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News Contacts Meeting 2017

The Eurovision News Contacts Meeting brings together delegates from news, sports, special events and digital media for two days of sharing, learning and networking. The Editorial Subcommittee is delighted to invite you to participate in the 2017 meeting taking place in Rome, Italy.

The meeting will take place at the beautiful A.Roma Hotel, which is conveniently located only 20 minutes from Fiumicino airport.

The first day of our 2-day networking event will start at 9:30 CET on 18 May and will include sessions on digital transformation in the newsroom and our User Generated Content Verification Network (UGCVN). The second day will focus on practical aspects of the EVN exchange and end with a hands-on UGC workshop expected to wrap-up at 15:30 on 19 May. The final agenda of the event is now available!



 NRK - Has the EVN Desk gone digital? - Marit Moi, Adviser and International Relations News Coordinator at NRK
 BBC - Has the EVN Desk gone digital? - Simon Ward, Assignment Editor at BBC News
 How your newsroom can benefit from the UGC Verification Network expansion - Derek Bowler, Eurovision Digital Subeditor
 #Fakenews: an overview of current fact-checking initiatives - Ezra Eeman, Head of the EBU Digital Unit
 Sports News - Ine Bjolseth, Sports News Editor
 Special Events - Lance Newhart, Special Events Manager (Eurovision Media Services)
 Special Events - MHER Presentation - Elena Pinardi, Media House EBU Rome Managing Director and Rome Bureau Chief
 EBU - Should we call it ‘Digital News’? - Luis Jimenez, Eurovision News Producer and Digital News Lead
 NOS - Should we call it ‘Digital News’? - Jonna ter Veer, Head of Social NOSop3
 VRT - Should we call it ‘Digital News’? - Nicolas Vlaeminck, Social Media Editor at VRT
 Interactive Session - EVN and Agencies - Cathy Milner, Head of RTE Foreign Desk
 Interactive Session - Rules revision - Benoit Balon-Perin, Chair of the EBU News Committee & Digital Workflows Manager at RTBF


Location: Rome, Italy

Date: 18 - 19 May 2017

Register by: 03 May 2017

Members only

Venue and Accomodation

A.Roma Lifestyle Hotel
Via Giorgio Zoega, 59
Roma 00164

You'll be able to book your room during the registration process.

Contact details

Thais Porto-Zenklusen