Events

Contact Brian Glanz, Hive Media Lab Director with ideas for lab events, or for more information about the events below. Email bglanz at KCTS9.org or ping @brianglanz or @hivemedialab on Twitter. Please note that many small or private lab meetings and events are not listed here; ask for availability.

A selection of previous and upcoming events in Hive Media Lab:

Come see Seattle Live to get to know our city like you’ve never known it before. Meet and hear local voices with ideas, stories, and surprising information that you’ll wish you knew sooner. Tickets will be available soon.

Seattle Live is a live program with close-up interviews and performances by local voices that offer a fresh look. The innovative format will help us relate to our neighbors in new ways. Connect with this community media initiative through their production meetup, Twitter, or Facebook.

Seattle Live
Designed to amplify digital-first production, these workshops will feature hosts from PBS Digital Studios shows, industry producers, YouTube creators and strategists to lead discussion of digital content development, production, channel optimization, and marketing. Attendees will have the opportunity to discuss their digital-first programming experiences and connect with others in the industry. Registration will open in April.
"to amplify digital-first production"
"to amplify digital-first production"
This community media event will share "Seattle’s Untold Black History: Education then and now." Seattle Untold events will demystify Seattle's Black community by unearthing and sharing local Black history with an audience largely unfamiliar and unaware of the cultural landscape. Structured as a roundtable discussion, a moderator will guide the conversation around educational programs, practices, and standards. More information about this event will be available soon.
Thelma Dewitty, the first Black teacher hired with Seattle Public Schools' 1947 policy to improve diversity among educators.
The Seattle Times notes that Thelma Dewitty was the first Black teacher hired with Seattle Public Schools' 1947 policy to improve diversity among educators.
The U.S. Department of State's Edward R. Murrow Program for Journalists brought a couple dozen radio, print, and social media journalists from across Sub-Saharan Africa to Hive Media Lab, in partnership with the Poynter Institute for Media Studies and the World Affairs Council in Seattle. The delegation met with journalists at Crosscut and KCTS 9 during the Seattle portion of their visit to the United States. Themes for the exchange included rights and responsibilities of a free press in a democracy, the operational practices, standards, and institutions of American media, and current trends and challenges in political coverage.
U.S. Department of State Edward R. Murrow Program for Journalists visits Crosscut + KCTS 9 at Hive Media Lab
U.S. Department of State Edward R. Murrow Program for Journalists visits Crosscut + KCTS 9 at Hive Media Lab
Crosscut + KCTS 9 at Hive Media Lab, sharing stories with African journalists from the U.S. Department of State Edward R. Murrow Program.
Crosscut + KCTS 9 at Hive Media Lab, sharing stories with African journalists from the U.S. Department of State Edward R. Murrow Program.
Lisa Williams developed The Magic Pill, an "audio newsletter" which won the Edward J. Murrow Award for Excellence in Innovation. In this workshop, https://lisawilliams.github.io/email/ we shared best practices and an approach to starting newsletters that succeed, as well as retooling existing newsletters.
Lisa Williams presents "The Magic Pill" for ONA Seattle at Hive Media Lab
Lisa Williams presents "The Magic Pill" for ONA Seattle at Hive Media Lab, applying data science and open science to email newsletters.
"The Magic Pill is a content-driven experiment designed to improve the movements of new listeners through the conversion funnel (measured by our Dynamic Growth Dashboard) and increase donations while serving needs of our community."
"The Magic Pill is a content-driven experiment designed to improve the movements of new listeners through the conversion funnel (measured by our Dynamic Growth Dashboard) and increase donations while serving needs of our community."
A couple dozen students and professors visit the lab and Cascade Public Media.
Alumna Sarah Darby at Hive Media Lab
Alumna Sarah Darby explains the world, outside Hive Media Lab
RJI students and professors visit Hive Media Lab
RJI students and professors visit Hive Media Lab
At the same time, in the back of the lab photographer Matt Mills McKnight led a shoot.
At the same time, in the back of the lab photographer Matt Mills McKnight led a shoot for Crosscut.
Cascade Public Media and the lab's founding sponsor, Comcast opened Hive Media Lab to a full house.
Hive Media Lab launch party — photo by Terry Davis, more coming soon
Hive Media Lab launch party — photo by Terry Davis, more coming soon
Hive Media Lab co-hosted a pop-up studio open to all media outlets and fielded one of our lab projects, a feedback-gathering robot called "Soap Bot."
Katy Sewall, formerly of KUOW interviews Julián Castro at Hive Media Lab's pop-up studio, at Crosscut Festival
Katy Sewall, formerly of KUOW interviews Julián Castro at Hive Media Lab's pop-up studio, at Crosscut Festival
Julián Castro encounters a feedback gathering robot from Hive Media Lab, at Crosscut Festival
Julián Castro encounters a feedback gathering robot from Hive Media Lab, at Crosscut Festival
7 December, 2017: Solutions Journalism Network: How to Cover City Governance through a Solutions Lens
40 journalists joined our panel for a lively discussion and reception after the inauguration of Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan. This event was held in the KCTS 9 TV studio while Hive Media Lab was under construction; we had planned to host it in the lab after the expected inauguration in January.
A peer-to-peer panel discussion and audience Q&A moderated by KCTS's Enrique Cerna and featuring David Kroman of Crosscut, Heidi Groover of The Stranger, Marcus Green of the South Seattle Emerald and Dan Beekman of The Seattle Times. How can the media uncover and report on promising scaleable solutions, using data and other evidence? What are the benefits of coordinated media coverage on issues like homelessness, and of "labs," enabling ongoing in-dept coverage of hot-button topics? What role can columnists play in highlighting new ideas? Can solutions-based reporting restore civic confidence in the media and in government? Event brought to you by the Puget Sound Chapter of the Solutions Journalism Network and Cascade Public Media's Hive Media Lab, with support from the Western Washington Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and the Online News Association Seattle.

Contact Brian Glanz, Hive Media Lab Director with ideas for lab events, teams, or projects or for more information about the above. Email bglanz at KCTS9.org or ping @brianglanz or @hivemedialab on Twitter.