News Impact Summit - 30 May 2016

Doha

The Future of Digital Journalism

The Future of Digital Journalism


On Monday 30 May 2016, the News Impact Summit will be coming to the MENA region for the first time in its history. Co-organised by the European Journalism Centre (EJC), the Google News Lab, and the Al Jazeera Media Training and Development Center, the thirteenth summit will focus on the theme "The Future of Digital Journalism: Focus on Mobile, Digital and Verification Strategies” and invites 200+ editors, newsroom managers, journalists and J-school students from the MENA region. The summit is open to everyone working in the field of journalism and new media, and the participants will be able to meet the international and regional experts from the industry, and join the debate on trends, best practices and challenges surrounding the topic.

This one full-day, free-of-charge public event will feature some of the best practices in digital news, mobile interactives, user-generated content verification from all around the world. The programme will also offer hands-on skills training on various Google tools that can be used for journalistic research and storytelling as well as user-generated contents verification techniques.

Sign up now for this free event open to all journalists, editors, newsroom managers, journalism trainers, J-school students, and media experts. The Arabic version of the programme can be found here.

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Venue address: Ahmed Bin Ali Street, Doha, Qatar

Some of the topics we will be covering are:

  • What are the best examples of mobile sites and apps out there?
  • How can journalists use Google tools in their reporting and research?
  • What are the best practice video strategies?
  • How can one get started with the user-generated content (UGC) verification?
  • Is there a way to work collaboratively for UGC verification? How?
  • What are do's and don'ts for verification during breaking news?


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This summit is co-organised by the Al Jazeera Media Training & Development Centre.

Programme

08:45 - 09:30
Registration
09:30 - 10:00
Opening Remarks
Mounir Daymi
Al Jazeera Media Training & Development Center
Joyce Baz
Google MENA
10:00 - 11:00
Panel - Mobile Interactives: From Design to Storytelling
11:00 - 11:30
Keynote - Digital Strategy of aljazeera.net
Mohammed Mukhtar
Al Jazeera Channel
11:30-12:00
Break / Room change
12:00 - 13:00
Session 1 - Google News Lab: Digital Tools for Journalism
Joyce Baz
Google MENA
12:00 - 13:00
Session 2 - Verification Basics: Getting Started with UGC Verification
Alastair Reid
First Draft
13:00 - 13:45
Lunch / Room change (Lobby AJ Training Centre)
13:45 - 14:45
Session 3 - The Washington Post's Online Video Strategies
Micah Gelman
The Washington Post
13:45 - 14:45
Session 4 - Collaborative Approach for UGC Verification
14:45 - 15:00
Break / Room change
15:00 - 16:00
Panel - From Breaking News to Investigations: Finding and Verifying Content from Digital Sources
Hazel Baker
Sky News
Montaser Marai
Al Jazeera Media Institute
George Sargent
Reuters TV
Khaled Taha
Toot for Media Solutions
Fergus Bell
Dig Deeper Media
16:00 - 16:30
Closing Session & Reception
Rina Tsubaki
European Forest Institute
Mattia Peretti
European Journalism Centre

Venue

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Auditorium of Al Jazeera Media Training and Development Center

Confirmed Speakers

Mounir Daymi

Al Jazeera Media Training & Development Center

Joyce Baz

Google MENA

Micah Gelman

The Washington Post

Mohammed Mukhtar

Al Jazeera Channel

Ryan O'Connor

BBC News

Montaser Marai

Al Jazeera Media Institute

Hazel Baker

Sky News

Khaled Taha

Toot for Media Solutions

George Sargent

Reuters TV

Alastair Reid

First Draft

David Quin

Thomson Foundation

Fergus Bell

Dig Deeper Media

Rina Tsubaki

European Forest Institute

Mattia Peretti

European Journalism Centre
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