News Impact Summit - 11 September 2017

Budapest

Methods and Tools for Digital Journalism

Methods and Tools for Digital Journalism



After wonderful editions in Warsaw and Prague in the past two years, the News Impact Summit is coming back to the CEE region and for the first time to Budapest, Hungary!

On Monday 11 September 2017, the third edition of the 2017 series of News Impact Summits will take place in Budapest, where we will focus on the theme "Methods and Tools for Digital Journalism".

Organised by the European Journalism Centre and powered by the Google News Lab, this one-day free-to-join event will focus on some of the hottest topics in digital journalism, including but not limited to verification, trust, social media reporting, digital security, doing investigative journalism with open-source data and media entrepreneurship. The Summit will bring together leading editors, journalists and experts who are spearheading innovation in digital journalism and storytelling at major international media outlets such as BBC, Spiegel Online, AFP, Denník N, Gazeta Wyborcza and many more. 

Participants will have an opportunity to join the debate with the experts and attend hands-on training workshops run by some of the brightest digital innovator in the European media scene.

Note: the Summit will take place in English with simultaneous interpretation to Hungarian available throughout the day.

Sign up now for this free event to secure your ticket and don’t miss this exciting opportunity. We welcome any creative minds who want to become part of the future of digital journalism.

  • Some of the topics we will be covering are:

    • Trust in Media and Community Building
    • Fact-Checking and Verification of User Generated Content
    • Doing Investigative Journalism with Data
    • Digital Security for Journalists
    • Media Entrepreneurship
    • Innovative Business Models for Journalism
    • and more...

    Programme

    08:45 - 09:30
    Registration & Good Morning Coffee
    09:30 - 09:45
    Opening Remarks
    Adam Thomas
    European Journalism Centre
    Edina Heal
    Google Hungary
    09:45 - 10:00
    Intro -- Journalism Under Pressure in CEE (and Everywhere Else)

    Being a journalist in 2017 does not come without challenges. From risks on the field to audience’s distrust, from hostile governments to broken revenue models, the forces putting journalism under pressure are many and diverse. How can innovative digital methods and tools help journalists navigate in this rough sea?

    Dean Starkman
    Center for Media, Data and Society at CEU
    10:00 - 10:20
    Expert Talk -- The Bumpy Way towards Media Innovation: Insights & Learnings from Spiegel

    The transition from print to digital, and from there to further innovation, has been and still is a bumpy road. As a member of the Innovation Team at Spiegel, Christina has witnessed it firsthand and in this session she will share some of the secrets she has learnt on the way.

    Christina Elmer
    Spiegel Online
    10:20 - 10:50
    Conversation -- Innovative Business Models for Journalism

    With the disruption of traditional revenue models, many media are trying to experiment with new solutions in order to succeed. Denník N in Slovakia and 444.hu in Hungary have taken two very different approaches, while at the same time finding innovative ways to collaborate. Tomás and Balázs will tell us more about it and with them we will discuss the key elements to make new media projects financially sustainable.

    Tomáš Bella
    Denník N
    Éva Bognár
    Center for Media, Data and Society at CEU
    10:50 - 11:20
    Coffee Break & Networking
    11:20 - 11:35
    Pitch Talk -- NewsMavens: What Happens when Women Choose the News?

    With the support of Google’s DNI funding, the Polish newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza and partnering organisations around Europe have recently launched NewsMavens, a project that aims to find out how much gender matters to the current events narrative about Europe. Zuzanna will tell us more about the project and will also explain how you and your media can contribute.

    11:35 - 11:40
    Room Change
    11:40 - 12:25
    Hands-On -- Security & Safety: How to Protect Yourself, your News Organization and your Sources

    Stolen passwords, phishing and other e-mail attacks, data breaches, digital attacks against media website in the form of DDoS: these are just some of the most common, and tough, global security challenges, faced by journalists and media organizations worldwide. There is much that can be done to enhance digital security at the personal level as well as at the organization level, both by making sure our settings are appropriate and by using tools and technology designed to protect us, our work, our sources. Technology can do a lot, although the first step is to be aware of the risks and to start facing them with the appropriate responses. The workshop will focus on some of these tools, showing how to access them, to set them up properly and to build a safer working environment for us all. 

    Elisabetta Tola
    Google News Lab
    11:40 - 12:25
    Breakout -- Citizens Become Watchdogs: How to Enable your Community to Contribute

    The contribution that the audience can give to reporters is often overlooked, but most investigative outlets know well its value and some of them are developing specific tools to enable citizens to collaborate and benefit from their inputs. Tamás, editor of atlatszo.hu, will share some tips and tools on how to engage the audience in watchdog journalism and actively involve them in the reporting process.

    Tamás Bodoky
    Atlatszo.hu
    12:25 - 13:20
    Lunch
    13:20 - 13:30
    Pitch Talk -- TRANSforming Media: Reflections on Transgender Representation

    Has the "transgender tipping point" really reached European media? Media coverage on trans issues has seen an increase in the past few years, especially in the United States and some European countries. But is the media amplifying trans voices or only appropriating stories to give a sense of superficial diversity? Tina and Charlotte, two community activists from Hungary and the UK will explore these questions from their point of view as a non-binary person and a trans woman working for trans rights in different corners of Europe.

    Tina Kolos Orban
    Transgender Europe (TGEU)
    Charlotte Thompson
    Transgender Europe (TGEU)
    13:30 - 13:45
    Ignite Talk -- Tips & Tricks to Kickstart your Media Project on the Right Foot

    With less and less jobs available within newsrooms, many journalists move to freelancing or start a media project on their own. Media Lab Bayern has a strong track record of supporting these media entrepreneurs and in this session Lina will share some tips and tricks that can help your project to succeed in the digital media sphere.

    Lina Timm
    Media Lab Bayern
    13:45 - 14:25
    Keynote -- Making Sense of Trump’s America: The Post’s Visual Strategy

    Since January 20th 2017, covering the White House is, well… different. What hasn’t changed is the role of The Washington Post as the place to go to truly understand the news. Graphics, visuals and other formats of digital storytelling are key elements of The Post’s strategy and in her keynote, Kat will bring us on a journey through some of the most inspiring and visually compelling projects that the Graphics Team has developed during these hectic months.

    Kat Downs Mulder
    The Washington Post
    14:25 - 14:30
    Room Change
    14:30 - 15:15
    Hands-On -- Verifying User-Generated Content: Key Essentials for Newsrooms

    Today’s journalists can take advantages of social media to detect early signs of breaking news. But it’s not an easy task to scan through a high volume of contents and verify them within a short period of time. In this hands-on session, Amandine will share best practices on verification and tools that can help reporters to verify user-generated content (UGC), as well as some of the dos and don’ts learnt by AFP during the coverage of the French presidential election earlier this year.

    14:30 - 15:15
    Breakout -- The Globalisation of Investigative Journalism & the Value of Collaboration

    The Panama Papers have shown with unprecedented clarity the value of collaboration in the development of impactful investigative journalism. Direkt36 has been actively contributing to this and many other investigative projects, both locally and internationally. András will explain how a small non-profit investigative journalism center in Hungary is contributing to such international projects and he will be joined on stage by Gabriela, who will share some insights on the work that the Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN) is doing to develop and expand an international network of investigative journalists. 

    Gabriela Manuli
    Global Investigative Journalism Network
    15:15 - 15:40
    Coffee Break & Networking
    15:40 - 16:20
    Hands-On -- How to Create Beautiful Visualizations with Open Source Tools

    Thanks to a wide array of tools, today it’s much easier than ever to create beautiful data visualizations and many of those tools are open-source and free and available online for anyone’s delight. David and his colleagues are behind some of the best visual storytelling projects created at SME.sk and in this workshop David will share some of his favorite tools and explain the importance and value of developing tools open-source.

    15:40 - 16:20
    Breakout -- Towards a Structural Solution to Online Misinformation

    “You can’t fact-check everything you see online. So it is easy to become misinformed.” The WorldBrain project is trying to tackle this problem by developing a tool that enables you to “quickly find and identify quality content and get diverse perspectives for any given topic.” Intrigued? Don’t miss Oliver’s presentation and find out more about WorldBrain and its mission.

    Oliver Sauter
    WorldBrain
    16:20 - 16:25
    Room Change
    16:25 - 16:55
    Hands-On -- How we Succeeded and Failed with Cross-Platform Experiments

    Very few media outlets in Europe can compete with Czech Radio when it comes to wild experimentation. From sensor journalism to innovative #ddj formats the examples abound, but experimenting means accepting success and failure in equal measure. In this session, Jan and Adam will showcase some of their most forward-thinking cross-platform experiments, as well as some useful tips on how to avoid small and big mistakes they have done, so you don’t have to.

    Adam Javůrek
    Czech Radio
    Jan Cibulka
    Czech Radio
    16:25 - 16:55
    Breakout -- Prezi & Infogram: New Digital Storytelling Tools for Journalism

    There has never been such sharp competition for people's attention as today. Every reader is overflowed with information through their mobile phones, social media channels and emails - just to name a few. It too often makes us unable to connecting the dots and understand the real meaning of a story. Here is where digital storytelling tools, Prezi and infogram can help.

    16:55 - 17:00
    Room Change
    17:00 - 17:30
    Expert Talk -- Turning TV into Digital: BBC Newsnight, a Case Study

    How to turn a traditional TV news programme into something that works for digital? Cordelia’s main task as Digital Editor of BBC Newsnight is to try to find an answer to this question. To do so, Newsnight has experimented widely with different platforms and has developed new formats like Viewsnight, an opinion strand created specifically for the online audience.

    17:30
    Wrap-Up & End of the Programme
    Adam Thomas
    European Journalism Centre
    Mattia Peretti
    European Journalism Centre

    Venue

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    Akvárium Klub

    • Venue address

      Budapest, Erzsébet tér 12, 1051 Hungary

    • Website

      akvariumklub.hu

    Confirmed Speakers

    Kat Downs Mulder

    The Washington Post

    Tomáš Bella

    Denník N

    Christina Elmer

    Spiegel Online

    Elisabetta Tola

    Google News Lab

    Adam Javůrek

    Czech Radio

    Edina Heal

    Google Hungary

    Adam Thomas

    European Journalism Centre

    Zuzanna Ziomecka

    NewsMavens

    Dean Starkman

    Center for Media, Data and Society at CEU

    András Pethő

    Direkt36

    Lina Timm

    Media Lab Bayern

    Tamás Bodoky

    Atlatszo.hu

    Tina Kolos Orban

    Transgender Europe (TGEU)

    Éva Bognár

    Center for Media, Data and Society at CEU

    Jan Cibulka

    Czech Radio

    Oliver Sauter

    WorldBrain

    Charlotte Thompson

    Transgender Europe (TGEU)

    Gabriela Manuli

    Global Investigative Journalism Network

    Mattia Peretti

    European Journalism Centre
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