Outlook: News Impact Summit
- Jochen Spangenberg
- On March 26, 2015
On 31 March 2015, the next News Impact Summit will take place in Hamburg, Germany. REVEAL is pleased and proud to partner with organisers Google and the European Journalism Centre for this exciting event that brings together a wide set of verification experts.
News Impact Summits are a series of media innovation events organised by the European Journalism Centre (EJC) and the News Lab at Google. Individual conferences focus on “how recently developed approaches and tools can significantly change the way we work in the newsroom, the way we tell stories, and the way we engage audiences and society as a whole.”
After the second event in the series, hosted in Brussels and dealing with data journalism, the third News Impact Summit comes to Hamburg on 31 March 2015. The focus: Verification, Investigation, and Digital Ethics.
Among the participants in a packed programme of workshops and presentations are acknowledged experts and key actors in the verification sphere. Speakers include Jenni Sargent of Eyewitness Media Hub, Craig Silverman of Emergent, Eliot Higgins of Bellingcat, Fergus Bell of SAM, Hauke Janssen of Der Spiegel and Michael Wegener of ARD News, to name but a few.
The event will furthermore see the launch of the second edition of the Verification Handbook, a must-read for anyone involved in the verification of user-generated content and eyewitness media.
In addition to its overall partnership with the event, REVEAL will be represented by Jochen Spangenberg of Deutsche Welle who will give an ignite talk, and Nikos Sarris of ATC who will present first prototypes and approaches as they are being developed in REVEAL and related research undertakings.
If you want to join us at News Impact Summit in Hamburg, come and meet us there. But don’t hesitate too long, as places (which are free of charge, but require prior registration) are limited.