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MobileMe&You Conference at UNL Oct. 20-22

This year’s annual MobileMe&You Conference, in association with the College of Journalism and Mass Communications, will be at the UNL Student Union Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 20-22.

This is a save-the-date-note; registration information is forthcoming.

One theme of this year’s conference is the coming of 5G capabilities, and what that will mean for journalism. We also will have experts from around the country talk about mobile newsgathering, platforms like TikTok and Snapchat, using voice assistants for news, texting the news, targeting ultra-local information using phones’ geo-locations, and other topics.

We are seeking volunteers for a working group that would examine how 5G could help coverage of presidential and state elections. We’d like the group to report the following year in 2023. We are offering an honorarium for your work. If you are interested in being part of this group, please contact Gary Kebbel at garykebbel@unl.edu.

We will provide FREE Google Tools Training by UNL College of Journalism and Mass Communications alumnus Mike Reilley, who conducts these trainings for the Society of Professional Journalists and for Google. This year’s Google Tools Training will be 9 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Oct. 20, and will cover the topics, “What’s New With Google Tools,” “Data Journalism,” and “Business Tools and Investigating Companies.”

Thursday afternoon we will offer a FREE workshop on design thinking by Damon Kiesow, Knight Chair in Digital Editing and Producing, from the University of Missouri School of Journalism.

Tickets to Friday and Saturday’s conference cost $95. One-day tickets cost $50.