COLUMBIA, SC– We’re waking up in South Carolina’s state capital, beginning a two-day visit here, the second such trip in 2011.
Convergence Conference 2011, sponsored by the University of South Carolina’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication, kicks off at its convergence facility, Newsplex, later this morning.
This is the 10th such gathering and will focus on sustainability and media regeneration.
But, the Convergence Conference is just one of three journalism conferences happening over the next three days. If you’re an enthusiast of journalism and the role that multimedia and mobile technology are changing the profession, you probably would want to be both here in Columbia and in East Hyattsville, Maryland.
The University of Maryland’s University Center is the site for a first-of-its-kind gathering of academics and industry leaders talking about interactivity, mobile and the implications for what we teach in the journalism classroom.
Journalism Interactive is not affiliated with a specific scholarly association, but sponsored by a host of universities and Sage/CQ Press. It runs tomorrow and Saturday.
Thankfully, the two gatherings only overlap by one day. Thanks to Southwest Airlines I’ll be able to catch the second day of Journalism Interactive.
It should be a great three days.
As if two journalism gatherings aren’t enough- – the Associated Collegiate Press and College Media Advisers are also meeting this week in Orlando. Some of our University of Alabama students from The Crimson White, our college daily, will be talking about mobile and multimedia issues as they talk to other college publication editors and advisers.