The bootcamp is designed to give participants extensive knowledge of the capabilities of drone journalism from editorial, business, and legal perspectives. The fundamental question is how will the remote controlled vehicles be used for the newsrooms.
The Drone Journalism Bootcamp is sponsored by Parrot
The ethical focus is always on the newsroom, but what about standards in the boardroom? What can be done to make media more transparent? Responsible ownership is vital, but how do we improve levels of governance. Will ethical audits as proposed by the Ethical Journalism Network help?
Aidan will be the moderator of the three below sessions.
After the Leveson inquiry journalism has become a political battle ground over regulation. But what has been won, and lost, in the process? Two key observers reflect on what has been learnt from the phone-hacking controversy.
Journalists, professors, and media organisations started early to experiment with drones and
other unmanned aerial vehicles. These tools have proved to be very good allies of journalists
for an array of otherwise costly or dangerous issues: covering a demonstration or police
activity from the air or rapidly mapping a conflict or disaster zone. This session will present
three case studies of successful use of unmanned aerial vehicles for journalism. Each speaker will talk about how their companies are approaching the use of drones, what departments are
involved in thinking about it, and show examples from the experiments.
The ethical focus is always on the newsroom, but what about standards in the boardroom? What can be done to make media more transparent? Responsible ownership is vital, but how do we improve levels of governance. Will ethical audits as proposed by the EJN help?
Free speech is the bedrock of democratic transformation, but some governments and politicians see independent journalism and social networks as potential threats. What can be done to bridge the gulf in understanding between politics and media?
First NEWS! 2013 Social Event
Collège des Bernardins is a medieval monument in the heart of Paris (address: 18 - 20 rue de Poissy, 75005 Paris)
World Premiere of 365, a movie by Scott Mc Kiernan, in conjunction with The Pictures of the Day.com and ZUMA Wire Service.
It is the World since the last GEN News Summit. 365 days - June 1, 2012 to June 1, 2013. 365 Moments by 365 photographers - 9 minutes duration. After the opening event, on four screens throughout the rest of the night, Scott Mc Kiernan Presents and ZUMA Wire Service in conjunction with The Pictures of the Day.com, will screen their award winning Year in Pictures series: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, as well a Best of DOUBLEtruck Magazine and zReportage: Stories That Need to BE Told.
The College is within walking distance (7 minutes) from the Paris City Hall.
Hosts/Hostesses will accompany participants from 18:45 to 19:15.
Umbrellas will be distributed if it's raining.
(Dress code: business casual)
Performance: Le printemps
Art Director and Baryton : Jean-Yves PénafielSoprano and text: Emmanuelle Gabarra
Tenor: Yanis Benabdallah
Street Art: Laure Sérié et Stéphane Dutournier
Dance: Fanny Vignal
Music: Gilles Petrotey
An experienced Editor-in-Chief forecasts content production trends occurring within the next three to five years.
This session is sponsored by The Baobab Suite
The debate with Paul Steiger and young startup managers will allow participants to define their own editorial strategy in terms of integrating new forms of storytelling with a special focus on social media and mobile news.
Startups for News promotes exchanges between media executives and professionals in the domain of technological innovation in news and information. GEN and its partners selected 15 startups who offer the most forward-thinking editorial services to newsrooms. They will pitch their ideas, products and vision of journalism after each session of the NEWS! Summit.
There’s an art to disruption, and the Online News Association’s six workshops over two days will feature industry experts giving you the tools and strategies you need to help seed, encourage and implement experimentation and start-up culture in your digital newsroom. ONA is the world’s largest organization for digital journalists, connecting journalism, technology and innovation.
Workshop 1: Designing Digital Newsrooms
Workflow and tools have changed dramatically for digital production. Choosing the right CMS can become the defining factor of your newsroom workflow. From editorial strategy to project management, training needs and culture change, you’ll learn the art and strategies to build the foundation of a modern 24/7, integrated newsroom.
Are live-streaming networks and video-chats the future for media organizations? What kind of new media creature is HuffPost Live? An extension of the Huffington Post or something different bringing the online conversation to another level? The US-based Huffington Post is recognised as one of the most innovative newsrooms worldwide and a trend-setter for the entire industry. What can the international community take away from the Huffington Post’s latest baby?
11:15 – 11:30: Why Huffington Post needed HuffPost Live?
11:30 – 11:40: Top five best examples and best practices
11:40 – 12:00: Discussion with the audience: is HuffPost Live replicable?
Editors must stay on top of new trends in media consumption to avoid being left behind in the rapidly changing news industry. This unique study of news consumption across nine countries - US, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Denmark, Brazil and Japan - will give delegates access to critical new data which will be put into context of previous years.
The report, presented for the first time during the GEN News Summit, will show:
• Extent of growth in tablet and mobile news use worldwide
• When and which devices people access news throughout the day
• The impact of a multiplatform strategy on overall news consumption
• The evolution of brand performance - the winners and the losers
• Levels of payment for digital news by country and payment type (subscription, one-off)
• How social media is becoming the dominant way of finding news, especially for some specific countries and age groups
The report is supported by Google, BBC, France Televisions, Ofcom, Newsworks, the Hans Bredow Institute and the University of Roskilde
Emerging tools, techniques and strategies are a boon to newsrooms, but the experimentation and innovation they bring can come at a cost -- and no small element of risk. The rise of start-up culture has great lessons for a shifting newsroom strategy requiring contained, agile and responsive solutions. From experimentation design to project management tools, learn the new art of disruption.
In developed countries, newsrooms are cutting staff left and right, begging the question if the future of quality journalism can be sustained under such structures. Despite the fact that technology brings about higher productivity, aggregators and users fill the content gap, and newsrooms create partnerships, will these measures be enough? Can newsrooms do more with less? Is innovation the answer? Who should be hired after staff reduction takes effect?
The panelists will present different scenarios of staff organization or restructuration in their media in 2012 and 2013.
Case study n°1
How La Stampa totally changed its newsroom organization - as well as its newsroom design - for a better service to readers and users and a genuine multi-platform system.
With the rise of the transparency movement, data has never been more accessible, opening up unlimited possibilities for information-gathering and storytelling. But the best data visualizations may not be front and center on your site. Learn the power of embedding data visualization to drive reporting direction and explore strategies and tools to tell better stories with data.
Because of their popularity both for audiences and advertisers, videos are becoming increasingly important online, in news apps, and on connected TVs. How many videos can be produced in-house and how many partnerships are required? Is it better to partner with a worldwide platform or build your own video platform? What will be the role of new players in the multi-channel networks?
This session is a follow-up of the session held with HuffPo Live.
Barriers between newsrooms and startups are breaking down internationally and certain media companies are developing startups' incubators among journalists. Is this a temporary trend or will the industry see more incubators in the future?
The rise of third-party platforms - social media like Facebook and Twitter; technology ecosystems like Apple; and telecoms, among others - has given journalists new tools for creating media and sharing it with audiences. But are these platforms more attractive for audiences than the ones the journalism organizations own? Are journalists trading short-term gains for long-term loss of control of their content and their brands?
Opening Performance : L'été
Zalindê, Afro-brazilian percussion group
Danse: Fanny Vignals & Mariama Diedhiou
Zalindé is composed of around 15 women who passionately mix percussion, danse et song (batucada). They add scenography and choreography to the sound of the drums to produce a visual and musical exaltation of the senses!
The Data Journalism Awards ((www.datajournalismawards.org) competition is the first international contest recognising outstanding work in the field of data journalism worldwide. After the announcement of the competition's 60 nominees in April 2013, the Global Editors Network presents the six winners of the awards during this exclusive ceremony.
Radio Free Europe is arming reporters in the field with smartphone kits that allow correspondents to produce and deliver high quality multimedia from just about anywhere in the world. Explore the apps, accessories, training, and workflows that allow field reporters to quickly file many types of high-quality multimedia reportage from either Android or Apple smartphones.
Who are tomorrow’s game changers, given that newsrooms need more content providers, readers, and revenue streams as well as more users' engagement? Can news organization build their very own social newsroom?This session is sponsored by the John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships at Stanford
Five years ago Future Publishing - a UK-based company - was not in good shape. Today it is a thriving publishing company, thanks to a new strategy focused on tablets and mobiles. Mike will help the audience of editors to re-engineer their newsroom and find ways to combine quality journalism, new platforms and solid revenues.
Digital video production demands new workflows, tools and techniques for quick, effective storytelling. In this hands-on workshop, learn the best and latest techniques, from the BBC five-shot method to shooting sequences and fast-production techniques and uploading. Hear about the multimedia tools and tips used by journalists working as foreign correspondents and solo reporting teams in adverse fields with little or no time to budget. Walk away with new strategies, checklists and tools so that anyone with an iPhone, XDCAM or a RED camera can improve their video content.
Until now, responsive design has been discussed mostly as a technical measure to adjust the layout to different devices. However, news organisations are starting to understand that giving the user more control over how news looks will increase their metrics. News design is not just how news looks, it is how news works. What, if not only the technological aspect but the core concept of online journalism were to become responsive? How would that look and work?
"We should be in the relationship business, creating and finding value in relationships with people..."
Thanks to the power of social platforms, newsrooms often are not the first to break news, and when they do, verification and curation have been critical to the successful use of social platforms as a reporting tool. Learn key techniques in devising your newsroom’s social strategy and guidelines and insights on the best and worst practices.
Since 2012, numerous media organizations have formed in the liberated areas of Syria, notably in print, radio and online platforms. How can these newsrooms survive in a war torn country? As this media community moves forward into the post Assad era, will their work reflect journalism which is professional and of a high quality? Or will the same demons, which previously suppressed journalism, remain in place?
With two Editors-in-Chief working in Turkey and in liberated areas of Syria:
Ola Aljari, Editor, Dawda newspaper and Sweida Media Center (tbc)
Mohammad Mallak, Director of Programmation, Hawa SMART (tbc)
Lina Chawaf, Media Consultant
Chamsy Sarkis, President of ASML
Digital First Media CEO discusses and shares results on what his company is doing to change the business model of America's second-largest newspaper company. For John, unless the business model is radically changed, every dollar / euro of newspaper profit can turn into a dollar / euro of loss in the next five years.
Mobile and tablet technology will transform every aspect of society and communication. This presentation will examine the rapid acceleration of tablet media and look at possible future developments and to how the news media can best exploit these changes.
Augmented Reality (AR) is an emerging mobile technology with significant implications for news reporting. This session will demonstrate and explore how innovative news organisations around the world are using the mobile (and soon to be wearable) Augmented Reality technologies to tell news stories.
Key Takeaways: Pioneering journalists and technologists will discuss how AR is far more than a tool for advertising, rather it is an important device for engaging mobile news consumers.
“It’s not just what it looks and feels like. Design is how it works.” — Steve Jobs. Companies like Apple and IDEO have demonstrated the role that design thinking plays in the creation of revolutionary, game-changing products. Yet even in 2013, news design is experiencing a great stagnation; too often, our products and platforms feel more like 2006. Learn strategies to show how design thinking can actually create efficiencies in a product development process that will always be strapped for time.
The application ecosystem is expanding beyond mobile and tablets to PC and TV. Many news organisations already have more pages views from applications than from the web. Will this trend continue? What are the changes in terms of usage, acquisition, content production, e-crm and monetization?
Discussion between Isabelle André and Gilles Raymond
O Globo was the first publication to create an app based on its evening online publication. This move turned into a huge success, yet there is currently no equivalent app in the world. The newspaper will detail how such a risky decision was taken and implemented.
Because of the longstanding belief that the Hausa-speaking people of Northern Nigeria tend to consume radio more than any other media, no real effort has been made to explore the power of print. Launched in 2012, the LEADERSHIP HAUSA is a newspaper reflecting the lifestyles of the fast-changing demography of native and non-native hausa-speakers, who make up 25% of the country's 160 million population.
The head of digital operations for the media group Les Echos will unveil a new project developed by LesEchos.fr. Aimed at the business news junkie always short on time, it takes advantage of semantic capabilities to provide the information that matters in real-time.
Many editors don't know enough about the content management system (CMS) of their website, preventing them from developing their products. In the past few years, some publishers have chosen an open source CMS while others have gone for a proprietary CMS.
Key Takeaways: Participants will know the pros and cons of both options, equipping them to go into dialogue with their IT department regarding the flexibility and scalability of their CMS.
This session is sponsored by Audaxis
Impossible to close a conference called "Hack the Newsroom" without a debate focused on new models of organization for the multi-platform newsrooms. No doubt that several models will exist, but what is sure is that the traditional pyramid model set up two centuries ago is over...
The teams will have had 48 hours (20 & 21 June) to develop an innovative journalism service or application. Similar to the national workshops, a newsroom team is composed of one journalist, one designer and one developer.
A jury of experts and editors will grant three awards during this ceremony, which will close the 2013 GEN News Summit.
During the same ceremony, the "Startup for News" winner will be designated after the vote of a dedicated jury and the participants' vote (through the GEN app.). The winner will be invited to next year's GEN News Summit as a speaker and will be given a booth at the NEWS EXPO (11 to 13 June 2014).
18:00 - 18:35
Pitches from the teams (3 minutes per team)
18:35 - 18:40
GEN News Hackathon Award Ceremony
18:40 - 18:50
2013 "Startup for News" Award Ceremony
Master of Ceremonies: Jodie Hopperton, International Consultant
Then, join the Fête de la Musique in Paris: just walk and everywhere, in the different neighbourhoods of the capital, you will find an orchestra or a group playing music...