MASTER CLASSDepartment / Unit Academy

Direct insight into Twitter and Periscope for journalists

One of Twitter’s defining features – being based in real time – has made it one of the most powerful tools available to journalists worldwide, for both gathering and publishing news.

Launched in March 2015, Periscope, Twitter’s live streaming app, emphasizes the potential of “real time” social networks ever further.

Both platforms offer journalists a wide range of useful functions that keep developing.

The Master Class gives you an opportunity to:

  • Learn more about these tools and how to integrate them fully in your editorial work
  • Share user expertise and experiences with European colleagues
  • Discuss challenges and opportunities created by social media tools for public service news

Who it's for

  • Heads of news and heads of digital strategy
  • Journalists & editors
  • Social media editors and producers
  • Community managers

What you'll learn

  • A review of Twitter functions so that you can mine for information and open discussions with your audience
  • Insight into Twitter as a publication tool, including Snappy TV
  • The growing trend of live streaming, and how best to use the features of Periscope in news
  • How other public service media newsrooms use Twitter and Periscope and the lessons they can share


Please note that full programme will be available soon

Monday 8 February, from 13:00 to 17:00

Venue: London (exact venue will be given in due course)
Preparatory meeting:

  • Participants' case studies and best practices
  • SWOT analysis of PSM working with Twitter, Periscope, Snappy TV

Tuesday 9 February, from 9:15 to 12:00

Presentations at Twitter, 20 Air Street, London W1B 5DL (tube station: Picadilly Circus)

Tuesday 9 February, from 12:30 to 14:00

Debrief lunch (exact venue will be given in due course)

Faculty member



08 - 09 Feb 2016


20 Air Street
London W1B 5DL

Registration Deadline

05 Feb 2016

Registration details


  • 1st participant: EUR 750
  • 2nd participant from same company (25% discount): EUR 562.50
  • Additional participants from same company (50% discount): EUR 375 per person

The price includes tuition, course material and coffee breaks. It does not include any other meals, travel or hotel costs. 

Payment and cancellation policy


Eurovision Academy does not make hotel reservations. We may suggest the following hotel: Ibis London Euston


Working languages


Contact details

Hélène Rauby-Matta
Business Development Manager

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