News Impact Summit - 30 May 2016

Doha

The Future of Digital Journalism: Focus on Mobile, Digital and Verification Strategies

The Future of Digital Journalism: Focus on Mobile, Digital and Verification Strategies



On Monday 30 May 2016, the News Impact Summit will be coming to the MENA region for the first time in its history. Co-organised by the European Journalism Centre (EJC), the Google News Lab, and the Al Jazeera Media Training and Development Center, the thirteenth summit will focus on the theme "The Future of Digital Journalism: Focus on Mobile, Digital and Verification Strategies” and invites 200+ editors, newsroom managers, journalists and J-school students from the MENA region. The summit is open to everyone working in the field of journalism and new media, and the participants will be able to meet the international and regional experts from the industry, and join the debate on trends, best practices and challenges surrounding the topic.

This one full-day, free-of-charge public event will feature some of the best practices in digital news, mobile interactives, user-generated content verification from all around the world. The programme will also offer hands-on skills training on various Google tools that can be used for journalistic research and storytelling as well as user-generated contents verification techniques. 

Sign up now for this free event open to all journalists, editors, newsroom managers, journalism trainers, J-school students, and media experts. The Arabic version of the programme can be found here.

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Venue address: Ahmed Bin Ali Street, Doha, Qatar

  • Some of the topics we will be covering are:

    • What are the best examples of mobile sites and apps out there?
    • How can journalists use Google tools in their reporting and research?
    • What are the best practice video strategies? 
    • How can one get started with the user-generated content (UGC) verification?
    • Is there a way to work collaboratively for UGC verification? How?
    • What are do's and don'ts for verification during breaking news? 


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    This summit is co-organised by the Al Jazeera Media Training & Development Centre.

    Programme

    08:45 - 09:30
    Registration
    09:30 - 10:00
    Opening Remarks
    Mounir Daymi
    Al Jazeera Media Training & Development Center
    Joyce Baz
    Google MENA
    Wilfried Rütten
    European Journalism Centre
    10:00 - 11:00
    Panel - Mobile Interactives: From Design to Storytelling
    Julius Tröger
    Berliner Morgenpost
    David Quin
    Thomson Foundation
    11:00 - 11:30
    Keynote - Digital Strategy of aljazeera.net
    Mohammed Mukhtar
    Al Jazeera Channel
    11:30-12:00
    Break / Room change
    12:00 - 13:00
    Session 1 - Google News Lab: Digital Tools for Journalism
    Joyce Baz
    Google MENA
    12:00 - 13:00
    Session 2 - Verification Basics: Getting Started with UGC Verification
    Alastair Reid
    First Draft
    13:00 - 13:45
    Lunch / Room change (Lobby AJ Training Centre)
    13:45 - 14:45
    Session 3 - The Washington Post's Online Video Strategies
    Micah Gelman
    The Washington Post
    13:45 - 14:45
    Session 4 - Collaborative Approach for UGC Verification
    14:45 - 15:00
    Break / Room change
    15:00 - 16:00
    Panel - From Breaking News to Investigations: Finding and Verifying Content from Digital Sources
    Hazel Baker
    Sky News
    Montaser Marai
    Al Jazeera Media Training and Development Center
    George Sargent
    Reuters TV
    Khaled Taha
    Toot for Media Solutions
    Fergus Bell
    Dig Deeper Media
    16:00 - 16:30
    Closing Session & Reception
    Rina Tsubaki
    European Journalism Centre
    Mattia Peretti
    European Journalism Centre

    Venue

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    Auditorium of Al Jazeera Media Training and Development Center

    Confirmed Speakers

    Mounir Daymi

    Al Jazeera Media Training & Development Center

    Joyce Baz

    Google MENA

    Micah Gelman

    The Washington Post

    Mohammed Mukhtar

    Al Jazeera Channel

    Ryan O'Connor

    BBC News

    Montaser Marai

    Al Jazeera Media Training and Development Center

    Hazel Baker

    Sky News

    Khaled Taha

    Toot for Media Solutions

    George Sargent

    Reuters TV

    Wilfried Rütten

    European Journalism Centre

    Julius Tröger

    Berliner Morgenpost

    Alastair Reid

    First Draft

    David Quin

    Thomson Foundation

    Fergus Bell

    Dig Deeper Media

    Rina Tsubaki

    European Journalism Centre

    Mattia Peretti

    European Journalism Centre

    Who is attending

    Mohamed Sheleeb

    Alaraby TV Network
    Egypt

    Haewoon Kwak

    Qatar Computing Research Institute, HBKU
    Qatar

    majd hethnawe

    witness Center for Citizens' Rights and Community Development.
    Palestine

    wesam kamal

    ALJAZEERA NETWORK
    Qatar

    Ali Sabri

    Al Jazeera
    Qatar

    KHADIJA OULED ADDI

    Aljazeera Network
    Qatar

    Gabriele Kahlout

    al jazeera

    Ahmed Al-Maghlouth

    Saudi International Petrochemical Company
    Saudi Arabia

    Omar Abdelqader

    Al Jazeera Media Network
    Qatar

    Hamza Ettarbaoui

    AlAraby aljadeed
    Morocco

    Mona Hedaya

    Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies
    Qatar

    Saifeldin Idris

    ARCH for media and art proudction and doucomentaion
    Sudan

    Ayham ALshouly

    aljazeera media network
    Qatar

    oualid bakkas

    Doha Institute for Graduate Studies
    Qatar

    Abdalla Fouda

    RAF for humanitarian services
    Qatar

    Ghenwah Abdulrazzak Alalwanie

    Al Sharq Newspaper
    Qatar

    Sharipa Nurzhanova

    Al-farabi KazNU
    Kazakhstan

    Linda Fouad

    Front Line Defenders
    Morocco
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