News Impact Summit - 2 November 2017

Manchester

The Future of News is Community

The Future of News is Community



For the first time ever, the News Impact Summit is landing in the vibrant and digital city of Manchester to discuss the topic "The Future of News is Community" on Thursday 2 November 2017

Organised by the European Journalism Centre and powered by the Google News Lab, this one-day free-to-join event will focus on how newsrooms understand and engage with their communities and how local journalists are trying to innovate products and workflows to serve them better. We will discuss engagement strategies and best practices, how technology can support local news innovation and we will look back at some of the events that have been at the centre of the public discourse in the UK in the past months.

The Summit will bring together leading editors, journalists and experts from major media houses as well as innovative community-based projects from all over the UK -- Manchester Evening News, BBC and The Bureau of Investigative Journalism just to name a few -- with the addition of special expert guests from the US, including Hearken and the Stanford d.school

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 innovators in the local media scene.

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.

  • Programme

    08:45 - 09:30
    Registration & Good Morning Coffee
    09:30 - 10:00
    Opening Remarks
    Adam Thomas
    European Journalism Centre
    Matt Cooke
    Google News Lab
    Sir Richard Leese
    Manchester City Council
    10:00 - 10:15
    Intro -- Why Community is the Future of News
    John Crowley
    Newsweek Media Group
    10:15 - 11:00
    Panel -- Innovative Community-Based Projects from across the UK

    Organised in collaboration with The Bureau Local at The Bureau of Investigative Journalism

    Emma Meese
    Centre for Community Journalism
    Rachel Hamada
    The Ferret
    Alec Saelens
    The Bristol Cable
    Megan Lucero
    The Bureau of Investigative Journalism
    11:00 - 11:30
    Coffee Break & Networking
    11:30 - 11:40
    Pitch Talk -- Next Generation Local News: from Reporting to Placemaking
    Stuart Goulden
    OtherWorld
    11:40 - 12:30
    Ask Me Anything -- What We Have Learnt from the Manchester Terror Attack

    Organised in collaboration with the Manchester Evening News

    Rob Irvine
    Manchester Evening News
    Amanda Coleman
    Greater Manchester Police
    Rozina Breen
    BBC Radio 5 Live
    Jennifer Williams
    Manchester Evening News
    12:30 - 13:30
    LUNCH
    13:30 - 14:15
    Hands-On -- Digital Storytelling Tools from the Google News Lab
    Matt Cooke
    Google News Lab
    13:30 - 14:15
    Table Talks -- Have a Topic You Want to Discuss with Other Attendees? Let’s Talk!

    Are you tired of conferences with no interaction between the speakers and the audience? We are, and if you are too, this is your chance: pitch a topic you want to discuss with other attendees or join a conversation initiated by someone else. Let's talk!

    (Details on the logistics and indications on how to pitch your topic will come soon directly to your inbox)

    14:15 - 14:25
    Room Change
    14:25 - 14:55
    Pitch Talk -- Neva Labs: A Community of One
    Mark Little
    Neva Labs
    Áine Kerr
    Neva Labs
    14:55 - 15:45
    Keynote Panel -- News Meets Community: Perspectives from the US
    Molly de Aguiar
    News Integrity Initiative
    Erica Greene
    Formerly at The New York Times
    Francesca Tripodi
    Data & Society Research Institute
    Jay Rosen
    NYU Journalism
    15:45 - 16:10
    Coffee Break & Networking
    16:10 - 16:40
    Expert Talk -- Growing Your Audience across the Globe: Insights on BBC World Service Largest Expansion since the 1940s
    Dmitry Shishkin
    BBC World Service
    16:10 - 16:40
    Breakout Session -- Enhancing the Power of Community-Building: Focus on Design
    Tran Ha
    Formerly at the Stanford d.school
    16:40 - 16:45
    Room Change
    16:45 - 17:15
    Expert Talk -- Digital Pilots: Northern Stories from BBC 5 Live News
    Rozina Breen
    BBC Radio 5 Live
    Alex Entwistle
    BBC Radio 5 Live
    16:45 - 17:15
    Breakout Session -- Best Places: Turning a National Feature into a Community Project
    Taneth Evans
    The Times & The Sunday Times
    17:15 - 17:20
    Room Change
    17:20 - 17:30
    Wrap-Up Session
    Jay Rosen
    NYU Journalism
    17:30
    End of the Programme

    Venue

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    Town Hall Manchester

    Confirmed Speakers

    Rozina Breen

    BBC Radio 5 Live

    Rob Irvine

    Manchester Evening News

    Matt Cooke

    Google News Lab

    Jay Rosen

    NYU Journalism

    Amanda Coleman

    Greater Manchester Police

    Dmitry Shishkin

    BBC World Service

    Megan Lucero

    The Bureau of Investigative Journalism

    Tran Ha

    Formerly at the Stanford d.school

    Mark Little

    Neva Labs

    Molly de Aguiar

    News Integrity Initiative

    John Crowley

    Newsweek Media Group

    Francesca Tripodi

    Data & Society Research Institute

    Áine Kerr

    Neva Labs

    Erica Greene

    Formerly at The New York Times

    Alec Saelens

    The Bristol Cable

    Rachel Hamada

    The Ferret

    Emma Meese

    Centre for Community Journalism

    Adam Thomas

    European Journalism Centre

    Stuart Goulden

    OtherWorld

    Taneth Evans

    The Times & The Sunday Times

    Alex Entwistle

    BBC Radio 5 Live

    Jennifer Williams

    Manchester Evening News

    Mattia Peretti

    European Journalism Centre
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