News Impact Summit - 12 May 2016

London

Trolls, Corruption, Falsehood: Reporting 'Truth' in the Digital Age

Trolls, Corruption, Falsehood: Reporting 'Truth' in the Digital Age


On Thursday 12 May 2016, the News Impact Summit London, our second London edition and the twelfth in the series will take place in London (#NISLON) at the Sheikh Zayed Theatre on the campus of London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

The event will focus on the theme “Trolls, Corruption, Falsehood: Reporting 'Truth' in the Digital Age”.

Organised by the European Journalism Centre (EJC) and the Google News Lab, in collaboration with Polis, the journalism think-tank at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), this one day free-of-charge public event will bring together leading field experts, investigative/data journalists, and academics from international and British media organisations, universities and think tanks. Participants will have an opportunity to join the debate with the experts and attend the skills training workshops. 

Sign up now for this free event open to all journalists, editors, newsroom managers, journalism trainers, J-school students, and media experts.

Venue address: 54 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3LJ

  • Some of the topics we will be covering are:

    - Panama Papers and Data Investigation
    - Political Bots & Social Media
    - Trolls and Russian Propaganda
    - Fact-checking Brexit
    - Haters and Digital Harassment toward Women in Media
    - Stakeholder Media & Factual Reporting

    Round up:

    Programme

    08:45 - 09:30
    Registration
    09:30 - 10:00
    Opening Remarks
    Charlie Beckett
    London School of Economics (LSE)
    Matt Cooke
    Google News Lab
    Wilfried Rütten
    European Journalism Centre
    10:00 - 11:00
    Panel: Panama Papers, Data and Investigation
    Gerard Ryle
    International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ)
    Juliette Garside
    The Guardian
    James Melley
    BBC 2 & BBC News Channel
    Mar Cabra
    Data Journalist
    11:00 - 11:15
    Coffee Break
    11:15-12:00
    Panel: Politics, Propaganda and Bots: The Changing Nature of Cyber Warfare
    Dhiraj Murthy
    University of London
    Rasmus Kleis Nielsen
    Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism
    Raphael Satter
    The Associated Press
    Samuel Woolley
    Oxford Internet Institute & University of Washington
    Alison Powell
    London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE)
    12:00 - 12:45
    Fireside Chat: Trolls and Russian Propaganda
    Jessikka Aro
    Yle Kioski
    Peter Pomerantsev
    Legatum Institute
    Charlie Beckett
    London School of Economics (LSE)
    12:45 - 13:30
    Lunch
    13:30 - 14:30
    Session 1 - Digital Storytelling with Trends, 360 and VR
    Matt Cooke
    Google News Lab
    13:30 - 14:30
    Session 2 - Political Bots and Social Media: How Governments Spread Information
    Samuel Woolley
    Oxford Internet Institute & University of Washington
    14:30 - 14:45
    Room Change
    14:45 - 15:45
    Session 3 - Fact-Checking the EU Referendum
    14:45 - 15:45
    Session 4 - The Growing Power of Stakeholder Media
    15:45 - 16:00
    Break / Room change
    16:00-17:00
    Keynote Panel - Trolls, Online Harassment and Women in Media
    Soraya Chemaly
    WMC Speech Project
    Michelle Ferrier
    Scripps College of Communication at Ohio University
    Becky Gardiner
    University of London
    Sydette Harry
    Mozilla Foundation
    Fergus Bell
    Dig Deeper Media
    17:00 - 17:45
    Expert Session - How to Make the Most of the Panama Papers Data
    Mar Cabra
    Data Journalist
    Helena Bengtsson
    The Guardian
    17:45-19:00
    Closing Session & Reception
    Julia Ziemer
    Polis at London School of Economics (LSE)
    Rina Tsubaki
    European Journalism Centre
    Mattia Peretti
    European Journalism Centre

    Venue

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    The London School of Economics and Political Science (New Academic Building)

    • Venue address

      54 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3LJ

    • Website

      www.lse.ac.uk

    Confirmed Speakers

    Charlie Beckett

    London School of Economics (LSE)

    Gerard Ryle

    International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ)

    Jessikka Aro

    Yle Kioski

    Matt Cooke

    Google News Lab

    Peter Pomerantsev

    Legatum Institute

    Mar Cabra

    Data Journalist

    Samuel Woolley

    Oxford Internet Institute & University of Washington

    Rasmus Kleis Nielsen

    Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism

    Soraya Chemaly

    WMC Speech Project

    Raphael Satter

    The Associated Press

    Will Moy

    Full Fact

    Michelle Ferrier

    Scripps College of Communication at Ohio University

    Alison Powell

    London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE)

    Juliette Garside

    The Guardian

    Wilfried Rütten

    European Journalism Centre

    Becky Gardiner

    University of London

    Dhiraj Murthy

    University of London

    Sydette Harry

    Mozilla Foundation

    Joseph O'Leary

    Full Fact

    Amy Sippitt

    Full Fact

    Helena Bengtsson

    The Guardian

    James Melley

    BBC 2 & BBC News Channel

    Julia Ziemer

    Polis at London School of Economics (LSE)

    Fergus Bell

    Dig Deeper Media

    Rina Tsubaki

    European Journalism Centre

    Mattia Peretti

    European Journalism Centre
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