Dos and Don’ts for Facebook Live

Presented at ONA17
September 18, 2017
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Veteran Facebook Live producers will discuss innovative approaches to creating content — efforts that have gone right, as well as at times comical examples of lessons learned when events didn’t go as expected. We’ll cover preparation for a live stream, interaction with the audience, keeping it captivating and learning from your analytics once your stream has ended.

This session is designed for:

  • Anyone interested in creating livestreams, particularly on Facebook. We’re aiming to share best practices that will benefit practiced producers and newcomers alike.


Geoff Dietrich
Executive Producer of News Gathering
Brodie Fenlon
Senior Director, Daily News & Bureaus
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