News Impact Summit - 5 June 2015

London

The Social Impact of Digital Storytelling

The Social Impact of Digital Storytelling


On Friday , the fifth edition of the News Impact Summit (NIS London) will be held on the campus of LSE – London School of Economics and Political Science – in the heart ofin the. The NIS London will centre on the theme “The Social Impact of Digital Storytelling” and shed light on how digital age journalism plays a role in the resulting social impact, whether it is during the general election, natural disasters, or humanitarian conflicts.

Organised by the European Journalism Centre (EJC), the Google News Lab, and LSE’s Polis think-tank, this one full-day public event will feature some of the best practices in digital news reporting, data-driven storytelling, and user-generated content (UGC) investigation from all around the world. The event brings together leading journalists and media experts from diverse backgrounds including international and UK media, independent journalism organisations, and advocacy groups. Participants will have an opportunity to join the debate with the experts and attend the skills training workshops on topics varying from internet research and UGC investigation to free geo tools such as Google Earth, Maps, and Street View.
Sign up now for this free event open to all 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

    09:00 - 09:30
    Registration
    09:30 - 10:00
    Opening Remarks
    Wilfried Rütten
    European Journalism Centre
    Matt Cooke
    Google News Lab
    Charlie Beckett
    London School of Economics (LSE)
    10:00 - 11:00
    Panel Debate 1: Looking back #GE2015 – From the leading UK media perspectives

    How well did the UK media convey the story of the UK General Election on digital platforms and how did their impact compare with the ‘traditional’ formats? This session discuss the media coverage in the lead up to the election, which platforms had most influence and how audiences consumed political news.

    Tom Phillips
    Buzzfeed UK
    Miranda Green
    Newsweek Europe
    Jason Mills
    ITV News
    11:00 - 11:30
    Coffee Break
    11:30 - 12:30
    Panel Debate 2: From data gathering to visual storytelling

    Data driven journalism has become so powerful in telling uncovered, sometimes complex stories in an interactive way. It can tell stories that are important to our society, and allow us to comprehend intricate topics such as natural disasters and climate change. But challenges remain: there are always issues in gathering, analysing, verifying, and visualising data to tell these types of stories. This panel highlights best practices from the media industry and discusses the challenges in the process of producing data-driven stories.

    Megan Lucero
    The Bureau of Investigative Journalism
    George Arnett
    The Guardian
    John Burn-Murdoch
    Financial Times
    12:30 - 13:30
    Lunch Break
    13:30 - 14:30
    Workshop 2: [Research Techniques Track] Google Geo tools for journalists

    Learn how Google Maps technology can help journalists tell breaking news stories, enhance your online features and assist your data journalism. Take a walk through Google Maps, My Maps, Street View, Fusion Tables, Google Earth, Crisis Response and more in this one hour session presented by the Google News Lab.

    Matt Cooke
    Google News Lab
    13:30 - 14:30
    Workshop 1: [Data Skills Track] Data Journalism with Financial Data

    The workshop will cover the following points:

    • Taking advantage of depth and detail in economic data
    • Allowing the reader to become Finance Minister for the day
    • The importance of a clear narrative
    John Burn-Murdoch
    Financial Times
    14:30 - 15:30
    Workshop 3: [Data Skills Track] Engagement through data for better storytelling

    Today digital news consumers are overwhelmed with the choice of what to read and with what to engage. This session explores the way newsrooms can use data to inform the stories the should be investigating and how to make our stories more attractive to readers.

    Allison will explore how in Vox’s first year they’ve set up a social newsroom empowering reporters with tools they need to be digital storytellers and lessons they have learned in this year of experimentation

    14:30 - 15:30
    Workshop 4: [Research Techniques Track] War crime investigation: Finding evidence through UGC

    How are common verification techniques and tools used to expose war crimes and human rights violations? This workshop discusses the increasing importance of user-generated content in human rights research and the pursuit of justice for international crimes, and provides insights into real life investigations in Nigeria and other situations of armed conflict.

    Christop Koettl
    Amnesty International
    15:30 - 16:00
    Coffee Break
    16:00 - 17:00
    Workshop 5: [Data Skills Track] Animating data for visual storytelling

    Big data gives countless opportunities when it comes to visual storytelling for TV. But it’s not about the quantity of the data, it’s the quality of the story that matters. In his workshop about the promises and the pitfalls, the tools and the process, data journalist Frederik talks about the challenges in keeping the information authentic. Because: “If you torture the data long enough, it will confess to anything”.

    16:00 - 17:00
    Workshop 6: [Research Techniques Track] Using Google search tools for journalistic research

    How can one conduct an online research on people by investigating their social footprint? And what would be the best approach to conduct effective online search? This workshop will cover how to use online resources and tools such as social media and Google advanced search for online research, and offer useful tips, tricks, and esoteric investigative skills for more accurate reporting.

    17:00 - 18:00
    Panel Debate 3: War investigation and user-generated video verification

    User-generated content (UGC) and verification have become news industry keywords, but how does these play a role in reporting and researching war and conflicts in fragile states? This session discusses how, not only today’s newsrooms but also other stakeholders, are dealing with UCG and verification for their research and addresses some of the ethical questions and risks when dealing with content and sources from conflict zones.

    Gavin Rees
    Dart Centre Europe
    Wendy Betts
    International Bar Association
    George Sargent
    Reuters TV
    Christop Koettl
    Amnesty International
    Fergus Bell
    Dig Deeper Media
    18:00 - 18:20
    GEN Session: Prototyping the Future of News

    Prototyping the Future of News: The Best Hacks of GEN and BBC Editors Lab in London

    The GEN Editors Lab programme is a worldwide series of hackdays hosted by leading news organisations such as The New York Times, The Guardian and El País. Editors Lab brings together developers, journalists and designers from top newsrooms to build innovative news prototypes during an intensive two-day competition. The Editors Lab season culminates at the Editors Lab Final where the winning teams from each national hackdays battle it out for the title of Editors Lab Champion.


    On June 3-4, BBC and GEN, with the support of Google and The Associated Press, organised a hackathon that gathered together the best media innovators in the UK. The best prototypes created during this competition will be presented to you during this session.

    The Global Editors Network is a cross-platform community committed to sustainable, high-quality journalism, empowering newsrooms through a variety of programmes designed to inspire, connect and share. Our online community allows media innovators from around the world to interact and collaborate on projects created through our programmes.

    Evangéline De Bourgoing
    GEN - Global Editors Network
    18:20 - 18:30
    Closing Session
    Julia Ziemer
    Polis at London School of Economics (LSE)
    Rina Tsubaki
    European Journalism Centre

    Venue

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    Sheikh Zayed Theatre - London School Of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

    • Venue address

      New Academic Building, Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 2AE

    • Website

      Sheikh Zayed Theatre

    Confirmed Speakers

    Steve Herrmann

    BBC News

    Jason Mills

    ITV News

    Tom Phillips

    Buzzfeed UK

    John Burn-Murdoch

    Financial Times

    Megan Lucero

    The Bureau of Investigative Journalism

    Miranda Green

    Newsweek Europe

    Wendy Betts

    International Bar Association

    Matt Cooke

    Google News Lab

    Fergus Bell

    Dig Deeper Media

    Evangéline De Bourgoing

    GEN - Global Editors Network

    Charlie Beckett

    London School of Economics (LSE)

    George Arnett

    The Guardian

    Wilfried Rütten

    European Journalism Centre

    George Sargent

    Reuters TV

    Christop Koettl

    Amnesty International

    Gavin Rees

    Dart Centre Europe

    Julia Ziemer

    Polis at London School of Economics (LSE)

    Rina Tsubaki

    European Journalism Centre
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