The News Division at SLA 2015

Saturday, June 13

4:00pm
News Division Board Meeting
News Division officers and appointed chairs report. All division members invited to attend.

7:30pm
Social Media: News Division Networking Event
News Division members and friends get together for a no-host dinner / pub crawl to start kick off the 2015 conference.
Meet at M.J. O’Connors bar at the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel (the conference HQ at 425 Summer Street ยท Boston, Massachusetts, 02210) for a drink around 7:30.

Sunday, June 14

1:30pm
CANCELED – Saving the News: Collaborative Approaches to Digital Preservation (Presented By: news division)
The Digital Revolution shift from analog to digital communication has compounded the challenge of curating and preserving news content for future generations. How can content creators and curators work to prepare legacy archives and born-digital news — in myriad formats — for preservation? How can organizations make news preservation a priority? This session will bring together content creators and stewards. Participants can learn about the latest developments in the field discuss approaches to help bridge the gap between the short-term goals of news producers and the long-term needs of digital preservation.
Convention Center, Room 203

7:30pm
News Division Dinner
Details to be determined.

Tuesday, June 16

11:00am
My Best Idea Yet
This structured discussion will be dedicated to library success stories. An opportunity to share great ideas that you have used to: generate new revenue; improve client services; preserve and repurpose archival content; introduce new apps or tools; add context or hard data to published content; or save the day. Participants should be prepared to share at least one “best idea” and will take away smart, practical tips to share with their colleagues back home.
Convention Center, Room 255

2:00pm
Breaking the News
Journalists talk about trending media issues, from covering breaking news stories in real time to building online traffic and readership across multiple platforms through social media.
Convention Center, Room 204B

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