This Master Class will equip you with both the knowledge and skills that you need to set up workable digital newsgathering workflows and verification processes for your newsroom. You will also understand how these skills may be used to face the new editorial challenges, such as "fake news".
In practical workshops, scenario-based training, facilitated discussions, and guides to the best tools and technologies, you will understand why structure, planning and workflows are essential to use digital sources and social media fast, accurately and ethically.
This Master Class and the Eurovision Social Newswire are two different services provided by the EBU to help its Members make the most of eyewitness media.
This module will examine how to verify user-generated and social media content and how you can create your own processes. The session will also help you understand how to add context to this new content and where it fits in your existing editorial output environment. The module will also look at some of the more advanced tools that newsrooms may wish to use.
Presentation of digital newsgathering, verification theory and best practice.
Practical information sharing, with contributions welcomed from participants to constantly make it relevant to both them and their peers.
An understanding of how to check social media content and UGC quickly and accurately for news output.
To define types of fake content that are having an impact on today’s newsgathering and identify current industry thinking on solutions. The module will look at how the verification theory and practice developed since 2010 can be applied to the “fake news” phenomenon, together with technical processes that will allow newsrooms to identify fake news sites and fake social media accounts.
An understanding of potential solutions for the newsroom to combat “fake news.”
Apply the theoretical concepts and skills learned in the previous session to a fictional breaking news/newsgathering scenario.
Trainer provides details of events as they unfold. Participants are expected to discuss their options at each stage, explaining and debating the verification process as well as addressing the ethical hurdles they encounter.
An understanding of how theory is applied in a real world, real-time situation. How digital newsgathering structure, planning and workflows are essential. How tools and news experience or expertise play important and complementary roles. An introduction to ethical issues that will be discussed later in the programme.
An ethical approach is essential to the sustainability of digital newsgathering. This module will explore how newsrooms can be ethical when they communicate with individuals or seek access to their content. They will also consider how to keep staff and contributors safe.
The ability to feel confident that your approach to UGC can be sustained by applying ethical guidelines within your organization.
For an EBU Member to relate its own experience, taking other participants through the journey they took, step-by-step.
The participant gives a presentation but provides plenty of time for discussion and debate, facilitated by the session moderator. The session gives an overview of the Member’s set-up and focuses on a case-study that highlights the advantages and challenges of this sector.
Real-life examples to share with their newsrooms of how and why they may wish to change workflows.
Monitoring and verification beyond breaking news. How to set up complex systems and verification processes to cover elections and longer investigations.
An understanding of real-life applications of large-scale monitoring and verification projects but with realistic and practical uses of available resources. Key takeaways on covering national elections.
The session starts with a specific newsgathering brief for which a collaborative project will be quickly designed around, using feedback from the participants to iterate until a satisfactory structure with practical inputs and tangible outputs is evident.
To summarize the sessions and remind the group of the key takeaways and how they might go forward.
Actionable items for newsroom management.
26 - 27 Feb 2018
1218 Le Grand-Saconnex / Geneva
25 Feb 2018
The price includes tuition, course material and coffee breaks. It does not include any other meals, travel or hotel costs.
EBU Academy do not make hotel reservations. However, we have negotiated competitive rates with some of the hotels near the EBU and the city centre. Please contact the hotel of your choice directly.