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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 & 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)


Explosive devices

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

Illicit drug paraphernalia

Alcoholic beverages.

Your cooperation is expected & appreciated.

Follow the conversation online with #ONANYC!

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