Tuesday, Jun. 10, 2014

ONA UK: Video For Digital Platforms: What’s Working?

 An ONA Local event, hosted by ONA UK

News video for digital platforms is on the rise. How is it different from broadcast TV? At the second ONA UK event of 2014, we’ll explore what works and what doesn’t, as well as practical advice on the ideal duration for digital news videos, and what style works best.

Our panel includes:
John Pullman, Global Editor, Reuters Video News (moderator)
Sue Brooks, Director of Video Transformation, Associated Press
Ben Bevington, Head of Video Production, Online and TV, BBC Washington

The discussion will be followed by networking drinks.

This event is hosted and supported by BBC College of Journalism

John Pullman is the global editor of Reuters Video News, based in London.
He runs a team of more than 250 journalists around the world delivering video to broadcasting and online customers. He joined Reuters in 2010. Previously he worked a senior level in television news in the UK, and was one of the founding managers of the Al Jazeera English news network, based in Qatar.

Sue Brooks, Director of Video Transformation, Associated Press
Over the past 2 years she has headed up a team responsible for revolutionizing the way AP distributes video to digital customers around the globe. She conceived and created AP Video Hub, the video delivery platform designed for websites and portals who want access to AP’s award-winning broadcast video. The Hub launched in beta in April 2012 and now counts some of the world’s biggest media as video customers including the Daily Mail, the Wall Street Journal and Expressen.se A journalist with 25 years’ experience in newspapers, radio and television, Sue has worked in many of the UK’s leading newsrooms, including ITN where she was a Programme Editor at News at Ten. Sue is a Columbia University Sulzberger fellow.

Ben Bevington is the commissioning editor for TV and online news at the BBC’s Washington bureau.

For the past three years he has helped develop the BBC’s digital video strategy, experimenting with new storytelling techniques that work across platforms. Before that he was BBC Newsnight’s North American producer, and covered Obama’s historic election campaign in 2008 as well as the financial crash and Great Recession. He started out as a reporter on the Shropshire Star newspaper back in 1997 before moving to Westminster as a political reporter for the Midland News Association. He joined the BBC in 2003, working as a producer for Breakfast With Frost, Breakfast and Newsnight.

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Learn what works and what doesn't when you're creating news video for digital platforms.


Tuesday, Jun. 10, 2014