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With Eric Carvin (Social Media Editor, AP), Mark Little (Founder/CEO, Storyful), Erik Martin (GM, Reddit), Katie Rogers (Social News Editor, Guardian US), Julie Whitaker (Social Media Editor, WNYC) & Elana Zak (Social Media Producer, WSJ)
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 06:00 PM    Cost: $5
Associated Press, 450 W 33rd St

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The last few years have seen a huge proliferation of user generated content (UGC) in newsrooms. But what is next?

What steps can newsrooms take to go from training staff on how to verify content to using UGCto really find the stories and voices that aren't being covered? How can journalists and sites prevent errors? Who owns the data uncovered by UGC and how is it being preserved?

Join the Online News Association's New York group at the NYC Bureau of the Associated Press on Tuesday, February 18th for a conversation with five experts in different areas of UGC and crowdsourcing to tackle these questions and others. We hope you will join us!


Eric Carvin, Social Media Editor, AP -- @EricCarvin

Mark Little, Founder/CEO, Storyful -- @marklittlenews

Erik Martin, General Manager, reddit -- @hueypriest

Katie Rogers, Social News Editor, Guardian US -- @katierogers

Julie Whitaker, Social Media Editor, WNYC -- @julesdwit

Moderator: Elana Zak, Social Media Producer, WSJ -- @elanazak

Doors will open at 6:15 p.m.; the discussion will begin at 7:00 p.m. Light refreshments, including wine, beer, and beverages will be served.

Pre-registration by noon on Tuesday Feb. 18 and photo ID required for admission. There is no at-door registration for this event. Everyone attending should expect to undergo magnetometer screening. Only essential items should be carried when entering the AP premises.

Prohibited items include:

All weapons (including replica/imitation weapons/pepper spray/mace)


Explosive devices

Addictive drugs (opium, morphine, heroin, marijuana and other sedatives and hallucinogenic drugs)

Illicit drug paraphernalia

Alcoholic beverages.

Your cooperation is expected and appreciated.

Follow the conversation online with #ONANYC!

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