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Tuesday, March 12 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
I'm Into Jobs That Don't Even Exist Yet

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Graduates into the rapidly changing media environment have to learn current concepts, but must also be prepared to grasp new ideas and quickly apply them to their careers. Like the ironic, hipster T-shirt that declares "I'm Into Bands That Don't Even Exist Yet," today's educators are training students for jobs that don't exist yet, and graduates are expected to be productive in defining and shaping these new roles. Social media editors, community managers and programmer/journalists, for example, are roles that developed in recent years, and some have been more successful than others in moving into these positions. How can we best prepare students to be successful in an environment that requires flexibility and innovation? And how can anyone apply this model throughout a career? This approach has more to do with encouraging and developing a mindset for learning than an emphasis on specific tool training or a particular skill set.
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Aron Pilhofer

Editor/Interactive NewsThe New York TimesAron Pilhofer is editor of Interactive News for The New York Times. His team combines journalism, social media and technology to enhance The Times's reporting online. He also is co-founder of DocumentCloud, a nonprofit news startup that aims... Read More →
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Cindy Royal

Assoc ProfessorTexas State UniversityCindy Royal is an associate professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Texas State University in San Marcos where she teaches Web design and online/digital/social media courses. She completed Ph.D. studies at The University... Read More →

Tuesday March 12, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Hyatt Regency Austin, Big Bend

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