We are looking forward to seeing many of you tonight at NPR!
A quick reminder, the second summer school session on the Real-Time Web is slated for Monday. We still have about 25 spots, so we'd love to see some of you there. And, please help us spread the word to your networks!
We have an a fabulous line-up for the day. You can read more about it, or register here: http://journalists.org/events/event_details.asp?id=112910
This session will go over the history of the real-time web and unveil how organizations have used it historically and then the group will break up into hands-on workshops.
The hands-on sessions will be two-part, with the first focusing on breaking news and event coverage using real-time social tools. An example could be the upcoming midterm election or a local festival or upcoming trial. Attendees will walk away with a plan and understand how to set it up when they get back to their individual organizations. So, come with ideas folks! What upcoming coverage demands you interact with those in the real-time web to create a true social experience?
The second session will teach you how to build a smart branding campaign, whether it is to promote an upcoming project or to promote your organization. In both workshops, you?ll also learn what tools are available to help you track your campaigns.
If you need to take the Metro, do not fear -- it's actually quite easy - head out on the orange line to the West Falls Church Metro Station.
When you get to West Falls Church, go to the left to exit the station. This will take you to the bus depot at the bottom of the escalator. Follow the sidewalk to the right and wait at the first bus stop. You want the 425 Fairfax Connector. The 427 also comes to this stop so make sure you get on the 425! It?ll take you about 20 mins from the station to get to the building. Your stop is on Jones Branch Drive and right in front of the USA TODAY/Gannett towers. It?s a huge campus right past the Hilton. Typically, there is always someone else on the bus getting off here.
As always, if you have any questions, comments or concerns, please let us know.