Tallinn will host the third Eurovision Social Newswire Agile Newsroom from 15 - 17 April.
Under the hashtag #EBUagile, the free 3-day event will see journalists from EBU Members assemble to form a collaborative eyewitness media newsroom - working together to discover, verify and clear the most engaging social media content from the real-time web.
In 2019, the Agile Newsroom was included in the Council of Europe’s study entitled Supporting Quality Journalism through Media and Information Literacy as a promising practice model for media and information literacy training.
The Eurovision Social Newswire is not just a verification tool, but a community. An EBU member-wide community of over 700 journalists, editors, producers and fact-checkers, working together on content for broadcast and online social presences.
While many conferences involve powerpoints, keynotes, and Q&A sessions, the Eurovision Agile Newsroom breaks the mould in favour of interactive learning and working experience. A fully-functional working newsroom. No lectures, no speeches - just good old-fashioned (well, modern) journalism.
The event also sees knowledge and skill-sharing between Members while working in a real-time newsroom environment to deliver content for not only the Eurovision Social Newswire but also their own home organisation.
The Eurovision Agile Newsroom is the perfect platform for journalists to upskill themselves in a meaningful and practical way, and is also a great opportunity to see first-hand how integrating your newsroom with the Eurovision Social Newswire can help your team acquire the most engaging content from the real-time web.
This year’s event will also see the inclusion of a dedicated data journalism desk led by EBU data journalist, Teemo Tebest.
Estonian Public Broadcasting’s (ERR) Head of News and Sport Anvar Samost said it was for great for ERR to welcome the Agile Newsroom to Tallinn. “Estonian Public Broadcasting knows very well how important it is to learn from best practices and experiences - and not only for small public broadcasters,” Samost said. "Cooperation, knowledge sharing and good journalism are in our DNA... so for ERR it is great to welcome the Agile Newsroom event to our beautiful Tallinn,” he stated.
“We are delighted to be partnering with ERR to bring this year’s Agile Newsroom to Tallinn,” EBU’s Head of Social Newsgathering Derek Bowler said. “The skill-sharing and working environment that the Agile Newsroom provides offers members a unique way to upskill themselves and learn new techniques to enhance their own newsrooms,” he said.
Recognised as one of the top ten digital cities in the world, Tallinn will act as a wonderful backdrop for the event.
Register by: 01 Apr 2020
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