Staying ahead of the curve requires perspective; with digital media there is no better way to keep up than to regularly engage with those younger folks, more nimble with technology, free from “old media rules.” Since 1997 Elizabeth Osder has been an active professor teaching and mentoring her past students that now make up the leadership ranks of industry.

You can find Osder’s past students innovating digital media across a wide spectrum of media industries (news, advertising, marketing, public relations and technology), and at companies as diverse as The New York Times on the Web, Weber Shandwick, Ogilvy, WPP/M80, Yahoo and Microsoft.

Osder has also taught numerous professional seminars across the U.S. and around the world including Scandinavia, Spain and China.

Academic – Professional Seminars

  • Invited to lecture on U.S. Online Journalism Models and Social Media to business and journalism students and professionals in People’s Republic of China, December 2005. Classes and meetings of note included:
    • Lectured and mentored students, Department of Journalism and Media Studies at the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, People’s Republic of China
    • Lectured at Cheung Kong School of Journalism and Communication, Shantou
    • Conducted two-day Executive MBA seminar at Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business, Beijing, People’s Republic of China
    • Conducted single-day seminar for the Jiangxu Media Group, consisting of 50 top broadcast managers from the umbrella TV and radio group for the third richest province in China. Students included the directors of some 11 channels, including the CEO of the group.
    • Conducted workshops for Yahoo executives in Hong Kong and Beijing, met with leadership of dominant Chinese portals such as SINA and several notable Chinese bloggers.
  • Conducted a seminar, “Making Money on the Web with Product Innovations,” for the Monetize the Web Seminar for the American Press Institute, San Francisco and New York (2004).
  • Conducted half-day seminars, “The State of US New Media & Current Issues in Developing New News Products,” for the Short Course for Norwegian Editors conducted by The University of Texas at Austin Graduate School of Business and the Norwegian Institute of Journalism, Austin, Texas, May 1998,1999, 2000, 2001.
  • Conducted a series of short seminars and training sessions on site for several Scandinavian media companies. The highly interactive sessions on “Best Practices from US New Media” were held at companies including: NTB, Aftenposten, VG Nett and Dagens Naeringsliy in Oslo, Norway; Bergens Tidende, Bergen, Norway, Bonnier Online Network, Stockholm, Sweden and the Sydsvenskan Newspapers in Malmo, Sweden.
  • Conducted a half-day seminar, “Interactive Product Development and The Focus Group,” at the American Press Institute, Reston, April 2000.
  • Conducted a half-day seminar, “Focus (Groups) on Your Audience: The Internet Creative Process,” at the American Press Institute, Reston, April 2000.
  • Conducted a half-day seminar, “Internet 101: Editing and Producing for Online,” for the Association of Educators for Journalism and Mass Communications (AEJMC) at the American Press Institute, Reston, June 1998.
  • Conducted a half-day seminar, “The Sixty Minute Site – Embracing a Content Development Process” for students in the Leadership for New Media Seminar at The Poynter Institute for Media Studies, St. Petersburg, February 1997.

Academic – University Affiliations

  • Visiting Professor, USC Annenberg School for Communication (2002-2004): courses included Media Management, Writing for Online, Intermediate and Advanced Online Journalism, Visual Communications and Convergence core curriculum development.
  • Adjunct faculty member at Columbia University School of Journalism (1998 – 2001). Served on an advisory committee for the Center for New Media and taught seminars in New Media Publishing and Online Journalism,
  • Adjunct faculty member at New York University School of Journalism (1997 – 1998). Taught four semesters of graduate seminars on trends and issues in online publishing and editorial content development.
  • Taught a two-week seminar for Journalism majors, “Trends in American Online Media,” at the School of Communication and Journalism, University of Navarre, Pamplona, Spain, December 2000.
  • Guest Lecturer, “Real World Newspaper Websites,” to the News in the Future seminar, MIT Media Lab, April 1998.
  • Facilitated discussions at a two-day interactive Media Studies Conference designed to raise issues for curriculum development at the Interactive Media Program of Miami University, Miami, Ohio, November 1998.

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