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
UK
10:00 - 10:15
Intro -- Why Community is the Future of News
John Crowley
Digital Journalist & Consultant
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
Cardiff University
Rachel Hamada
The Bureau of Investigative Journalism
UK
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
UK
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
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
UK

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

Digital Journalist & Consultant

Francesca Tripodi

Data & Society Research Institute

Áine Kerr

Kinzen

Erica Greene

Formerly at The New York Times

Alec Saelens

The Bristol Cable

Rachel Hamada

The Bureau of Investigative Journalism
UK

Emma Meese

Cardiff University

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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