Covering Human Stories: Formats, Newsgathering and Storytelling
Following the successful editions in 2015, the News Impact Summit series will continue in 2016 to offer free-of-charge training workshops, expert debates, fireside chats, ignite talks and keynotes with leading editors, newsroom managers, journalists, designers and producers from all around the world.
On Friday 4 March 2016, the News Impact Summit is opening its 2016 edition in Milan, Italy (#NISMIL). This year’s first edition will be held at Spazio Eventi at Centro Svizzero (Address: Via Palestro 2, 20121 Milan, Italy) and will centre on the theme "Covering Human Stories: Formats, Newsgathering and Storytelling". The programme will feature various media experts from international and national media, and debate on a wide range of topics in relation to innovative storytelling formats, audience engagement through communication apps, digital research and social newsgathering techniques.
Co-organised by the European Journalism Centre (EJC) and the Google News Lab, this one full-day free of charge public event will feature some of the best practices in covering complex and sensitive human stories on digital. Participants will have an opportunity to join the debate with the experts and network with high level international and national media representatives.. The programme will also offer skills training workshops on topics varying from Google Geo tools such as Maps, Earth and VR/360 to multimedia storytelling and digital strategies.
Sign up now for this free event open to all journalists, editors, newsroom managers, journalism trainers, J-school students, and media experts. The event will be in English with simultaneous interpretation in Italian.
Some of the topics we will be covering are:
- What are the best digital formats for human-centered narratives?
- What are the tools journalists can use to enhance digital storytelling? How can Google tools be best used?
- How should we tell complex and sensitive stories in the most engaging way?
- How should we use social media to find story leads, and involve the audience in our journalistic research?
- What are the ethical issues to keep in mind in the digital newsgathering process?
- How can new communication apps like Snapchat contribute to report critical stories such as migration crises in Europe?