News Impact Summit - 30 October 2015

Amsterdam

Remixing Journalism Formats, Technology and Design

Remixing Journalism Formats, Technology and Design


On Friday 30 October, the seventh edition of the News Impact Summit (NIS Amsterdam) will be held at Pakhuis de Zwijger. Carrying the theme “Remixing Journalism Formats, Technology and Design”, the event will put a spotlight on new journalism formats in which technology and design take up a central role. How can journalists and editors incorporate more and better visuals into reporting? How can data journalism and interesting new technologies be implemented effectively in the newsroom? These are questions that the News Impact Summit in Amsterdam will cover.

Organised by the European Journalism Centre (EJC) and Google News Lab, this one full-day public event will feature some of the experiences with new journalism formats. The event brings together leading journalists and media experts from diverse backgrounds including international and Dutch media and independent journalism organisations. Participants will have an opportunity to join the debate with the experts. They can attend workshops on topics varying from graphics and data charts to incorporating social media in broadcast/print products.
All those with a passion for journalism are welcome to attend: journalists, editors, newsroom managers, journalism trainers, J-school students and other stakeholders. Lunch and drinks will be offered free of charge. Limited seats available.

  • Round up:

    Programme

    08:45 - 09:30
    Registration

    Please arrive early to avoid the queues!

    9:30 - 10:00
    Opening Remarks
    Matt Cooke
    Google News Lab
    Wilfried Rütten
    European Journalism Centre
    10:00 - 11:00
    Panel Debate 1: Slick New Story Formats: What’s Working?

    Digitalisation brings about opportunities to tell stories in interactive ways through multimedia such as video and infographics. It is, however, often a challenge to identify the best formats for storytelling and engaging with the readers. How are leading media outlets dealing with it? And what can we learn from their experiences? This session will bring together the experts of digital content strategies from major international and Dutch media outlets to discuss the best working formats to better the way we tell the stories.

    11:00 - 11:30
    Break
    11:30 - 12:30
    Panel Debate 2: Design Meets Stories: Why Does It Matter?

    Journalism is more than just words, it’s all about creating a compelling visual package. From static photos to motion graphics, visual devices are essential in guiding and engaging readers. How to best convey a story, especially with emerging digital tools? This session brings together leading editors who know how to apply principles and best practices of design in the newsroom.

    Haika Hinze
    Die Zeit
    Tyson Evans
    New York Times
    12:30 - 13:00
    Partner Session: The Future of Dutch Journalism in 2025

    Technology is an important driver of change in the journalism sector. Will journalists embrace it radically or adopt it relunctantly? The Dutch Journalism Fund (Stimuleringsfonds voor de Journalistiek) explored four different, plausible scenarios for the future of journalism in 2025. How should we prepare ourselves for that future, and how does the Dutch Journalism Fund supports innovation from start-ups and media-organisations?

    RENÉ VAN ZANTEN
    Stimuleringsfonds voor de Journalistiek
    13:00 - 13:45
    Lunch
    13:45 - 14:45
    Session 1: Google Trends & Best Practice Visuals from the Media Industry
    Matt Cooke
    Google News Lab
    13:45 - 14:45
    Session 2: Collaborating on Interactive Stories with LocalFocus

    In this session we will demonstrate how LocalFocus can facilitate the collaboration between coders, designers, researchers and storytellers when it comes to data-driven journalism.

    Yordi Dam
    LocalFocus
    Jelle Kamsma
    LocalFocus
    Erik Willems
    LocalFocus
    14:45 - 15:00
    Break
    15:00 - 16:00
    Session 3: Visual Meets Storytelling: Highlights from ‘Nederland van Boven’

    After two seasons of the TV series ‘Netherlands from Above’, data journalist Frederik Ruys is preparing animations for a third season called ‘Invisible NL’ (scheduled to appear in 2016). This ambitious project will introduce computer-generated imagery (CGI) in the documentary based on 3D data, gathered by radar and laser detection to reveal hidden treasures of our past and possible hazards for our future. But despite the availability of high tech tools, in the end it’s all about good research and an interesting story.

    15:00 - 16:00
    Session 4: Visualising Crowdsourced Data: Bellingcat, Silk and the Ukraine

    In this session, we will show how Bellingcat used data publishing platform Silk.co to analyze and present crowdsourced conflict data of observed military sightings and incidents in the Ukraine. We’ll also recreate the Silk with part of the data.

    16:00 - 16:15
    Break
    16:15 - 17:00
    Fireside Chat: How to Connect Designers, Technologists and Journalists?

    The way people consume the news has radically changed. Media organisations are still figuring out how to crack the code when it comes to building integrated, multimedia newsrooms. The editorial and the production side of news are largely separated, but what could happen if developers, designers product developers and journalists actually designed and created stories together? Drawing upon their own experiences, Geert-Jan Bogaerts and Libby Bawcombe will share important lessons from across the Atlantic on the benefits and challenges of having multidisciplinary teams in the newsroom.

    17:00 - 18:00
    Closing Session & Reception
    Rina Tsubaki
    European Journalism Centre

    Venue

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    Pakhuis De Zwijger

    Confirmed Speakers

    Tyson Evans

    New York Times

    Micah Gelman

    The Washington Post

    Haika Hinze

    Die Zeit

    Corinne van Duin

    De Volkskrant

    Matt Cooke

    Google News Lab

    Jelle Kamsma

    LocalFocus

    RENÉ VAN ZANTEN

    Stimuleringsfonds voor de Journalistiek

    Wilfried Rütten

    European Journalism Centre

    Ryan Mark

    VOX Media

    Nienke Huitenga

    Hackastory

    Rina Tsubaki

    European Journalism Centre

    Yordi Dam

    LocalFocus

    Margo Smit

    Independent Filmmaker

    Piet Bakker

    Hogeschool Utrecht

    Erik Willems

    LocalFocus
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