Upcoming & Recent Workshops
October 31 - On-Camera Workshop with David Gregory
Students learned pro tips for speaking on-camera from acclaimed journalist and Tisch College Professor of the Practice David Gregory. He shared insights from a successful career in television media, including as NBC chief White House correspondent and “Meet the Press” moderator, as well as his current role as a CNN political commentator.
The Murrow Center looks forward to sharing additional opportunities for skill-building workshops in the 2016-17 school year.
Dan Maccarone of Charming Robot speaks with students about user experience design.
Insights from a Career Diplomat: A Conversation with Ambassador D. Bruce Wharton
March 7, 12:30-1:30pm, Goddard 201 (Murrow Room)
Ambassador D. Bruce Wharton will provide remarks on his distinguished career in the U.S. Department of State, including postings in Zimbabwe and Guatemala, as well as the critical role of public diplomacy and countering violent extremism (CVE) efforts. This event is sponsored by the Edward R. Murrow Center, the CVE Working Group, and the Diplomacy Club. Lunch will be served.
UX Design Workshop with Dan Maccarone
March 8, 12:30-1:30pm, C205
Over an hour-long interactive lesson, participants will gain a solid grounding in the philosophy and principles behind user experience from one of the industry's leading practitioners, as well as tips on how to apply UX design thinking in an international context.
Dan Maccarone is the co-founder of Charming Robot, a product design company based in NYC. For the past twelve years, he has been helping startups and media companies shape their online product strategy, including Foursquare, Rent The Runway, Jetsetter and Savored. His experience also includes television, music and print media, and he has worked with Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Gawker, Saturday Night Live, Universal Music and The Wall Street Journal. One of his most noted projects was creating the original strategy and user experience for Hulu. Prior to Charming Robot, Dan co-founded the design agency Hard Candy Shell.
Civics in an Age of High Mistrust in Institutions: A Conversation with Ethan Zuckerman
April 20, 5:30-7pm
Join the Murrow Center for a discussion with Ethan Zuckerman, director of the Center for Civic Media at MIT, and a principal research scientist at the MIT Media Lab, entitled: Civics in an Age of High Mistrust in Institutions.
Zuckerman's research focuses on the distribution of attention in mainstream and new media, the use of technology for international development, and the use of new media technologies by activists. This discussion will focus on Zuckerman's newest areas of research, including civic engagement in an time where mistrust in institutions is running high, as well as how Media Cloud attempts to evaluate success or failure of norms-based theories of change. With Rebecca MacKinnon, Zuckerman co-founded international blogging community Global Voices. Global Voices showcases news and opinions from citizen media in over 150 nations and thirty languages, publishing editions in twenty languages. In 2000, Zuckerman founded Geekcorps, a technology volunteer corps that sends IT specialists to work on projects in developing nations, with a focus on West Africa.