driven audience strategy

Sophie Ho, Washington Post

Smith Forum

Attendees will learn how to incorporate data to build an audience strategy from the ground-up. We’ll go over what questions to ask to frame your research and go over some helpful excel tricks.

4:00

Session TBA

Sunday May 3, 2020

8:30 am

Breakfast

Grab a bagel, a pastry and coffee before we start!

9:00 am

Session TBA

10:00 am

Session TBA

12:00

Group Photo

Gather outside for a group photo!

12:15

Lunch

1:00 pm

Session TBA

2:00 pm

Session TBA

4:00 pm

Session TBA

Room Blocks

The Tiger Hotel is located just a few blocks from the Reynolds Journalism Institute. We have a block of rooms there for $129-$179 (depending on days of the week) a night. Parking is available for $12 a night. Book by March 1, 2020 to get the room rate in the "Women in Journalism Workshop" room block. 

The Broadway 
The Broadway DoubleTree Hotel is just a few blocks from the Reynolds Journalism Institute. We have a block of rooms there for $179 a night. Book by March 20, 2020 to get the room rate in the "WIJ" room block

AirBnb
There are also plenty of unique local airbnbs in the downtown area that are an easy walk to the Reynolds Journalism Institute. 
 
 
Getting to Columbia
 
Driving
Columbia is located in the heart of Missouri between St. Louis and Kansas City, about two hours from each city. It can be accessed by Highway 63 from the north/south and Interstate 70 from the east/west.
 
Columbia Regional Airport 
Columbia Regional Airport is located about 20 minutes from downtown Columbia. Ground transportation options include taxis, lyfts, uber and car rental. It is advised to call and reserve a taxi when you get to your connecting airport (Taxi Terry's is a reliable option) if you prefer to use a taxi. 
 
St. Louis International Airport
St. Louis International Airport is about two hours away from Columbia. This airport offers more flight options than the other two. Ground transportation options include Columbia's MoX shuttle service (door-to-door service available), or car rental. 
 
Kansas City International Airport
Kansas City International Airport is about two and a half hours away from Columbia. This airport is a little smaller than the St. Louis airport. Ground transportation options include Columbia's MoX shuttle service (door-to-door service available, although there are less frequent shuttles to Kansas City than St. Louis), or car rental. 

Parking

The Tiger Hotel parking
Parking is available at the hotel for $12 a night. The Tiger Hotel is located just a few blocks from RJI.
 
Campus parking 
Parking is available at the Hitt St. Garage on campus for those who are not staying at The Tiger Hotel. You must request a parking permit if you need one, or contact Event Coordinator Katie Hays haysk@missouri.edu

About the area

The District
The Reynolds Journalism Institute is located at the University of Missouri School of Journalism in downtown Columbia, also known as The District. There is an abundance of restaurants, coffee shops, retails stores and more in downtown Columbia. To explore the area, visit discoverthedistrict.com.

Cost: $50 for students, $75 for professionals 

What does registration include? Admission to the workshop, a private welcome reception, catered breakfast/lunch and swag surprises!

How to register: In an effort to ensure all attendees get the most out of the workshop experience, we are restricting our workshop to a limited number of people so that everyone can participate fully in the interactive aspects of the workshop. Please apply here and if you are accepted into the workshop we will notify you to give you further instructions. 

Travel Scholarships: Our sponsors help us provide a limited number of travel scholarships and student registration scholarships for those that need a little help to attend. Apply for one here


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