Additional Friday webinars will focus on the nuts and bolts you need to know about working in a newsroom and taking your big idea from concept to business. See full schedule below.
All webinars will be recorded and available on P2PU publicly (to everyone on the Internet) as soon as we can get them posted. We’re hoping for video, audio and slides, but it may just be audio with a link to the visual information that was presented.
If you’re in the lab, you’ll be expected to attend weekly live webinars on Mondays and Wednesdays (unless you live very, very far east). These mandatory webinars will be the subject of the weekly blog assignments you’re required to complete. We also have live webinars on Fridays which we encourage all participants to attend but are optional.
If you can't attend a lecture please let us know by posting a comment on the weekly webinar posted on the Task List. We have lots of people hoping to get a spot so if you have to miss more than two lectures we'll ask that you give up your seat to an invidividual on our waiting list.
Course materials and communication
There are no assigned readings for this course but we encourage you to follow and keep up to date with the external links provided in the sidebar.
We welcome you to respond to the course, assignments, share resources and ideas, or start discussions on the course "Activity Wall."
We also encourage you to share your thoughts and help us spread the word about the learning lab to your peers (and the rest of the world!) via your social networks using the hashtag #MozNewsLab
Over the four week Learning Lab (from July 11 to August 5), you’ll be required to keep a regular blogging schedule. And, you’ll have a final project to submit at the end of the course. Full assignment descriptions are included in the “Task List” in the sidebar of this course. We advise you to keep an eye out on this section for ongoing tasks required.
The learning lab is a peer-to-peer course and we need your involvement to make the course a success. We'll be looking for you to engage with us and your peers by posting comments here on P2PU, the Big Blue Button, on your classmates’ blogs and at #MozNewsLab via your social media networks.
Attendance at Monday and Wednesday webinars is mandatory. Fridays are optional but attendance is encouraged. All times are listed in Pacific Time (if you live in another time zone, you can use this handy time-zone converter)
The proposed schedule is below. The order and nature of the topics is subject to change.
Week 1 - Design thinking and product development
July 11 - 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Pacific Time; 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time; 6 to 8:00 p.m. British Summer Time
Speaker: Aza Raskin is a renowned interface designer who recently held the position of Creative Lead for Firefox. He is currently the co-founder of Massive Health, and probably up to many other design-meets-entrepreneurial things.
July 13 - 9:00 to 10:30 a.m Pacific Time; 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time; 5 to 6:30 p.m. British Summer Time
July 15 - 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Pacific Time; 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time; 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. British Summer Time
Speaker: Amanda Cox
is a graphics editor at the New York Times
, where she creates charts and maps for the print and web versions of the paper.
Week 2 - New capabilities in the browser and new ways of building community
July 18 - 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. Pacific Time; 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time; 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. British Summer Time
Speaker: Chris Heilmann
is a geek and hacker by heart. In a previous life, he was responsible for delivering Yahoo Maps Europe and Yahoo Answers. He’s currently a Mozilla Developer Evangelist, focusing on all things open web, HTML5, and working open.
July 20 - 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. Pacific Time; 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time; 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. British Summer Time
July 22 - 9:00 to 10:15 a.m. Pacific Time; 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. Eastern Time; 5:00 to 6:15 p.m. British Summer Time
Speaker: Jesse James Garrett, co-founder and president of Adaptive Path, is one of the world's most widely recognized technology product designers.
Week 3 - Technology and new challenges in the newsroom
July 25 - 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. a.m. Pacific Time; 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time; 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. British Summer Time
Speaker: Shazna Nessa
is Director of Interactive at the Associated Press
in New York. Nessa runs a global department that provides visual and interactive news content to customers in all formats. Nessa joined AP in 1999 in Paris and was transferred to New York a year later as an interactive news designer. In 2005, she was named interactive editor of asap, AP’s award-winning news service that produced multimedia-rich content using new storytelling techniques. In 2007, the London native and Sorbonne graduate left AP for a year to work at Conde Nast's Portfolio.com, as executive multimedia producer. Today her work is primarily focused around transitions in a rapidly shifting media ecosystem and the future of journalism.
July 27 - 8:00 to 9:30 a.m.
Speaker: Mohamed Nanabhay, is an internet entrepreneur and Head of New Media at the AlJazeera Network based in Doha, Qatar.
July 29 - 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. Pacific Time; 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time; 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. British Summer Time
Week 4 - The future of journalism
August 1 - 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. Pacific Time; 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time; 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. British Summer Time
Speaker: Evan Hansen
is the Editor In Chief of Wired.com. Under his stewardship, Wired.com’s traffic has grown fourfold, reaching more than 10 million unique visitors a month. Hansen has won numerous awards for technology reporting and writing. Prior to joining Wired.com, Evan worked at CNET News.com.
August 3 - 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. Pacific Time; 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time; 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. British Summer Time
Speaker: Jeff Jarvis is the author of What Would Google Do? He blogs about media and news at Buzzmachine.com. He is associate professor and director of the interactive journalism program and the new business models for news project at the City University of New York’s Graduate School of Journalism.