News Impact Summit - 3 September 2015

Warsaw

The Value of Digital Innovation & Quality Journalism

The Value of Digital Innovation & Quality Journalism

On Thursday 3 September, the sixth edition of the News Impact Summit (NIS Warsaw) will be held at PIN-UP STUDIOin Warsaw, Poland. The NIS Warsaw will centre on the theme "The Value of Digital Innovation & Quality Journalism” and discuss how today's journalism should embrace digitalisation in both content production and journalistic research, and find the solution to best merge digital transformation and traditional quality journalism.

Organised by the European Journalism Centre (EJC) and the Google News Lab, this one full-day public event will feature some of the best practices in digital content strategies as well as cutting edge data-driven storytelling and investigative methods from all around the world. The event brings together leading editors, investigative journalists, social media experts and product creators from international and Polish media organisations. Participants will have an opportunity to join the debate with the experts and attend the skills training workshops on topics varying from data journalism basics to advanced investigative methods, from free useful tools such as Google Search and Trends to online ethics for the usage of social media contents in journalistic products.

Some of the topics we will be covering are:

  • - What are the best working editorial strategies for online editions? How do we decide which story goes where?
  • - How can we leverage the power of new tools such as Periscope and Snapchat for journalistic reporting?
  • - What are the working methods for your investigative journalistic research?
  • - How can we measure the impacts of stories?
  • - Why are ethics important, and how should you deal with it especially online?
  • - How should you deal with attribution when using social media contents?
  • - What are the best practices of data journalism and data driven investigations?

Round up:

Programme

09:00 - 09:30
Registration

Participants are encouraged to arrive early in order to avoid long queue.

09:30 - 10:00
Opening Remarks
Matt Cooke
Google News Lab
UK
10:00 - 11:00
Panel Debate 1: Digital Age Editorial Content & Publishing Strategies

Digitalisation brings about opportunities to reach the audience through various platforms such as websites, mobile apps, and social networks. It is, however, often a challenge for the editors to design practicable strategies for content and cross platform publishing solutions. How are the editors from leading media outlets dealing with it? What are their strategies on deciding which content goes where on the homepage? What about the headlines?

This session will bring together the editors from major international and Polish media outlets to discuss the challenges that editors are facing with digital publishing and the best practice editorial content solutions.

Roman Imielski
Gazeta Wyborcza (Agora SA)
Paweł Nowacki
Dziennik Gazeta Prawna
Doris Truong
The Washington Post
11:00 - 11:15
Coffee Break
11:15 - 12:00
Panel Debate 2: The State of Media in Russia, Ukraine and Beyond

Since the revolution in Ukraine and the subsequent Russian annexation of Crimea in 2014, the situation of press freedom in the neighbor countries to Poland has drawn international attention. In the changing media landscape due to the emergence of new media, there are more opportunities but also challenges in the context of today’s press freedom and journalism standards. One of the issues is the usage of social media as a way to spread propaganda. Another concern is information divide created among those who obtain news from traditional media only, and those with mobile devices. This session will discuss the current situation in relation to the media reporting on and in Russia, Ukraine and other neighbour countries, and discuss how both old and new media have been used in the information war since Crimea.

Jarosław Włodarczyk
International Association of Press Clubs (IAPC) / Press Club Polska
Tetiana Matychak
StopFake.org
Michał Kobosko
Atlantic Council
12:00 - 13:00
Panel Debate 3: News, Interactives & Social Contents: The Next Generation Digital Reporting

In recent years, data interactives and live video streaming have gathered journalists’ attention as potential ways to enhance digital reporting. We have many new approaches and tools to try out in order to create innovative, interactive content. But how do we identify which tools and practices are the most applicable and effective for which purposes? This session will feature the expert editors dealing with these new ways of practicing journalism, and further look into the next generation reporting style by leveraging those tools.

Łukasz Mężyk
300polityka.pl
Jan Cienski
POLITICO Europe
Nic Newman
Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism
UK
Megan Lucero
The Bureau of Investigative Journalism
13:00 - 14:00
Lunch
14:00 - 15:00
Session 1: Google Trends & Search Tools for Beginners
Matt Cooke
Google News Lab
UK
14:00 - 15:00
Session 2: Cross Border Investigation: Tricks and Tips

How do you deal with global data? How do you get a cross border team to collaborate, mine huge datasets and find leads for their own countries? How do you tell the global story?

Cécile will draw lessons from several ICIJ investigations published in the past year (Swiss Leaks, Evicted and Abandoned, Fatal Extraction) and share tricks and tips learned along the way.

This session is supported by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ)

Cécile Schilis-Gallego
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ)
15:00 - 15:15
Coffee Break
15:15 - 16:15
Session 3: Create Your Own Ethics Code [ONA Track]

In a world where anyone with an Internet connection can present themselves as a journalist, true media professionals distinguish themselves by their honesty, transparency, and high ethical aspirations. This workshop will guide you in outlining, articulating, and publicizing your personalized ethical code using the newly developed Online News Association Build Your Own Ethics Code Project.

This sessions is supported by the Online News Association (ONA)

Alan D. Abbey
Shalom Hartman Institute
15:15 - 16:15
Session 4: BIQdata – Data Journalism Practice at Gazeta Wyborcza
Vadim Makarenko
Gazeta Wyborcza
16:30 - 17:30
Session 5: Do’s & Don’ts When Using UGC in Your Reporting [ONA Track]

User-generated content is now an integral part of the way news organisations of all sizes report on breaking news. As the industry relies more and more on photos and video from those who just happen to be in the right place at the right time, it is now time to establish best practices for dealing with this content.

This session will explore the both practical and ethical considerations for newsrooms when sourcing user-generated content. It will address how the establishment of workflows and high verification standards can enable news organisations to process huge amounts of social and user-generated content efficiently and accurately. It will also address how to work with UGC and those creating it in a way that is sustainable for newsrooms and the wider industry.

Fergus Bell
Dig Deeper Media
16:30 - 17:30
Session 6: Building Your Stories via the Story-based Inquiry Method
Luuk Sengers
Storybasedinquiry.com
17:30 - 18:00
Closing Session
Marek Miller
The Google News Initiative
Rina Tsubaki
European Forest Institute

Venue

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PIN-UP Studio

  • Venue address

    Nowogrodzka 84/86 02-018, Warsaw, Poland

  • Website

    PIN-UP Studio

Confirmed Speakers

Doris Truong

The Washington Post

Roman Imielski

Gazeta Wyborcza (Agora SA)

Tanya Sichynsky

USA TODAY

Matt Cooke

Google News Lab
UK

Jarosław Włodarczyk

International Association of Press Clubs (IAPC) / Press Club Polska

Michał Kobosko

Atlantic Council

Nic Newman

Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism
UK

Vadim Makarenko

Gazeta Wyborcza

Jan Cienski

POLITICO Europe

Paweł Nowacki

Dziennik Gazeta Prawna

Luuk Sengers

Storybasedinquiry.com

Megan Lucero

The Bureau of Investigative Journalism

Alan D. Abbey

Shalom Hartman Institute

Cécile Schilis-Gallego

International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ)

Fergus Bell

Dig Deeper Media

Tetiana Matychak

StopFake.org

Marek Miller

The Google News Initiative

Rina Tsubaki

European Forest Institute

Łukasz Mężyk

300polityka.pl
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