News Contacts Meeting 2017

The Eurovision News Contacts Meeting brought together delegates from news, sports, special events and digital media for two days of sharing, learning and networking. The Editorial Subcommittee welcomed participants to the 2017 meeting taking place in Rome, Italy.

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

The first day of the 2-day networking event started at 9:30 CET on 18 May and included sessions on Digital Transformation in the Newsroom and our User Generated Content Verification Network (UGCVN). The second day focused on practical aspects of the EVN Exchange and ended with a hands-on UGC workshop. 


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


Location: Rome, Italy


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.

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