Monitoring and checking user-generated content has become an integral part of all newsroom operations. With the rise in so-called fake news, it is important to understand how these skills may help the industry find solutions.
This masterclass will equip you with both the knowledge and skills that you need in the newsroom to use digital sources fast, accurately and ethically, whether from political campaigns, natural disasters, war or conflict.
In practical workshops, scenario-based training, facilitated discussions, and guides to the best tools and technologies, you will learn the building blocks of workable digital newsgathering workflows and verification processes for your own newsrooms.
Day 1: from 13:00 to 18:00
Day 2: from 09:00 to 13:00
Module 1: Social media and UGC verification
Module 2: Fake News
Exercise: Breaking news scenario
Module 3: Ethics and legal best practice
Case study 1: Electionland, monitoring and verifying large events
Case study 2: Eurovision UGC verification network followed by a "hands-on" session in the newsroom
Module 4: Summary and action points
Electionland was a collaborative project held during the US elections to look at and report on voting access across the country on Election Day and the days leading up to it. Fergus Bell who took an active part in the project will tell how it worked and what are the lessons learned
Eurovision News Exchange has expanded the User-Generated Content Verification Network (UGCVN). Originally a group of 80 members existing on WhatsApp, the UGCVN has recently moved to Slack, giving its now 200 members and Eurovision News journalists a collaborative work-space to discover, verify and package content from the social web for purpose. Derek Bowler will present the UGCVN. Participants will get a chance to visit the Eurovision newsroom and get a hands-on understanding of the tools being used.
01 - 02 Jun 2017
1218 Le Grand-Saconnex / Geneva
31 May 2017
Eurovision UGCVN discount:
The price includes tuition, course material and coffee breaks. It does not include any other meals, travel or hotel costs.
Eurovision Academy do not make hotel reservations. However, we have negotiated competitive rates with some of the hotels near the venue and the city centre. Please contact the hotel of your choice directly.