News Impact Summit - 14 October 2016

Prague

Digital Journalism Practice: Social Media, Data and Best Way to Tell Stories

Digital Journalism Practice: Social Media, Data and Best Way to Tell Stories


On Friday 14 October 2016, the seventh edition of this year’s News Impact Summit series will be organised in Prague, Czech Republic (#NISPRG). The summit will be held at the andel's by Vienna House Hotel (Address: Stroupežnického 21, 150 00 Praha 5, Czech Republic) and will focus on the theme “Digital Journalism Practice: Social Media, Data and Best Way to Tell Stories”.

Co-organised by the European Journalism Centre (EJC) and the Google News Lab, in collaboration with Sourcefabric, this one full-day free public event will cover various aspects of innovation in journalism, from cross-platform strategies and visual data-driven storytelling to social media engagement and impact measurement through data analytics. Participants will also have an opportunity to attend skills training workshops and hands-on sessions focusing on methods and tools for journalism, verification, data journalism and live-blogging.

Sign up now for this free event open to all journalists, editors, newsroom managers, entrepreneurs, developers, designers, and J-school students. We welcome any creative minds who are/want to become part of the future of digital journalism.

The event will be in English with simultaneous interpretation in Czech.

Venue: 
Our event will take place in the conference room at andel's by Vienna House Hotel.
Address: Stroupežnického 21, 150 00 Praha 5, Czech Republic


  • Programme

    08:45 - 09:30
    Registration
    09:30 - 10:00
    Opening Remarks
    Beata Biel
    Google News Lab
    Wilfried Rütten
    European Journalism Centre
    10:00 - 10:45
    Panel - Enhancing Audience Engagement and Cross Platform Strategies

    There is no way around the fact that journalists and newsrooms need to use different types of message apps and social networks to connect with the audience. From the newsroom point of view, there needs to be a smart way to publish contents to multiple platforms. What can we learn from the leading international media houses? How are they dealing with social and cross platform strategies in order to get closer to the audience?

    Rachel Rodriguez
    CNN International
    Denise Law
    The Economist
    Fergus Bell
    Dig Deeper Media
    10:45 - 11:00
    Pitch Session - Press Start: Crowdfunding Stories That Matter

    Crowdfunding in journalism is nothing new; but making it as a new way forward for media development in developing world and countries in transition is something Transitions LLC (TOL) is aiming for with its project, Press Start. The session will showcase how TOL is approaching crowdfunding in the context of media development with the Google’s Digital News Initiative Innovation Fund (DNI).

    Jeremy Druker
    Transitions Online (TOL)
    11:00 - 11:15
    Coffee Break
    11:15 - 11:30
    Ignite Talk - What Data Analytics Tells Us (with Project Syndicate)

    Project Syndicate has become the most successful international NPO that connects major media houses throughout the world by providing quality op-ed and expert analysis. How are they going about with measuring the audience reach and engagement? What does data tell about the importance of expert op-eds and what types of op-eds reached a wider audience?

    Jonathan Hoffmann
    Project Syndicate
    11:30 - 12:00
    Expert Session - Data Driven Journalism: How Journalists Can Get Started With No (or Small) Budget And Resources?

    Data driven journalism (DDJ) has been around for quite some years in the journalism industry. While there are so many stories, investigation and research that can be done with data, it is often considered as an expensive expert practice by journalists. How can a beginner journalist get started with DDJ? This session will prove "wrong" all the journalists who have believed that this is something only major international media can do.

    Stephen K. Doig
    Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
    12:00 - 13:00
    Lunch
    13:00 - 14:00
    Google Trends and Geo Tools: Best Practices

    What are the new Google tools journalists can use when working and publishing stories? How are the other media houses using these tools? This session will highlight some of the useful tools such as Google Trends and Google Geo tools that one can use instantly to enhance storytelling and online journalistic research.

    Beata Biel
    Google News Lab
    13:00 - 14:00
    Crash Course - Live Blog: Real-time Reporting Made Easy

    Covering developing stories in real-time not only requires online editorial skills, but also a simple and smart content publishing tool. Live Blog, developed by Sourcefabric, has now been used by a number of European media houses, and the summit will showcase how the live coverage can be done by using Live Blog. This session will also cover how to get started with Live Blog.

    Karel Petrák
    Sourcefabric
    14:00 - 14:15
    Break + Room Change
    14:15 - 14:45
    Social Video Track: Social Media-Friendly Video Production (with Wochit)

    Do you want to know how to make your video production easier and faster? Wochit is one of the most used social-friendly video production tools that journalists can use to make an engaging professional short video almost instantly. The session will showcase some of the best examples from the media industry and also covers why video on social networks is something you cannot ignore.

    14:15 - 14:45
    DDJ Track: The Best Digital Journalism from Czech Republic: Sensor Journalism

    Czech Radio’s sensor journalism is one of the most vibrant new formats of digital journalism practices we are witnessing in the world today. The team created a device that is capable of measuring the vibrations caused on the driveways and tested the road quality by driving 400km from Prague to Brno and back. Another story on marathon run monitored oxygen in muscles and blood flow through thigh sensor, chest belt with pedometer and heart rate sensor. This session will give you some backstories on these innovative projects.

    Jan Cibulka
    Czech Radio
    Marcel Šulek
    Samizdat s.r.o
    14:45 - 15:00
    Break + Room Change
    15:00 - 15:40
    Keynote - Data Visual Storytelling: BBC’s Approach

    How is BBC using data as part of various types of story formats? What are BBC’s strategies when it comes to online visuals and how they are being presented for better visually-engaging storytelling? What are the recent examples of social media-friendly graphics and interactives? Amanda Farnsworth, Head of Visual Journalism of BBC News will share the insights.

    15:40 - 16:00
    Break + Room Change
    16:00 - 16:40
    Verification Track: Social Media Content Verification for News - Why & How

    Claims, photos and videos shared by the eyewitnesses of an incident play a vital role in telling breaking news stories. What are the examples where user-generated contents broke news first? How did they provide different untold perspectives to the story? What are the basics and principles to follow when you see claims and audio-visual contents on social networks? The Verification Track covers the basic principles of verification and case studies to get you started.

    16:00 - 16:40
    Social Video Track: Show Don't Tell: Transforming Into A Digital Brand

    How do you turn a news organization with Radio in its name and 28 different markets into a respected visual player? Over the past 18 months Radio Free Europe has done just that by adopting an aggressive distributed content strategy and pooling resources into small teams to create award-winning digital and video content. We'll talk about the process: fieldwork, using tools like drones and 360 cameras; designing the digital story; and the social and explainer videos that were the first of their kind in the eastern European market.

    Glenn Kates
    Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
    ​Wojtek Grojec
    Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
    16:40 - 16:50
    Break + Room Change
    16:50 - 17:30
    Verification Track: Source Protection at Risk - Tips on How to Protect Your Sources

    Getting a permission to use the photos and videos that are shared on social networks is one of the core steps that today's news journalists should practice as part of the verification process. However, there are many risks when reaching out to the sources in the digital environment which potentially put journalists legally at risk. This session features some of the "fails" and worst practice of permitting with the eyewitnesses and content uploaders, and provides practical tips and examples of how you can prevent being an unethical journalist. 

    Fergus Bell
    Dig Deeper Media
    16:50 - 17:30
    DDJ Track: Panama Papers: Investigation in the Context of Czech Republic

    Panama Papers, the recent global investigations conducted by hundreds of journalists, were the most successful digital collaboration project in journalism history. It made a huge buzz also in Czech Republic which resulted the country’s PM to call for probe into activities of Czechs on Panama Papers files. How did the Czech journalists dive into the investigation? This session will provide insights and background on how the investigation was conducted by the Czech journalists.

    Pavla Holcová
    Czech Center for Investigative Journalism
    17:30
    Happy Hour

    hosted by Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty


    Venue

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    Confirmed Speakers

    Stephen K. Doig

    Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication

    Jonathan Hoffmann

    Project Syndicate

    Beata Biel

    Google News Lab

    Denise Law

    The Economist

    Jan Cibulka

    Czech Radio

    Rachel Rodriguez

    CNN International

    Marcel Šulek

    Samizdat s.r.o

    Mandy Jenkins

    Storyful

    Fergus Bell

    Dig Deeper Media

    Veronika Divišová

    Sourcefabric

    Wilfried Rütten

    European Journalism Centre

    ​Wojtek Grojec

    Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

    Pavla Holcová

    Czech Center for Investigative Journalism

    Jeremy Druker

    Transitions Online (TOL)

    Glenn Kates

    Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

    Rina Tsubaki

    European Journalism Centre

    Karel Petrák

    Sourcefabric

    Mattia Peretti

    European Journalism Centre

    Who is attending

    Maciej Bernatt-Reszczyński

    Russian Language News Exchange
    Czech Republic

    Veronika Cosculluela

    Aktualne.sk, New and Media holding
    Slovakia

    Bartlomiej Pucek

    Onet Ringier Axel Springer Poland
    Poland

    Pavel Berger

    Berger Digital
    Czech Republic

    Azadeh Yassaghi

    RFERL
    Iran

    Petr Paseka

    Česká televize
    Czech Republic

    Manoella Oliveira dos Santos

    TU Ilmenau (Germany)
    Brazil

    Filip Struhárik

    Denník N
    Slovakia

    Zuzana Ulmanová

    New Media Studies, Charles University
    Czech Republic

    Nicole Baronová

    Mindshare Prague
    Czech Republic

    Robert Wünsch

    Social Bakres // Charles University
    Czech Republic

    Lucie Víchová

    Faculty of Social Sciences - Charles University
    Czech Republic

    Bidzina Ramischwili

    Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
    Czech Republic

    Saransh Sehgal

    Summarize.media
    Austria

    Linda Buckley


    Czech Republic

    Jan Auředník

    MediaCom
    Czech Republic

    Adam< Ondráček

    Adam Ondráček
    Czech Republic

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