So your news organization has a mobile app. Congratulations! But if you’re just shoveling the work you’re already doing onto a smaller screen, you’re ignoring the fundamental reasons people are consuming their news on mobile devices.
Editors from four apps will discuss how they’ve actually changed their content to suit a mobile audience that has entirely different needs and desires than your www. It's a new, important area of exploration for journalists; hear from those leading the charge on how you could be doing things differently (and what kind of journalism jobs that creates). We'll have:
Clifford Levy (@cliffordlevy (http://twitter.com/cliffordlevy)), editorial lead on NYT Now (download the iPhone app (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/nyt-now/id798993249?mt=8))
Millie Tran (@millie (http://twitter.com/millie)), writer on the upcoming BuzzFeed News App (coming soon, but here's a Nieman Lab write-up (http://www.niemanlab.org/2014/11/whats-the-right-news-experience-on-a-phone-stacy-marie-ishmael-and-buzzfeed-are-trying-to-figure-it-out/))
Daniel Bentley (@DJBentley (http://twitter.com/DJBentley)), senior editor at Circa (iPhone (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/circa-news/id517114354?mt=8), Android (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=cir.ca))
Hailey Persinger (@HaileyErin (http://www.twitter.com/haileyerin)), editor at Yahoo News Digest (iPhone (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/yahoo-news-digest/id784982356?mt=8), Android (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.yahoo.mobile.client.android.atom))
Moderated by Daniel Victor (@bydanielvictor (http://twitter.com/bydanielvictor)), The New York Times
Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.; the discussion will begin at 7 p.m. Light snacks and beverages will be served. We welcome announcements of job openings, which will take place at the end. Follow the conversation online with #ONANYC! NOTE: No one who is not on the registration list will be admitted (security will have the attendee list downstairs). Refunds only in the event of cancellation.