This panel will look at the increase of user generated content (UGC) in the digital media space. What is UGC and how can media outlets utilize it? How can newsrooms train staff to verify UGC and find diverse voices to cover?
The Online News Association’s Los Angeles group will host the discussion at the Hub LA (830 Traction Ave., Third Floor, Los Angeles) on Saturday, May 3 with different experts in UGC and crowdsourcing.
PANELISTS Kirsten Browning, MuckRack Writer at Sawhorse Media and Associate Producer of “Losing LeBron” (@iJournalista)
Lucas Grindley, Editorial Director at Here Media (@lucasgrindley)
Stacey Leasca, Social Media Editor at LA Times (@SLeasca)
Kristen Lepore, Digital Producer, Social Media at KPCC (@KristenLepore)
Alessandra Rizzotti, Community Manager at GOOD (@hellorizzotti)
Moderator: Clarissa Wei, Assistant Producer of New Media at KCET (@dearclarissa)
Doors will open at 10:30 a.m., the discussion will begin at 11 a.m. Light snacks and refreshments will be served. $5 cash at the door.
We hope to see you there, you can also follow the conversation online on Twitter with #ONALA!
Free street parking available on Traction Ave.
Parking lot fee $5-$7
WHAT: A casual evening of story-telling and an overview of NBC4’s digital strategy of the London Olympics. Technology and social media reporter, Mekahlo Medina, and social media lead, Olsen Ebright, will highlight how the station’s multi-media platforms help deliver stories for a broad digital audience. With a viewer party vibe, the gathering will also include watching the Olympics on the big screen with NBC4’s on-air talent and news crew.
L.A. Times Data Desk journalist Anthony Pesce will tell us how about the construction of the Times’ Super Pac spending tracking app — a continually updated visualization of Super Pac spending in the 2012 election cycle. The tracker shows that so far, the majority of money has been spent to oppose particular candidates.
Join us at 6:30 p.m. at
The Los Angeles Times
202 West 1st Street, Los Angeles, CA
More about Anthony Pesce (@anthonyjpesce): He’s a digital editor, developer, and journalist at the Times. He was once the editor of the Daily Bruin at UCLA, and won a Knight News Challenge grant to build an open source content management system and newsroom workflow tool. More links to his projects, including additional 2012 election work, are on his personal site.
The Times is graciously sponsoring this meetup. Meet us in the 5th floor reception lounge, where we’ll have refreshments, and special thanks to Times social media and engagement editor Martin Beck (@latimesbeck), who did a lot of the legwork to organize this.
BBC News mobile editor Nathalie Malinarich also sees the role as championing the needs of her readers — and works with developers and editors to create new apps and services to accommodate their reading habits.