When News Breaks Bad: UGC in the Newsroom

Presented at London16
March 31, 2016
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User-generated content is an increasingly valuable resource for journalists but also a potential source of well-intentioned missteps. In 2015 alone, terrorism, natural disasters and forced relocations brought traumatic first-person experiences up close and personal to journalists far from the scene. We’ll have a fascinating discussion on how to approach the ethics around UGC, with examples from recent breaking news events.


Speakers

Fergus Bell
News Consultant, Fathm
Mandy Jenkins
Head of News, The Compass Experiment
Session Audio

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