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News Impact Summit: Digital journalism practice
Oct 2016
14 October 2016

News Impact Summit: Digital journalism practice

2 Y4 Q0196
14 October 2016
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08:45 - 09:30
Opening Remarks
09:30 - 10:00


By Beata Biel, Veronika Divišová
Panel - Enhancing Audience Engagement and Cross Platform Strategies
10:00 - 10:45

There is no way around the fact that journalists and newsrooms need to use different types of message apps and social networks to connect with the audience. From the newsroom point of view, there needs to be a smart way to publish contents to multiple platforms. What can we learn from the leading international media houses? How are they dealing with social and cross platform strategies in order to get closer to the audience?


By Rachel Rodriguez, Denise Law
Pitch Session - Press Start: Crowdfunding Stories That Matter
10:45 - 11:00

Crowdfunding in journalism is nothing new; but making it as a new way forward for media development in developing world and countries in transition is something Transitions LLC (TOL) is aiming for with its project, Press Start. The session will showcase how TOL is approaching crowdfunding in the context of media development with the Google’s Digital News Initiative Innovation Fund (DNI).


By Jeremy Druker
Coffee Break
11:00 - 11:15
Ignite Talk - What Data Analytics Tells Us (with Project Syndicate)
11:15 - 11:30

Project Syndicate has become the most successful international NPO that connects major media houses throughout the world by providing quality op-ed and expert analysis. How are they going about with measuring the audience reach and engagement? What does data tell about the importance of expert op-eds and what types of op-eds reached a wider audience?


By Jonathan Hoffmann
Expert Session - Data Driven Journalism: How Journalists Can Get Started With No (or Small) Budget And Resources?
11:30 - 12:00

Data driven journalism (DDJ) has been around for quite some years in the journalism industry. While there are so many stories, investigation and research that can be done with data, it is often considered as an expensive expert practice by journalists. How can a beginner journalist get started with DDJ? This session will prove "wrong" all the journalists who have believed that this is something only major international media can do.


By Stephen K. Doig
12:00 - 13:00
Google Trends and Geo Tools: Best Practices
13:00 - 14:00

What are the new Google tools journalists can use when working and publishing stories? How are the other media houses using these tools? This session will highlight some of the useful tools such as Google Trends and Google Geo tools that one can use instantly to enhance storytelling and online journalistic research.


By Beata Biel
Crash Course - Live Blog: Real-time Reporting Made Easy
13:00 - 14:00

Covering developing stories in real-time not only requires online editorial skills, but also a simple and smart content publishing tool. Live Blog, developed by Sourcefabric, has now been used by a number of European media houses, and the summit will showcase how the live coverage can be done by using Live Blog. This session will also cover how to get started with Live Blog.


By Veronika Divišová, Karel Petrák
Break + Room Change
14:00 - 14:15
Social Video Track: Social Media-Friendly Video Production (with Wochit)
14:15 - 14:45

Do you want to know how to make your video production easier and faster? Wochit is one of the most used social-friendly video production tools that journalists can use to make an engaging professional short video almost instantly. The session will showcase some of the best examples from the media industry and also covers why video on social networks is something you cannot ignore.


By Dan Williamson
DDJ Track: The Best Digital Journalism from Czech Republic: Sensor Journalism
14:15 - 14:45

Czech Radio’s sensor journalism is one of the most vibrant new formats of digital journalism practices we are witnessing in the world today. The team created a device that is capable of measuring the vibrations caused on the driveways and tested the road quality by driving 400km from Prague to Brno and back. Another story on marathon run monitored oxygen in muscles and blood flow through thigh sensor, chest belt with pedometer and heart rate sensor. This session will give you some backstories on these innovative projects.


By Jan Cibulka, Marcel Šulek
Break + Room Change
14:45 - 15:00
Keynote - Data Visual Storytelling: BBC’s Approach
15:00 - 15:40

How is BBC using data as part of various types of story formats? What are BBC’s strategies when it comes to online visuals and how they are being presented for better visually-engaging storytelling? What are the recent examples of social media-friendly graphics and interactives? Amanda Farnsworth, Head of Visual Journalism of BBC News will share the insights.


By Amanda Farnsworth
Break + Room Change
15:40 - 16:00
Verification Track: Social Media Content Verification for News - Why & How
16:00 - 16:40

Claims, photos and videos shared by the eyewitnesses of an incident play a vital role in telling breaking news stories. What are the examples where user-generated contents broke news first? How did they provide different untold perspectives to the story? What are the basics and principles to follow when you see claims and audio-visual contents on social networks? The Verification Track covers the basic principles of verification and case studies to get you started.


By Mandy Jenkins
Social Video Track: Show Don't Tell: Transforming Into A Digital Brand
16:00 - 16:40

How do you turn a news organization with Radio in its name and 28 different markets into a respected visual player? Over the past 18 months Radio Free Europe has done just that by adopting an aggressive distributed content strategy and pooling resources into small teams to create award-winning digital and video content. We'll talk about the process: fieldwork, using tools like drones and 360 cameras; designing the digital story; and the social and explainer videos that were the first of their kind in the eastern European market.


By Glenn Kates, ​Wojtek Grojec
Break + Room Change
16:40 - 16:50
Verification Track: Source Protection at Risk - Tips on How to Protect Your Sources
16:50 - 17:30

Getting a permission to use the photos and videos that are shared on social networks is one of the core steps that today's news journalists should practice as part of the verification process. However, there are many risks when reaching out to the sources in the digital environment which potentially put journalists legally at risk. This session features some of the "fails" and worst practice of permitting with the eyewitnesses and content uploaders, and provides practical tips and examples of how you can prevent being an unethical journalist.


By Fergus Bell
DDJ Track: Panama Papers: Investigation in the Context of Czech Republic
16:50 - 17:30

Panama Papers, the recent global investigations conducted by hundreds of journalists, were the most successful digital collaboration project in journalism history. It made a huge buzz also in Czech Republic which resulted the country’s PM to call for probe into activities of Czechs on Panama Papers files. How did the Czech journalists dive into the investigation? This session will provide insights and background on how the investigation was conducted by the Czech journalists.


By Pavla Holcová
Happy Hour

hosted by Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty


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