Spotlight: Digital leadership communication: Leveraging an executive brand

Abstract: This research spotlight shares insights on how technology changes how leaders guide their teams and organizations and some of the greatest challenges for leaders to adapt in the digital environment. The author argues the digital environment presents the greatest opportunity to foster a continued and interactive learning environment as the industry has witnessed a great need for communication professionals to develop their competencies in data, technology, and management.

Technology and digital journalism: Uses and effects in storytelling.

Abstract: This panel will provide a discussion on benefits and challenges of teaching journalism innovation and will offer tips on how to include technology innovation in journalism classes. It will offer perspectives from both academia and industry, including the experience of one professor who has adopted digital and hackathon culture to produce award-winning, innovative journalism in his class – for seven straight semesters, and practical tools that Google News Lab offers for facilitating news reporting. We will also offer perspectives on how to use drones to enhance broadcast reporting classes, how to teach VR journalism inside and outside the traditional classroom setting, and we will examine major pitfalls instructors should anticipate when teaching with new technology.