Through my experience in participatory journalism I am often asked to speak at conferences. This list is not exhaustive. Between journalism schools and conferences I have done more public speaking than I can really keep track of. I have done a poor job of noting every speaking occasion, even the more notable ones. I have also been a “judge” in various journalism related contests.
These first few videos are indicative of other speaking events.
Journalism Week at West Virginia University
Reynolds Journalism Institute Talking about Circa
For Reynolds Journalism Institute
A roundtable conversation
- ONA15 – A Conversation on Failure
- AAJA 2015 – Engaging and Measuring a Fickle Online Audience
- AEJCM 2015 panel: Silicon Valley meets Journalism
- Resource for Poynter’s Playground: 200 Moments that Transformed Journalism
- Keynote Speaker at RIT’s School of Communication Knight series and Career week
- Guest co-host of Al Jazeera’s The Stream: June 6th and 7th.
- Investigative Reporters and Editors: I’ve spoken at 2008, 2010 and 2011 conferences
- Journalism Interactive Festival in Gainesville Florida 2013 (Video)
- Street Fight Summit West Coast – 2012
- Free Press: National Conference of Media Reform 2011
- AP Midwest Conference – Speaker on new business models
- International Journalism Symposium – University of Texas – On Participatory Journalism
- 17th World Editors in Hamburg
- Tools of Change Conference (O’Rielly) 2010
- International Journalism Festival – Alternative Business Models
- Tools of Change – Rewiring Journalism – Open Tools for Media
- Knight Digital Media Center – How to start a startup. University of Southern California – “Journalism in a Changing World,” presented to the entire USC journalism staff.
- SPJ Event – 2009 – “Communities and crowdfunding.” Networked Journalism Summit 2009
- Nieman Review – Creating a new platform to support reporting
- Ithaca University – “Symposium of Independent Media“
- Alaskan Press Club – Keynote 2009
- WeMedia 08, Miami: A Pro-Am World – While some fear the change, others see the enormous potential in
bringing the work of professional and amateur journalists together.
- Symposium on Computational Journalism – Social computing and Journalism Panel – How can journalists harness their networks of sources and of readers to enhance the value of information?
- Wissenswerte 2007, Bremen Germany: Science journalism and Web 2.0
- Playing Well with Others: Community Journalism & Social Networking
Speaker at the 2007 Spring College Media advisers Conference.
- Guest Moderator at The Drill Down
Wired & NewAssignment.net columnist (and top Digg & Propeller submitter himself) David Cohn turns the tables on Andy Mu & Reg (the three top Digg contributors) as he asks them the social news questions you wanted answered in this 75-minute Q&A.
- Panelist at Vibe Wire‘s 2006 e-Festival of ideas.
- 2006 National conference on student media explaining NewAssignment.Net
- 2006 – Spoke at SXSW and again in 2011 and in 2015 “For Media, It’s Platform or Perish.”
- CNN’s iReport Awards 2013
- Knight News Challenge: 2009 and 2010
- SPJ Northern California 2012 awards and 2013
- SXSW Accelerator Competition (2010-2013)
- SXSW V2Venture Accelerator Competition 2013
- iReport – CNN Citizen Journalism Awards 2013
- Uutisraivaaja News Contest (A Finnish Knight News Challenge) 2013
- and more which I didn’t keep track of…..
Recognition from Peers
- Professional accolades from Jeff Howe – Wired Magazine Editor and Crowdsourcing.com
“Any crowdsourcing project must install one go-to guy (or girl) who will
thanklessly toil day and night to keep the project on the rails. At a
magazine this person is called the Production Manager. On Assignment
Zero he was called David Cohn.”
- Martin Stabe – Looking for journalism student heroes?
“Dave Cohn a student at Columbia University and editor of NewAssignment.net, is certainly a good example to point out.”
- Jay Rosen
“David Cohn (miraculously, half geek, half journalist).”
- Mathew Ingram “Jay and his team “led by the indefatigable David ‘DigiDave’ Cohn” want to…”
In The News
- New York Times: Spot Us would give a new sense of editorial power to the public, said David Cohn, a 26-year-old Web journalist who received a $340,000,
two-year grant from the Knight Foundation to test his idea.”
- Rising stars: 10 under 30 – Folio Magazine
- NowPublic’s Most Public Index: David Cohn ranked 26th in the Silicon Valley.
- Marin Independent Journal: Speaking on NewsTrust.Net “What drew me to it originally was the fact that there was a rubric to
the voting process,” said David Cohn, an editor at NewAssignment.net.
- Media and the Law Seminar, Calgary – “Bans, Blogs and Boundaries”
Third Panel: Who Let the Blogs Out?” Citizen Journalism and the Rise of Internet Reporting.
- New York Times loves my reporting: “Its important to create a system that has a balance of accountability
and free form,â? Ryan Mickle, the siteâ??s founder, told David Cohn of Newassignment.net.
- New York Times “Top Digg Users Revolt Against Algorithm Change on Site” â?? In an open letter to Digg’s executives posted this morning, four of the
site’s so-called top users Andy Sorcini, David Cohn , Muhammad Saleem
and Reg Saddler said that they planned to stop submitting to Digg.
- Online Journalism Review – Cooperation, not conflict, the goal at the Networked Journalism Summit
(This list is not meant to be exhaustive – but just the highlights)