Calendar Alert: Interview with Washington Post Senior Product Designer in February

Middle/High School Students/Teachers Can Engage with a Washington Post Senior Product Designer via Free and Interactive JLI Live

WHAT: What is data visualization? How does a news app benefit readers? What is the future of digital
journalism? Washington Post Senior Product Designer Jason Bernert will be interviewed by
Journalistic Learning Initiative (JLI) Executive Director Ed Madison, an associate professor of
journalism and communications at the University of Oregon, in a live, interactive session.
Bernert will also discuss his career in journalism and explain the essential interface between
designers and reporters, particularly when the newsroom is on deadline.

WHEN: Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, at 9:10 a.m. Pacific Standard Time

WHERE: The livestream is accessible to middle and high school students and their teachers at through a partnership with Streamable Learning. Register at:

WHO: As a senior product designer at the Washington Post, Bernert works in the newsroom on digital
and print projects. Prior to joining the Post, Bernert was editorial experience designer for
Oregon Public Broadcasting. He is an Oregon native, and graduate of the University of Oregon
School of Journalism and Communication. Madison was a founding producer at CNN and began
his media career while in high school during the height of Watergate.

DETAILS: This is the second in a series of JLI Live sessions leading up to the 2020 presidential election
featuring millennial journalists. JLI Live is made possible through a generous gift from Nancy
and David Petrone.

About JLI: A nonprofit since 2015, in collaboration with University of Oregon’s School of Journalism and College of
Education, the JLI empowers students to discover their voice, improve academic outcomes, and engage in self-directed learning through project-based story telling. Since its inception, JLI has helped nearly 2,000 young people in Oregon and California succeed. For more information, email

About SOJC: With a century-long history, The University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication is one of the first professional journalism schools in the country, the only accredited comprehensive journalism program to include advertising and public relations in the Northwest, and one of only 112 accredited programs worldwide.

About Streamable Learning: Interactive livestreams are designed to connect subject-matter experts and students to
supplement existing lessons plans and revolutionize distance learning for schools, districts, and home schools. Streamable Learning hosts more than 500 livestreams annually in the United States and Canada with key clients the Chicago and South Carolina public school districts.

Contact: Sydney Clevenger, (503-449-6580),

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