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 & voices that aren't being covered? How can journalists & sites prevent errors? Who owns the data uncovered by UGC & 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 & crowdsourcing to tackle these questions & 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, & beverages will be served.
Pre-registration by noon on Tuesday Feb. 18 & 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)
Addictive drugs (opium, morphine, heroin, marijuana & other sedatives & hallucinogenic drugs)
Illicit drug paraphernalia
Your cooperation is expected & appreciated.
Follow the conversation online with #ONANYC!