Media and the City: Fusing Journalism & Technology for Better Storytelling

Thursday, April 236:00pm–7:30pm

AL DÍA News Media leads a unique discussion between journalists and developers about the future of digital storytelling.

Join our audience of journalists, developers, techies, and news aficionados as we explore what's possible at the intersection of media and technology.

AL DÍA News Media Managing Editor Sabrina Vourvoulias and the panelists will discuss technologies involved in digital storytelling, what can be improved, and what still needs to be developed. We'll cover coding and how it's become an integral part of journalism courses today, but we'll also debate what can be done to bridge the gap for journos that have never studied it. We'll also get the tech perspective, learning about major challenges developers confront when working on digital storytelling, as well as new developments that are in the works.

Innovative discussion and creative people, all taking place at La Colombe, a rum distillery and cafe in Fishtown.

Admission includes one drink ticket. Dinner, snacks, and additional drinks are available to purchase at the venue.

Invited Journalists:

Eric Walter - Editor/producer, Newsworks WHYY

Anna Orso - Reporter/Curator, Billy Penn

Juliana Reyes - Philadelphia Reporter, Technically Philly

Rob Shapiro - Director of Product Strategy, MuckRack

Invited Tech Panelists: Jim Keller - Technology Director, Eastern Standard

Brad Baer - Creative Director of Environments, Bluecadet

Mike Gadsby - Chief Experience Officer, O3 World

Joe Rinaldi - President, Happy Cog

Follow along and tweet your questions/comments during the event using #ALDIALive.


AL DÍA News Media is a dynamic news organization based in Philadelphia, with an increasingly national scope and reach. Our multi-platform news media organization showcases the fullness of the Latino experience in the United States — fostering engagement and driving a new American narrative.

AL DÍA empowers Latinos to write their own story and is the only news media organization that defines the Latino experience proactively. AL DÍA offers readers a unique perspective in the midst of the cluttered media landscape with its national news website available in English and Spanish, a newspaper, English-language events including media panels, political conversations, film screenings, and other ambitious content initiatives.

The content provided by AL DÍA across platforms actively impacts the lives of those who read it. Latinos find themselves fully represented; businesses learn about the fastest growing demographic in the country; and non-Latinos are engaged by content that doesn’t simply expand their cultural landscape but provides thoughtful and incisive attention to what’s happening throughout the nation. Other news media organizations may provide a means of communication between readers and advertisers, but AL DÍA creates an empowering and insightful partnership between the parties. AL DÍA blurs cultural lines to form one community. AL DÍA welcomes you to this community.

AL DÍA News Media’s print product is nationally award winning and has a 96% market penetration.

In 2014, the company relaunched its website with a focus on national content generation.

La Colombe Fishtown
1335 Frankford Ave