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Your annual Klein News Innovation Camp is back IRL this Saturday, Jan. 28

Calling all reporters, editors, media pros and future-of-news enthusiasts: Bring your ideas, projects and research to the 14th annual journalism unconference.

The 11th annual Klein News Innovation Camp sessions board. ( photo)
Future-of-news nerds, we’re back.

This Saturday, Jan. 28, the annual Klein News Innovation Camp returns to Temple University’s Annenberg Hall for a day of learning, networking and professional development.

This is’s 14th annual journalism unconference, and the first we’ve held in person since 2019. The last couple of years have been tough, but we have found a way to keep in touch. Last fall, we kept the flame alive with a pandemic-friendly campfire storytelling meetup. The year before we went all virtual. Now, we are getting the band back together to return with an in-person bonanza focused on the future of news sharing.

We’ve lined up a few thought-provoking sessions for the day — early session ideas include “Lessons from non-extractive reporting,” “Sponsored content that isn’t lame” and “How AI-powered writing doesn’t have to scare you” — but in proper unconference fashion, the journalism community will have a chance to contribute to the agenda.

Register here

Here are the details for the day:

  • 9:30 to 10 a.m. — Arrive, breakfast, session ideas
  • 10 to 10:50 a.m. — First sessions
  • 11:00 to 11:50 a.m. — Second sessions
  • 12 to 1 p.m. — Lunchtime keynote with Keith Woods, NPR’s chief diversity officer
  • 1:10 to 2 p.m. — Third sessions
  • 2:10 to 3 p.m. — Fourth sessions
  • 3:10 to 4 p.m. — Fifth sessions
  • 4 p.m. — Happy hour at Maxi’s Pizza & Bar

That’s right: NPR’s Keith Woods will give 2023 Klein Camp lunchtime keynote. Woods leads the national news network’s diversity efforts, as well as the editorial training team charged with upskilling journalists in leadership, storytelling, reporting, editing, diversity, audio production and digital strategy, per his bio. He previously worked as dean of faculty at The Poynter Institute.

We’re keeping the morning tight, so come early for coffee and light breakfast before we dive into the day of learnings. Your $10 ticket gets you breakfast, lunch and happy hour, thanks to our longtime partner, Temple’s Klein College of Media and Communication.

Register here

Interested in getting involved with a presentation of your own? Follow the steps below to showcase your work at this event.

  • Get your ticket today to secure access to the event.
  • Prep your presentation: Create a title and description that will give attendees a quick preview of your session.
  • Accordingly, if you plan on showing slides, bring a laptop and any necessary connection devices (i.e. dongles).
  • Be punctual. Agenda creation will take place during breakfast.

See you there!

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