WATCH LIVE: Matt Waite’s presentation at Poynter College Fellowship 2009

Matt Waite, who recently won a Pulitzer prize for PolitiFact, is speaking at the 2009 Poynter College Fellowship.

UPDATE: The archived audio has been added below.

SND New York City meetup livestream, Saturday from 1-5 p.m. EST

I’ll be livestreaming the Society for News Design New York City meetup from 1-5 p.m. today at the New York Times.

Follow the Twitter hashtag #sndnyc. For those reading in RSS, the video and chat embeds are below.

Live TV : Ustream

The schedule:

1:00 — Opening remarks
1:15 — Nigel Holmes on visual communication
2:15 — Joe Hutchinson on being a better art director
3:15 — Sarah Slobin on the shift from print to online
4:15 — Matthew Ericson and Shan Carter on interactive graphics

Leaving to cover Special Olympics World Winter Games in Idaho

I’ll be off the usual radar for 10 days as one of about 30 University of Miami students participating in the 150-student webcasting team at the Special Olympics 2009 World Winter Games in Idaho.

The games run from Feb. 7-13, but we’ll be there from Feb. 5-15. Students will be split across newsrooms in Boise, McCall and Sun Valley.

(Somehow I have a knack for taking trips that require really early flights, as evinced by the post time.)

The Job

Rich Beckman, Knight Chair of Visual Journalism at UM, is the executive producer for Special Olympics Live, a site we will update with photos and videos daily. I’m on Rich’s team in Boise and will be documenting the team’s efforts with other a couple other Miami folks and a couple students from Universidad de los Andes in Chile.

In addition, I’m in charge of social media for the site, which isn’t really “live.”

I’ll post some updates on my @greglinch Twitter account, but I’ve created @soilive to handle our general webcasting team coverage.

You can follow the hashtag #soi and/or subscribe to the RSS feed for a Twitter search of #soi. If you’re interested, you can also join the official Special Olympics community, where fans post blogs, photos and videos.

The Tech

I’m bringing my Canon Rebel XT (15-55mm and 75-300mm lenses), in addition to one of the broadcast department’s Sony DSR-PD150 to use for the video work. Other UM students will use thePanasonic AG-DVX100, which are shared between the visual journalism and motion pictures programs.

I typically use the Panasonic, but have a good amount of experience with the Sony, so I’ll be ready to rock once we’re wheels down in Idaho.

The Sony kit is in a huge Pelican case and comes with:

  • It’s standard shotgun mic
  • Sennheiser ME-66 shotgun mic
  • Sony ECM-44B wired lavalier mic
  • Electro Voice EV-50 hand mic
  • Sennheiser headphones
  • 50-foot XLR cable
  • Spare battery
  • DC charger

As you may remember, I was also part of a volunteer team from the UM School of Communication that shot the Special Olympics torch run in Miami in January.

Full disclosure: Special Olympics is covering all of our travel and lodging expenses for the World Winter Games, but we are not being paid.

Beyond Bootcamp: Livestream of MSNBC interactive projects director Paige West

Tune in Thursday at noon EST to watch Paige West, director of interactive projects at

Why? Because you can’t get enough of multimedia.

To try to satisfy your hunger for awesome information about awesome storytelling, we’ll be livestreaming the new round of lunch speakers at part two of two of Beyond Bootcamp.

(The “we” is Trevor Green operating the three built-in cameras and mics from the control room, me in the room with my laptop managing the livestream/chat/promotion and the UM School of Communication’s equipment and facilities.)

We’ll also be streaming Friday and Saturday’s lunch speeches. Information about speakers will follow, but both will be from noon to 2 p.m. EST.

Watch the Thursday speech by West here (not visable in RSS feed) or at:

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