How to #JICONF If You Missed #JICONF

By Madison Feller

photo by Shelby Mann
Last weekend, the Missouri School of Journalism and RJI hosted #JICONF, or Journalism Interactive, the conference on journalism education and digital media. Throughout the weekend, professionals and students participated in panels and workshops about newsroom analytics, viral content, innovations and more. But if you weren't able to attend any of the weekend's events, you can still catch up. Here's the ONA Mizzou guide to learning from #JICONF—even if you didn't actually go to #JICONF:

1. Set an alarm...

...for 9 a.m. every morning. Every day, a new post is going live on the Journalism Interactive website with reporting from selected panels. Check out the site daily to find new information, catch up on the weekend's panels, or even to refresh what you learned. 

2. #FollowAlong

What do you get when you put a ton of journalists in a room together? If you said live-tweeting, you are correct. Go back and read up on the #JICONF hashtag to find live tweets and personal insights from the weekend. You may even find someone new worth following.

3. Find your new bedtime story.

A number of the events were catalogued using Storify including one on becoming a mobile ninja and another on viral content. Head over to the MU Convergence Storify and follow along with any of the recorded events. We promise it'll make you feel like you were there (well, almost). 

4. Get involved.

Stay on top of innovations in journalism by participating in ONA Mizzou (#shamelessselfpromotion)!. Follow us on Twitter to find out about advances in media and come to our monthly events where we aim to explore and learn about digital news.

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