The International Journalism Festival gathers together leading journalists, aspiring journalists and those interested in the role of media for a sprawling 10-venue, 217 event conference in Italy’s region of Umbria. It’s a five-day, open—and free—invitation to network, learn and converse with some of the best of world journalism.
ONA has pulled together six pieces of discussion and training for the conference. See what we’re bringing to Italy below:
In Times of Transition: A Vision For Moving Forward
With the pressure to break stories first on Twitter getting more intense and traditional ladders and mentorship structures less vital, what do new paths to the top look like? As media institutions and markets change, how might we re-envision news structures of the future?
- Eric Carvin, AP (as moderator)
- Greg Galant, Muck Rack
What’s the ROI of Your Reporting?
The importance of social media in the newsroom is unprecedented. With a breadth of analytics and a stronger understanding of user behavior on social and the web, determining the impact and social value of your reporting has never been easier or more important. Explore the best tools and strategies to measure the impact of every story.
Presenter: Anthony De Rosa, Reuters
With the drive for more content, aggregation reigns. But when are you aggregating too fast, too much or too close to the original story? Join a discussion on the art of ethical aggregation.
Presenter: Steve Buttry, Digital First Media
Free (or cheap) tools for digital journalists
You are a selfstanding web journalist, or you work in a cash strapped newsroom: we will bring you on a tour of free or almost free tools that will let you stream live video, edit digital photos, become a social media power user, create HTML charts, analyze search keywords, embed polls and create interactive slideshows.
- Carlo Felice Dalla Pasqua, Editor, Il Gazzettino Online, Venice
- Mario Tedeschini Lalli, Deputy Director, Innovation and Development Gruppo Editoriale L’Espresso
Mobile tools for the multimedia journalist
Your smartphone goes beyond point and click recording. Your tablet may be all you need to produce great video, audio and picture projects, both on deadline or at a leisure pace. Come and discuss the apps and equipment that will make your mobile device your number one tool.
Instructor: Rosa Maria Di Natale, freelance multimedia journalist, Journalism teacher University of Catania
Twitter masterclass: advanced tools and tricks for journalists
You are a journalist with a Twitter account, you follow a number of people, you actually tweet each day, but you don’t really know how to go to “the next level”. Come and learn how to best use “lists”, and “hastags”, how to filter sources: all the hints you need to gather and validate information, to actively take part in the conversation without drowning the web under links to your own stories.
Instructor: Barbara Sgarzi, freelance journalist, blogger and author; social media trainer.